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Why Joe Gomez should be a role model to Lookman




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Ademola Lookman is one player who is destined for the top as long as he remains focus and sees someone to serve as his role model.

The 21-year-old winger joined the Toffees from Charlton Athletic in 2016-17 but was only able to feature in just eight matches.

Despite Sam Allardyce’s promise to retain the player prior to the start of last season, Everton decided to loan him out to RB Leipzig in January for the concluding part of the season.

During his stay with the Bundesliga side, Lookman was lively and ruthless in front of goal as he to scored five goals in 11 games.

Having seen how wonderful the youngster performed during his loan spell, Leipzig moved to make the deal a permanent one during the summer transfer market but the Merseyside club prevented any deal from pushing through.

Despite much-improved offer from the German club, Everton weren’t convinced as Marco Silva held on to Lookman’s services, so much to the player’s disappointment.

Unfortunately, Lookman – who could have been a deadly striker for RB Leipzig this season, is now a bit-part player at Goodison Park this season.

Former Watford manager Marco Silva has chosen to play Siggurdson, Richarlison, and Calvert-Lewis ahead of the youngster.

Irrespective of the set-backs, Lookman has always grabbed every opportunity given to him so as to pass a message through to the coach that he’s more than willing and ready to be a regular starter in the team.

Against Chelsea two weeks ago, the player’s introduction changed the tempo of the clash as the Toffees became more rampant and sharp at the left flank of attack.

Though it ended goalless, it took Kepa Arrizabalaga’s brave and mighty hands to prevent the youngster from scoring.

As much as Lookman is trying to break into Silva’s starting XI, he needs to draw his inspiration from Liverpool youngster Joe Gomez, who was his close pal during their time at Charlton Athletic.

Gomez is presently an integral figure in Klopp’s team despite his young age. The 22-year-old has successfully pushed experience defenders like Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip down the pecking order.

Internationally, the Liverpool centre-back is now featuring regularly for the Three Lions. He was in action for the team in their last-gasp 2-1 victory over Croatia in yesterday’s interesting UEFA Nations League.

For Lookman to feature prominently in Silva’s plan for this season, he must draw his inspiration from the Liverpool youngster and remain focus and determined.

Lookman must ensure consistent solid performance and also play to the manager’s tactics and instructions.

Once all of these are done consistently, the player’s quality, talents and potentials will be too obvious to be ignored by Silva or any manager he works with in the future.

He’s played four matches for the team so far but all of them have been from the substitute bench.

I am a student of journalism, a part-time blog admin, football writer and analyst

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Chelsea star €10m away from competing Serie A transfer

Timothy Aiyeku



Ola Aina

After making their interest known in securing the signature of West London outfit Chelsea star, Ola Aina, Italian Serie A outfit Torino are already preparing a bid ahead of the summer transfer window.

It has been confirmed by Torino president Urbano Cairo that the West London outfit will receive a bid of about €10 million to seal a permanent deal for Ola Aina.

The Nigerian international enjoyed an impressive loan spell with the Italian Serie A outfit and has been confirmed that he will remain with the club on a permanent deal.

Ola Aina has been a Chelsea player for a number of years but he has failed to break into the first team and it is obvious that he will not be in manager Maurizio Sarri team for the coming season.

Having had a number of loan spells, the Super Eagles player now has a permanent deal with the Italian Serie A where he is expected to enjoy first team football and regular playing time.

However, the Nigerian international has a buyback clause and that will be activated by the Italian Serie A club as the summer transfer window is opened.

Ola Aina has shown great prospect as a player but that has never been trusted at the Stamford Bridge.

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Eden Hazard: Latest developments at PSG could turn Chelsea’s fate around

Timothy Aiyeku



Eden Hazard

West London outfit could still stand a chance to keep Belgium international Eden Hazard at the club beyond this season.

The Blues team are almost giving up on keeping the Belgium international at the club after he has insisted on leaving while he has refused to sign a new deal with the club.

The Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid is believed to be his destination because of his wish to work under his football Idol Zinedine Zidane.

However, there could be a development that will force the Spanish La Liga outfit to drop their interest in the signature of the Chelsea player.

This is after it was hinted by French Ligue 1 outfit PSG boss Thomas Tuchel that the team could part ways with their star players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as they are both been linked to Real Madrid.

This therefore, means that a capture of the two PSG players could force Real Madrid to step down their interest in Eden Hazard as they are currently finding it difficult to agree on a deal with the Blues team.

Chelsea are reportedly not ready to accept less than the 100 million euros asking price which Real Madrid have refused.

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Chelsea transfer target admits EPL dream

Timothy Aiyeku



Luka Jovic

West London outfit Chelsea have received a boost in their choice of German Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt star Luka Jovic as a summer transfer target.

Luka Jovic has been in form for the German Bundesliga outfit this season, having scored a total of 25 goals this season, with two of the goals coming against the West London outfit in the semi-final of the Europa League.

The quality of Luka Jovic was evident to the Blues team when they faced his side in the Europa League game. He is a strong attacker who has an eye for goals.

Luka Jovic has been on the wish list of the Blues team for a very long time and a deal is suspected to go down as soon as possible, after claiming that he would like to have another experience in other European leagues.

However, Chelsea will have the opportunity to land their start target if the transfer ban on the club would be lifted.

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Confirmed: Man Utd Target Told He Can Leave Bayern

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Jerome Boateng

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has told out-of-favour defender Jerome Boateng that he can leave the club this summer.

In an interview monitored by German newspaper SportBild, Ulises Hoeness adviser Bayern Munich defender Boateng to seek an exit in his quest for regular first-team football.

Jerome Boateng struggled for game time at Bayern Munich under manager Niko Kovac who preferred the centre back partnership of Niklas Sule and Mats Hummels for the majority of their games this season.

Niko Kovac led German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to a domestic double with Sule and Hummels as his first choice centre back partnership.

Jerome Boateng provided two assists in 20 league games enroute to a seventh successive German Bundesliga title for Bayern Munich.

The Bavarian giants sealed the league title on the final day of the season with the 5-0 thrashing of Europa League semifinalists Eintracht Frankfurt at home.

Bayern Munich finished just two points ahead of nearest challengers and rivals Borussia Dortmund on the league table.

Jerome Boateng also made three appearances in the German Cup which Bayern won by beating fellow top flight club RB Leipzig 3-0 in the final played on Saturday.

The 30-year-old German centre back was linked with a move to Manchester United at the start of the just concluded season but he opted to stay with Bayern Munich.

Manchester United are desperately in need of a new defender and they could resurrect their interest in him this summer.

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Revealed: Man City Join £40m Race To Sign Arsenal Target

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Youri Tielemans

Premier League champions Manchester City have reportedly joined the race to sign highly rated AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans.

This is according to the publication from the stables of popular English news outlet The Sun.

French giants Monaco are open to the sale of the Belgian international player whom they have slapped a £40m price tag on.

Youri Tielemans was one of the best players for Monaco as they battled relegation during the first half of the just concluded season before he joined Leicester City on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 22-year-old spent the second half of the season with the Foxes after joining them on loan from French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco during the winter transfer window.

Youri Tielemans was linked with a loan move to other Premier League sides like Manchester United and Arsenal before the Foxes swooped for him.

He went on to impress for Leicester City during his short-term loan spell.

Youri Tielemans scored three goals and also provided four assists for Leicester City in 13 games in the Premier League.

He could be the direct replacement for Ilkay Gundogan at Manchester City with the future of the German international midfielder in serious doubt after helping the Citizens to an unprecedented treble.

Gundogan has one year left on his Manchester City contract at the moment.

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Manchester United Switch Attention To Benfica Star After Koulibaly Snub

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Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to Benfica defender Ruben Dias after they were frustrated in their attempt to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Italian Serie A giants Napoli.

This is according to the publication from popular English news outlet Daily Mirror which revealed that the Red Devils have moved their attention to Ruben Dias who’s a more realistic option than Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

It was revealed that Napoli have slapped an asking price of £150m as they attempt to rebuff potential suitors like Manchester United.

The Red Devils are not the only ones interested in the aforementioned Koulibaly.

Major European clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been mentioned as potential transfer destinations for the Senegalese international centre back.

Recent reports claimed that Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid have made a £79m bid for Koulibaly and it remains to be seen whether Napoli will buckle under the pressure from the Los Merengues.

Ruben Dias is the alternative to Kalidou Koulibaly for Manchester United who are in the market for a new centre back after the poor defensive showings of the just concluded season.

Manchester United had one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League after conceding 54 goals in 38 games.

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Elseid Hysaj awaits Sarri decision to determine transfer

Timothy Aiyeku



Elseid Hysaj

Latest reports have claimed that the Italian Serie A outfit Napoli star Elseid Hysaj seeks to leave Naples in this summer transfer window with his bags already packed but he has got limited options.

Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan were earlier interested in the signature of the star player but their interest seems to have cooled off and a deal stalled which makes the West London outfit Chelsea as the only possible destination for him.

However, Elseid Hysaj’s possible move to the West London outfit Chelsea largely depends on the future of manager Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge, knowing that a deal might not be possible if the Italian boss is sacked.

There have been speculations that the former Napoli boss would be sacked by the Blues’ owner if he fails to deliver the Europa League finals title against Arsenal later in the week.

Elseid Hysaj has got a good relationship with the Blues boss as they had worked together in the past which is a basis for their wish to work together again.

However, Elseid Hysaj has ‘only Sarri left’ as he wants out from Serie A but that will not happen if the Blues boss is sacked.

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Juventus won’t stop Man United transfer move for £88m playmaker

Timothy Aiyeku



Paulo Dybala

It has been reported by the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus will not stop the transfer of their star player Paulo Dybala to English Premier League outfit Man United ahead of the coming summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have been linked with the signature of the Juventus man and the club are willing to let go of him with the hope that they can be able to beat Real Madrid for the signature of their former player.

Paul Pogba remains the center of all of the speculations regarding Paulo Dybala as the Red Devils are hoping to secure the Juventus man as a replacement should they part ways with the World Cup winner.

The France international has not hidden his wish to quit Man United after publicly declaring that he would love to work under football legend Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and it is claimed that he has been working with his agent to have a deal sealed.

However, the Red Devils have begun preparation for the signature of a replacement for the former Juventus star midfielder as they are in doubt to keep him with the speculations over his move increasing by the day.

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Manchester United Ruled Out Of De Ligt Race

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De Ligt

Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly been ruled out of the race to sign highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt during this summer’s transfer window.

According to Sky Sports sources, De Ligt won’t be joining Manchester United this summer.

It was revealed that the player’s head has been turned by the advances from Barcelona.

The new development leaves the Spanish champions as the clear favourites in the race to sign the Dutch international centre back.

Earlier reports had claimed that Manchester United are edging closer to a deal after offering the player a lucrative contract in the attempt to lure him to the Premier League.

The Red Devils were said to have offered the player around £350,000 on a weekly basis in addition to a £70m transfer fee.

Matthijs De Ligt has set his sights on linking up with international teammate Frenkie De Jong at Barcelona this summer.

Both players are on the books of Ajax but De Jong has already sealed a move to the Catalan giants as at January and he’s expected to join them this summer.

Matthijs De Ligt was instrumental to the double domestic feat achieved at Ajax Amsterdam this season in addition to reaching the Champions League semifinals.

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Real Madrid to try lock on Virgil Van Dijk

Timothy Aiyeku



virgil van dijk, man united, epl

Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid are making efforts to try their luck on Liverpool star defender, Virgil Van Dijk as they seek to snap him up in the coming summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Spanish outfit are set to lose their star defender Sergio Ramos as he is already been linked away from the club.

It is, therefore, claimed that should he leave the club, the La Liga giants will make efforts to snap up Vigil Van Dijk as a replacement.

Virgil Van Dijk has been impressive since he joined Liverpool from Southampton. He has been able to give manager Jurgen Klopp’s team a solid defence as they recorded the highest number of clean sheets with just a defeat in the entire English Premier League season.

However, two English Premier League outfits Liverpool and Man United are already being linked to secure the signature of the Legendary central defender.

It is therefore unsure if the Merseyside outfit will want to part ways with the former Southampton Defender especially now that manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed that he will not allow any of his player to move away from the club in this summer transfer window.

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