Former Premier League star Kevin Phillips believes bringing Jeff Hendrick to Newcastle United is a no-brainer signing. The Republic of Ireland international has spent the past four seasons with Burnley, but he is now expected to make the switch to the Magpies on a free transfer after his contract expired.
The 28-year-old has already passed his medical with the Tyneside outfit and the move is expected to be completed once the background checks are finished. Ahead of the announcement, Phillips has said that the Magpies have made the right decision to land the Irishman, who is a consistent 8/10 performer.
The agent for Philippe Coutinho, Kia Joorabchian, expressed recently that the Brazilian is quite interested to come back to the Premier League. Kia added that everything is a complete possibility. He also discussed the future of his client. At present, Philippe Coutinho is on loan at Bayern Munich and they also have the choice to sign him up as a permanent player for them at the end of the ongoing season. However, the giants from Germany do not have plans to implement this option. On the other hand, Quique Setien, the manager for Barcelona does not have any plans regarding Coutinho for the next season. This means he will expectedly be moving again when the transfer window opens in summer.
Several links have been made with top Premier League clubs with Coutinho regarding the news of his return to the biggest and highest competition in football. He has been linked with clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal. But the 27-year-old has not said anything about his move. Joorabchian has not eliminated the fact that there is a possibility for Philippe Coutinho to sign one of the four clubs he has been linked with as he used to love playing in England. Anything is possible for him because he talked about the game he played in the Champions League in England a lot of times.
Most of the board members of Manchester United have continued to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hope that he will be allowed to have another go with the club come next season but it is believed that if the Norwegian doesn’t do something substantial this season, at least qualify for the UEFA Champions League, he is going to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.
Any premier league team has been faced with the prospect of not meeting the goals of a campaign then deciding to sack their manager as a result and in Solskjaer case, it will hardly be different.
Everyone is a veritable child in his 20s. Once you are 30, only your mom believes in you. By 40, you become a prayer point.There is time for everything. Time to make mistakes and have them overlooked and time to get punished by the slightest of mistakes.
It is hard to think of any league more unforgiving as the English Premier League. Especially when it comes to coaches. For a long time, Everton enjoyed stability even though it came at a cost of never really improving much.
La Liga chief Javier Tebashas hit out against Manchester City, calling the Premier League champs a problem in European football. Tebas, who is known to be controversial, in an interview discussed a wide array of issues from growing the Spanish top flight, UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, and the European Super League.
Tebas spoke against City and Paris St-Germain (PSG), who had companies sponsoring their motives even if the clubs were not profitable. He explained that these forced other big clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich to also spend to keep up.
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez believes Salomon Rondon must continue with his scoring ways in order to enhance his chances of cementing a permanent transfer to the club. The Venezuela international joined the Magpies on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion last summer with Dwight Gayle heading into the opposite direction in a similar kind of deal.
Rondon initially struggled to adapt to the club’s style of play with no goals between August and October, but he has since picked up form with regular contributions and has provided nine goals and five assists to the team’s cause in the Premier League. Speaking to Sky Sports, Benitez admitted that he had known the qualities and he was confident that he would be a success with the team.
Basement side Huddersfield grabbed a late goal to condemn Wolves to their 10th defeat of the season. both sides came into the game with different agenda as Wolves were looking to consolidate 7th position in a bid to take the last European spot.
Huddersfield had gone two and the half months without a victory and looked bound for the Championship next season. New Manager Jan Siewert had tasted defeat in all previous matches in charge against Everton, Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle.
Former Arsenal player Theo Walcott wants to improve and come back to his best form. He said that he is aware that he can do better and that it is important for him to get back to his best form. He said that he is happy at Everton and that with Marco Silva they have one of the best managers in Europe.
He said that it has been a good start to the season for Everton and that they are gradually improving. He said that in the match against Liverpool they were unlucky to concede a goal in the closing stage of the game and they could have ended up with a point if the match ended earlier.
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has responded to Instagram after criticism from former players. Ozil has scored three goals in all competitions this season, but the midfielder missed Arsenal’s victory over Fulham with backbone and there were reports of a training session bust-up with new manager Unai Emery at the start of the season. There were rumors that Emery told Ozil that he would be on the bench against West Ham, and the Germans responded by going out of training. But, both Ozil and Emery insisted on a disease was the reason for his absence in the Emirates.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown, an incredible critic of Ozil, claimed the midfielder was not missed at Craven Cottage, and ex-Gunner Charlie Nicholas predicted that he would be sold in January and the reason for his not playing could be the same. Ozil, who has returned from his back problem, sent Instagram: “Believe while others doubt # M1Ö #faith.”