Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has said that he is unsurprised with Aaron Wan-Bissaka being ignored for the England senior squad. The right-sided defender has one of the Premier League’s consistent defenders this term but this has not necessarily earned him the maiden call-up to the Three Lions.
Instead, he has been picked for the Under-21s once more and Hodgson insists the selection in itself can be termed as success, he said: “My eyebrows weren’t raised – I don’t see why they should be. He is picked for the England U21s which in itself is a very, very big honour. It is good to know that reading Gareth’s comments that he is obviously aware of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and what he can do. I don’t think Aaron, myself or anyone at the club should start to jumping onto media speculation regarding the player. It is up to him to keep playing well.”
İstanbul Başakşehir has admitted that the club has not received any offers from Fenerbahce for striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who has been on the books of the club since 2017. The Togo international has played for several high-profile clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Tottenham during his stellar career. However, the striker has been in the wilderness over the last few years and after a spell with Crystal Palace, he has moved to Turkish football with İstanbul Başakşehir. The journeyman does not appear to be resting anytime soon even at 34 years of age. He has been subjected to interest from Fenerbahce, who are keen to take him ahead of Leicester City.
However,İstanbul Başakşehir presidentGökselGümüşdağ has claimed that the club has not received any offers from Fenerbahce. He said that the club’s privacy and confidential transfer activity will not be opened up in this case. The presence of Emmanuel Adebayor has been threatened by the arrival of Demba Ba. The former Chelsea striker has returned to the big league after terminating his contract with Shanghai Shenhua. This will not be his first time in Turkish football, as he spent a period at Besiktas just after leaving Chelsea in 2014. The arrival of Demba Ba is a significant blow for Adebayor’s hopes of getting regular first-team football.
Senegalese striker MbayeDiagne has snubbed Kampiasa’s contract offer to complete a move to Turkish league outfit Galatasaray, following his long term admiration for the club.
Kampiasa offered the player a new contract offer to try to tie him down to the club but Diagne had other plans for his career, opting to move on to Turkish giants, Galatasaray.
Robinho, Emmanuel Adebayor’s former strike-partner when they were both playing for Manchester City, has signed up for Istanbul Basaksehir, the Super Lig leaders – so their partnership can be re-born!
The thirty-four year Brazilian has switched from another Turkish outlet Sivasspor (currently in 9th position in the table) after some impressive performances over the previous year. Robinho has played quite well this season and has managed to secure 8 goals for Sivasspor, becoming the third top scorer of the Turkish league in the process. However, Istanbul Basaksehir has made an announcement that the Brazilian forward is going to join their team on one and half year contract, which will take them to the end of the 2019/20 season. (more…)
Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor believes that the new Arsenal manager has improved the team since his arrival. He said that he has been following the team whenever he had some free time and he believes that the club is tougher to beat now.
Emmanuel Adebayor said that he watched the London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal and he was impressed by how Arsenal was playing during this game. He said that they did not give Tottenhamplayers time and space on the ball and that they were fighting for every ball.
Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Ian Wright believes Christian Benteke could be influential towards turning the club’s form in the Premier League in the forthcoming months. The south London outfit have made a slow start to the current campaign and they are currently just one point above the drop after the opening 13 matches.
Moreover, they have also struggled upfront with the joint-lowest goal tally of just eight alongside Huddersfield Town and this has come about from the ineffectiveness of Alexander Sorloth and Jordan Ayew upfront in the absence of Benteke through a knee injury. Speaking exclusively to 90min, Wright suggested that Benteke still has hope of cementing a regular berth with the Eagles upfront, considering the club’s woes in the scoring department this term.
Former Crystal Palace player and coach John Salako has heaped praise on manager Roy Hodgson for providing the stability at Selhurst Park. The former England manager was recruited by the south London side last season when they were without a point or goal after the opening four matches but he managed to transform their fortunes as they finished 11th on the table with 44 points.
The Capital outfit have since started the new season in a similar kind of form and Salako, who had been a first-team coach under ex-Palace boss Alan Pardew, has heaped praise on the progress made over the past one year by Hodgson, he told TalkSPORT: “Absolutely incredible. It just seemed to be a disaster and he was asking some players to do things they couldn’t do, like playing a back five, and he just lost that dressing room. But Roy, he has got so much experience and he had a lot to prove after the England situation at the Euros, where we failed miserably, so I think it was the right place at the right time with the right club and the right backroom staff.”
It is a decade this weekend since Sheikh Mansour took over the ownership of Premier League champions Manchester City. It has been real transformation since then for The Cityzens.
Manchester City have won three league titles, as much as Chelsea and city rivals Manchester United. The club has won three League Cups and the FA Cup as well, and with Pep Guardiola as manager they are seeking the elusive UEFA Champions League title.
Bristol City have been linked with a move for experienced winger Aiden McGeady, as per reports. The player is set to exit his current club Sunderland after they were relegated to the League One. Sunderland are set to make further changes after their fall from grace to grass. They left the top flight and could not cope in the stressful Championship. Even former Wales manager Chris Coleman could not stop the bleeding.
McGeady was decent under Coleman but with the results not coming in, the Welshman demanded more from the player. The Euro 2016 coach wanted more from the former Preston player who was experiencedin the Championship. He recognized the abilities of the player but was frustrated with what he was delivering week in week out. At some point, Coleman was cool with McGeady but at certain other times they were not in good terms.
The captain of Togo national team, Emmanuel Adebayor has joined the last season Turkish Super League runners-up, MedipolBasaksehir of Istanbul, who suddenly outburst as the league contenders last season and ultimately ended as the first runners-up, just four points behind the champions, Besiktas.
It was announced by the club through their official Instagram page that the former Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspurs and Crystal Palace striker was joining, by posting a picture of the Togolese undergoing a medical.
The chairman of the club, Mustafa Seral announced to the news agencies that the 33-year old forward was signing on a one and a half year deal which will see his contract till 30th of June, 2018 and will see him making a “major contribution” to his side while financial details remain undisclosed.
Adebayorhad been a free agent since departing Crystal Palace at the end of last year. He however skippered Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon where the country exited at the group stage after losing to DR Congo in 3-1 defeat. (more…)