FOOTBALL UPDATES

Compiled by Miracle Ogunde

EURO 2024

-Lamine Yamal becomes the youngest player to appear in a World Cup or Euros semi-final, surpassing Pele’s record in the 1958 World Cup.

-Randal Kolo Muani scores France’s first goal from open play this tournament.

-Only two players have made 10+ key passes and 10+ successful dribbles at EURO 2024 so far:
◉ Lamine Yamal 🇪🇸
◉ Ousmane Dembélé 🇫🇷

-Aurélien Tchouaméni is averaging more final third entries per game (18.8) than any other player at EURO 2024 so far (300+ mins).

-Fabián Ruiz has won possession more times (37) than any other player at EURO 2024 so far.

-Lamine Yamal becomes the Youngest Goalscorer in the competition’s history! The previous youngest goalscorer at the Euros was Johan Vonlanthen at 18 years old.

-It has taken France 87 non penalty attempts to score their first goal from open play at EURO 2024. The run FINALLY ends!

TRANSFER RUMOURS

-Serhou Guirassy, on his way to Dortmund in order to complete his move to Borussia Dortmund. It’s going to be officially confirmed soon.

-Moise Kean has left Juventus and signed with Fiorentina for a transfer fee of €13 million, with an additional €5 million in bonuses included. Contract until 2029.

-Ipswich Town have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Liam Delap for a fee of £15 million, potentially rising to £20 million. The 21-year-old England youth international is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday. Personal terms are not an issue. Manchester City also had a similar agreement with Southampton, but Delap has chosen Ipswich Town.

-Leicester City have signed Caleb Okoli from Atalanta for around €15m. Five-year contract.

-Barcelona are willing to let Raphinha LEAVE if an offer of €60m or more comes in.

-Everton have REJECTED the Manchester United 2nd offer for Jarrad Branthwaite, thought to be £45m and £5m.

-Beşiktaş have sent a contract offer to Ciro Immobile this morning. The Turkish club have offered a salary of €5M-a-year. It is now expected that Lazio will allow him to leave.

-Manchester United have an agreement in principle with Lille for defender Leny Yoro worth €50m.

-PSV REJECT the first offer from Atlético Madrid for Walter Benitez.

-Lazio’s move for Napoli’s Giovanni Simeone is gaining momentum.

-Erik Ten Hag’s assistant Mitchell van der Gaag is understood to have left Manchester United. Ruud van Nistelrooy set to replace him.

-Liverpool’s FSG owners have confirmed that they are in talks to purchase Bordeaux. Following a meeting with the DNCG today, the French side were relegated to National 1. FCGB will now look to secure the takeover and retain their Ligue 2 status.

-Inter Milan have signed Josep Martínez from Genoa for €15 million, including bonuses. Contract until 2029.

-Real Madrid have reached a TOTAL agreement with Leny Yoro on personal terms, despite Lille accepting Man Utd’s offer.

-Nottingham Forest the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Carlos Miguel from Corinthians. Four-year contract. €4m fee. He officially becomes the tallest player in the Premier League.

-Al-Ahli is working on Allan Saint-Maximin replacement who’s targeted by Fenerbahçe. The priority is the Nigerian, Ademola Lookman. Contacts in progress.

-Manchester United are ready to complete a deal for Joshua Zirkzee in the coming days. He’s expected to sign a 5-year contract and formal steps with Bologna will follow this week.

-Diego Llorente has joined La Liga side Real Betis from Leeds for an undisclosed fee.

-Marseille have agreed with Manchester United to sign Mason Greenwood. The deal, priced at €31.6 million (€27.6 million fixed, €4 million in add-ons), is pending the 22-year-old forward’s approval. It also includes a large share of any future sale.

-Federico Chiesa has REJECTED the proposal from AS Roma. The Italian winger has other priorities.

-Newcastle United enter the race for Jonathan David.

-Matheus Nunes could MOVE to the Saudi Pro League this summer if interest in him is made concrete.


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