After Manchester United’s horror show in their 4-0 Capital Cup defeat to Milton Keynes Dons, last night, the latest name of the rumour mill is linking the Old Trafford club with a surprise swoop for Wales’s midfielder Joe Allen from arch rivals Liverpool.
The former Swansea midfielder has seen his chances limited at Anfield and despite starting Monday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, is not a regular starter under Boss Brendan Rodgers and may be interested in the move. Boss Louis Van Gaal, who completed the £59.7 million deal for Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria yesterday, wants to add another central midfielder to his ranks with Michael Carrick still injured, and Ander Herrera picking up an injury during the opening day defeat to Swansea, it has left Darren Fletcher as the only fit central midfielder in the squad with Anderson expected to be offloaded before the end of the… Continue reading →
As new Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal continues to make his mark on his squad at Old Trafford, one name being linked with departing the club is England international Danny Welbeck.
The England international who has often been used as a winger, despite his preference to be played through the middle, saw his number of opportunities lower under David Moyes and does not seemingly be a first name on the team sheet for Van Gaal. As Van Gaal implements his new 3-5-2 formation, Welbeck was hoping for more game time at the top end of the pitch, however it is clear that Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie now occupy those positions, it may leave Welbeck with only brief appearances under the new era at Old Trafford.
The 23 year old, who will hope to kick off and establish himself in the Premier League and for his country, is… Continue reading →
The deal also sees Portuguese winger Nani heading in the opposite direction on a season long loan 7 years after leaving Lisbon for Old Trafford.
The Argentine defender, who has seen his stock rise since his impressive World Cup will bolster United manager Louis Van Gaal’s defensive options which look vulnerable during the opening day defeat to Swansea. The defender, who can operate either as a left centre half or as a left full back, is seen as the type of player who is adaptable and will fit into Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 formation with ease.
The Argentinian, who made 6 appearances during the World Cup, is seen as the first of a few more signings before the end of the window… Continue reading →
Queens Park Rangers are set to complete the signing of Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer for a fee rumoured to be £8 million. The Dutch international is expected to be manager Harry Redknapp’s second midfield capture of the summer along with the £5 million addition of Jordan Mutch from Cardiff.
The powerful midfielder who scored 4 goals in 32 appearances for the Canaries last season will add much needed strength and power to a midfield which already has the likes of Mutch, Joey Barton and Alejandro Faurlin. Since Norwich’s relegation from the top tier of English football, Fer’s future has been the subject of constant speculation as many clubs around Europe sought the Dutch midfielder; however it is QPR who look to have clinched the deal.
Add to this the captures of veteran defender Rio Ferdinand, Cardiff’s Steven Caulker and Juventus Mauricio Isla on a season long loan, it… Continue reading →
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with completing a season long loan deal for the Cameroon international to bring him back to North London to add some much needed defensive options to an already attacking midfield. New Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is willing to loan the midfielder out for no fee with the Premier League looking his mostly likely destination. Barcelona have added former Sevilla man Ivan Rakitic this summer and along with Sergio Busquets in that role, it has meant Song is now surplus to requirements. If Song was to return to the Emirates stadium, he would provide competition with club captain Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini as the Gunners main… Continue reading →