Keep an eye on the media: Today is all about Lionel Messi,
who was officially introduced as a Paris Saint-Germain player, while Liverpool is apparently planning a double transfer swoop for two transfer targets?
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Isn’t it true that it still doesn’t seem right? Barcelona did not want Lionel Messi to leave the club, and Lionel Messi did not want to leave Barcelona. Despite this, he is currently a member of the PSG squad.
This morning’s press conference will mark the official unveiling of his new comrade, Gini Wijnaldum, and the addition of another superstar to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
For the time being, let’s get a number of things straight: first and foremost, PSG has not really pulled off an incredible transfer coup by signing up all of these ‘free’ players this summer; they have been able to do so mostly because they can afford to pay massive wages.
The finest front three that have ever been are still Messi, Suárez, and Neymar… not least because Messi, Kylian Mbappé, and Neymar have not yet played against one another. Mbappé’s window of opportunity
Real Madrid thinks they have an excellent opportunity to get Kylian Mbappé this summer as a result of Lionel Messi’s exit to Paris Saint-Germain — but they will allegedly wait until transfer deadline day (for an undisclosed reason) before making an approach.
- Following Lionel Messi’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Cristiano Ronaldo responded to the message.
Spanish-language newspaper Because PSG’s salary cost has been increased even further, the newspaper AS claims that Real Madrid will ‘test PSG’s determination to keep Mbappé. However, PSG has always stated that they want to keep the French superstar.
Even though Mbappé’s contract is set to expire in less than a year, Real Madrid isn’t exactly rich with cash at the moment. Even in this case, Mbappé would be a very expensive acquisition.
The rangers are eliminated from the Champions League.
Rangers were defeated 2-1 at home by Malmö, a 10-man Swedish team, yesterday night, denying Steven Gerrard and his men a place in the Champions League group stages.
Rangers had taken the lead through Alfredo Morelos before Malmö was sent to ten men, but two goals in five minutes from the visitors turned the game around, and Rangers were eliminated from the competition.
They were behind 2-1 in the first leg, but they appeared to be on their way to a comeback, only to squander it in the second half of the match.
The main source of irritation for Gerrard will be the fact that the Rangers have beaten stronger teams than Malmö in the Europa League in recent seasons, only to lose when it counted the most to his team.
Winning would have been worth around £30 million to Rangers, and it would have been an excellent opportunity for Gerrard to demonstrate his management abilities on the greatest platform.
- In the eyes of Chelsea and its owner Roman Abramovich, Lionel Messi has long been the final piece of the puzzle.
Even though Liverpool’s forgotten man made a comeback during pre-season, it looks that his long-term future at Anfield may be restricted considering the number of players ahead of him in Liverpool’s pecking order.
That implies that, according to The Athletic, there is interest in the forward from Greece, Denmark, and Croatia, as well as a few Championship clubs, and it is believed that he will leave this summer.
Injuries have plagued Woodburn during his time on loan with a number of different clubs, and the club has been extremely unlucky in recent years.
But there’s a very excellent player in there who’s capable of playing consistently at the very least at the top end of the Championship, if not at the lower end of the Premier League, at the very least.
Liverpool is allegedly in the lead in the battle to acquire Lille midfielder Renato Sanches this summer, having gone ahead of Barcelona to become the most likely candidates to sign him.
Lille has placed a £40 million price tag on the 23-year-old, and according to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool is in a ‘pole position’ to sign him as a result of Barcelona’s well-documented financial difficulties. Read more.
Meanwhile, according to Voetbal24, Rennes have set a price of €45 million (£38 million) for Jérémy Doku.
It is reported that Liverpool had been keeping a close eye on the winger during this summer’s Euro 2020 competition and had had a long-standing interest in him.