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newsfootball2 days ago

Have to avoid comparing Thomas Partey to Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva, proclaims Lauren

Arsenal legend Lauren believes that while Thomas Partey is a good player, the fans and critics have to stop comparing the midfielder to both Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva. The 28-year-old signed for the North London side in the summer of 2020 but has struggled with a series of injuries since.
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newsfootball8 days ago

Saul NIguez isn’t fully adapted but it doesn’t change anything about him, asserts Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Saul Niguez still needs time to adapt and adjust to the rigours of English football but still believes in what the midfielder can offer the club. The Spaniard signed for the Blues on loan for the remainder of the season from Atletico Madrid.
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newsfootball10 days ago

Need to be able to control how we play and who I pick, asserts Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman has strongly implied that he must be the one in charge of deciding who gets to play in the starting XI and not the members of the board of the Spanish side. The Dutchman is on the verge of signing a new deal but insisted that the club president should not be able to decide who plays.
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newsfootball13 days ago

Reports | Antoine Griezmann took 40% pay-cut to re-sign for Atletico Madrid on loan

According to Goal, Antoine Griezmann took a 40 percent wage cut in order to re-join Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 season. The 30-year-old endured a torrid time at the Camp Nou after his move in 2019, making just 102 appearances for the La Liga giants.
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newsfootball16 days ago

Some fans might not like it but Antoine Griezmann's performance is all that matters, reveals Enrique Cerezo

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has admitted that fans in the Wanda Metropolitano will need winning over with quality performances by Griezmann. He feels that the striker is likely to be whistled by fans following his return from Barcelona as he left the club on unsavoury terms in 2019.
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newsfootball16 days ago

The language is a big challenge for me but I will learn it quickly to settle in faster, reveals Saul Niguez

The Spanish midfielder reveals that he is counting on his fellow Spanish compatriots to help him learn the language and settle in quickly in his new surroundings. The 26-year-old made a deadline day switch to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in a loan deal with an option to make the purchase permanent.
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newsfootball19 days ago

Antoine Griezmann re-signs for Atletico Madrid on loan from Barcelona with obligation to buy

Antoine Griezmann has completed a shock transfer from Barcelona after Atletico Madrid completed a season-long loan move for the French attacker. The 30-year-old forward marks his homecoming to the Wanda Metropolitano after leaving the club in an unsavoury exit over two years ago.
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newsfootball19 days ago

Barcelona sign Luuk de Jong on loan from Sevilla with option to buy

Barcelona have confirmed the capture of Luuk de Jong in a loan deal from Sevilla in the last hours of the transfer window. The Blaugrana moved to bring the 31-year-old forward to the Camp Nou as an attacking option after Antoine Griezmann completed a deal to return to Atletico Madrid.
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newsfootball24 days ago

Reports | Atletico Madrid mulling over Pablo Sarabia bid as Saul Niguez’s replacement

According to Goal, Atletico Madrid are considering making a move for PSG star Pablo Sarabia ahead of Saul Niguez’s potential move to Chelsea on loan. The Los Rojiblancos have been very active in the transfer window so far with moves for Rodrigo de Paul and Matheus Cunha already confirmed.
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newsfootballa month ago

Reports | Chelsea weighing up loan move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez

According to Goal, Chelsea have been offered Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez on a loan deal with a loan fee and an option to buy at the end of the season. Reports have indicated that Thomas Tuchel is considering reinforcing the squad by bringing in a few more players during this transfer window.
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