Premier League legend DimitarBerbatov has moved to Asia to feature in the Indian Super League (ISL) following an agreement with Kerala Blasters, according to reports.
The former Tottenham and Man United man would reunite with a former United coach Rene Meulensteen at the Blasters.
Berbatov was a key player at Old Trafford after joining them from White Hart Lane on Deadline Day in 2008. The Bulgarian was earlier speculated to be set to return to the English top flight following interests from two teams including Watford.
Kerala Blasters FC took to their verified Twitter profile to confirm the completion of the deal.
“Golden touch,turns like a dream & a deadlufinish.The Bulgarian Hitman is set to take ISL by storm. #DimitarIsYello #KBFC #NammudeSwantham [sic].” Continue reading BERBATOV MOVES TO INDIA IN PLAYER-COACH DEAL
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is back in training after an absence of 15 weeks.
He said that it is the first time that he is at 100 per cent after injuring himself in the game against Real Madrid.
He said that it had been a difficult period for him and he had to work hard in order to get back to full fitness.
He said that he is happy to be back in training with the first team and that he is excited about the new season. He said that it was the first time that he was able to run properly and that he has undergone a light training, but he feels great.
Bayern Munich will be playing the first game of the new Bundesliga season against Bayer Leverkusen and Manuel Neuer is hoping that he will be able to feature in this game. Continue reading Manuel Neuer back in training
French side AS Monaco have emerged the champions of the Ligue 1 after 17 years of wait.
The young but talented side have ended Paris St Germain’s run of four straight titles. The team lifted the crown after seeing off competition from St Etienne on Wednesday evening.
Les Parisiens lifted four straight Ligue 1 titles from the 2012/13 season but Leonardo Jardim and his boys have ended that run. Lyon’s straight seven titles from 2001 till 2008 remains the longest run in the league’s history. Many would have predicted that PSG would replicate it until Monaco ended the party.
PSG gave a good fight but it was just not enough. Ahead of the Etienne clash, Monaco needed just a point to seal the title.
Teenage rave KylianMbappe scored his 15th of the season before ValereGermain added a late second. The victory earned them three points raising their total to 92 points ahead of their closes rival at 86. With just one game left, the difference was enough to deliver Monaco the title. Continue reading MONACO WINS LIGUE 1 AFTER 17 YEARS
Bayern Munich is leading the way at the top of the German League;Bundesliga with 65 points gathered from their 27 opening league matches of the season and are only 9 points away from securing their 5th successive Bundesliga title.
Taking into consideration the fact that Bayern Munich are in such a comfortable position in the Bundesliga, the German club is now going to start to focus more on the UEFA Champions League as they are scheduled to face off with Real Madrid on April 12 for their 1st
leg of the quarter-final stages.
Manuel Neuer has recently picked foot injury and he was required to undergo a surgery which forced the German goal-keeper to stay out of the pitch during Bayern Munich’s league matches against Augsburg and Hoffenheim.
The 31 year old player is expected to be back into action for the upcoming UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid, which is great news for the supporters of the German club as Carlo Ancelotti wants to use all of the tools athis disposal in order to face off with his former team.
Bayern Munich confirmed the injury and surgery of Manuel Neuer as they released a statement which read: “Manuel Neuer underwent a successful minor operation by Prof Dr Markus Walther on Wednesday evening after sustaining an injury to his left foot in training.The 31-year-old Germany keeper will be sidelined for FC Bayern’s Bundesliga matches against Augsburg on Saturday and Hoffenheim next Tuesday.” Continue reading Manuel Neuer will be back for Real Madrid’s Champions League match
Levent Nazifoglu, Galatasaray Executive has made speculations that Lukas Podolski could be on a move to the China Super league, indicating that Beijing Guoan leading the bid for the 31-year old German.
Podolski, who left Arsenal for Galatasaray in 2015 is said to be in line for a transfer to the big club. Nazifoglu told reporters that Lukas won’t be forced out of the club, but that he (Lukas) will is expected anapt decision for himself
Beijing Guoan, the Chinese Super League club have dismissed rumours of signing in Lukas Podolski. Sources report that the former Germany international is nearing a move to China and this appears to “favour a transfer” which is “nearing its completion”
According to Beijing Guoan sporting director, Jiayi Shao, there is no imminent transfer of the Galatasaray forward. He said that Podolski is an outstanding player, but he is not on the club’s target this winter. Continue reading PODOLSKI’S MOVE TO BEIJING GUAN UNCERTAIN