Tag Archives: Divock Origi

Stewart ‘irreplaceable’ for Dundee

3 Aug

Greg Stewart scored another two goals against Forfar Dundee manager says Birmingham City target Greg Stewart would be impossible to replace should the striker be sold. Strike partner Kane Hemmings was sold last week after Oxford United triggered a release clause in his contract. Stewart does not have a similar deal, but the 26-year-old has […]

Wolves sign winger Costa from Benfica

29 Jul

Helder Costa spent the 2015-16 season on loan in France with Monaco Wolves have signed winger Helder Costa from Portuguese giants Benfica on a season-long loan. The Portugal Under-23 international, 22, spent last season on loan at Monaco and is the Championship club’s first signing since Chinese investors Fosun International completed their takeover. Wolves say […]

Striker Watt unfazed by critics

26 Jul

Tony Watt sees his move to Hearts as akin to starting “afresh” Tony Watt says he returns to Scotland “a more mature” striker who aims to be remembered for more than his Champions League heroics against Barcelona. Watt shot to fame as an 18-year-old following his winning goal for Celtic in a Champions League game […]

We’re optimistic & positive – Mannone

26 Jul

Sunderland won three of their last six games to ensure their Premier League survival under Sam Allardyce. Sunderland’s players are in a positive mind frame ahead of the new season despite Sam Allardyce’s departure, insists goalkeeper Vito Mannone. David Moyes was announced as the newly appointed England boss’ replacement on Saturday and is the Black […]

Costa rumours played down

19 Jul

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has played down suggestions they are lining up a move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Costa’s second spell with Atletico, between 2010 and 2014, saw the Spain international score 43 La Liga goals from 94 appearances and prompted Chelsea into bringing him to Stamford Bridge. The Brazil-born striker shone in […]

Cherries land Blues starlet

29 Jun

Chelsea have confirmed Nathan Ake has joined Premier League rivals Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal. The Dutchman, who can play at left-back and in midfield, spent last season on loan at Watford and is now set for a similar spell with Eddie Howe’s side. Despite Ake’s potential, he is unlikely to force his way […]

Transfer news: Everton move to hijack Crystal Palace deal for French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda

29 Jun

Everton are to hold last-minute talks with Steve Mandanda’s agent to try and persuade the goalkeeper to join them rather than Crystal Palace. Reports on Monday suggested the Frenchman, who is out of contract with Marseille on Friday, was on the verge of agreeing a switch to Selhurst Park after being given assurances he would […]

NI star recalls glory years of ’82 and ’86

13 Jun

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Billy Hamilton (second left) with Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill, 1958 World Cup star Peter McParland (left) and legendary goalkeeper Pat Jennings (far right) at the announcement of the squad for the Euro 2016 finals Billy Hamilton knows all about the disappointment of missing out on a European Championship. The […]

Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger plays down talk of Roma exit: ‘I know nothing. I am only focused on Euro 2016’

4 Jun

Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has palmed off questions over his future – amid talk of a £20m bid from Chelsea. New Blues boss Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of the centre-back, 23, and he will put him high on his list of transfer targets when he takes charge at Stamford Bridge after Italy’s Euro […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 30: Higuain ‘open’ to Liverpool move, Arsenal target going nowhere and MORE

2 Jun

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, […]