Honda hints at departure from Botafogo after Diaz sacking

Keisuke Honda and Salomon Kalou were the two major players signed by Brazilian outfit Botafogo in the summer. Both signings were expected to provide a lot of attacking threat for the team. Salomon Kalou, though, has been unable to make much of an impact since he has struggled with injuries ever since coming to the club. Meanwhile, Honda could be preparing for a swift exit after he has hinted the same on his Twitter account. One of the key reasons behind both players being signed by Botafogo was the presence of coach Ramon Diaz. However, he has now been relieved from his role due to health problems.

Incidentally, Diaz was never in charge of the Botafogo team even for a single match. The former Argentina international was appointed as the coach of Botafogo only a few weeks ago. Honda went on to state the announcement as unbelievable.”Unbelievable. I will start thinking to leave if they won’t convince me in a few days,” read his statement on Twitter. Even though he was not in charge of a big match, Diaz oversaw a couple of defeats for the team and this was a major problem for Botafogo. Honda has been a very popular player since his arrival. The same can be said about Salomon Kalou, who is a Champions League winner with Chelsea. Continue reading “Honda hints at departure from Botafogo after Diaz sacking”

KALOU REACTS TO OMAR REKIK’S FIRST INSTAGRAM POST AS ARSENAL PLAYER

Arsenal have finally landed their target in person of Omar Rekik after the London club were linked with the player for the entirety of last summer with a move failing to materialize. Since making his move to Arsenal, Rekik has gone on to make his first Instagram post as a player of the North-London club and it has aroused the attention of former Chelsea player Salomon Kalou.


Rekik is still only 19 and having joined Arsenal for just £500,000, he has been tipped to show his potential at his new club and show signs of why they came back for him after failing to land his signature in the summer. He joined Arsenal from German Bundesliga outfit Bertha Berlin and is moving to Arsenal on the back of recent stunning performances for Hertha’s youth setup. It’s the sixth time he will be making a move in his career but he has kept impressing wherever he went. Continue reading “KALOU REACTS TO OMAR REKIK’S FIRST INSTAGRAM POST AS ARSENAL PLAYER”

SALOMON KALOU IS NOW A GRADUATE

 

Botafogo forward Salomon Kalou can be referred to as a graduate after the Ivorian international player bagged a University degree. The 35-year-old is gradually preparing for life at the end of his football career. Salomon Kalouhas secured a degree for himself at an institution in France.


He bagged a Business Administration (BA) degree at the prestigious Lyon business school in Lyon, France. Salomon Kalou was quick to praise his late father after he achieved success in his quest to bag a University degree. He confirmed his status as a graduate some months ago.
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Salomon Kalou Joined the Brazil Club to Have Farewell

 

Every player poses a dream about the last days of their career. The striker of the Ivory Coast, Salomon Kalou also has decided to play for the Brazil club Botafogo before he says goodbye to football. For this, he left Hertha Berlin of Germany and has appeared in Brazil to play the last few games of his career. The former Chelsea skipper is going to celebrate his 35th birthday in August and is very eager to play on Brazilian soil.


According to him, the passions for football among the Brazilians are really awesome and you will get such an atmosphere in very few countries. His previous club Hertha Berlin suspended him as he broke the rules regarding social distancing and a video of that incident went viral on social media. Thus he decided not to return to the club as he played there for almost 6 years. The Brazilian club has made a contract with him till the end of 2021.
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Jenas: Poor piece of business with Nicolas Pepe

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Jermaine Jenas has said that Arsenal made a poor piece of business with Nicolas Pepe after he failed to justify his price tag. The Ivory Coast international made the surprise switch to the Gunners during last summer’s transfer window after the club spent a club-record fee of £72m for his signature.

However, his performances have been pretty average over the course of the campaign and he has registered only eight goals and nine assists across all competitions. While some would feel that he has needed the time to adapt, Jenas believes the Ivorian can be considered as a flop alongside Newcastle United’s Joelinton. Continue reading “Jenas: Poor piece of business with Nicolas Pepe”

RB Leipzig deny rumours of Werner’s release

Managing Director of RB Leipzig Oliver Mintzlaff has said that they have not agreed on any deals with Chelsea and their current focus is on completing the campaign. They are currently standing at the third position as the top four will be qualifying for the Champions League.

There have been reports that Chelsea has put forward a deal that agrees upon Leipzig’s clause on Werner. A deal of £54 million was forwarded by Chelsea and they have beaten Liverpool and Manchester United on the race to sign Timo Werner. According to Mintzlaff, they have not yet been approached by Blues formally and the main focus will be on the league keeping apart the transfer.

Mintzlaff told Sky Sports Deutschland that they have not yet been approached by any club. Werner is a player of Leipzig and still remains to be. He is been busy with the transfer window which has been notified and till now nothing has been confirmed. Continue reading “RB Leipzig deny rumours of Werner’s release”

Emery wanted Arsenal to sign Zaha

Unai Emery has revealed that he had the preference of signing Wilfried Zaha ahead of Nicolas Pepe when he was the Arsenal manager. The north London side were heavily linked with Zaha’s signature during the 2019 summer transfer window but ultimately, they opted to sign Nicolas Pepe in a club-record deal from Lille.

Pepe has not been consistent in his debut season in the Premier League but he has still impressed in stages and has bagged four goals and six assists from 24 appearances. Speaking to Goal.com, Emery revealed that Zaha was his preferred target to strengthen the squad, given his vast experience playing in the Premier League. He added that the club went with Pepe with a view to long-term success, the Spaniard told: “We signed [Nicolas] Pépé. He’s a good player but we didn’t know his character and he needs time, patience. Continue reading “Emery wanted Arsenal to sign Zaha”

SPURS LINKED WITH MADRID PLAYMAKER

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to return for Real Madrid playmaker, Isco, the Lilywhites made an approach for the player in the summer, but they were unable to reach a conclusion for the mercurial playmaker. According to an inside source from the club, the North London club will return for the player at the end of the season.

The Spain international’s future was up for debate, since the return of Zinidin Zidane, Isco has not enjoyed consistency with the French coach since he took over, and the second time coming of Zidane promoted rumour about the player’s exit. Continue reading “SPURS LINKED WITH MADRID PLAYMAKER”

AJAX ACE REJECTED BARCELONA MOVE IN JANUARY

Ajax attacker Dusan Tadic was a subject of transfer from Barcelona during the winter transfer window. Barcelona were said to be keen on taking the player to Camp Nou on loan till the end of the season, as cover for the injured Luiz Suarez.

According to De Telegraaf chief, Valentijn Driessen, he said the 31-year-old Serbia international wanted the move as he knew that will probably be his last and only chance to represent the Camp Nou giants, he also stated he doesn’t expect Barcelona to make a follow-up move for the player in the summer.

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Serbia May Reach the Top 16: Southgate

Gareth Southgate is the manager of the England football team. He believes that there won’t be much difference between the qualifying teams. There are eight to ten teams who are majorly in the structure for winning the Euro 2020. One of the favorites this year will be The Three Lions as always after they reached the semi-finals of the World Cup last year. Even though they will be playing against Croatia, the team which was responsible for knocking them out in Group D. Czech Republic is also in the same group. One more team from the playoffs among Serbia, Norway, Scotland, and Israel will join the previous teams of Group D.

As this tournament is spread over 12 countries, England will be in an advantageous position as they will play all their group games in Wembley. In fact, they will also play their semi-final and final games at the same place, only if they advance to those levels. Southgate was a part of the England squad of 96 that reached the semis. When asked about that time, he said that they have played against both the teams before and playing at Wembley always gives them a special feeling to them. He added that England has an idea about the quality of the midfielders that Croatia has. They have a fixture that is at a top-level.

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