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Osimhen will leave Lille this summer -Coach says

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Lille manager, Christophe Galtier, has admitted that he expects to lose striker Victor Osimhen and centre-back Gabriel this summer.

The Ligue 1 side narrowly missed out on clinching a Champions League spot for next season, which means they are likely to sanction sales to raise cash.
Osimhen and Gabriel are two of the squad members that have attracted a lot of attention from European clubs.

The Nigerian has been linked with Premier League heavyweights and Napoli, while Gabriel has been associated with Everton.

“I can confirm that both Gabriel and Victor are likely to depart. I’ve expected it for a long time.

“They are working very seriously and we’re working currently with the players who are currently here who are likely to replace them and obviously on future players who will come to us to replace them in their posts,” Galtier said according to Goal.

Why P S G Coach is afraid to play Neymar Jr before scoring in UCL on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund

PSG have been afraid to play me but IFootball star Neymar Jr is in the news again.

Though this is positive after he scored against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night in the Champions League.

He has therefore revealed that his club side, Paris Saint-Germain have been too afraid to play him in recent weeks, despite him wanting to get back on to the pitch. Neymar, 28 hasn’t been picked for any of PSG’s last three Ligue 1 matches due to his recurrent injuries and coach Thomas Tuchel’s fears of him having a relapse in his recovery process.Injury has blighted Neymar this season, as he has missed several matches since getting a hamstring and foot injury in October.

But Neymar was selected for Tuesday’s Champions League round of 16 clash against Borussia Dortmund in Germany. and scored in the 2-1 loss
Having being impressed with his all round play after returning, the Brazilian attacked PSG for opting to keep him on the sidelines even when he felt fit to play.

“It was not my choice not to play the last matches. I wanted to play, I felt good,” Neymar said post-match.

“The club was afraid and it is I who suffer from it.”
PSG will face Dortmund in the return leg on March 11 with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.

The truth about Neymar £2.9m unpaid wages from Barcelona

Neymar sues his former club Barcelona for ?2.9m over It has been revealed that PSG striker, Neymar is taking his former club, Barcelona to court for £2.9m in unpaid wages from his previous four-year stay at the Spanish club.

The 27-year-old Brazilian footballer who signed for Barcelona in 2013 from Brazilian club Santos has accused Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu of acting with ‘absolute bad faith’ since he joined the Ligue 1 champions for a world-record £198m fee in 2017.

According to Spanish outlet El Mundo, Neymar now believes he is owed £2.9m (€3.5m) in unpaid wages in addition to the £36.2m (€43.6m) he thinks he is owed via a renewal bonus.

The report also details that Barcelona believe they are owed money from selling Neymar, ”due to the first part of a renewal bonus, alongside £7m (€8.5m) in damages and interest.”In an interview with Cadena Ser, Neymar Santos Sr, who serves as an agent to his son, said that the action was part of the original suit and expressed optimism that everything would be settled amicably.

“It’s a demand about his termination when he left the club,” Neymar’s father said, adding that ”Neither Barcelona nor us are worried. We will solve this situation.”

 

With the current court battle, It’s now unclear if Neymar will return to Barcelona despite rumors in the summer linking him with a return to the Nou Camp.

Neymar informs Paris Saint-Germain he wants Barcelona return

Image result for neymarReports have it that Neymar has informed PSG chiefs he ‘wants to go home’ after admitting he should ‘never have left’ Barcelona. The Brazilian moved to the French capital from La Liga champions in 2017 for a reported world-record fee of £198m. However, reports coming out of Spain suggest the Selecao star has finally told his current employers that his future does not lie with the Ligue 1 champions.

Paris St-Germain want to sell Neymar over irresponsible behaviour

Image result for neymarFujiipop findings revealed that Paris St-Germain are prepared to sell striker Neymar, with club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi warning that irresponsible behaviour from players would not be tolerated anymore, according to French media reports.

The Brazil international joined the Ligue 1 side from FC Barcelona for a world record 222 million euros (£198 million) in August 2017.

However, he missed large parts of the 2018/2019 campaign through injury and suspension and made just 17 league appearances, scoring 15 goals.

Mourinho eyes Neymar for Man Utd

Image result for neymarThe Special One, Jose Mourinho has been reportedly showing intrest in signing P S G play maker, Neymar.

Manchester United will make Neymar their top transfer target in 2019, reports Don Balon, with Jose Mourinho having moved on from Gareth Bale.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with the Real Madrid forward during the last window, but saw him remain with the Spanish giants.

With Neymar having also seen out the summer still at Paris Saint-Germain, those at Old Trafford are preparing to shift their focus.

Football: Why Messi is out of best three FIFA Men’s

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, text… Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric nominated for Best FIFA Men’s Player

There have been questions spreading about the exclusion of great footballer, Lionel Messi among the three best men footballers in the world which FIFA finally announced.

Though, Lionel Messi didnt perform excellently well at the FIFA World Cup help at Russia in the summer, but he won Laliga.

It was gathered that the great Argentine player didnt perform well at the UEFA champions league in which the three finalist did well.

A football pundit added that at the just concluded Russia World, Argentina was knocked out at the second round which things very worst for the Barcelona player.

However, two Premier League players are nominated for the Best FIFA Goalkeeper award including Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel.

Former Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois, who signed for Real Madrid in the summer, is also nominated.

This year’s Best FIFA Women’s Player nominees are Lyon pair Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Maroszan as well as Brazil’s Marta.

The FIFA Puskas award – given for the best goal of the year – is made up of 10 nominees including Gareth Bale’s overhead kick in the Champions League final and Benjamin Pavard’s exquisite strike in France’s 4-3 win over Argentina in the World Cup last 16.

Other nominated goals include Salah v Everton, Ronaldo v Juventus, Riley McGree for Newcastle Jets, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos for AEK Athens and Giorgian de Arrascaeta for Brazilian club Cruzeiro.

Two World Cup moments are nominated for the FIFA Fan Award including Japan fans cleaning up the Mordovia Arena after their team’s 2-1 win over Colombia and Peru’s impressive away following.

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach shortlist consists of Lyon’s Reynald Pedros, Japan’s Asako Takakura and Sarina Wiegman of the Netherlands.Image result for messi

Real reasons Victor Moses quit playing for Super Eagles

Image result for Victor MosesVictor Moses  has announced his immediate retirement  from international football to concentrate fully on his club career.

The 27-year-old Chelsea wingback made the shock announcement on Twitter  on Wednesday, dealing  a major blow to  Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr’s  plans for the  Cameroon 2019  Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Nigeria  were beaten 2-0 by South Africa in  their first group  qualifying match  in Uyo last year, and the three-time African champions need a convincing  win over Seychelles next month to keep qualification hopes alive.

In his statement,  Moses said he informed  Rohr that he  had decided to call time on his six-year international career  “by telephone”.

Moses quickly become a fan favourite after he helped Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa – after he switched his international allegiance from England to Nigeria, where he and his parents were born. He represented  England  at U16, U17, U19 and U21 levels.

Some of  his fans have taken to social medial to express their shock and  sadness  at   his  decision’s to quit the Eagles.

“I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football,” Moses, who represented Nigeria at the Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018 World Cups,  wrote.

“I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime.

“Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country.

“However I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish.

Football: Barca eyes on Pogba

Image result for paul pogbaIt has been reported that Barcelona president Josep  Bartomeu has left the door open on a potential move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, after saying the club could still do business before the Spanish transfer window closes, Sky sports reports.

Despite being handed the captain’s armband for the opening 2-1 win against Leicester City, Pogba’s comments after the game hinted at tensions at Old Trafford.

Asked about Pogba after Barcelona’s 2-1 Super Cup win against Sevilla, Bartomeu said: “I won’t speak of any names, we have respect for all clubs and there are 20 days left.

“We’ll see which players come out. We’re focused on the league, so it’s best to ask (Eric) Abidal,(Ramon) Planes or Pep Segura about players.

“There’s still time to do business.”

Andres Iniesta, Paulinho and Andre Gomes have left Barcelona this summer and the Catalan club may have to wait if they are to further strengthen their midfield following the arrivals of Arturo Vidal and Arthur, with Manchester United unlikely to want to part with Pogba during this window.

“We are never going to find another Andres Iniesta, that’s impossible because there is only one and he is in Japan,” said Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde.

Football: Musa scores on his debut for Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, is looking forward to scoring more goals for Saudi Arabian side, Al Nassr, after opening his goal account for the club in Monday’s Arab Champions League round of 32 clash against Al Jazira of UAE. 

Musa, who came in as a second half substitute for Moroccan midfielder, Noureddine Amrabat in the encounter scored the winning goal in the 2-1 victory

Yahia Alshehri put Al Nassr ahead in the 15th minute of the encounter but the hosts rallied back seven minutes later to grab the equaliser through Mohamed Jamal.

“Just the beginning 🙏👌💙💛,” reads a tweet on his Twitter handle.

Al Nasser celebrated Musa’s brilliant debut showing and goal by tweeting their appreciation and photos of the player during the match.

“The Nigerian eagle 🦅 Ahmed Musa @Ahmedmusa718 made his debut, added the second goal for #ALNASSR showing an outstanding pace⚡️,” the club tweeted after the match.

Musa only resumed training with Al Nassr last week Friday following his arrival from English Premier League club, Leicester City.

 

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