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 →
The 21-year-old becomes manager Mauricio Pochettino’s 4th signing of the summer, having already signed two defenders and a goalkeeper. Yedlin has signed a four-year contract and will remain at the MLS club until the start of next season. Former-Spurs goalkeeper Kasey Keller urged the USA international to stay in Seattle to ensure regular football. But the immediate loan-back should solve the problem, allowing Yedlin to develop further before moving to the Premier League.
Yedlin, who has played seven times for his country – including three substitute appearances in the World Cup – has spoken of his happiness about the move.
“I’m very excited to come to the Premier League and challenge myself against some of the best players in the world,” he said.
The move appears to show Pochettino’s confidence in… Continue reading →
Looking at the points dropped last season by Manchester City, part of it was due to lapses in concentration in between the sticks. City will need to keep pressure on Joe Hart to prevent complacency coming into his game and they have signed Willy Caballero from Malaga to… Continue reading →
EARLIER this week Manchester City confirmed the signing of Frank Lampard on a short-loan deal from New York City Football Club.
The new Major League Soccer side are currently recruiting players ahead of their debut season in US Soccer in January 2015. Last month they announced that the former Chelsea ace would be their second international signing after Spanish striker David Villa joined earlier in the summer.
However over the past few days there has been much debate as to why Lampard has gone to City, with many questioning his decision and others stating that Chelsea fans will feel betrayed.
That notion is completely ludicrous with many people missing a valuable point: Manchester City owns New York City FC and so can transfer whoever they please to each other thus monitoring the fitness of their own players.
A ‘Shock’ move many newspapers called it. Really? How is it so? Man… Continue reading →