Tag: Ivan Rakitic

Liverpool’s Allen completes Stoke move

Joe Allen played in every game for Wales at Euro 2016 Stoke City have signed Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool for £13m. The 26-year-old, who had a year left on his contract, was also a target for the Potters’ Premier League rivals Swansea, whom he left to join Liverpool in 2012. “It’s been a

CONFIRMED: Norwich City sign Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern on free transfer

Norwich City have signed Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern on a free transfer. The 32-year-old has penned a three-year deal at Carrow Road, having left Hamilton Academical earlier this summer. McGovern played under Canaries boss Alex Neil when he was player-manager of the Scottish Premiership side. The experienced shot-stopper moves to Carrow Road on the back of a fine

Football League proposal met with backlash

Bradford‘s joint chairman Mark Lawn has branded the Football League’s proposals to introduce a fifth division to the English professional ranks as “ridiculous.” The league wants to create four divisions of 20 teams below the Premier League in time for the 2019-20 season, increasing the number of professional clubs in England from 92 to 100,

Rowett ‘deserves Birmingham commitment’

Gary Rowett took charge at Birmingham City in October 2014 following the departure of Lee Clark Birmingham City must do everything they can to keep manager Gary Rowett, says director Panos Pavlakis. Rowett, 42, has been linked with both Fulham and Derby County this season and Pavlakis believes Blues must show the right level of

Carvalhal proud of Owls’ play-off spot

Carvalhal’s side had drawn three Championship games in a row before beating Cardiff Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal is proud that his team have secured a play-off spot, despite being “outsiders” for promotion. The Owls comfortably beat Cardiff 3-0 on Saturday to guarantee a top-six finish in the Championship. “I said from the beginning that

Transfer rumours and Sunday newspaper gossip: Arsenal Sturridge bid, LFC midfielder on the move and more

Here is a selection of the top stories and transfer rumours in Sunday’s newspapers… Arsenal are planning a £30m bid for Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge. (Sunday Mirror) Ryan Giggs has been tipped to quit Manchester United if Jose Mourinho is appointed boss. (Sunday Mirror) Leicester want Crystal Palace’s Yannick Bolasie and Watford’s Troy Deeney and are preparing a £40m

Carvalhal proud of Owls’ play-off spot

Carvalhal’s side had drawn three Championship games in a row before beating Cardiff Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal is proud that his team have secured a play-off spot, despite being “outsiders” for promotion. The Owls comfortably beat Cardiff 3-0 on Saturday to guarantee a top-six finish in the Championship. “I said from the beginning that