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 –
While the involvement of most clubs during this summer’s transfer window has largely been limited to rumours, Everton have gone all the way and have started building their team.
One of the most expensive signings since the season ended has been that of Jordan Pickford, the 23-year old who joined the Toffees for a record £30 million, making it the most expensive deal for a goalkeeper in England.
Pickford, who has played for England at almost every level, was called up for national duty during the ongoing U-21 European Championships in Poland, which is also where he successfully completed a medical for Everton before signing the five year long deal.
The shotstopper has been having a great time on the goal for the Three Lions, especially during last night’s 3-0 win over Poland. Not content with just saving goals, Pickford even assisted by pulling off a beautiful 60-yard pass to left-back Ben Chilwell, which eventually resulted in England’s first goal of the game.
Check out Pickford’s inch perfect pass below –
Sadio Mane on the back of an exceptional season with Liverpool is finding new ways to be a cult hero with the Kop. A photo going viral amongst the Liverpool fans today shows the Senegalese forward, who scored 13 goals last season for the Reds posing alongside RB Leipzig midfielder and rumored target Naby Keita.
The significance of this picture hasn’t been lost on Liverpool fans as the Reds have been linked with Keita for months. The 22-year old called the ‘African Deco’ by his fans is being chased by some of the elite clubs in Europe. His list of suitors includes the likes of Premier League champions Chelsea as well as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Keita scored 8 goals and managed 7 assists for the German club in 32 appearances last season. The central midfielder can cover every inch of the grass with his speed and agility combined with immense stamina and there is little doubt that Keita would be a solid addition to Liverpool’s midfield
Liverpool is in dire need of someone like that and if they have their way, Keita could well be off to Merseyside. RB Leipzig however, has repeatedly claimed that Keita is not for sale, and as the club are owned by Red Bull, it’s clear the Bundesliga outfit don’t have financial pressures to sell their best player.
There is another angle to this story as both Mane and Keita share the same agent, Bjorn Bezemer.
Check out the picture below –
Nearly every summer break for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger has resulted in speculations of top class players being on the Frenchman’s shopping list, but rarely in recent history has the club been able to actually sign some.
The summer of 2017, though, could finally be the time fans have been waiting for, as media reports have been largely unanimous lately in claiming that Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe could be seen playing at the Emirates next season.
The insanely talented 18-year old has been linked with virtually every big club across Europe, but it could be Arsenal that will manage to land the player soon.
It has been suggested that Mbappe is keen to join the list of legendary French compatriots like Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka who flourished during their time under Wenger.
Whether these rumours contain any amount of truth is for anybody to guess, but Gooners would be relieved to know that popular ITK @GeoffArsenal has taken an optimistic stand on the story with the following tweet –
After coming excruciatingly close to Premier League promotion, losing their manager to arch rivals, and seeing him get replaced by another few have previously heard of, the frustration of Leeds fans is understandable. What is not, however, is repeated attacks on Wikipedia pages of people associated with the club.
After the not so subtle edit on new boss Thomas Christiansen’s Wikipedia page, Peacocks supporters have now taken to edit the same of Mateusz Klich, the latest player said to be on the verge of transfer to Elland Road soon.
Klich is a 27-year old Polish midfielder who currently plays for FC Twente and has been stated to have arrived in Leeds for a medical recently. But his Wikipedia page claims that he is “soon to join the mighty whites” mainly because after Saturday games he can “sniff some PHAT lines of ketamine.”
Check out what Leeds fans have done to their possible newest player’s description below –
Following a long and treacherous season, Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli seems to enjoy every bit of his vacation to the hilt as the footballer is having a gala time watching some skilled skateboarding on the Venice beach where he is currently holidaying.
The England international was one of the star performers of the season, netting 18 times while also assisting another seven, as the Lillywhites finished runners-up to Chelsea, their best finish to a league campaign since 1963. Now, their star winger is basking in the glory.
Alli had posted a snap on Instagram, of a group of skilled skateboarders portraying their talent in the skateboarding pitch on the sauntry beach of Venice, which has become an iconic place for skateboarding, under the sweltering heat of the sun.
Check out the picture below –
Alongside, the 21-year old youngster had also recorded some foot-tapping beat-boxing by a street musician on the fringes of the beach. And to go by the captions posted by the footballer, he seems to be very flattered by the impeccable show of vocal percussion!
The fruits of hardwork come in many forms, including skateboarding and beat-boxing.