Arsenal have agreed on a professional contract with the highly talented Romanian midfielder Vlad Dragomir.
Dragomir is the captain of the Romanian U16 side and is highly rated by the coaches at the Arsenal academy. Dragomir joins a long list of young players who have recently signed a contract with Arsenal.
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The second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals are upon us and the likes of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, PSG, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be fighting it out to make it to the last four of the competition.
The Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United rumors have been circulating for months, but they seemed to have grown in intensity in recent weeks as it has became obvious that Louis van Gaal will be fired at the end of the season.
In his 2011 autobiography, "I am Zlatan", the Sweden international alluded to the strained relationship between the pair when he played under Ronald Koeman at Ajax and van Gaal was at the club as technical director.
Gabriel Jesus, following in the footsteps of Neymar and Oscar, is another Brazilian wonderkid who has put every big club in Europe on alert with his immense rise in stature.
Palmeiras’ young hot-shot Gabriel Jesus’ incredible performances both at club and international levels has sparked the interest of a host of European clubs including Arsenal, Juventus, Benfica and Roma among others.
Reported Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to sign a one year contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain before accepting an eye watering €50 million offer from Qatar.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the former Barcelona and Inter Milan stalwart sparked the interest of a host of European clubs, including the likes of United and Arsenal, when he decided against renewing his contract.
The Premier League is not just the most popular and entertaining European football league, it also has a massive impact on the travel industry in the United Kingdom. It helps generate more revenue than any other European football league.
According to GoEuro, a company that aims to make travelling across Europe easier by providing people with the tools to fully benefit from Europe’s excellent rail, bus and air travel infrastructure, Premier League generates around £447,688,000 per year.
After a lot of speculations, Luis Suarez’s transfer fee from Liverpool to Barcelona has finally been revealed. The La Liga champions paid Liverpool a sum of 65 million pounds for the Uruguayan striker back in 2014.
Suarez’s contract (leaked recently) also shows that Barcelona still owe Liverpool a final payment of around 13 million pounds in July 2016.
It was another record breaking weekend for Paris Saint-Germain, who won their fourth consecutive, and sixth overall, French Ligue 1 title on Sunday, setting a new record by wrapping up the league after just 30 matches.
The French giants showed their growing dominance in Europe in midweek by knocking Premier League champions Chelsea out of the Champions League and continued their celebrations domestically with a sensational 9-0 victory at Troyes.
Viewership and potential for profit set the stage for many of the biggest deals in sports around the world. It should come as no surprise that football, one of the most oft criticized sports for backroom deals and controversy over finances—see the Qatar 2022 World Cup issue—is once again at center stage for the future.
There have been whispers for weeks now that Manchester United have reached an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic about moving to the Premier League next season.
These whispers have now been confirmed by the French publication Le 10 Sport. Ibra is out of contract at the end of the season and reportedly the striker wants to play again for Jose Mourinho next season.
In what must surely bethe most significant mass leak of papers in living memory, Friday night's Ligue 1 match between Lyon and Nice had to be temporarily suspended in the second half when large swathes of thepitch disappeared under a layer of debris thrown from the terraces.
With roughly 70 minutes played, the Lyon fans began hurling litter out onto the turf which was subsequently spread across the entire lower corner of the pitch by the blustery winds swirling around inside theParc Olympique.
Marseille fans really aren't happy at the moment, what with their team wallowing way down in 14th place in Ligue 1, a whopping 43 points behind leaders PSG and just six points above the dotted line o' doom. They haven't won a league game at home since September that's how bad things have gotten.
As such, miffed L'OM supporters used this weekend's game against Bordeaux at the Stade Velodrome to stage a mass protest, with several large goat placards (generally poor players are referred to as 'goats' in French football circles) being held aloft as well as banners pleading with the club's presidentto be spared the "humiliation of relegation".
Hatem Ben Arfa may have missed out on a place in Didier Deschamps' latest France squad, but the Nice attacking midfielder continues to shine in Ligue 1, netting another superb goal against GFC Ajaccio on Sunday.
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On 14 minutes, the former Newcastle and Hull wideman waltzed past two players before side-stepping another and firing the ball into the back of the GFC Ajaccio net.
A player with the potential to be one of best midfielders in world football, Abou Diaby saw his career destroyed by a never-ending stream of injuries while at Arsenal. A move to Marseille last summer hinted at a return to the big time for the leggy midfielder and on Friday night, the resilient 29-year-old finally made his comeback against Rennes.
PSG have taken the pre-match tack of referring to Chelsea striker Diego Costa as a "fraud" ahead of the Champions League meeting between the two sides on Wednesday night.
The Ligue 1 side's official Twitter account posted a Vine which challenged fans to find"l'imposteur" among a rapid-fire slide show of masked cartoon characters, superheroes and villains one of which beinga photo of Costa in his face mask.
It's a pleasure to (belatedly) announce that Abou Diaby has successfully made it through a full 90-minute football match unscathed for the first time inover two years.
After fighting back from yet another injury setback, Diaby lasted the entire distance on Wednesday night as Marseille narrowly beatsecond-tierSochaux to earn themselves a place in the Coupe de France final.
It was arguably the worst defensive showing by four center-half's in Champions League history. While PSG boss Laurent Blanc and Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini, former center-backs themselves, were left looking aghast at the performance of their defenders on Wednesday, the defensive problems created an exciting Champions League quarter-finals in Paris on Wednesday night.
Paris Saint-Germain became the first club from Europe's top leagues to win the domestic title, doing so in impressive fashion.
PSG defeated Troyes, 9-0, at the Stade de l'Aube to claim its fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title. (REPORT)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored four goals in PSG's 9-0 win on Sunday, said he is not planning on staying at PSG next season, but he jokingly said: "If they replace the Eiffel Tower with a statue of me, I will stay at PSG.