Sunday, June 30, 2013

Villas-Boas Insists Bale Is Not For Sale

Andre Villas-Boas has today expressed his belief that Gareth Bale will continue to play his football at Tottenham next season. This comes after much speculation that the Welsh playmaker was on his way out of White Hart Lane.

Bale, 23, was easily the standout player in the Premiership from last season and was deservedly rewarded with both the PFA Players' Player and Young Player of the Year.

The club with supposedly the most interest in Bale are none other than Spanish giants, Real Madrid. With quite arguably the biggest club side in world football it will be hard for Spurs to keep hold of their talisman.

Villas Boas though has reiterated his intent on keeping the Welsh international by stating 'we are not open to offers, whatever they are, and the player will stay'.

The absence of Champions League football though could leave Gareth Bale open to talks with Real Madrid.

What do you think? Will Gareth Bale still be a Spurs player next season?

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Chelsea Offload Marin To Seville

Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin has been allowed to move to Spanish side Seville on a season-long loan. The German international, who signed for Chelsea last summer, has failed to make a big impact at Stamford Bridge. 

With tough competition among the Chelsea ranks and after picking up a hamstring injury early on in his Chelsea career, Marin hasn't really got a sniff at the first team. 

With the arrival of Andre Schurrle from German side  Bayer Leverkusen, it seems as if Marko Marin's chances of playing consistent first team football have weakened some more. 

For this, I think a year on loan at Seville is a great decision. Credible side in a very credible league, Marin should be very positive about this move. 

As for Chelsea, although very talented in midfield, players such as Frank Lampard and Michael Essien are getting on a bit. Should they have kept Marko Marin for cover?

What do you think? Is this a good move for all parties involved?

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Carlos Tevez Completes Juventus Switch

Carlos Tevez has today said goodbye to Manchester and hello to Turin after signing a three year contract with Italian giants, Juventus. The fee is believed to be £10 million with a possibility of it rising by £2 million with add-ons.

Carlos Tevez, 29, has spent the last 6 years on both the blue side and red side of Manchester having spent 2 seasons with Manchester United before making the controversial move to Manchester City in 2009.

Although it was predicted that City were willing to offload a striker or two, it comes as a surprise, to me anyway, that the chosen striker was Carlos Tevez.

Carlos Tevez, who captained City to their first trophy for over 30 years after winning the FA Cup final in 2011, has been instrumental for City since joining the Blues. His energy, and more importantly his goals proved to be vital for City's success.

I think this is a great move for Juventus, not only in terms of the player they're getting, but also for the price they're getting him for. I believe Tevez still has a few years left in him.

What do you think? Will he be missed at Eastlands?

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