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
David de Gea again showed why he is the world’s best keeper, producing an an amazing save to deny Sevilla’s Colombian striker Luis Muriel. The Spaniard has been a rock in goal for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho, and has dug them out of many a sticky situation in the past. Muriel was also seen congratulating the 27 year old at half time during the game.
United came away from Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan without conceding a goal thanks to De Gea’s heroics and French newspaper L’Equipe gave him a rating of 8, more than any other player on the pitch from the two sides put together. Alexis Sanchez got 6, but none of the remaining United players got more than 5. Three of the backline in front of DDG- Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Antonio Valencia, were rated 4/10 Continue reading
Exciting Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster has accused Spartak youth captain Leonid Mironov of levelling racist abuse against him in their Youth League clash earlier this month. Brewster, an U17 World Cup winner with England, made the allegation in a newspaper interview (to the Guardian). Liverpool, managed by Steve Gerrard, won the clash 2-0 at Prenton Park against Spartak.
Another Liverpool player Bobby Adekanye had faced racist abuse (monkey chants directed towards him by opposition supporters) when the Reds played in Russia earlier in the competition, making this their second allegation against Spartak in 10 weeks. Continue reading
Man City’s John Stones had a great game at the De Kuip against reigning Dutch champions Feyenoord earlier this evening.
The young defender finished with a 100% pass completion rate (96/96) and also had 5 clearances, 4 aerials won, 4 blocks, 2 shots and 1 interception. He also scored two of Man City’s four goals (the other two scored by their Argentine-Brazilian combination of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus) and had no fouls to his name!.
Stones also had a good game against Liverpool over the weekend (Man City won that game 5-0) and Pep Guardiola will certainly be pleased with the youngster’s progress. Tougher tests await him in the future, but he’s definitely showing signs that he can live up to his enormous potential Continue reading