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Borussia Dortmund will be seeing their player Robert Lewandowski leaving the club in the summer with Bayern Munich being his next football destination after the player agreed a pre-contract agreement with the club of Pep Guardiola.
Jurgen Klopp will need to reinforce the squad by bringing in new players if he wants his squad to continue fighting for the Bundesliga and the Champions League of the upcoming seasons. Inter Milan’s Mateo Kovacic and Ricky Alvarez are some of the players that Borussia Dortmund are keeping close tabs on and are preparing themselves to make bids for the duo of Inter Milan. Read more »
Celtic’s major shareholder Dermot Desmond says that the Scottish champions have been the best performing club in England. His controversial statement comes after the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City recently revealed their financial results. Apart from Arsenal, all major English clubs have made huge losses in the last financial year with Liverpool especially coming under heavy criticism after their £ 50 million loss. Celtic, meanwhile, have done extremely well to stay within their means, although it has come at a cost by selling key players like Gary Hooper this summer.
Celtic have also been able to compete with most of the clubs in the Champions League and it in itself is a major achievement according to Desmond. This is because the Scottish league has far lower TV money than the likes of the Premier league. Desmond has said that the lower income from the TV has made Celtic concentrate on other avenues like developing the youth system and scouting. This has allowed them to make considerable profits from the sale of players like Victor Wanyama, who bought for very low sums of money.
Celtic are once again expected to comfortably win the Premier league this campaign, although criticism has come in the wreck of poor performances in the cup competitions.
“If you look at the financial metrics between Celtic and other clubs in the UK, our performance, the balance-sheet performance and the performance on the field, I think, exceeds any other club, recognising that we are shackled by lack of revenues we have from TV and other comparable income that Premier League and Championship clubs get. We have got financial stability, good organisational structures as far as scouting, development squad and coaching go,” he told Celtic TV.
Celtic receive around £ 30 million from the Champions League it may make it to the group stages.
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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is of the opinion that the club needs to give manager David Moyes more time in order to get the results that will once again make the club champions.
After winning the title last season, United went through a big change after their manager for 26 years, Sir Alex Ferguson, decided to step down. While almost every other club in England has experienced a managerial change more often than not, United have been kept stable by Ferguson. Read more »
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The manager of Sunderland, Gus Poyet, has denied the reports that Vito Mannone might be making a move to Old Trafford soon.
Mannone has joined Sunderland just a few months back after leaving Arsenal. But, he hasn’t been the first choice shot stopper at the Stadium of Light so far. Keiren Westwood has been preferred ahead of him and that led to the speculations that the 25 years old goalie is willing for a transfer.
But, according to Poyet, that’s not the case. Mannone is not getting impatient.
However, now that Westwood is going to be on the sidelines till the end of this season because of his injury, Mannone can expect to get more playing time as there is no other experienced goalkeeper in the Sunderland squad at the moment.
The Black Cats are having a horrifying time this season and they would definitely not want to make things even tougher for themselves by selling one of their experienced players.
Last week, the reports had come through that the Manchester United boss David Moyes is looking for an experienced understudy for David de Gea and he has his eyes on Mannone.
Talking to the reporters about Mannone being on the radar of the defending league champions United, Poyet said, “Vito is quite composed at the moment and so am I. When you have got two quality players for the same position, it’s always difficult to pick one of them. With Westy there, I couldn’t give Vito that much playing time, but, he understands the situation. He is one of those blokes who are very easy to talk to.”
Sunderland which was right at the bottom of the league table a few days ago has moved a place up now and is at no. 19 at the moment.
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