Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura will take his professional football career into his 50s after signing a new contract with second-tier Yokohama FC. Miura is the oldest scorer in the history of the domestic league after netting at the age of 49 last season. He turns 50 on 26 February. He started his career in Brazil with Santos, making his professional debut in 1986, and had brief spells with Genoa and Dinamo Zagreb in the 1990s.
Chinese Super League clubs certainly are splashing the cash. Reports in Spain suggest Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has rejected a £26m-a-year deal from Hebei China Fortune. AS claims the offered wage – from the club currently managed by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini – was nearly nine times higher than what the Colombian currently earns at the Bernabeu.
Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlinhas only featured eight times under Jose Mourinho this season and now he’s on his way to Everton. Mourinho confirmed after United’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg win over Hull City on Tuesday that the former Southampton player was leaving. “I am sad and happy, sad because I like him and he could be an option for us, happy because this is what he wants, to play every game and be important in the team,” added Mourinho.