Connect with us

Foreign

Leicester consider late move to rival Fulham for Arsenal signing

Published

 

on

Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (R) punches the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on March 19, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (R) punches the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on March 19, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (R) punches the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on March 19, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

After a protracted saga to try and agree a fee with Fulham to sell Bernd Leno, Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sport Germany reported on Tuesday that the situation was finally “looking good”.

Plettenberg claimed there had been positive movements in negotiations, with an agreement expected. Leno himself already verbally agreed terms on a contract with Fulham weeks ago, a deal lasting until 2025 with a one-year option to extend.

Yet there could be one last twist. Leicester City are close to allowing Kasper Schmeichel to leave for OGC Nice, but they’ll only do so if they can secure a replacement.

  Arsenal receive 2nd bid for 28yo

GFFN report that Leicester are now considering Leno as a potential target to replace Schmeichel.

The move to Fulham obviously remains the most likely outcome, for the time being, but Leicester could be another appealing option to Leno.

Leicester are obviously far more likely to challenge in the top half of the table than yo-yo club Fulham, which would help Leno make his case to Germany ahead of the World Cup.

  Arsenal's Marquinhos receives Brazil youth team promotion

It’s also not particularly far from London, with just an hour-and-a-half drive between Arsenal and Leicester’s training grounds.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: Bernd Leno of Arsenal makes a save from Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on March 19, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: Bernd Leno of Arsenal makes a save from Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on March 19, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Fulham had initially offered £7m with £3m in add-ons, but Arsenal wanted a £10m fee, with £5m in add-ons.

The Evening Standard suggest an initial fee of £8m is now on the cards, though they don’t make any mention of the level of add-ons involved.

If Leicester join the race, perhaps Arsenal could hope to earn a little bit more.

Source: Daily Cannon

I've been a freelance web developer and blogger for a while now and have a passion for both. Like most men, I'm a football lover; I prefer playing to watching matches.Personally, I believe with dedication there's no limit to what we can achieve. Yes, we all have the power and ability to do that.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Foreign

Arsenal loanee keeps his 4th clean sheet

Published

 

on

Arsenal loanee keeps his 4th clean sheet

Arthur Okonkwo saving a penalty for Arsenal against Plymouth Argyle (Photo via Arete on Twitter)Crewe Alexandra came out on top against Kevin Betsy’s Crawley Town on Saturday, with the former Arsenal academy coach unable to find a way past his old goalkeeper, Arthur Okonkwo.
Okonkwo kept his fourth clean sheet of the season in Saturday’s 1-0 win, making it nine goals conceded in nine games.
It’s a very solid start for the young Gunner, who celebrated his 21st birthday earlier this month.
Just as encouraging as his performances is the fact Okonkwo has been featuring so consistently so far. The goalkeeper is yet to miss a minute of his side’s League Two campaign.
Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo warming up before the UEFA Europa League match at Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal. Copyright: Focus ImagesGoalkeeper loans can be a bit hit and miss, as it’s often hard to break in if you don’t make the starting lineup immediately.
Conversely, if you can nail down your place in the early stages of the loan, it sets you up well to play regularly all year.
So far, it doesn’t appear that Okonkwo is going to have much trouble earning minutes with Crewe.

Continue Reading

Foreign

Referee gets life ban for holding VAR review on fan’s mobile phone

Published

 

on

NINTCHDBPICT000761556235

Serbian referee Stefan Lazovic who used footage on a fan’s mobile phone for VAR review to overturn an offside decision has been banned for life.

Lazovic went viral after pictures emerged of his VAR check in one of Serbia’s lower-tier competitions earlier this week.

He had originally ruled out a goal for offside before studying the spectator’s video, eventually deciding that the player was in fact onside.

And the Sun reports that Serbian chiefs were not impressed by the decision and have since stripped Lazovic of his duties.

Lazovic’s alleged dismissal sparked outrage on social media, as fans stood in support of the referee.

  Arsenal receive 2nd bid for 28yo

Former Manchester United and Chelsea star Nemanja Matic commented on an Instagram post supporting Lazovic with a two raised hands emoji.

The original comment written by ftbl.serbia read: “Support for Stefan Lazovic! Why should only he suffer, why such a rigorous sentence, why a lifetime ban from trial?

“How is it possible that there is no penalty for the delegate and all other authorities from the responsible FS of that district?

“How could the match be allowed to be played without one assistant referee?! Who is responsible here? Why does Stefan’s spear break?

“At the end of the day, the fact that he watched the video and changed the decision, just shows that he wanted everything to be FAIR!

  Arsenal's Marquinhos receives Brazil youth team promotion

“He talks about the fact that he was not a slave to his vanity, but he admitted and corrected his mistake.

“Well, this video went around the world and now millions of people have heard about the ‘over there’ football clubs Popovic and Apollon, as well as the village of Vrnjci!

“In short, we appeal to the judges’ organisation and the competent authorities – now you CHANGE the decision! Let the VAR system work for you too and cancel the penalty. Correct the ERROR!

“SUPPORT FOR STEFAN LAZOVIC!”

  Xhaka yellow card investigation probes Albanian mafia links

Continue Reading

Foreign

Dani Alves claims European football ‘full of racists’ after Vinicius Jnr slur

Published

 

on

Dani Alves, admitted in an interview with 'The Guardian' that he did not like the way Barcelona handled his farewell. Nor does he believe that the treatment of other legends, leaving him aside, has been appropriate. Even so, he feels grateful to Joan Laporta and Xavi Hernandez.

Dani Alves has claimed that the European football is “full of racists” as he responded to the racist abuse Vinicius Jnr was targeted with in Spain.

Real Madrid’s 22-year-old forward was targeted with a racist slur by agent Pedro Bravo, who said during an El Chiringuito discussion of the Brazil international that “in Spain, you have to respect rivals and stop playing the monkey”.

Following a backlash alleging that this was a racist stereotype, Bravo has subsequently apologised on social media by claiming that he misused a metaphor. It has opened a discussion across Spain and further afield of the language and attitude applied towards footballers with racial undertones.

Vinicius Junior has vowed to keep his goal dancing celebrations as they show “the happiness of a black Brazilian in Europe”, with his celebrations similar to those of his fellow Brazilian stars over the years – including international teammate Neymar.

  Arsenal receive 2nd bid for 28yo

Indeed, the Paris Saint-Germain star took to Twitter to defend his Vinicius: “Dribble, dance and be you! Happy just the way you are. Go for it my boy, next goal we dance.” Meanwhile, Brazil legend Pele added: “Football is joy. It’s a dance. It’s a real party. Although racism still exists, we will not allow that to stop us from continuing to smile.”

However, Alves has now gone further in his reaction to the fallout from Bravo’s comments in Spain by hitting out at the culture within European football. The right-back – who is currently playing for Mexican club Pumas having joined from Barcelona earlier this year – has stated that he experienced elements of racism everywhere he went on the continent.

  Arsenal's Marquinhos receives Brazil youth team promotion

Alves wrote on Twitter: “It is serious that there are idiots who continue to think that the dances are the problem. Gentlemen, the real problem is that Europe is full of RACISTs and they do not accept that other nationalities stand out in their country more than they do. I experienced that in almost every place there.”

A statement from Real Madrid added that they condemned “regrettable and unfortunate comments made against our player” and would take legal action against anyone making racist comments towards members of their squad. The Brazilian Football Federation called for “dancing, dribbling and above all respect” in a statement of solidarity.

  Xhaka yellow card investigation probes Albanian mafia links

Brazil’s legendary striker Ronaldo, formerly of Real Madrid, joined in the condemnation of the abuse directed at Vinicius: “Your dances do not disrespect anyone, racism does: it disrespects, excludes, hurts and kills.”

Continue Reading

Latest Posts

Buhari has done his best, but obviously not enough: IPAC Buhari has done his best, but obviously not enough: IPAC
PoliticsOctober 1, 2022

Buhari has done his best, but obviously not enough: IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) says President Muhammadu Buhari has done his best, but it was not enough as the...

Peter Obi rally locks down Lagos, large turnout in Bauchi, Asaba, Calabar Peter Obi rally locks down Lagos, large turnout in Bauchi, Asaba, Calabar
PoliticsOctober 1, 2022

Peter Obi rally locks down Lagos, large turnout in Bauchi, Asaba, Calabar

Supporters of Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate, on Saturday trooped out en masse across Lagos, Bauchi, Asaba and Calabar...

Simon Lalong Simon Lalong
PoliticsOctober 1, 2022

Gov. Lalong advises leaders to put Nigerians’ interest at heart

Plateau Governor Simon Lalong has urged fellow Nigerian leaders to be selfless and committed to nation-building. “Those in power should...

Sports Festival: Ogun wrestling association concludes trials for athletes Sports Festival: Ogun wrestling association concludes trials for athletes
All Sports NewsOctober 1, 2022

Sports Festival: Ogun wrestling association concludes trials for athletes

The Ogun Wrestling Association has concluded its trials to select the best athletes to represent the state at the forthcoming...

Arsenal ruin Tottenham’s unbeaten run to stay top of EPL log Arsenal ruin Tottenham’s unbeaten run to stay top of EPL log
All Sports NewsOctober 1, 2022

Arsenal ruin Tottenham’s unbeaten run to stay top of EPL log

Arsenal maintained their winning form, defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium....

Peter Obi's supporters defy police, rally at Lekki Peter Obi's supporters defy police, rally at Lekki
PoliticsOctober 1, 2022

Peter Obi’s supporters defy police, rally at Lekki

Supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, have defied police directive against holding a rally at...

Goodluck Jonathan Goodluck Jonathan
PoliticsOctober 1, 2022

2023 is Nigerians’ opportunity to choose patriotic candidates: Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to prioritise patriotism, unity and peace as they make their choices at the...

Imo people can’t wait to celebrate your exit – PDP tells Uzodinma Imo people can’t wait to celebrate your exit – PDP tells Uzodinma
PoliticsOctober 1, 2022

Imo people can’t wait to celebrate your exit – PDP tells Uzodinma

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State on Saturday said citizens cannot wait see the tenure of Senator Hope...

Goodluck Jonathan Goodluck Jonathan
PoliticsOctober 1, 2022

2023 is Nigerians’ opportunity to choose patriotic candidates

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to prioritise patriotism, unity and peace as they make their choices at the...

Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, Primate of All Nigeria Church (Anglican Communion) Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, Primate of All Nigeria Church (Anglican Communion)
PoliticsOctober 1, 2022

Anglican church warns porous borders will threaten credible elections

The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has urged the federal government to ensure strict border monitoring and control to prevent...

Trending

Copyright © 2022 Naija News 247 - Breaking Nigeria Newspaper News For Today