Tag: QPR

Swansea sign Ajax’s van der Hoorn

Mike van der Hoorn won the Dutch Eredivisie title with Ajax in 2014 Swansea City have completed the signing of central defender Mike van der Hoorn from Ajax on a three-year contract. The 23-year-old started his career at FC Utrecht before moving to Eredivisie rivals Ajax in July 2013. He was called up to the

Pochettino to learn from slump

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists his side will learn from the mistakes they made during the final weeks of last season. Spurs mounted a serious challenge for Premier League glory during the 2015-16 campaign but a 2-2 away draw with Chelsea in early May put paid to their chances of claiming a first top-flight crown

Bristol City sign O’Neil from Norwich

Gary O’Neil has previously helped Portsmouth, QPR, West Ham and Norwich into the top flight Bristol City have signed midfielder Gary O’Neil on a free transfer from recently relegated Norwich City. The 33-year-old, who made 27 Premier League appearances for the Canaries in 2015-16, has signed a two-year deal. The former Middlesbrough and West Ham

Brighton sign midfielder Sidwell

Steve Sidwell’s only goal for Brighton last season was a last-minute winner at Nottingham Forest in April Championship side Brighton have signed midfielder Steve Sidwell on a one-year deal following his release by Stoke. The 33-year-old made 19 appearances for the Seagulls last term after joining on loan in January, helping them finish third, before

Spurs hoping for Batshuyai resolution

Spurs remain firmly in the hunt to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi but any deal is likely to be delayed until after Euro 2016. The prolific frontman has been a long-standing target of boss Mauricio Pochettino as he looks for more firepower next season and alternatives to current first-choice striker Harry Kane. The 22-year-old has

‘Knew we’d see Jermain Defoe in an England shirt this summer!’ – Fans react to striker’s Soccer Aid double after Euro 2016 snub

Should Jermain Defoe have been heading to France next week?  The Sunderland striker ended the Premier League season in red-hot form, but he was snubbed by Roy Hodgson when he named the England squad for Euro 2016, instead choosing Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford.  The 33-year-old has 55 senior Three Lions

Di Matteo ‘honoured’ to get Villa job

Roberto Di Matteo led Chelsea to the FA Cup and Champions League in 2012 but was sacked in November of that year New Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo says “it’s a wonderful honour” to take charge at Villa Park. The relegated Premier League club officially announced his appointment on Friday, confirming the news that

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

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,