"Luka hasn't had an easy time in Madrid recently, so it's important for him that he gets back on track," said Eintracht sporting director Fredi Bobic, who has been on the lookout for a striker to partner André Silva since Bas Dost left for Club Bruges. … [Read more...] about Luka Jovic returns to Frankfurt: Why do Bundesliga strikers struggle abroad?
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Ighalo, 31, has only managed four appearances for United this season after the Red Devils added Edinson Cavani, but he bagged five goals in just over 600 minutes for the club last season. Prior to that, he scored 46 goals in three Chinese Super League seasons after moving from Watford. … [Read more...] about Transfer news: Ighalo to MLS, Mariano to West Ham, Man Utd duo on move
- The Telegraph reports Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be given £200million to spend on new players in the next transfer window. Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and Inter forward Romelu Lukaku are on the list of potential targets, as well as Benfica's Darwin Nunez amid doubts over Sergio Aguero 's future. Haaland has also been linked with neighbours United , Madrid , Barca , Liverpool and Juve . … [Read more...] about Rumour Has It: Juve plotting Pogba bid, Man City eye Haaland and Lukaku
Admiring Smith’s clever schemes, and alarmed by the disappointing Cal program under head coach Wyking Jones, Bay Area insiders wouldn’t be surprised to see Smith in charge of the Bears’ program before long ... Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura is an interesting player not just by the numbers (20.8 points per game). The son of a Beninese father and Japanese mother, he grew up in a coastal town outside Tokyo, didn’t start playing basketball until he was 13, and began speaking English only three years ago. “We get a lot of tapes” on the recruiting trail, said Few, “and here’s a guy from Japan. But then you put your eyes on him, and you’re like, whoa. We’d better look into it.” With Tokyo due to host the 2020 Olympics, he’s the centerpiece of that country’s quest to qualify for the basketball competition for the first time since 1976 ... With the Premier League soccer season so substantially covered by the NBC sports … [Read more...] about USF basketball revival stirs storied Hilltop memories
Under his old team-mate Pirlo, Morata looks like a player reborn, scoring 11 times in all competitions. Only four of those have been in Serie A but his seven assists over the course of the campaign are already more than he managed in the past two completed seasons - casting him as the ideal supporting act to Juve's indisputable lead performer. … [Read more...] about Inter vs Juventus: Who has the firepower to win the Derby d’Italia?