Inter defender Nagatomo leaves for Galatasaray

Galatasaray have officially announced the signing of defender Yuto Nagatomo from Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri have sold several players this summmer in order to get their figure of 45 million euros via capital gains from transfers in order to adhere to FFP and the Japanese international is the latest to depart the San Siro. He had joined Inter from Cesena in 2011 and while not quite being a fan favourite, was the longest serving of Inter’s current bunch of players.

How much did Galatasaray pay Inter for Nagatomo?

Gala have said that the net transfer fee is 2.5 million euros. Nagatomo has signed a two year contract and they will be paying him an annual wage of 2 million euros

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Bernd Leno Arsenal 2018- Gunners complete German keeper’s signing

Arsenal have completed the signing of goalkeeper Bernd Leno from German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen. The 26 year old moves for a fee of 25 million euros, making him the Gunners’ most expensive goalkeeper signing ever, and will compete with Petr Cech and David Ospina for a starting spot at the Emirates Stadium.

Leno becomes Arsenal’s second signing of the summer after Stephan Liechtsteiner. He has been a regular in the Bundesliga for Leverkusen this decade and was part of Germany’s Confederations Cup winning squad last year, but missed out on the plane to Russia.

Cech has a year left on his Arsenal deal and is expected to keep his place under the sticks, with Leno touted to be his long term replacement.

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Three Lions to kick off WC campaign against Tunisia

Tunisia will be aiming to become the first African team to beat England at the World Cup when they square off against Gareth Southgate’s men in Group G tonight. It is the Carthage Eagles’ first World Cup game in over a decade (they last featured in the 2006 edition of the tournament) and they will be hoping to avoid the fate that has befallen their fellow Arab counterparts- Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Morocco, all of whom have lost their respective WC openers at Russia 2018. Continue reading

Tough start to the new Premier League season for Unai Emery & Arsenal- Man City & Chelsea first opponents

New manager Unai Emery will have a literal baptism by fire after the Premier League fixtures for the 2018/19 season were announced earlier today.

The former PSG gaffer could probably not have asked for a tougher start to his Gunners career with Man City (home) and Chelsea (away) being their first two fixtures. Their third one could also be a potential banana skin, with Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham visiting the Emirates.

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Atleti & Monaco agree transfer fee for Thomas Lemar

If reports in L’Equipe are to believed, Atletico Madrid have agreed a fee with AS Monaco for the transfer of Thomas Lemar. The versatile 22 year old was a target for Arsenal last season and was even linked with Liverpool after their move for Nabil Fekir broke down, but may end up going to Spain after a transfer fee (rumoured to be around the 85 million euro mark was agreed)

If Lemar does move to Atleti, it could well very end up affecting the future of Continue reading