It looks like Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was involved in a car accident in Amsterdam last night.
The Argentine was in a cab when the the accident took place and was apparently only saved because he chose to wear his seat belt.
Rumors suggests that the diminutive forward might have suffered a fractured rib and will be out of action for 2 months.
Scary news for the fans and hopefully the striker recovers well after this. Via @r0eland, alleged pictures from the crash site can be seen below –
Leeds’ United’s 16/17 season was beset with inconsistencies. From being 4th in the Championship table in the 1st week of April, they choked their way down to 7th towards the end, thereby missing on a promotion playoff spot.
However, the fans saw the season in a positive manner, with their 7th place finish their highest in recent years. The core of the squad with manager Garry Monk and star players like Chris Wood, Pontus Jansson and Rob Green reeked of greater things and Leeds United fans finally felt an air of solidity after years of turmoil.
However, all that changed when Garry Monk resigned from the club. If that was not humiliating enough, the subsequent joining of Middlesborough has drawn the ire of the Leeds fans like nothing else.
The Board, fans, players would all love to get one back at Monk, and preparations are on full earnest at Elland Road to find an able replacement.
However, it seems like club chairman Andrea Radrizzani is looking for solutions from within. Radrizzani’s recent Twitter activity indicates that the management maybe thinking of promoting assistant manager, Pep Clotet to the driver’s seat.
A move Leeds fan certainly won’t oppose to. See the tweet Radrizzani like below:
The anticipated opening of the transfer window is still a few days away, however, most try to sign their targeted players early lest they face competition from other clubs later on.
One club that has been conducting its transfer business quite smartly this season is Manchester City, who had a rather disappointing 16/17 season going by their high aspirations and ostentatious spendings. Pep Guardiola would definitely like to prove his philosophy is not a farce and reaffirm his status as the world’s numero uno manager.
City have already bought Ederson and Bernardo Silva, two players that subscribe to Guardiola’s fast moving and passing style and they are now linked with a host of world class superstars ranging from Alexis Sanchez to Virgil Van Djik.
Another player that has apparently attracted the attention of the Citizens is Tottenham’s Kyle Walker. The fullback was rumored to have a fall out with Mauricio Pochettino as the Spurs boss had doubts over Walker’s fitness and the performances in training. If minutes are indicative of a player’s likeliness to stay, then Walker looks likely to be out of the door.
However, Spurs fans still love the right back, as an old clip of Walker where he is seen pledging allegiance to his club, has started doing the rounds again. During an Instagram live session by one of the Spurs players back in February this year, Walker was caught on cam saying “Tottenham Till I Die”.
Maybe Spurs fans should send an image of the 16/17 league table to Walker, while highlighting Tottenham’s and City’s positions. That should help, shouldn’t it?
Check out the video below:
Age old wisdom says that defenders defend, midfielders pass, wingers dribble and strikers score goals. However, we live in different times where a player is expected to take a variety of roles on the pitch and be a jack-of-all-trades.
With forwards exhibiting their range of trickery on a regular basis, can the defenders stay away from long?
In a recent clip going viral online amongst the Manchester United fans, shows new boy Victor Lindelof leaving a Portugal player chasing the dust during an outing with Sweden.
Manchester United fans are already pleased with the signing who cost the club a little over €35 million. 52 interceptions, 7 blocks and an impressive 119 clearances prove why Jose Mourinho has been trying to get his hands on the Swede since January.
Lindelof’s ball playing skills add to his already impressive CV. Manchester United seem to have found an able partner for Eric Bailly in defence as the club looks to fight for silverware on all four frontiers.
Check out Lindelof’s ridiculous turn below:
The dawn of a new season brings new kits and although most clubs haven’t officially released the images of their new attire, the digital age doesn’t permit things to remain clandestine for long, and pictures of the kits are leaked well before their official announcement.
The latest club to have clicks of their home kit leaked is the Stratford based club, West Ham. Reports seem to suggest that the shirt has already gone on sale in Thailand.
As with the previous two campaign with Umbro, it’s a mainly claret number with sky blue sleeves which are accompanied by the brand’s classic diamond pattern. However unlike the previous season where the sleeve was purely sky blue, this time they have a coating of claret as well.
It’s the Hammers’ third season working alongside Umbro, who signed a five-year deal with the club in April 2015. Umbro has played it safe with West Ham’s kit design this time around. Check out the shirt design being sold in Thailand below –
With only 18 days left for the transfer window to officially open, the tabloids and rumour mongers are in full swing as they are spewing out stories at an exponential rate.
If the previous week was dominated by strikers, the advent of this week was marked by the midfielders being targeted. After the Tolisso to Bayern and the Bakayoko to Chelsea rumours, it was Verratti’s turn to get linked with an exit.
Despite PSG having a rare off-season, Verratti was still at his consistent best and it was his metronomic display at the heart of midfield that kept PSG hunting for the Ligue 1 title till the very end.
However, Verratti has spent five seasons now at the French capital and understandably would be looking for a bigger challenge after winning four Ligue 1 titles. According to the reliable L’Equipe, Verratti has asked PSG’s new director of sports, Antero Henrique for a transfer away.
This news has visibly excited Manchester United fans and some of them have already drawn a blueprint for United’s midfield next season in the form of Pogba, Herrera and Verratti.
This trio looks quite daunting indeed with enough potential to challenge the renowned midfields of Real Madrid and Barcelona. One added benefit of this probable midfield would be the fluidity amongst the three players as all of them can transition between holding, box-to-box and playmaking midfielders.
Check out the dreamy-eyed tweets from the Old Trafford faithful as they wait in anticipation for their club to make a move for the Italian:
While the transfer market takes precedence during this time of the season, kit leaks provide a good diversion from all the madness.
And the Spurs faithful can now check out the latest leak of their supposed alternate kit for next season.
All in all, a good design but what makes it uncertain is the lettering beneath the crest, which has never been seen in Spurs’ history. Moreover, Spurs’ emblem is rumored to be contained in a shield this season (akin to the leaked home kit), however that isn’t so in this picture.
In spite of the irregularities, the kit looks like it could become a hit with the Spurs fans, especially with the lack of red in the AIA symbol. Check out the picture below –
Strikers seem to be in good demand ahead of this forthcoming season. Lukaku, Morata, Bellotti, Mbappe, Aubameyang have all been linked with moves away and quite unsurprisingly, exorbitant fees have been rumoured for all of these players.
With newer stories coming every day from different corners; supposed ‘friends’, ITKs, journalists, it’s tough to know which story has a touch of authenticity.
However, a good many things can be concluded by following a player’s digital activities. Just a few days ago, Lukaku was busy following Chelsea players, past and present on Instagram. And now, Morata seems to have done the same, albeit with Manchester United.
Despite playing only 1331 league minutes, Morata has scored 15 goals and provided 5 assists. That’s a goal every 89 minutes!
Check out Morata’s latest Instagram activity which shows him following players ranging from David Beckham to Paul Pogba –
It is fair to say that Sadio Mane has lived up to the hype he generated when he was bought at a fee of £34.5 million at Liverpool. There are a lot many Kopites who even argue that they had a realistic chance at Premier League silverware if Mane didn’t have his AFCON responsibilities at the start of the year.
Liverpool are looking to sign another winger to support Mane at the opposite right flank. With the Salah deal going on for longer than the authorities at Anfield would have hoped for, they are looking at other options. One of them is Sporting CP’s talismanic winger, Gelson Martins.
Gelson Martins has scored 6 goals and provided 9 assists in the 2016/17 season in Liga NOS. While those numbers are nothing to boast about, what sets Martins apart is his defensive work rate.
If Klopp can work on the Portuguese’s finishing skills, they will have a player very similar to Mane. Now, that is a scary proposition indeed.
And a recent clip going viral online shows just how similar the Portuguese is to Mane as he glides past three Real Madrid (yes, Real Madrid!) defenders.
Check out this video to know why this 22 year old is so highly rated:
It has been quite a juxtaposition of good and bad for Leeds United this past season. On the positive, they have finished with their best league position in 7 seasons, they have the Championship’s top scorer in Chris Wood and they have a well-balanced squad in general.
On the negative side of things, they missed the Championship playoffs due to their own inconsistencies towards the end along with the ugly break-up with manager Garry Monk.
Another positive has been the performance of Pontus Jansson. The Swede has been one of Championship’s best defenders last season by averaging 1.73 interceptions, 1.27 blocks and 10.33 clearances respectively on an average, per game.
But with good performances, come the transfer rumors. Pontus had agreed a contract till 2020 back in February, but that wasn’t going to silence the rumor mills.
So, it seems the player took it upon himself to make things clear last night on Twitter.
The tweet now deleted, referred to an article which talked about Jansson staying at Elland Road despite interest from other clubs.
Check out this screenshot of Pontus’ Twitter activity below: