Towards an imminent officialization for Ronaldo in Al-Nassr?
According to Marca, the formalization of the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo in Al-Nassr (Saudi Arabia) can take place in the next few hours. An XXL contract of two and a half seasons would be ready. The salary would be 200 million euros per year. The deal will also allow the 37-year-old Portuguese forward to be Saudi Arabia’s ambassador until 2030 to support the country’s bid to host the 2030 World Cup with Egypt and Greece.
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Henry open to a coaching position, “with the right project”
In an interview with Amazon Prime Video Sport, Thierry Henry explains that he would like to find a bench “with the right project”.
“Of course I have to be humble about it, because I currently have a job as an assistant coach in Belgium, he recalls. We talk about the future. One day, I hope, if the project goes well.
He also reflects on his previous experiences as the number one coach. “I went to Monaco, I couldn’t know, but I’m here with 13 injured players, explains Henry. You arrive, they give two and a half months and I was fired. I was told ‘now, you are you a coach”.
“I went to Montreal and I came back because I didn’t see my children for a year, it was hard, he continues. It was during the Covid period. (…) Not returning home for four months was hard. Tell me I’m crazy, but if there’s an opportunity, you know you have to evaluate it and look at it. I’d love to.”
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Napoli would offer to buy Ounahi and then loan him to Angers for six months on hold
Azzedine Ounahi is likely to be one of the attractions of the winter transfer window. The player is reportedly prioritizing Italy, where several clubs are said to be interested.
As revealed by RMC Sport on Wednesday, Ounahi, under contract until 2026, could stay another six months.
Foot Mercato indicates this Thursday that Napoli are in pole position to welcome. The club would have the advantage of offering Angers to loan Azzedine Ounahi until the end of the season to help SCO get its maintenance.
An interest from OM would exist, but Angers doubts that the Olympic club has the necessary funds.
Benfica reportedly reject €100m bid for Enzo Fernandez
Sparkling since the start of the season with Benfica, Enzo Fernandez confirmed at the World Cup with Argentina, deserving to finish as the best young player in the competition. The 21-year-old, who has a €120m release clause, is a target for many clubs in Europe. According to the Portuguese media, Benfica have already rejected several offers of around 100 million euros.
‘It’s a real opportunity for us’, Laporta confirms Barca’s interest in Pavard
Benjamin Pavard could well try the Spanish adventure. When the contract with Bayern Munich expires in June 2024, the world champion from 2018 is on the shelves of FC Barcelona. Joan Laporta, the president of the Blaugrana club, confirmed it personally this Thursday. “It is a real possibility for us. His contract expires in two years and he wants to leave. He will be able to strengthen the defense”, assured the manager on Barça TV.
[Mise à jour jeudi 22/12 à 15h55] The Spanish media, which had passed on Laporta’s verdict on Benjamin Pavard, i.a es and handlehave updated their article by removing the Barcelona president’s comments about the French defender.
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Holland says goodbye to Van Gaal
Announced even before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, Luis Van Gaal officially left his post as Netherlands coach on Thursday. In a message shared on social networks, the Batavian Federation also gave him a good continuation and thanked him for the good run in Qatar (elimination in the quarter-finals against Argentina). Ronald Koeman, his predecessor, will succeed him as planned from 1 January 2023.
“What an adventure it has been. Thanks for everything, coach”, we can read on the Dutch national team’s Twitter account.
Barça receive La Liga suspension for Moukoko
FC Barcelona, who want to strengthen, have targeted Youssoufa Moukoko (18), the golden nugget from Borussia Dortmund. The latter is the contract expiry in June next year with the German club. According to Spanish journalist Gérard Romero, Barça would have liked to try an approach this winter, categorically rejecting La Liga, in the name of fair play.
Tottenham would be on pole for Rabiot
Tottenham would be the team best placed to welcome Adrien Rabiot, reports Corriere Dello Sport. Juventus Turin, where the vice world champion is about to expire his contract, would even be ready to let his midfielder slip in January in order not to lose him for free at the end of the season. The 27-year-old Rabiot recently expressed his desire to discover the Premier League.
Newcastle would offer 20 million for Depay
On a free next June, Memphis Depay would be the subject of an offer from Newcastle. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Magpies have offered €20m for the Dutch forward from Barça, who is returning from a World Cup in Qatar that ended in the quarter-finals with the Netherlands. However, the player currently prefers to end his season in order to be released.
Bellingham would have chosen in Real
Highly visible at the 2022 World Cup, Jude Bellingham has no shortage of prestigious courtiers. But according to AS newspaper’s information, the English midfielder has chosen to continue his career in Real Madrid rather than in England.
According to a contract with Borussia Dortmund, the 19-year-old midfielder will not prioritize his arrival in the Premier League. On the contrary, he would favor the Madrid option. Leaving Birmingham as a 17-year-old, the Englishman could become Madrid’s summer 2023 big hit, potentially waiting for Erling Haaland in 2024. But to recruit Jude Bellingham, you have to pay almost €120 million.
Still a few days before the opening of the winter transfer window on January 1, 2023. But the big European clubs are actively preparing for the next transfer market. In France, the Malinovskyi track was resurrected at OM, while Lyon did not lack ambition with John Textor’s takeover. Despite serious suitors, Lionel Messi has agreed to extend to PSG.