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Why Dele Alli made the right choice to dump Liverpool

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Danny Murphy has stated that Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli made the right choice to have dumped Liverpool to sign for his current form.

Alli was wanted by Liverpool as a teenager when he was with MK Dons before he decided to move to London to Tottenham with an initial fee of £5 million in 2015.

Murphy stated that he is a fan of the England international because of his style of football, adding that he is top drawer.

The Liverpool legend added that Spurs made the right choice to go for the 22-year-old and the player was right to have accepted the deal because he has got the opportunity to play week in, week out, which to him, remains the best platform for a player to develop and prove his worth.

Murphy noted that it would have been a different story entirely if the player had chosen to go for Liverpool because he would not have been given the opportunity like he has got on the other side.

Meanwhile, Dele Alli has grown to be a better player at Spurs in addition to becoming a member of the England national team.

He is one of those that helped Tottenham qualify for the Champions League for the second consecutive year.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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Sir Alex Ferguson Identifies Solskjaer’s Replacement At Man United

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under immense pressure to keep his job as the manager at Old Trafford as results continue to dwindle especially in the wake of the injury to star player Marcus Rashford.

The Red Devils were dealt a big blow after the England international wss ruled out of action for the better part of two months as a result of the stress fracture suffered in his back during a recent game against Wolves in the FA Cup.

Marcus Rashford sustained the injury during the second half of the game shortly after he came on as a substitute.

He has scored 19 goals and added five assists for Manchester United this season and the team has felt his absence in the last two games without him.

Pressure is on Solskjaer to start performing with the players at his disposal and the latest reports from the Daily Express revealed that legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has identified the man to replace his protege if he continues to struggle as the Manchester United manager.

Ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was favoured by Sir Alex Ferguson as the replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho in 2018 before Solskjaer was given the job.

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EPL: Man Utd Handed Transfer Boost With Player Set To Miss Next Match

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Premier League club Manchester United have been given a transfer boost according to Portuguese media portal Record after it was revealed that top target Bruno Fernandes will sit out the upcoming league game with Maritimo on Monday evening as a result of the speculation over his future at his Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.

Bruno Fernandes has been at the heart of a protracted transfer saga that also involves Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon.

The two clubs have not been able to agree a transfer fee for the 25-year-old midfielder though all the parties are confident that a deal would be done before the end of this transfer window.

It was disclosed that the two clubs are still far from reaching an agreement on a transfer fee for the player as things stand now.

Bruno Fernandes is a goalscoring midfielder who has netted almost 50 goals since the start of the last campain.

The former Sampdoria player scored 32 goals throughout last season and has already netted 15 goals since the start of the current campaign.

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EPL: Alex Ferguson Wants Manchester United To Sign This Player

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told club officials to sign highly-rated Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn.

Premier League legend Kevin Philips disclosed the position of Sir Alex Ferguson on John McGinn in a chat with Football Insider.

Kevin Philips played for clubs like Sunderland and Birmingham City with distinction while he was in the Premier League.

According to him, Sir Alex Ferguson has told club officials to sign the Aston Villa player who’s presently out injured.

John McGinn suffered ankle ligament damage at the end of last year and he’s not expected back in action until March meaning that a move to Manchester United this month is highly unlikely until the summer at least.

The Scottish international was linked with a £50m transfer to Manchester United last summer shortly after he helped his team to secure Premier League promotion via the Championship.

Manchester United have been short in midfield this season especially after two key midfielders suffered long-term injuries and that prompted the pursuit of Bruno Fernandes.

The Red Devils are finding it hard to agree a deal with Sporting Lisbon for him.

The 25-year-old is eager to leave Sporting Lisbon for Manchester United this month.

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EPL: Man United Identify Two Key Positions To Fill

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Manchester United want to sign two players between now and the end of this January winter window according to the Manchester Evening News (MEN).

It was revealed that the Manchester United players have been told that the club wants to sign a midfielder and a striker before the transfer window shuts on January 31.

Manchester United have been decimated by injuries and it is a no brainer for the club to strengthen their squad this month especially if they want to meet their least target for this season which is to qualify for the Champions League next season after they missed out on the competition this season.

The Red Devils were hit by injuries to key players at the end of last month after Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay were ruled out for several weeks.

Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are both not expected back until mid-February at least.

Manchester United were then dealt another major injury blow with the serious back problem sustained by Marcus Rashford during the Wolves game in the FA Cup.

Marcus Rashford will miss the next two months and his impact has been missed in the last two league games which ended in defeats for the Old Trafford outfit.

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EPL: Manchester United Enter Talks To Sign Experienced Goal Scorer

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Three-time European champions Manchester United have reportedly opened talks over the possibility of signing AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek.

According to The Athletic, Manchester United have contacted the Italians over the loan signing of the Polish international player.

The Red Devils have been informed that AC Milan are open to a loan deal for Piatek but it has come with the obligation to sign him for £30m at the end of the proposed short-term loan deal this summer.

Piatek has been pushed down the central striker pecking order at AC Milan this month following the arrival of former club striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Polish striker has struggled for form this season and he has scored just five goals in 19 games for the Rossoneri in all competitions this term.

38-year-old AC Milan legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to the club to take his central striker role.

Ibrahimovic is back in Italy after his contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) club LA Galaxy ended last month.

Manchester United have turned to Piatek after the long-term injury to topscorer Marcus Rashford who has scored 19 goals plus five assists this season.

The Red Devils have been blunt in attack since the England international suffered a back injury.

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EPL: What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Said About Signing New Players

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assured Manchester United supporters that the club is working on the signing of new players before the end of this month’s transfer window.

Solskjaer talked about transfers during his post-match press conference after the disappointing 2-0 loss to Burnley at home on Wednesday night.

Burnley won at Manchester United for the first time in almost five decades as the Red Devils failed to close the gap on fourth place.

Manchester United stay in fifth place and are now six points adrift of Chelsea who occupy the last Champions League place.

A win over Burnley would have reduced the gap to Chelsea to just three points.

Manchester United were punished for their wastefulness in front of goal during the Burnley game as the likes of Anthony Martial and Juan Manuel Mata wasted several opportunities to score the first goal of the game before Chris Woods struck the first goal of the game with seven first-half minutes left to play.

Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez added a second goal shortly after the halftime interval to wrap up the points for his team.

It was an historic win for Sean Dyche and his Burnley players who battled hard for the Clarets’ first win at Manchester United since 1962.

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EPL: Chelsea Finally Make Contact To Sign This Experienced Striker

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Chelsea have contacted Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Edinson Cavani over a loan move before the end of the present winter transfer window.

This is according to the report from Goal which stated that the Blues want to sign him on loan from his French club though Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid are favorites to sign him.

Chelsea are hoping to get more competition for central striker Tammy Abraham in that department as club manager Frank Lampard is not convinced by the present options of Michy Batshuayi and French World Cup winner Olivier Giroud.

Frenchman Giroud was thought to be closing on a transfer to Italian Serie A title challengers Inter Milan but that move appears to have stalled with the Italians now searching for alternatives.

Recent reports from Italy claimed that Inter Milan have opted to sign Fernando Llorente from Napoli after failing to lure Giroud from Chelsea.

For Edinson Cavani, PSG have already turned down a bid of €10m from Atletico Madrid for him.

Atletico Madrid have offered him a two-and-a-half-year deal until 2022 but the Spaniards still need to agree on a fee with PSG.

They are favorites ahead of Chelsea after manager Diego Simeone outlined his plans for him.

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EPL: Arsenal To Triple Player Salary Amidst Transfer Scare

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According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have concluded plans to triple the salary of sensational attacker Gabriel Martinelli to ward off the interest of the Spanish club Real Madrid.

Real Madrid are said to be weighing up a £50m move for the young Arsenal player who has a long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium until 2024.

Gabriel Martinelli has been a revelation for the Gunners this season since his £7m transfer from Ituano in his native Brazil.

The young attacker was playing lower league football in Brazil before Arsenal swoop in on him.

Martinelli is the second topscorer in the Arsenal team with 10 goals in all competitions.

The 10 goals have been in just 11 starts this season.

The 18-year-old has played 21 games for the Gunners since his transfer to North London last summer.

He earns £10,000 on a weekly basis and Arsenal are ready to triple his salary to £30,000 per week.

Gabriel Martinelli has taken his chance in the team after he replaced the suspended club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the team.

Aubameyang was suspended after his red card during the London Derby clash with hosts Crystal Palace in the Premier League earlier this month.

Gabriel Martinelli has scored two goals in two league games since replacing Aubameyang.

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