Archive | July 2020

Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen joins Napoli….

Italian Serie A side Napoli have confirmed the signing of young Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen from French club Lille. Napoli’s website gave very few details of the deal simply sayini: “SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille on a permanent transfer.”

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Behold the 2020/2021 kits of top European clubs….

AC Milan

Puma always make nice kits but the design down the black stripes of AC Milan’s new threads makes this one of our absolute favourites of the coming football season. “Emirates Fly Better” might be all over the gaff these days but, in fairness, it’s a pretty sleek looking sponsor and doesn’t spoil this gorgeous red and black creation one bit.

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Legal proceedings launched against FIFA president….

Swiss prosecutors have launched legal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino. It is in relation to an alleged secret meeting the head of world football’s governing body held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Lauber last week offered to resign after a court said he covered up the meeting and lied to supervisors during an investigation by his office into corruption surrounding FIFA.

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Joel Veltman joins Brighton from Ajax….

Joel Veltman joins Brighton on a three-year deal

Brighton have completed the signing of defender Joel Veltman from Ajax. The Seagulls signed Veltman by triggering a release clause in his contract, paying Ajax just over £900,000. The 28-year-old Netherlands international, who can play in central defence or as a right-back, has joined the club on a three-year contract.

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Banned Guinea-Bissau FA president waiting for full grounds before deciding next action….

Former Guinea-Bissau football federation president Manuel Irenio Nascimento will await the full grounds for his 10-year FIFA ban from football before deciding whether to appeal the decision. Nascimento, who had led his federation since 2012, was banned and fined $100,000 on Friday for what FIFA called ‘an incident of mob justice’. 

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Coronavirus: Real Madrid’s Mariano tests positive….

Real Madrid striker Mariano has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on Tuesday. A statement said the 26-year-old Spanish-born player was in “perfect health” and “complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home”. He was an unused substitute for Real’s last match – a 2-2 draw in La Liga away at Leganes on 19 July.

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Adam Lallana joins Brighton….

Brighton have completed the signing of midfielder Adam Lallana from Liverpool on a free transfer. Lallana, whose deal with the Premier League champions expired at the end of the season, has signed a three-year contract with the Seagulls.

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