Author Archives: Duncan Wright

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Atletico Madrid officially report Barcelona to La Liga chiefs as they demand extra £72m in Antoine Griezmann transfer

By | 19th July 2019

ATLETICO MADRID have a officially lodged a complaint asking for Barcelona to pay them a further £72million for Antoine Griezmann. Barca splashed out £108m last week to capture the French playmaker from Atleti by meeting the buyout clause in his contract. That left the Madrid club fuming, because until July 1 the release clause was […]

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Salomon Rondon compounds Newcastle fan misery as he completes transfer to Rafa Benitez’s Dalian Yifang

By | 19th July 2019

SALOMON RONDON has completed his move to China – and sent a heartfelt message to Newcastle and West Brom fans. Rondon has opted to join Rafa Benitez at Dalian Yifang instead of making his loan move to Tyneside permanent in a bitter blow to the club’s supporters. Newcastle have now seen the 29-year-old and Ayoze […]

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Steve Bruce: I ignored Alan Shearer but I won’t be Mike Ashley’s puppet at Newcastle

By | 19th July 2019

STEVE BRUCE admits he ignored Alan Shearer’s advice to snub Newcastle – but insists he is not Mike Ashley’s puppet. Bruce has signed a three-year deal as successor to Rafa Benitez, against the advice of Georgie legend Shearer who told SunSport he had tried to steer his old pal away from the job. Despite being […]

Man Utd send their own groundsman to China to avoid dodgy pitch rows

By | 19th July 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED are sending a groundsman to Shanghai in order to avoid a repeat of the pre-season farce that greeted them the last time they visited China. United are set to face Tottenham there next week as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps up his build-up for the start of the new season. And the club are […]

Man Utd starlet Greenwood takes penalties with both feet but Solskjaer warns he’s not physically ready for Prem despite hint he could play Chelsea opener

By | 18th July 2019

MASON GREENWOOD has so much talent he takes penalties with both feet – but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears he is not quite ready from Premier League football yet. Greenwood, 17, has made a major impact during Manchester United’s pre-season with impressive performances in both their friendlies in Australia. The teenager scored his first goal for […]

FA fury as Daniel Sturridge let off with six week ban and £75,000 fine for breaching betting rules

By | 18th July 2019

THE Football Association have launched an immediate appeal after Daniel Sturridge was let off with a £75,000 fine and a six-week ban for breaching betting rules. England star Sturridge was found to have told his brother Leon to place bets on him moving to Sevilla during the transfer window in January 2018. But an independent […]

Steve Bruce meets Newcastle players in Shanghai for first time as club close on £36m Joelinton transfer

By | 18th July 2019

STEVE BRUCE has linked up with his Newcastle squad for the first time after taking an overnight flight to China. Bruce has landed in Shanghai just 24 hours after he was confirmed as the club’s new manager to succeed Rafa Benitez in charge. The 58-year-old wasted no time after completing the formalities before boarding a […]

Fans clash at Man Utd vs Leeds game as vicious fight inside Perth stadium leaves woman screaming during ‘friendly’ game

By | 18th July 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED’S friendly against Leeds in Australia was marred by a vicious brawl between supporters. Footage has emerged of fans inside Perth’s Optus Stadium trading blows during the match between the two fierce rivals on Wednesday. A burly supporter lands a punch to the jaw of a Leeds fan late in the game, which United […]

Matthijs De Ligt officially joins Juventus after signing £53m contract

By | 18th July 2019

MATTHIJS DE LIGHT has completed his £67.5million move to Juventus after signing a five-year deal with the Italian champions. The 19-year-old Ajax defender snubbed interest from Spain and England to make the move to Serie A in a switch that will net him £53m over the term of his £206,000-a-week contract. An official Juve statement […]