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Man City waits for the opportunity to recruit Messi

The provision for Lionel Messi to freely leave the summer transfer window is an opportunity for City to dream of owning Barca captain.

The contract stipulates from the age of 32, Messi is free to leave Barca in each summer transfer period. This is the terms that the Nou Camp team gives to the club’s best player, who has contributed to 10 La Liga championships and four Champions League titles.

According to AS (Spain), Man City is closely monitoring Messi’s situation. If the captain striker decides to leave Barca, the Etihad team wants to be the first team to approach him.

Rumors of Messi leaving Barca arose this week, when there was disagreement between him and sports director Eric Abidal. After Abidal made the point that some of the players did not perform well under former coach Ernesto Valverde, Messi countered that he should name each one instead of in general

However, Diario Sport said that Messi’s ability to leave Barca just stopped at rumors. According to this newspaper, the above disagreement is only a matter of personal opinion. Messi, as the captain, spoke openly to protect his teammates.

President Josep Bartomeu also spoke with both Abidal and Messi, helping the two sides heal the relationship.

Abidal and Messi used to be good teammates, winning four La Liga and two Champions League together. In the 2011 Champions League final (Barca 3-1 Man Utd), the former French defender personally brought the captain’s armband to raise the Cup.

English football extends the summer transfer

The closing time of the annual summer transfer is September 1, instead of mid-August as before in the English Premier.

At the meeting on 6/2, the clubs voted to support the change. Accordingly, the end of the summer transfer period of English football is set to September 1 like other European countries.

Besides extending the summer transfer period, the Premier League clubs also work on VAR. According to a report released at the meeting, the majority of fans wanted to keep the system. However, the way it works needs to be changed so as not to reduce the interest in football.

The meeting also identifies the Premier League season 2020-2021 opening on August 7, less than a month after the end of Euro 2020.

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The ‘traitor’ is about to be reunited with Man United

The “Red Devils” leadership is considering to borrow striker Carlos Tevez from the Boca Juniors club as a solution after the main striker Marcus Rashford suffered a serious injury.

In the search for a replacement Marcus Rashford, the player was seriously injured and will have to rest until the end of the season, the MU team suddenly targeted the former one, striker Carlos Tevez. According to Tuttosport, the “Red Devils” are ready to recruit the Argentinian striker with a loan contract until the end of the 2019/20 season.

If you join MU, this will be Tevez’s second time with this team. Before that, the player born in 1984 played for the Old Trafford team in the period 2007-2009.

In the two seasons here, Tevez combined with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo to become a “spearhead” on MU attack. Argentine individual player played 99 matches, scored 34 goals in all competitions and “Red Devils” won 2 Premier League titles as well as 1 Champions League season 2007/08.

At that time, Tevez wore a MU shirt on loan from West Ham United. Witnessing the excellent performance of El Apache, MU’s management board approved 25 million pounds to buy this player off.

But at the last minute, the Argentine striker decided to flip the contract when joining the great rival of Manchester City. This decision angered “Red Devils” fans and called him a “traitor”.

However, in the context of Rashford’s long-term injury, Anthony Martial is playing badly and Mason Greenwood is not a reliable choice, MU management is willing to ignore the old story to bring this player back to Old Trafford.

Tevez is no longer the top pick at Boca Juniors

At the age of 36, Tevez no longer maintains the peak form and will be a backup plan of the Old Trafford team. However, this player’s seasoned experience will certainly help a lot, especially for young players of “Red Devils” like Greenwood or Daniel James.

On the Boca Juniors side, the Argentine team was also ready for Tevez to leave. In the 2019/20 season, the 36-year-old striker only got 3 goals after 10 appearances and is no longer the top choice of the Argentine team.

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4 strikers that are ready to replace Rashford at Man Utd

During the time of Rashford’s injury, Man Utd may consider recruiting an additional striker in the form of a loan as an alternative.

Striker Marcus Rashford suffered a back injury during a match against Wolves on January 15. Henry Winter writer of The Times recently revealed information that striker born in 1997 may need up to 3 months to treat and recover from injury. Not stopping there, this player also had surgery to lift the bone in his ankle.

During this time, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to borrow a striker as a solution during Rashford’s absence. Here are the potential candidates for “Red Devils” attack in the future.

Edinson Cavani (PSG)

The arrival of Mauro Icardi has deprived Cavani’s starting spot. The Uruguayan striker has asked BLG PSG to create conditions for him to leave as soon as possible. However, the home team Parc des Princes preferred the offer to buy Cavani rather than let him go in the form of his wife. To get the signature of the former Napoli star, MU will have to compete fiercely with two heavy rivals Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)

At Stamford Bridge today, Giroud is only Frank Lampard’s third choice for the striker position, after Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi. The reigning World Cup champion is also tired of being constantly benched and wants to leave right away during the winter transfer window. The only obstacle now is that Lampard is still considering whether to sell players to competitors directly in the top 4 in the Premier League this season.

Fernando Llorente (Napoli)

With a long experience in the Premier League, Llorente certainly will not need much time to adapt when returning to England. The Spaniard left Tottenham in the summer of 2019 after his contract expired, but was contacted by coach Jose Mourinho to return to London due to Harry Kane’s long-term injury.

Krysztof Piatek (AC Milan)

Joining Milan with high expectations, but Piatek is seriously threatened position after the appearance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The form is worse than last season but the 24-year-old still possesses the qualities of the top goalscorer. Tottenham and Newcastle are also contacting the hope of signing a striker with the nickname “silver continent” in the shortest time.

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Adama Traore – a nightmare for many Premier League defenders (Part 3)

Traore is not considered strong in tactical execution, leading to his first time at Middlesbrough, he had to … change wings after each half to be able to hear the direction on the border from Karanka.

In the first 31 matches at Middlesbrough, Traore could not find his way into the net. The second season went more smoothly, when he was voted “Player of the Year” by both fans and teammates with five goals and 10 assists. Thanks to the brilliant performance, Traore was recruited by Wolves in August 2018 for about 23.5 million USD.

Under the guidance of Coach Nuno Espirito Santo, Traore continues to progress in technical and tactical aspects. He was used in both the attacking position, right wing and right back when defender Matt Doherty was injured.

“Adama can do everything – from reviving the team, creating opportunities to making the opponent confused. Recently he is also stable in defense, supports the center-back and avoids the ball on. No. But we are still improving him”, said coach Nuno.

From a slender boy in his Barca debut, Traore has transformed into a muscular nightmare of the left-backs in the Premier League. His speed is so fast that Olympic champion 4×100 m distance Darren Campbell had to advise Traore … slow down on the field.

However, the number of four goals and four assists after 20 Premier League matches this season is still not the statistics of a top star that Traore is aiming for.

Traore transformed from a slim player into a muscular athlete

Having a Mali background, Traore was invited to join the African national football team by Traore, although he played for U16, U17, U19 and U21 Spain. In November 2019, coach Luis Enrique called Traore to Spain to prepare for Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Malta and Romania. But Traore was unable to play due to injury and was replaced by Pablo Sarabia.

If they continue their current form, Traore will likely continue to cause the two Spanish football associations and Mali to compete. With a midfield prioritizing technical players like Spain, owning a backup card with a high level of mutation like Traore will certainly be useful at Euro 2020.

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Adama Traore – a nightmare for many Premier League defenders ((Part 1)

Having had to leave Barca in boredom, but Wolves striker Adama Traore is shining and becoming a nightmare for many Premier League defenders this season.

If Man City becomes the former Premier League king at the end of the 2019-2020 season, coach Pep Guardiola will surely remember Adama Traore. In both matches between Wolves and Man City, Traore scored a total of three goals and created one more to help Wolves take all six points.

Years ago, the player born in 1996 could not compete for a place on the first team Barca – the place that made Guardiola’s great name.

The way Traore plays football is reminiscent of a tank in the right corridor of Wolves – where he acts as a winger or an attacking full-back. Traore’s physique is more like an rugby player than a footballer, with a muscular upper body.

It is no coincidence that after seeing Traore’s performance this season, many FIFA players have called EA Sports producer to adjust his fitness level at 75, which is lower than… Marcus Rashford of Man Utd.

Benjamin Mendy – Man City’s most expensive left-back in the world – is among Traore’s poor victims. In the second phase match between Wolves and Man City, the French world champion hesitated to clear the ball when the score was 1-2.

Traorée quickly realized the opportunity and easily grabbed the ball from Mendy after a nudge, then the cross stretched to help Jimenez equalize the score. Earlier, Traore has raised hope for “Wolves” with an unstoppable low shot from outside the penalty area.

The performance in front of the defending team helped many neutral viewers to know more about Traore, in the context of many Premier League defenses that this 37-year-old man lost to the island.

According to Whoscored, Traore is the second most dangerous attacking player in the Premier League this season with an average score of 7.74. The only person above him was midfielder Kevin De Bruyne with a score of 7.95.

Among the 10 best Premier League players in the 2019-2020 season of WhoScored, Traore and Jack Grealish (10th, Aston Villa) are the only players not in the top three of Liverpool, Leicester City and Man. City. Traore’s outstanding strength is the speeding through people, with an average of 5.6 dribbles per game. This figure far exceeds the ratio of stars like Sadio Mane (1,2), James Maddison (1,9) or Riyad Mahrez (1,5).