Out of all clubs indulging in hectic negotiations in a bid to land new signings and bolster up their squads, the name of Liverpool has appeared most prominently ever since the last season came to an end.
The Reds have been linked with big players this summer and if they secure all their targets soon, the club could emerge as serious title contenders for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
With Mohamed Salah already in the bag, fans will now be able to see a formidable attacking line up consisting of the Egyptian up front beside Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Supporting them will be midfielders Coutinho and Emre Can, who could soon be paired up with Leipzig’s 22-year old star winger Naby Keita. Simon Mignolet in the goal can expect a much improved defence as well if his club completes the transfer of Virgil van Dijk along with Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam.
Check out what Liverpool’s deadly squad could look like next season –
There is a big reason for Tottenham fans to celebrate as pictures of their supposed training kit for the 2017-18 season have leaked online with distinct features ahead of the official kit launch scheduled for July 1.
American Tottenham fan account @HoustonSpurs released an image of what are claimed to be new Nike training kits that are supposedly being sold at a few outlets there.
The kits bear no resemblance with home and away kits as they do not carry with them a shield enclosing the club crest. This will come as a relief to many fans who were against the shields, as opposed to others who welcomed them as a modern take on retro designs that the club kits carried in the 1960s.
Fans will also love the refreshing blue colour that Nike have used for the training shorts with some graphic designs along the sides complimenting the kit overall.
Check out a picture of the new training kit below –
Sometimes, the loyalty that a player shows towards his club, or the enamor that one harbors for the badge on his shirt, is truly heart-rending. In an era where money has become a commercial mode of success and multi-million dollar transfers signify the value of a footballer, players who stay put or reject lucrative offers from more glamorous clubs, are today a dying breed.
While rejecting offers to stay is one form of loyalty, but cutting the hedges of plants wearing the shorts of your club? Now, that’s the latest form! Celtic defender Mikael Lustig was pictured chopping the bushes of his garden as he made the most of his leisure time back home in Sweden, however, all this while he wears Celtic’s black-and-green ‘away’ trousers.
Check out the picture below –
This act of the 30-year old has melted the hearts of several Celtic followers, meanwhile, his club- team-mate Nir Bitton drew some flack for the lethargic look that he wore in the picture he posted on his way to Glasgow, quoting “Summer is over…back to work in rainy Glasgow”.
The Israeli international may not intend to disrespect the club, but his attitude has rubbed the fans up the wrong way.
Check out the post from Bitton below –
For the next two months, relentless news, rumors and speculations of players getting linked to clubs will be a very common spectacle. Some of them may be true, some them may not. Some players may openly deny it, while some may confirm. By liking the tweets about their transfers.
Such a bizarre case has emerged wherein a 20-year old Martin Terrier, who has been closely linked with a move to Everton, liked a tweet on Twittter which speculated that Everton have one eye on the Lille forward.
The French prodigy is also linked with West Ham, although the Merseyside appears to be his more likely destination. And Terrier himself may desire the same to transpire, for he has been caught red-handed.
The tweet was unliked soon after but not before Everton fans took notice of it. Check out a screenshot of his activity below –
There are football managers who are usually well respected by their clubs’ fans, and then there is Rafael Benitez, whose clout among his support base knows absolutely no boundaries.
Ever since his decision to stay on at Newcastle and helping his side gain promotion back to the Premier League despite failure to do so during his first attempt in charge, the Spaniard has conquered his place in the heart of Toons fans permanently.
From quirky requests of Benitez pictures in hotel rooms, to massive banners in his honour, fans have gone to great extent in showing love for the manager.
And the latest show of endorsement for the Newcastle boss was on display during the ongoing Glastonbury festival in Somerset, where two Magpies faithfuls unfurled a large flag showing Benitez’s face before the large stage and screens.
Check out a picture, via @hra12, below –
The end of a season marks the end of a lot of things. A player’s career, a manager’s career, and also, the end of a long and arduous quest for a silverware. Albeit at the same time, there’s also to the new beginnings. New players, managers arriving, and in some cases, new CEO. And that’s exactly what Liverpool has witnessed this summer.
Following the departure of Ian Ayre after 6 years at the helm of affairs, Peter Moore was instated as the new CEO of the club on 1st June this year. The business tycoon, who has worked as the Corporate Vice-president of Microsoft’s IBE division and also the president of SEGA of America, has added sports to his glittering CV.
A Liverpudlian by birth, Moore has already started making his mark on the Kop with his cheeky Twitter banter. The 62-year old is an active user of the social media, and it seems Twitter may be his favorite gagging ground.
One of the fans suggested him buying Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’s available for £63 million, as he would then recoup the amount by selling his jerseys. However, Moore’s reply was absolute savage.
He wrote, poking mullocks at Aubameyang’s lengthy name, “All the profits would disappear with the cost of lettering the shirts..”
If that didn’t impress, check this out. Following the headline-grabbing acquisition of Mohammed Salah from AS Roma, the winger flew to his native Egypt with some international commitments to fulfill. However, the reaction by Moore was the one for the ages.
But this tweet below shows there is not doubt that Peter Moore is defintely one of the most coolest football CEOs out there –
After securing the transfer of 27-year old midfielder Mateusz Klich recently, Leeds United seem to be determined to make a mark on the transfer window this summer.
The Peacocks already seem to be in the fray to sign a few more players, with the name of Spanish second division star Samuel Saiz making rounds all over media stories very prominently.
New Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen has been very busy after taking over charge at the helm of affairs, and former boss Steve Evans claims this is just the beginning.
In fact, Evans made a stunning claim about the club’s transfer budget live on Sky Sports recently, stating that Christiansen has been allowed to spend up to a massive £20 million this summer.
Where Evans got this information from is hard to guess, as there have not been any big money assurances from the club’s new owner. Check out what Evans had to say about Leeds’ transfer budget –
Its that time of the year when the football stars finally get to spend some quality time, along with their near and dear ones. So picturing them soaking the sun on a beach or relaxing by the pool, or even paying a domiciliary visit to their native homeland, is too mainstream.
However, what isn’t mainstream is picturing two players from rival teams holidaying together.
As posted by various fans on Twitter earlier today, Manchester United shotstopper Sergio Romero and Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi could be seen vacationing together, accompanied by their respective families.
Both Argentines may ply their trade in the opposite halves of the Manchester, but seems to have put their club rivalry aside for sometime and just have a whale of a time together.
While the exact location of their holiday remains everybody’s guess, the glow and the smiles on everyone’s faces makes one wonder what on earth is rivalry? Heck, it’s all fine and dandy.
Divided by clubs, but united by country! Check out the photo below –
With 3 goals from ten appearances for Bournemouth and then just three goal-less games for Chelsea, Nathan Ake might not have had a very busy 2016-17 season, but that has certainly not stopped him from enjoying a vacation in the Bahamas.
The 22-year old has been seen travelling with girlfriend Kaylee Ramman to Miami before visiting the exotic beaches of Exuma, which he referred to as a “special place” on the social media.
Ake has been holidaying at the backdrop of stories suggesting his possible exit from Stamford Bridge this summer, as manager Antonio Conte seems keen to sacrifice his defender to rope in other options like Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk.
Ake is said to have expressed displeasure over lack of playing time after being called back to Chelsea earlier this January from Bournemouth, where he had been impressive and was at least getting regular chances to play.
Check out pictures of Ake putting his worries behind during vacations at the Bahamas –
Celtic FC and Rangers share a history that stretches back by a century, and the Glasgow derby is one of the most followed match by the football fans in the world. Their rivalry is still as much hostile, and it seems Marc Crosas is very much abreast of it despite almost 6 years since departing The Celts.
The 29-year old Spanish international recently congratulated his former teammate and close friend Eduardo Herrera on his move to Rangers, but also managed to show his Celtic roots in the same tweet.
The perennial journeyman made 51 appearances for the green half of Glasgow, and was team-mates with Herrera during their time together with the Mexican outfit, Santos Laguna.
So as soon as the news of his friend moving to Rangers from Veracruz broke out, Crosas was one of the first to wish him. However with that clever and conniving tweet, it appears he has his heart still set in Celtic Park.
Check out the tweet below –