With the season done and dusted, the transfer window fully open and the World Cup coming our way, various pieces of news are breaking out constantly. Here’s a small selection for you.
Taiwo at Anderlecht?
Taiwo Awoniyi joined Liverpool in 2015 but he’s yet to play a game in the Red shirt. So far, he’s had loan spells with FSV Frankfurt in Germany, N.E.C. in Holland and Royal Excel Mouscron in Belgium.
Turning 21 in August, it’s time for the young Nigerian striker to play some footy at a higher level, and Liverpool believe a loan to Belgium’s biggest club Anderlecht would help him develop, as well as help him with his work-permit application, according to Tolu Olasoji, a Nigerian journalist working for Goal.com.
We’ll hopefully get to see this lad play for Liverpool one day.
Bid or no bid? Oh Fekir…
In case anybody missed it, French outlet Le Parisien reported last night Liverpool have made a bid of €60million (£52.72million) for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir. Unlike the Fabinho business which was done and dusted before it had even begun, Fekir is slowly becoming a proper transfer saga. From ’99% done’, to nothing agreed, to ’no contact from Liverpool’.
Now – from a bid to ’no bid yet’ by David Maddock of the Mirror. But Maddock also claims the Reds are intensifying their efforts to make the deal happen before the World Cup.
The Telegraph have reported that the contract of Adam Bogdan is set to be terminated in the next few days. There can be no arguments about the logic behind such a move apart from the fact it didn’t happen sooner. And, as usual, people have quickly found the mention of his name an inspiration for a sea of ridicule. My view on the matter is slightly different.
Bogdan came to Liverpool and failed. It's not like he came thinking "it would be fun to fail here". His contract is rightly being terminated (presuming it really is being terminated) but I really don't see any point in ridiculing the man now.
— Vesko Trajković (@VeskoTrajkovic) May 30, 2018
Divock Stay or Divock Go
Speaking to Turkish media outlet A Spor, the agent of Divock Origi said he and his client won’t be happy with a new loan deal. He said Origi would be happy to stay at Liverpool should Jurgen Klopp decide to keep him. But if Klopp says no, he’ll leave. He has revealed that they’ve had contact with Besiktas about a possible move to the Ataturk Stadium.
After winning three consecutive Champions League trophies, Zinedine Zidane has resigned from his post at Real Madrid. The Spanish club called an uncheduled presser today where the Frenchman confirmed his decision to step down.
“I think it would be difficult to keep winning if I stayed”, he said.
Chelsea have released a statement saying their project for a new stadium has been put on hold due to ’unfavourable investment climate’. They haven’t set a time frame for the project to continue. It seems Roman Abramovich really has pulled the plug on spending big money.