Messi, who has agreed to see out the final year of his contract because he didn’t want to take Barcelona to court, may not be the league’s most marketable asset for long but he was a reference point in the 50-minute discussion. “I love it that he is still at Barca but they will need more players,” said former Barcelona star Eto’o. … [Read more...] about Messi leaving won’t affect television revenue: La Liga president
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"I've maybe been around too long but I have never seen a guy since maybe (Lionel) Messi or (Cristiano) Ronaldo that developed at such a young age," Lagerback said. "That's very unique and he has all the possibilities to become a really world class player." … [Read more...] about Erling Haaland: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrik Larsson comparisons follow Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo likeness
Ten goals in 20 matches at Swansea last season has Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace eyeing a player who was a star of England’s Under-17 World Cup winners. His last act in a Liverpool shirt may well be crashing the bar in the Community Shield penalty shootout. Villa are also looking at Josh King, the latest sell-off for the fire sale taking place at Bournemouth. He would also cost £16m. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to sell Rhian Brewster for £20m?
Everton’s spree looks to be continuing, though their latest move is to try and borrow Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea. Tomori’s path to a regular first-team spot has been closed off by Thiago Silva’s arrival at Stamford Bridge. Another Chelsea player set for a loan is the midfielder Conor Gallagher, for whom Leeds and West Brom are the destinations after Crystal Palace’s Michy Batshuayi loan closed off Gallagher’s chance of staying in London for the season. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Rose to leave Tottenham? Draxler to Leeds?
Messi had been practicing separately from the group since returning to the club on Monday. He had not been with the squad since announcing he wanted to leave and then deciding to stay to avoid a legal dispute with Barcelona. … [Read more...] about Lionel Messi back training with rest of Barcelona squad