Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Chelsea are very keen indeed to get the Southampton left back Luke Shaw, they want to get him as a replacement for Ashley Cole, even though Ashley Cole was once considered as the best left back in the world, but he is now 33 years old and I must say he is coming to the end of his glittering career, which started at Arsenal But Chelsea had flatly rejected Luke Shaw when he came for a trial at Chelsea at the young age of eight years,the reason given out by Chelsea then was that Luke Shaw was far to short in height to play for Chelsea. Luke Shaw must have put on the height required by Chelsea over the years. But it is reported that Luke Shaw will reject the offer from Chelsea. But Luke Shaw has clearly told Chelsea he has no desire to move to Chelsea in the near future.
Now Borussia Dortmund have entered the january transfer race to buy the Brazilian striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the price is 32 million pounds. Formerly it was Arsenal who was keen on him, but Chelsea find their strikers misfiring Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and samuel Etoo have all failed. And Arsenal need a new striker, as their midfield is strong. Borussia Dortmund have now come in the picture , as their Polish striker Robert Lewdaaownski could very well join arch rivals Baqyern Munich next season.. And now 32 million pounds can be afforded by all these three clubs. And we must take into account that Diego Costa played under the shadow of Radamel Falcao Garcia, whose sail helped Diego Costa to come out of his shell, this season he has scored 22 goals in 20 games.
All these three clubs want this German goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen from the German club Borussia Monchengladbach. Juventus wants him to replace their old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon , and Barcelona want to replace Victor Valdes , with this German, as Victor Valdes has refused to extend his contract . The reports in the press say Victor Valdes could join Arsenal, making way to join Juventus or Barcelona, the price is not very high for him, the main reason is his club has not yet reached the Champion League or for the matter Europa League .
1) Manchester City versus Barcelona. 2) Olympiakos Versus Manchester United. 3)A.C.Milan versus Atletico Madrid. 4) Bayern Leverkusen versus P.S.G. 5) Galatasaray versus Chelsea. 6)Schalke 04 versus Real Madrid. 7) Zenit St Petersburg Versus Borussia Dortmund. 8) Arsenal versus Bayern Munich.. First leg February 18/19 , 25/ 26 2014. Second Leg will played on 11/12/18/19 March 2014.
Monday, December 30, 2013
1)Erik Lamela. Tottenham Hotspurs . Argentina. 25.8 Million pounds. 2)Marouane Fellaini . Manchester United. Belgium. 27 Million Pounds. 3)Roberto Soldado. Tottenham Hotspurs .Spain. 26 Million Pounds. 4) Steven Jovetic. Manchester City. Montenegro. 22 Million Pounds. 5)Samuel Etoo . Chelsea. Cameroon. Free. , Roberto Sol
The English giant Manchester United is targeting the Spanish midfielder Koke. They will start the bidding at 25 million pounds, even though Atletico Madrid value him at 30 million pounds. David Moyes is greatly upset with his midfield Marouane Fellaini has been disappointing, after paying Everton 27 million pounds, he is just a shadow of the player he was at Everton. And the uncertainty of Luis Nani is also a big bother for David Moyes as Antonio Conte the coach of Juventus is very keen to buy Luis Nani, who was brought with the hope of replacing Ryan Giggs in the future.Now Ryan Gigs will retire next year as he is forty years old now. And Wesley Sneijder has snubbed the offer of joining Manchester United, there was a time when footballers came running to join Manchester United, now we hear of them rejecting Manchester United, it something like a footballer refusing to join Barcelona or Real Madrid is unthinkable.
It is reported in THE METRO that Real Madrid were willing to raid Tottenham Hotspurs for one of their players. They got Luka Modric for 32 million pounds and they paid 86 million pounds for Gareth Bale. The new one on their target is the Brazilian Paulinho , who has joined Tottenham Hotspurs from Corinthians for 17 million pounds, Real Madrid are now willing to pay Tottenham Hotspurs 30 million pounds for Paulinho, yes he will be playing for Brazil in the 2014 world cup. But Real Madrid have a habit of buying players and then paying the money in instalments, they have yet to pay the money for Luka Modric, Gareth Bale. But now Real Madrid have a debt of 500 million pounds.And they are also under the scanner by the European Commissioner over money and land problems .So this may not work out so easily for Real Madrid.
Wayne Rooney has become the second footballer in the E.P.L to score 150 goals for one particular club. The only other player to score 150 or more goals for one club has been the French striker Thierry Henry who has scored 175 goals and had played 258 games. The top scorer in the E.P.L is Alan Shearer with 260 goals , but that is while playing for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
Bruno Metsu the French football coach has died at the age of 54, he lost his long battle with cancer. He became famous overnight at the 2002 world cup , which was held by F.I.F.A for the first time in two countries. The two countries chosen were South Korea and Japan, the world cup was also held in Asia for the first time. In the opening match the world champions of 1998 , were to play minnows Senegal, a country making its debut in a world cup. The result shocked everybody as Senegal won the opening match 1-0.But Zinedine Zidane was injured and did not play the opener. Bruno Metsu was known for his long flowing locks of hair and his well draped suits, and he always wanted his team to go forward even if they were leading by a single goal as he very well knew the lead could disappear in minutes.At the 2002 world cup Senegal reached the quarter finals, and some players joined European clubs.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
The ugly head of match fixing has shown its head again, it is reported that six men have been arrested for match fixing. The National Crime Agency have said , and it could well be a bigger thing in the E.P.L. Players take huge amounts of money.For example a player is paid 5,00 pounds to get their first yellow card and it will increase to get the second yellow card followed by a red card.They will get a yellow card for slapping a player even. One of the footballers arrested Dudley Junior Campbell said so. The main man the King Pin in fixing the matches is from Asia Singapore, his name is Wilson Raj Perumal. How big this scandal is worth over eight million pounds.In England the price is 70,000 pounds , and can be fixed as low as 50,000 pounds. The sting operation and phone tapping involve 13 European countries, 380 suspicious matches and all professional to.A total of 425 match officials, and criminals from fifteen countries, it is said some champion league matches, European cup and even world cup qualifiers are now under the scanner
The English left back Ashley Cole is wanted by the Spanish giants Real Madrid, but he is now 33 years old nd in his twilight of his football career. He joined Chelsea from Arsenal and the French defender William Gallas moved to Arsenal in the deal which also included money. The reason he is wanted at Real Madrid is as the present coach of Real madrid was the Chelsea coach as well. It is possible that he may replace Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
The famous Welsh winger Ryan Giiggs, is now forty years old and has played all his life as a one club footballer. He was about to join Manchester City , but Alex Ferguson convinced him that it was Manchester United the real club for him. Ryan giggs has now played over 953 games for Manchester United and is the most decorated footballer ever. He has won 13 E.P.L titles two Champion Leagues , four F.A cups and three league cups to his name , something other footballers can only dream of.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is very keen to buy the Argentinean striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli, for sum of 48 million pounds. The main reason being his strikers at Chelsea have failed, and Chelsea have lost the lethal goal scoring after the departure of Didier Drogba. The price Chelsea are willing to pay is 48 million pounds to Napoli. Napoli paid 36 million pounds to Real Madrid to replace Edison Cavani who was sold to P.S.G. At Real Madrid under Jose Mourinho Gonzalo Higuain was not used even , and he was considered surplus there. But will Napoli sell him? Even if they want to sell him they will make neat profit of 13.5 million pounds.
The Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder has flatly denied any move from the Turkish club Galatasaray . As he is now 29 years old he does not want to come to England , and play for a new club in the E.P.L. A few years ago Alex Ferguson had come to ask him to join Manchester United as Paul Scholes was retiring for the first time. But sadly it did not work out that way, as Wesley Sneijder was then demanding a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds, which Alex Ferguson refused to pay.
The Liverpool club have now put a huge staggering amount as a buy out clause for Luis Suarez. If a club comes from Europe the price will be a hundred million pounds. And if a club comes knocking at their door the buy out clause is going to be even costlier for the E.P.L clubs, it will then be a staggering one hundred and thirty pounds. But here we must remember that so far only Real Madrid showed any interest in him. He may be good on the pitch , but he is equally bad on the pitch with serving long bans in both Holland and England. Real madrid were keen on him as Barcelona had got Neymar. But with the mess the Spanish clubs are in, he may not be sold in the end.
According to the Guardian paper Lionel Messi came first for the second year in a row, he defeated Cristiano Ronaldo again , but this time the margin was far lesser then last year.This is a list of the top ten , but the Guardian has a list of the best 100 footballers. Iker Casillas has completely missed the 100. 1) Lionel Messi. 2) Cristiano Ronaldo. 3)Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 4)Franck Ribery. 5)Andres Iniesta. 6) Neymar. 7) Gareth Bale. 8) Xavi Hernandez. 9)Luis Suarez. 10) Sergio Aguero.
Footballers are known to take advantages no matter how small they are like taking a extra yard during a throw in, or moving the ball out of the circle during corner kicks, and also moving forward early during a free kick. But now the moving in front during a free kick will be something of the past. Referees will carry a can in their pockets , and spray a line that will vanish after a minute or so. Now if any players moves early over the line the referee will take the wall ten yards back. This spray was invented in Brazil , and will be used in the 2014 world cup in Brazil.
Seven Spanish football clubs both giants and minnows are now under the European Unions scanner for dubious deals, like getting illegal state aid,dubious land deals and have banked billions thanks to favourable rates , dubios land deals and cheap loan agreement in conjunction with both local and central government. The main clubs involved are Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Osasuna , Athletic Bilbao, Hercules and Elche are under this scanner.If any of these clubs are found guilty , then the penalty will be that these clubs will have to pay back the entire amount of money, plus a very heavy rate of interest. Now we must remember that most of these clubs are in big debt, let us take Real Madrid, they became the first football club to cross the 500 million pound earnings, but their debt is 500 million pounds as well. Real Madrid could even face further problems as it is reported that they got a parcel of land in Madrid from the Madrid council for 350,000 pounds, but was sold back to the municipality for a huge 20 million pounds. If found guilty Real Madrid would have to sell their stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale cheap, and at a huge loss, and could be demoted as well. It is also reported that two other clubs one in England Tottenham Hotspurs and German club Borussia Dortmund are also under the scanner. And Cristiano Ronaldo has five year contract at Real Madrid it is staggering 76 million pounds before bonuses.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now reached Real Madrids forth top goal scorer ever.Those ahead of him are only thre players ahead of him. 1) Raul Gonzalez . 228 goals. 2) Alberto De Stefano 216 goals. 3)Santillana. 186 Goals. 4) Cristiano Ronaldo. 164 Goals. From 151 Games. 5) Hugo Sanchez. 164 goals From 207 Games.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Jake Livermore who is on loan at Hull City, has now become the player to have the honour of scoring the 12,000 goal in the E.P.L.It was scored verses West Brom Albion. But it was a very costly goal, as he got to excited and smashed the camera in his moment of madness in scoring his first goal. But the repair bill for the broken camera was a huge hole in his pocket, it will now cost Jake Livermore six thousand to eight thousand pounds for the repair. The big question here is will the club pay some of the money, and will the loyal fans help out as well.
Even though Luis Suarez has signed a new contract at Liverpool, he will stay at the club for four and a half years more. He will be getting a new record as salary at Liverpool, he will get a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds a week. Now the Liverpool fans should not get excited over the signing. For the simple reason that there has been a clause added in the contract that clearly allows Luis Suarez to leave Liverpool if a big club comes calling for him in the summer, such clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona. After all it is the desire of all footballers to play in the champion league one day in their careers.
The two Manchester City stars , have come forwarded and literally pleaded with Lionel Messi to join them at manchester City. Just because Lionel Messi said that the Barcelona vice president knew nothing of football. But Jorge Messi, Lionels father has flatly denied that his son Lionel Messi is unhappy at Barcelona. For those of you who are unaware , it was Barcelona who gambled and treated him for his hormone deficiency. And his first contract was made on ordinary paper at a hotel. And Lionel Messi will not leave barcelona as he is loyal to the club, and would prefer barcelona anyday, as they always progress in the champion league and have won it four times. By the way the Manchester City fans should not get exited as Lionel Messis buy out clause is over 230 million pounds a huge amount. the Sheikh will have to sell the club for that, with FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY in place now
1) Diego Maradona. Argentina. 2) Rudi Voller. Germany 3)Romario. Brazil. 4) Alan Shearer. England. 5) Hristo Stoichkov. Bulgaria 6) Marco Van Basten. Holland 7) Ruud Gullit. Holland . 8) Paul Gascoigne. England. 9) Sir Bobby Charlton. England. 10) Lothar Mathias. Germany.
The chairman of Tottenham Hotspurs Daniel Levy is so desperate to reach the champion league, at the expense of his old rival Arsenal. So in the past years since he took the post of Chairman, he has seen ten managers at the club. 1)Tim Sherwood. 2) Andres Villas Boas. 3) Harry Redknqapp. 4) Juamde Ramos. 5)Jaque Santini. 6)David Pleat 7) Glen Hoddle. 8) George Graham. 9)Tim Allen 10 Martin Jol.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Barcelona have a new sponsorship deal with chip maker INTEL. But it will be rather different the sponsor logo will be seen on the jersey of the Barcelona players from their with Villarreal , also called the yellow submarines as they play in complete yellow attire. The logo of the barcelona jersey will be inside of their jerseys, and can only be seen when the players score a goal and celebrate or cover their face in dispair. Intel have said there is no need to show the logo, like the other ones. The main sponsorers of Barcelona are NIKE, AUDI and QUATAR AIR.
It is reported in the Daily Mirror that these two famous Dutch managers Frank de Boer and Guss Hiddink have flatly rejected the job at Tottenham Hotspurs, to succeed Andre Villas Boas, who was sacked recently. But the Ajax club has denied any contact was made with them. Frank de Boer was from the old Ajax team that won the Champion League with players like Dennis Bergkamp, Marc Overs, Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf , Ronald de Boer, Danny Blind and Edwin van Der Sar . He would prefer to stay at Ajax and play in the Champion league, then to with Tottenham Hotspurs who play in the Europa league only. Guus Hiddink would also prefer a club in the champion league, or even coach a country.
Luis Suarez the Uruguayan striker who plays his club football with Liverpool, has now gone and signed a long time contract at the club, it will keep him there till the year 2018. And his weekly salary will get a huge increase as well, as he was on 80,000 pounds as a weekly salary, but now Liverpool were so desperate to hang on to him , and to see that he does not slip through their fingers in the january transfer window. They have increased his weekly salary to 200,000 pounds a neat increase of 120,000pounds weekly. Mind you only Arsenal made a offer and a cheeky one to they offered his buy out clause which was 40 million pounds, Arsenal offered 40 million pounds plus a single pound over the buy out figure. Please note Real madrid showed no interest in him , they brought Gareth Baleand Barcelona got Neymar.
It has finally dawned on Rio Ferdinand that he can no longer carry , and as he has a one year contract , it will not be extended as he is now 35 years old. Rio Ferdinand was the costliest defender in the E.P.L, he was got for a sum of 30 million pounds. Rio Ferdinand comes from a football family his brother Anton Ferdinand played for West Ham United and Sunderland as well, but he never reached the heights of Rio Ferdinand. But Rio Ferdinands cousin Les Ferdinand who played both for Newcastle United and England as well was far more successful as a football player. Les Ferdinand also was the footballer to score 100,000 goal in the E.P.L, the F.A awarded him 100,000 pounds to pay it to a charity organisation of his choice only. Rio Ferdinand could very well end up becoming a football pundit like Gary Lineker and Gary Neville.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez who plays his club football with Liverpool, and is now drawing a weekly salary of 100,000 pounds, could very well overtake the present highest paid footballer at Liverpool , which is now Stephen Gerrard,. So it is quite possible that Liverpool will pay Luis Suarez 200,000 pounds as a weekly salary, just to keep him at the club, as Arsenal were keen to buy him in the last summer. Arsenal offered to pay a cheeky pound over the 40 million pound buy out clause of Luis Suarez. But one thing is sure the Liverpool fans do have very short memories, Luis Suarez missed eighteen matches, eight for serving a ban for racial abuse on Patrice Evra and ten games for biting Ivanovic in the arm, like a dog.He bit a player in Holland as well. And the red card in the 2010 world cup in a game versusP Ghana is black mark against him.
It is reported from Spain that Arsenal are keen to buy the striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid. .The main reason for this is that Arsene wenger is indeed very keen to buy a good striker in the january transfer window. As he had lost both , his main targets in the summer, failing to buy Luis Suarez from Liverpool and also Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid, but Gonzalo Higuain joined Napoli to replace Edison cavani. But it is a well known fact that clubs in Spain are facing financial problems, and many Spanish footballers have moved to England and done very well.These clubs have been forced to sell their famous footballers. It is reported that the buy out clause for Diego Costa is 32 million pounds, and Arsenal will be willing to pay that money for Diego Costa.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Manchester United are keen to get some world class players in the January transfer window. And they will not renew the contracts of such players as Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, and Robin van Persie, and they may not get a new contract either as age and injures are playing on their career. Here Arsene Wenger will be smiling from ear to ear , as he personally phoned Alex Ferguson and arranged the sale of Robin Van Persie for 24 million pounds. But there will be a clear out as, Anderson, Cleverly and Marouane Fellaini have all been flops including Danny Welbeck, and Javier Hernandez to could leave the club. They want to strengthen their midfield with getting Andres Iniesta, Herrera and Reus, it is indeed very doubtful that Andres Iniesta could leave Barcelona, as he might agree to a new contract in december.
Tottenham Hotspurs have sacked their coach Andre Villas Boas after the Liverpool match, which they lost 5-0.And earlier they lost their match 6-0 to Manchester City. But here we must remember that Tottenham Hotspurs had spent a total of 108 million pounds on seven players from seven countries. But the question is why ever did Tottenham Hotspurs ever sack Harry Redknappp in the first place, as he was doing very well indeed. Andres Villas Boas joined Tottenham Hotspurs in 2012. But now the big question is who will take over the managers job.Chairman Levy has a few in mind they are Guus Hiddink,Fabio Capello and Glen Hoddle. In fact Fabio Capello was watching the match versus Liverpool.
Friday, December 13, 2013
This Saturday Arsenal will play Manchester City on 14/12/ 2013. But Manchester City are a very strong team , and very understable to. The reason is that Manchester City , from the time Roberto Mancini was the manager at Manchester City, Manchester City have now spent well over one Billion pounds on their transfer market only I doubt if any other club has spent one billion pounds on players , Arsenal sell players and use their club money, no sugar daddy like Manchester City or Chelsea.
This is the list of the best ten attacking players, but as usual it can be debatable 1) Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid And Portugal. 2) Lionel Messi. Barcelona. And Argentina. 3) Luis Suarez. Liverpool. And Uruguay. 4) Zalatan Ibrahimovic. P.S.G. And Sweden. . 5)Robin Van Persie. Manchester United. And Holland. 6) Radamel Falcao. Monaco. And Columbia. 7) Gareth Bale. Real madrid.And Wales. 8)Franck Ribery. Bayern Munich. And France. 9) Sergio Aguero. Manchester City. And Argentina. 10) Edison Cavani. P.S.G. And Urugay.
The Dutch striker Robin Van Persie who was sold from Arsenal to Manchester United for 24 million pounds when he was 29 years old, after having missed many games from injuries. Now he is again injured and will miss eight games in a month. It is going to be very costly for manchester United , as he is their main goal scorer, and his apsense will get Manchester United to slip further in the E.P.L table. Arsenal fans are now having the last laugh.
It is no secret that the Manchester United defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are aging fast,so the English giants are looking elsewhere for a replacement. And the footballer they looked at was the French footballer Elaquin Mangala , who plays his club football with F.C.Porto in Portugal. This year F.C.Porto were knocked out of the champion league, failing to reach the group of sixteen. But the club will have to sell players to generate funds as they will not get any money from the champion league. F.C. Porto are going to ask the entire buy out clause amount of 40 million pounds, this will be very high price to pay by Manchester United.
Peter Schmeichel , popularly called THE GREAT DANE , he had won five E.P.L titles three F.A.cups and a champion league with Manchester United , as their goalkeeper. He also is one of the five goalkeepers to score a goal in the E.P.LAnd he knows what he is talking about. He clearly states that there are five or six players at Manchester United who are least interested in this big proud club, there should be a clear out starting in january, but it will be hard to get good players in the january transfer window, he will have to wait till the summer transfer window opens. And lets be honest Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Nemanja Vidic are to old now.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
It is indeed a sad thing that in the 2012/2013 champion league that a club is eliminated from the champion league after scoring twelve points. The position was so tense any club could be eliminated be out of the champion league. Here Borussia Dortmund won their match in the 85th minute in a score of 2-0. Arsenal lost their match with Napoli with a score of 2-0. So Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund qualify for the group of 16. And Napoli lost out and will now play in the Europa League. Another big club to be knocked out , and failing to reach the group of sixteen was the Italian giants Juventus. Juventus are winning the Italian title for the past three years. Juventus have also lost 30 million Euros , just for failing to reach the group of sixteen. The Napoli footballer Gonzalo Higuain wept openly , and said the result was not fair at all.
The Argentinean winger Erik Lamela was got as a replacement for Gareth Bale , who was sold to to Real Madrid for a world record of 86 million pounds. Tottenham Hotspurs paid A.S.Roma 30 million pounds for his services. But Erik Lamela has so far played only two games for his new club, and scored just a single goal. He is very keen to move to Spain and impress so that he will be chosen for the 2014 world cup in Brazil. Sheer waste of money, it also proves that even if you are got for a record price for the club there is no guarantee you will play a game.
Manchester United would always attract good footballers any time , and they would be willing to join the famous club. But not any more , as this year Manchester United , find themselves in very unusual ground . They now find themselves nineth in the table in the E.P.L for the year 2012/13. And it is usually the club that is on the top of the table at christmas wins the title, this year Arsenal are on top with a five point lead. So many players flatly refuse to join Manchester United and prefer clubs in Italy and Spain now.
There are many rich footballers in the E.P.L This is the list of the three richest ones. 1) Wayne Rooney. Manchester United. 45 Million Pounds. 2) Rio Ferdinand. Manchester United. 38 Million Pounds. 3) Frank Lampard. Chelsea. 29 Million pounds.
The French winger Franck Ribery who plays his club football in Germany with Bayern Munich, has now won the award for the French footballer of the year for 2012/2013. He says that he will be trying very hard to equal the record set by Thierry Henry , who was the award for the French footballer of the year five times. This is Franck Riberys second award.
The Spanish giants F.C.Barcelona have still to decide whether to enlarge their famous stadium called the NOU CAMP . By increasing the seats in the stadium from the present number of 98,000 to a huge figure of 105,000 seats. But one thing is very clear the board of Barcelona will let their loyal fans vote on this point. Either to enlarge the stadium or move to a new larger stadium. But my big worry is where will F.C.Barcelona get their money, as Spain is very much on its knees financially.
Yaya Toure the midfielder from the Ivory Coast , and who plays his club football with Manchester City in the E.P.L. He has now won the African footballer of the year for the straight fifth year. The Cameroon striker Samuel Etoo won it three years in a row.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The final shortlist for the 2013 Ballon D OR winner is now in the final stage of just three players. The worlds costliest player Gareth Bale misses out , so does Yaya Toure, who has won The African footballer of the year for the fifth year in a row. The footballers chosen are as follows. 1) Lionel Messi. Argentina. Barcelona. 2) Franck Ribery. France. Bayern Munich. 3)Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal. Real Madrid.
Lets make it very clear that david Moyes is not at all to blame entirely for the mess at the club. The club released both David Gill and Alex Ferguson in the same year, and they got in Ed Woodhouse in, a man who does not have the experience in buying good players. What Manchester United should have done was to keep David Gill for a year or two, so Ed Woodhouse could very well learn from him, but sadly that did not happen. And it is real fact at the club that players are getting old , like Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Nemanja Vidic are all in the their thirties , Ryan Giggs is forty years old. They got David Moyes to replace Alex Ferguson, as they very well knew Jose Mourinho would spend huge sums of money, and leave the club after three years which is his usual trend. But Manchester United failed to buy any big stars for their new manager Marouane Fellaini was the only big buy. While Bayern Munich got Mario Gotze and Alcantara for Pep Guardiola .
This year the Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has become a sudden flop, even though he was doing very well for the club in the past few years. Now the Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini , has now had enough and is looking elsewhere for a good goalkeeper. He is now wanting the German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer who plays his club football with Bayern Munich. The price is bound to be high , it is now reported to be 40 million pounds . This will make Manuel Neuer the highest paid player ever . The previous costliest goalkeeper was Gianluigi Buffon , when Juventus paid 33.5 million pounds to Parma to buy him. Manuel Neuer could also be the highest paid goalkeeper as well, with a weekly salary of 105 ,000 pounds. Manuel Neuer is looking it up closely as well as his Bayern Munich career as he is now 28 years old.
While the Arsenal midfield is indeed very strong with footballers like Mesut Ozil, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky and Alexander Chamberlain. But at the same time the same can not be said of Manchester United midfield. Ryan Giggs is forty years now and Ashley Young has done nothing but dive. And players like Luis Nani and Antonio Valencia have not done so well either, neither has Cleverly. So Manchester United need to sell some of these players, if they want to qualify for the Champion League or even Europea League.Things are really looking dark and gloomy at Manchester United.