THE JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW:  WHEN IT’S OPENING AND DEADLINE

 

While the whole world will be celebrating and ushering in a new year, football fans will be doing the same, but even more. Because the January transfer window will be opening as the new year is ushered in.


The January transfer window is the perfect opportunity for clubs who either could not do any business in the summer for one reason or another or flr clubs who were unable to complete their transfer businesses to make amends. Although it is usually not as long as the summer transfer window, the winter window is also helpful in the acquisition of players either permanently or on loan especially as cover for players who have suffered injuries.
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SUNDERLAND FOOTBALL CLUB TO UNDERGO INVESTIGATION

 

Since 2015, Sunderland Football Club have not had a technical director. With the situation looking like it’s about to have a positive development, it may be pleasant news to the ears of fans of the club.


Since the position at the club has been left vacant, transfer decisions, choices, as well as actions have been questionable. The loss of talented and potential players, especially youngsters has also been a constant occurrence at the club, raising questions as to whether the club is really planning to move forward or to remain stagnant.
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Micah Richards Receives Trolls on Social Media

 

Many of the renowned figures have urged the general public to donate money for needy people. They initiated the campaign by donating considerable amounts to those funds as well. Micah Richards also donated a mare 50,000 Euros to two different charitable funds made by Leeds and Manchester United. But some of the social media activists have trolled this noble work as a publicity stunt by the former Manchester United skipper ahead of the 2nd lockdown in Britain due to the increasing cases of corona virus infections. He announced his donation through Twitter where he mentioned that some more people will die due to some of the most unfortunate reasons like loneliness, depression, job loss, and some more. Thus he has donated the amounts to these two charitable funds to protect the interests of some people at least.

But the social media generation has marked his charitable move as a publicity stunt and has trolled him due to the announcement. Micah Richards has expressed angry reactions against these trolling and has marked them as embarrassing. After he left football he is now working as a football expert for different channels from 2019. He has expressed his disambiguation saying that there is nothing to do if a good act of donation becomes negative for some of the people in this world.
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Adama Traore Suffers Shoulder Dislocation For Fourth Time

 

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santois in doubt regarding the health of the club’s striker Adama Traore. The player has suffered a dislocation in his shoulder in the match against Sheffield United. This is the fourth time his shoulder has been dislocated in the field. If he is to go through surgery he will be missing out the games in the present season.


Traore was injured within the first two minutes of the game but he stayed at the pitch for another 77 minutes enduring the pain. Espirito Santo has expressed his concern for the player as he knows the problem has been pestering himas the forward was sure it has eased during the three-month-long breakdown.
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Jamaal Lascelles lauds Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce

 

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has talked up the fantastic job done by Steve Bruce since he was appointed as the club’s manager. The 59-year-old took charge of the Magpies last summer shortly after Rafael Benitez decided to move on from the club. Initially, there was much criticism over the club’s decision to appoint Bruce but he has managed to win over some of the supporters with the team’s performances this term.

The Tyneside outfit have not been overly consistent with the displays but they have nonetheless impressed stayed clear of the relegation zone with an eight-point gap. Speaking to Sky Sports, Lascelles said that he was over the moon when Bruce was appointed as the head coach and believes the manager’s style of play has suited him.
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Arsenal might Take Aubameyang’s Decision this Summer

Premier League football club Arsenal has been instructed to make a decision right away on the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the coming summer. According to the striker’s contract, he just has one year in North London. Several rumors are being linked with him about his moves to abroad clubs as well as to other Premier League clubs. His record in the Premier League has meant a lot of links to him moving to Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester United that cropped up some months ago. The Gabon International is turning 31 the coming summer, but talks and discussions are on over a new deal between the club and the representatives of Aubameyang and they are yet to settle down for an agreement.

 

This will leave Arsenal in a situation that is very delicate to them which they might have seen before when Alexis Sanchez left the club with six months to finish his contract in the year 2018. On the other hand, Mesut Ozil extended his stay with the club till the January transfer window in the same year. Aaron Ramsey moved to Juventus in the 2019 summer on the basis of a free transfer. For avoiding any of the above situations occurring again, Charlie Nicholas, a former player of Arsenal said that the Gunners need to take the crucial decision at the end of the ongoing season.

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Olivier Giroud insists Serge Gnabry was not mature enough at Arsenal

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said that Bayern Munich Serge Gnabry was not mature enough at former side Arsenal. The Germany international has transformed into an exceptional attacker since his breakthrough season with Bayern last term and he has already contributed 30 goals in all competitions for the club.

Out of those, he has bagged 17 goals during the course of the current campaign and he has also impressed with his distribution in the final third with 10 assists. Gnabry recently starred against Chelsea in the Champions League by scoring a brace and speaking after that game, Giroud appreciated the progress made by the former Gunners graduate.

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Solskjaer says forward’s injury comeback will improve Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that the Red Devils will improve on their attacking displays in the coming weeks with Anthony Martial making his injury comeback. The Frenchman has recently returned to action after a two-month absence with a thigh injury and he found the net during the 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.

Speaking ahead of the Norwich City game, Solskjaer acknowledged that the Red Devils have lacked the necessary penetration in the final third of the field but the same should improve with the presence of Martial upfront, he told: “We’ve not created as many as we like, we’ve not scored as many as we’d like. But now Anthony’s back, got a goal today and I’m sure you’ll see us improve as a team with Anthony in the team because he does give us something different.”

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Frank Lampard speaks on Tammy Abraham’s progress this season

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is pleased with the form of Tammy Abraham this season but won’t comment on the international future of the marksman. The 22-year-old has been the Blues leading scorer this term with seven goals across all competitions and reports have recently emerged that he could be handed with an England call-up after two years.

Speaking in a press conference, he said: “He has been out on loan a lot more scoring goals in the Championship. He has been given his chance this year and has taken it really well, scoring goals. He’s infectious in how he trains around the group with a great personality, giving defenders problems, even against Brighton at the weekend when he didn’t score. His performance was great. He also has more to do. On their international futures it is not my place to tell them what to decide. I never would do with a player.”

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Jermaine Jenas optimistic about Arsenal’s top four prospects

TalkSPORT pundit Jermaine Jenas has said that he is optimistic about Arsenal’s prospects of making the top four of the Premier League next season. The Gunners have been deemed to be working on a limited budget for the summer but they have still made quality purchases including the club-record signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

In a report covered by The Mirror, Jenas acknowledged that he is surprised by the club’s transfer business, particularly with no reinforcements at the heart of the backline. However, he believes the north London side could still experience a decent campaign, given they are bound to score more goals with the presence of Pepe in their ranks.

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