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Birmingham City name Karanka as new head coach on three-year deal

Reuters) - Birmingham City have appointed Aitor Karanka as their new head coach on a three-year deal to replace fellow Spaniard Pep Clotet, the second tier Championship club announced on Friday. Karanka, who was an assistant to Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid from 2010-2013, cut...

Manchester City set to sign Valencia winger Torres

London, July 29, 2020 Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal to sign Valencia winger Ferran Torres for an initial fee of 20.9 million pounds ($27.13 million), British media reported on Wednesday. Torres, 20, scored six goals and grabbed eight assists for Valencia in...

Mourinho hoping to end transfer window with ‘better, balanced’ Spurs squad

Squad London, July 24, 2020/ Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho believes the club will approach the close-season transfer window with a clear sense of direction and resist the temptation to compete with high-spending rivals. While Premier League clubs will be able to start signing players when...

Kane double for Spurs dents Leicester’s top-four hopes

London, July 20, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane looked to be back to his best with two quality goals in a 3-0 victory in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday. His goals were crucial as his side dealt a huge blow to...

Messi breaks top goalscorer record after Barca’s final day win

Vitoria Gasteiz (Spain), July 19, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Lionel Messi finished as top goalscorer in Spanish La Liga for a record seventh time after netting twice as dethroned champions FC Barcelona went on a scoring spree on Sunday. They ended their disappointing 2019/2020 campaign on a...

Chelsea pounce on De Gea errors to set up all-London FA Cup final

London, July 19, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday to book their place in an all-London FA Cup final. But they were helped by two glaring errors from goalkeeper David de Gea and an own goal by Harry Maguire. Chelsea, who face rivals...

Real Madrid draw final game to send opponents Leganes out of La Liga

Madrid, July 19, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Newly-crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid were unable on Sunday to maintain their perfect run of results since the season re-started. They drew 2-2 at neighbours Leganes, who were relegated. Real Madrid ended the campaign on 87 points after the draw...

Real Madrid seal Spanish title with win over Villarreal

Madrid, July 16, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Real Madrid clinched a record-extending 34th La Liga title with one game to spare by beating Villarreal 2-1 at home on Thursday — thanks to two goals from their leading scorer Karim Benzema. Real have 86 points after 37 games,...

Coronavirus: UEFA Champions league, English Premier league and French league suspend all matches

Europe's premier football club competition, the UEFA Champions League, the English Premier league and the French football league have suspended all it's matches in light of the current global crisis being caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. Sporting events across Europe have been put on...

Nigerian striker Ighalo says he took pay cut to secure Man Utd loan move

MANCHESTER, England, Feb 5 - Nigerian striker and boyhood Manchester United fan Odion Ighalo has said he agreed to take a pay cut to ensure his move to the Premier League club went through on transfer deadline day. United made a surprise swoop for...
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