Ex-Hertha Berlin, Botafogo and Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou was part of the golden Ivory Coast generation alongside Didier Drogba and the Toure brothers, KoloToure and Yaya Toure.


The golden generation experienced trophy drought until it was brought to an end at the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Salomon Kalou was a major part of the squad that won the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.


Ivorian striker Salomon Kalou is leaving Brazilian club Botafogo after the two parties reached an agreement to terminate his contract. Ex-Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou will leave the Brazilian SerieB outfit around one year after signing for the club on a free transfer.


Salomon Kalou made the decision to terminate his contract with Botafogo on the back of the demotion from Serie A to Serie B in the Brazilian league. The ex-Hertha Berlin and Feyenoord player was unable to preventBotafogo from suffering relegation from the Serie A. He scored just once in 11 starts for the club. In total, Salomon Kalou made 25 appearances for Botafogo.


Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has revealed that he has been impressed with Chelsea mama her Thomas Tuchel so far and said he believes the manager will take the club to a better position coke the end of the season. Tuchel was appointed by club owner Roman Abramovic following the sacking of former manager Frank Lampard and he has done well to deserve the praise he has been getting since then.

He has brought about a pattern of football that has seen his side play some more interesting football different from what they did under Lampard. Tuchel has improved the Chelsea defense and it is evident in how they have not been conceding goals so far this season. In his first twelve games as manager at Chelsea, the Blues kept an impressive 8 clean sheets, including one in their 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory away at Atletico Madrid.

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”


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”



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.

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”