Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kaka: `Neymar will be great even out of Barcelona!`

The former Golden Ball winner Kaka also commented on the possible transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.
`At this stage of the season, there was a lot of speculation because the transfer window is open. It comes to some huge sums. Everyone wants the big players, Neymar is one of them.`, commented Kaka.
`That is a personal choice. I don`t know what is going on in his head and what he wants. I don`t know if he believed his time at Barcelona has been completed and if it is time to move on.`
`He is an outstanding footballer and wherever he plays, it is going to be great. I wish him luck, no matter what he decides. He has the support of his family. His father and other family members will decide together what is best solution.`, said Kaka.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hoeness: `Spending 222 million euros is a sign of weakness!`

The Bayern Munich President Uli Hoensess also commented on the possible transfer of the Barcelona Neymar to the French Paris Saint-Germain in the amount of 222 million euros.
`That is a sign of weakness. If I need to spend a lot of money to not do anything, it shows that I have not worked so well before. And that is why there`s no way to manifest such a great interest.`, said Arnold.
`The most expensive transfer does not mean that it is the best one. The most important thing is what you show on the field. That is why Bajren should go its own way in a sea of sharks, which pay from 100 to 200 million euros for the players.`, added the boss of the Bavarians.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Corvino: `Bernardeschi is not for sale!`

The Fiorentina Sporting Director Pantaleo Corvino said that the team`s biggest star Federico Bernardeschi is not for sale. The situation with Nikola Kalinic and Borja Valero is the same.
Bernardeschi is wanted from Juventus and Manchester United as it was said the two clubs by soccer partners are willing to pay 40 million euros for his rights. Kalinic is wooed from AC Milan, but `Violet` rejected the first offer of 30 million euros. Borja Valero is a subject of interest from Inter Milan, as even there has been a talk that the midfielder will move to the San Siro in a week.
`Bernardeschi is a product of our Academy and for that reason, he is not for sale!`, said the Sporting Director of Fiorentina. Bernardesch has a contract with the club until June 2019 and is currently refusing to renew it.
`Kalinic and Valero are players of Fiorentina and we rely on them. They are a major part of our project, but if they want to leave, then they need to tell us!`, said Corvino.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Paulinho: `I am proud that a club like Barcelona is interested in me.`

The midfielder of Guangzhou Evergrande Paulinho revealed he has an offer from Barcelona. In recent days, the Spanish media has identified the Brazilian as a backup of Marco Verratti who seems fixed in Paris Saint-Germain.
`Yes, there were contacts between Barcelona and my agents. There is a quote, it is true. We are negotiating.`, said the footballer, who next month will be at the age of 29 years.
`I am in a wonderful period of my life - both in a personal and a professional plan. When you are in such a situation, it is difficult to decide.`, he shared in front of Globoesporte. Paulinho feels happy in China and he plays there on a regular basis. In a possible move to Barcelona, he risks staying on the bench and losing the confidence of the Brazilian coach in the season before the World Cup.`
`There are many factors that you should think through before you make a decision. First of all, I think about all the great moments that I am experiencing in China. My wife and I like the city people. On the other hand, I feel very proud that a club analyzed by contact with soccer stats like Barcelona wants me.`, said the former Spurs player.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Real gave up on De Gea

Real Madrid was close to a transfer of De Gea in the summer of 2015, and the deal included also the goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Manchester United and Real Madrid failed to finalize the deal because of the closing of the transfer period.
Last season, Navas was harshly criticized because of some of his appearances and once again there were rumors that the Whites will try to get David De Gea.
`Before two years there was a disaster with a late fax. They (United) have sent it two minutes later and that was it. Last year we got off on the wrong foot, and at the moment we have two incredible goalies. Now we have no agreement with Manchester United.`, said Perez in front of the press.
At the end of the last campaign, the form of Keylor Navas got better. Now the main transfer goals of Real Madrid are the goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan and the striker Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.
The future of the strikers Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez at Real Madrid remains questionable.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Henderson: `The ranking in top four shows our development!`

The Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson feels that Liverpool is on the right path after the end of the last season the team managed to qualify for a participation in the Champions League in the coming campaign. The team finished one point ahead of Arsenal and took the last place in the top four for which Henderson spoke to the club`s official website:
`We all were feeling like we were in the heaven after we had finished in the top four. Now we need to make the playoffs and to get into the Champions League groups. `
`Of course, we wanted to win something, but we have to go step by step because that is a major achievement. Since I have been playing here, we were once in the Champions League. That is a step in the right direction and will help us to develop as a team.`
`We are improving in all aspects of the game. We are getting better in practice. We listen to the coach, how we can improve as a team and as individuals. Everyone understood that and this season everybody worked very hard. Finally, we have achieved a deserved success with the ranking in top four.`

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Matthaus: `Kroos is not among the greatest footballers, because he has not been a captain of a team!`

The world champion with Germany and winner of the Golden Ball for 1990 Lothar Matthaus explained why the midfielder of the German team and Real Madrid, Toni Kroos is not yet among the top German players.
Interestingly, in the poll of the newspaper `Bild` Kroos got 58% support in the referendum whether he is the greatest German footballer. The consultation was attended by over 50 000 people.
`In the present, he is certainly part of the best and most successful players. And that sent him and in the circle of the big ones. But whether Kroos is in front of Netzer and behind Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller? Or this ranking is backward? It is hard to say it.`, Matthaus commented.
`I would be careful if I have to compare with these players. Because the largest in our history were captains of the clubs and the national team. The captaincy is a sign of leadership mentality. Tony is still quite young. I am sure that he will win more titles.`, added the former coach of Bulgaria.
As it is known, Kroos on Saturday became the first German footballer, who won the Champions League three times. He did it for the first time with Bayern in 2013 and twice with Real Madrid in the last two seasons.