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Tag Archives: Per Mertesacker

Rangers rival Cats for defender

17 Aug

Sunderland boss David Moyes remains interested in Joleon Lescott but Rangers have already held talks with the Aston Villa defender. Moyes is after an experienced centre-back and has targeted Lescott, who he worked with at Everton, as he’s available following Villa’s relegation down to the Championship. The Black Cats boss may have to move quickly […]

Middlesbrough sign Valencia defender

15 Jul

Barragan made just one substitute appearance while at Liverpool – a Champions League qualifying match in 2005-06 Middlesbrough have signed Valencia defender Antonio Barragan on a three-year deal. The 29-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Valencia, scoring twice, after spells at Deportivo La Coruna and Valladolid. The right-back also has English experience, having been […]

‘Germany will back Britain in EU deal’ says influential MEP

3 Jul

He added that the prospect of an isolated Germany representing the “haves”, and the rest of Europe the “have nots” would be key. The “new battle in Europe” would be between nations like France and Italy which saw Britain’s exit as a chance to “spend, spend, spend” their way out of economic strife, leaving Germany […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to complete Man Utd move this week: £300,000-a-week one-year deal

29 Jun

And the BBC claim his long-awaited move to Old Trafford will be completed by this Sunday, with the big Swede signing a one-year deal which Express Sport understands will be worth £300,000-a-week.   Ibrahimovic, who recently announced his retirement from international football, has been coy when asked about his future – with the former Barcelona […]

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman urges togetherness at Goodison Park: ‘We need everybody pulling in the same direction’

15 Jun

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman may have a huge transfer budget at his disposal but insists that will not be the key to success at Goodison Park. The Dutchman is understood to have been promised funds of around £100million – plus anything he generates from sales – to get the Toffees back on track after […]

Under-21s offer Villa hope – Traore

27 Apr

Adama Traore says Aston Villa have hope for the future in the shape of their promising Under-21 side. Traore, who has been out injured in recent weeks, has featured for Kevin MacDonald’s young team and says he has been impressed with some of the rising stars in the academy. Jack Grealish is probably the most […]

Villa braced for Clarets’ midfield swoop

26 Apr

Burnley have been linked with a summer swoop to sign Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood if they secure Premier League promotion. The Clarets are on course for an immediate return to the top flight this season, as they occupy top spot in the Championship on goal difference ahead of Middlesbrough and Brighton with arguably the […]

Rafael Benitez admits he’s going back to the drawing board to save Newcastle

11 Apr

Saints skipper Jose Fonte warned the Geordie flops they could have been on the end on an almighty tonking if the south coast men had been at the races. The Portuguese said: “This was a game that we could easily have scored another two or three. “As soon as the first goal went in you […]

Black confident of Villa revival

10 Apr

Caretaker boss Eric Black has backed Aston Villa to recover from relegation and get back into the top flight. Results over the weekend still left them with a mathematical chance of overhauling Norwich and climbing to 17th, but in reality everyone connected to the club is preparing for life in the Championship. Villa’s 2-1 defeat […]

Ranked: The Premier League’s 20 managers’ playing careers compared

30 Mar

The likes of Ronald Koeman and Mark Hughes were superstars in their playing days whereas others were little known. Click through the gallery above to see our count down from the worst to the best.