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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Croatia Football Squad for Friendlies v Peru and Mexico 2018- Friendlies Roster Announced

The Croatian Football Federation have announced their roster for the upcoming friendlies vs Peru and Mexico. The Croatians will take on Peru in Miami, Florida on 23 March followed by a clash four days later in Arington, Texas against Mexico (March 27)

The only players plying their trade domestically in the squad are goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo), defenders Marin Leovac (Rijeka) and Zoran Nizic (Hajduk) and midfielder Filipe Bradic (also Rijeka). The only England based player called up is Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren Continue reading

Fassone convinces Gattuso to stay

Poor AC Milan can’t quite catch a break with their managers! The latest person in charge of the Rossoneri, legendary Azzurri midfielder Gennaro Gattuso was so disappointed by the players’ “lack of reaction” in their weekend loss to Verona that he felt like resigning, according to sources in the Italian press. Milan had beaten the same team in midweek (by the same margin!) in the Coppa Italia, but suffered an embarrassing reversal at Marc Antonio Bentegodi. However Marco Fassone, the Rossoneri managing director, talked him out of it. Continue reading