Transfer news and football gossip: Pogba’s push for January Man United exit, Newcastle in £125m takeover bid, Rochdale teen scouted by Premier League club

27 Sep

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Paul Pogba will renew his attempts to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are reportedly ready to activate the £32m buy-out clause in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s contract. (The Sun)

Paul Pogba still wants to leave Manchester United and will look to seal a transfer elsewhere in January, reports claim
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Former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon has launched a fresh attempt to buy Newcastle United with a new consortium, offering to pay owner Mike Ashley £125m up front. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United have been scouting 16-year-old Rochdale defender Luke Matheson since he made his first-team debut last year. The youngster hit the headlines this week after scoring against Man United in the Carabao Cup. (Chronicle)

Watford star Ismaila Sarr believes Liverpool forward and Senegal team-mate Sadio Mane is currently the best player in the world. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham are seeking compensation in the region of £7m from Liverpool for teenager Harvey Elliott, with an impasse between the clubs over his value likely to be resolved by a tribunal. (The Times)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he was “surprised and flattered” to hear Jurgen Klopp tip him to be his successor as Liverpool manager.  (Daily Star)

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Newcastle have been keeping an eye on 16-year-old Luke Matheson for over a year[/caption]

Arsenal’s players held a blind vote to decide who will be the club’s captains as boss Unai Emery looks to rebuild his five-man leadership group. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are lining up a January move for French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, having sent a scout to Lyon’s last three games. (Daily Mail)

David Beckham is set to move into football agency – with Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, 17, a potential client. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will both appeal against the decision to fine Barca €300 (£265) for their approach to Antoine Griezmann while he was at Atletico. (Marca)

Crystal Palace are considering a January move for Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder Taras Stepanenko, having missed the chance to sign the 30-year-old Ukraine international for about £8m in the summer. (The Sun)

Transfer news and football gossip: Pogba’s push for January Man United exit, Newcastle in £125m takeover bid, Rochdale teen scouted by Premier League club

27 Sep

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Paul Pogba will renew his attempts to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are reportedly ready to activate the £32m buy-out clause in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s contract. (The Sun)

Paul Pogba still wants to leave Manchester United and will look to seal a transfer elsewhere in January, reports claim
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Former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon has launched a fresh attempt to buy Newcastle United with a new consortium, offering to pay owner Mike Ashley £125m up front. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United have been scouting 16-year-old Rochdale defender Luke Matheson since he made his first-team debut last year. The youngster hit the headlines this week after scoring against Man United in the Carabao Cup. (Chronicle)

Watford star Ismaila Sarr believes Liverpool forward and Senegal team-mate Sadio Mane is currently the best player in the world. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham are seeking compensation in the region of £7m from Liverpool for teenager Harvey Elliott, with an impasse between the clubs over his value likely to be resolved by a tribunal. (The Times)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he was “surprised and flattered” to hear Jurgen Klopp tip him to be his successor as Liverpool manager.  (Daily Star)

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Newcastle have been keeping an eye on 16-year-old Luke Matheson for over a year[/caption]

Arsenal’s players held a blind vote to decide who will be the club’s captains as boss Unai Emery looks to rebuild his five-man leadership group. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are lining up a January move for French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, having sent a scout to Lyon’s last three games. (Daily Mail)

David Beckham is set to move into football agency – with Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, 17, a potential client. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will both appeal against the decision to fine Barca €300 (£265) for their approach to Antoine Griezmann while he was at Atletico. (Marca)

Crystal Palace are considering a January move for Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder Taras Stepanenko, having missed the chance to sign the 30-year-old Ukraine international for about £8m in the summer. (The Sun)

Transfer news and football gossip: Pogba’s push for January Man United exit, Newcastle in £125m takeover bid, Rochdale teen scouted by Premier League club

27 Sep

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Paul Pogba will renew his attempts to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are reportedly ready to activate the £32m buy-out clause in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s contract. (The Sun)

Paul Pogba still wants to leave Manchester United and will look to seal a transfer elsewhere in January, reports claim
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Former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon has launched a fresh attempt to buy Newcastle United with a new consortium, offering to pay owner Mike Ashley £125m up front. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United have been scouting 16-year-old Rochdale defender Luke Matheson since he made his first-team debut last year. The youngster hit the headlines this week after scoring against Man United in the Carabao Cup. (Chronicle)

Watford star Ismaila Sarr believes Liverpool forward and Senegal team-mate Sadio Mane is currently the best player in the world. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham are seeking compensation in the region of £7m from Liverpool for teenager Harvey Elliott, with an impasse between the clubs over his value likely to be resolved by a tribunal. (The Times)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he was “surprised and flattered” to hear Jurgen Klopp tip him to be his successor as Liverpool manager.  (Daily Star)

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Newcastle have been keeping an eye on 16-year-old Luke Matheson for over a year[/caption]

Arsenal’s players held a blind vote to decide who will be the club’s captains as boss Unai Emery looks to rebuild his five-man leadership group. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are lining up a January move for French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, having sent a scout to Lyon’s last three games. (Daily Mail)

David Beckham is set to move into football agency – with Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, 17, a potential client. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will both appeal against the decision to fine Barca €300 (£265) for their approach to Antoine Griezmann while he was at Atletico. (Marca)

Crystal Palace are considering a January move for Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder Taras Stepanenko, having missed the chance to sign the 30-year-old Ukraine international for about £8m in the summer. (The Sun)

Transfer news and football gossip: Real Madrid want Eriksen and Pochettino from Tottenham, Sterling a ‘perfect signing’ for Barcelona and how Manchester United can challenge ‘for everything’

26 Sep

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online…

Real Madrid want Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen to sign a pre-contract agreement with them in January, and will then move for manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham fear Eriksen will reject attempts to sell him in January, meaning he will likely leave on a free transfer next summer. (Daily Mail)

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is said to be ‘waiting in the wings’ for the Spurs job should Pochettino walk away. (The Sun)

Barcelona legend Xavi sees Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling as the perfect signing if he one day takes charge at the Nou Camp. (Daily Mail)

Kevin de Bruyne has been told he should leave Manchester City and join Paris Saint-Germain if he ever wants to win the Champions League, by his former manager at Genk. (Het Nieuwsblad)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is prepared to put a £250m valuation on Harry Kane in a bid to keep the England striker at the end of what could be another season without a trophy for Spurs. (Daily Telegraph)

Pochettino has hinted he is planning to make signings in the January transfer window in the wake of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup exit at the hands of League Two Colchester United. (Daily Express)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has held talks with owners the Glazer family about making “cultural” changes at the club. (Daily Express)

Red Bull Salzburg’s 19-year-old striker Erling Braut Haaland has opened the door to a move to Manchester United – FULL STORY

Manchester United can be challengers “for everything” if they just add four world-class players to their team, according to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. (Bein Sports)

Juventus’ 33-year-old Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic turned down a £7m-a-year offer to play in Qatar so he has the chance to join Manchester Unitedin January. (Daily Mail)

Argentina giants Boca Juniors are to make a firm offer to sign Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from LA Galaxy, although those links have been rubbished by his agent Mino Raiola. (AS)

Transfer news and football gossip: Real Madrid want Eriksen and Pochettino from Tottenham, Sterling a ‘perfect signing’ for Barcelona and how Manchester United can challenge ‘for everything’

26 Sep

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online…

Real Madrid want Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen to sign a pre-contract agreement with them in January, and will then move for manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham fear Eriksen will reject attempts to sell him in January, meaning he will likely leave on a free transfer next summer. (Daily Mail)

Mauricio Pochettino and Christian Eriksen could both be on their way to Real Madrid
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Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is said to be ‘waiting in the wings’ for the Spurs job should Pochettino walk away. (The Sun)

Barcelona legend Xavi sees Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling as the perfect signing if he one day takes charge at the Nou Camp. (Daily Mail)

Kevin de Bruyne has been told he should leave Manchester City and join Paris Saint-Germain if he ever wants to win the Champions League, by his former manager at Genk. (Het Nieuwsblad)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is prepared to put a £250m valuation on Harry Kane in a bid to keep the England striker at the end of what could be another season without a trophy for Spurs. (Daily Telegraph)

Pochettino has hinted he is planning to make signings in the January transfer window in the wake of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup exit at the hands of League Two Colchester United. (Daily Express)

Man City star Raheem Sterling has been described as the ‘perfect signing’ for Barcelona, but Barca legend Xavi
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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has held talks with owners the Glazer family about making “cultural” changes at the club. (Daily Express)

Red Bull Salzburg’s 19-year-old striker Erling Braut Haaland has opened the door to a move to Manchester United – FULL STORY

Manchester United can be challengers “for everything” if they just add four world-class players to their team, according to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. (Bein Sports)

Juventus’ 33-year-old Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic turned down a £7m-a-year offer to play in Qatar so he has the chance to join Manchester Unitedin January. (Daily Mail)

Argentina giants Boca Juniors are to make a firm offer to sign Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from LA Galaxy, although those links have been rubbished by his agent Mino Raiola. (AS)

Manchester United wrong to offer Paul Pogba a new contract, says Simon Jordan on talkSPORT – ‘I would have sold him last year’

24 Sep

Simon Jordan believes Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba, not offer the ‘divisive’ midfielder a fresh new contract at Old Trafford.

Recent reports claim the club have opened negotiations with the World Cup winner over a new ‘long-term’ deal, despite his attempts to leave over the summer.

Pogba is reportedly in talks over a new ‘long term’ contract at Manchester United
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Pogba said he was ‘ready for a new challenge’ earlier this year and his agent Mino Raiola worked hard to get him a move away, with Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all interest, but to no avail.

He ended up staying at Old Trafford, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisting the French midfielder remains a key part of his squad and future plans at United.

That’s not what former Crystal Palace owner Jordan would have done, however.

On Tuesday, talkSPORT host Jim White asked if executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward should entertain extending Pogba’s contract.

And, as only Simon Jordan could, he quoted Al Pacino as he gave his response: “I think the actual question should be is; if I was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, would I entertain him?

“I think Paul Pogba is divisive.

“I don’t doubt and never have doubted that there is a player with innate talent there, but there is also a player that is also more about himself, I believe, than he is about the wellbeing of the football club.

“And the fact is at the moment Manchester United seem to have an amputated spirit, and there is no prosthetic for an amputated spirit and players like Pogba…

“You see Gary Neville talking about Mino Raiola the other day about how the agent is creating a division and shouldn’t be involved in football…

Pogba is currently on the sidelines with an ankle injury. He has made four Premier League appearances this season, claiming two assists
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“I personally would have sold Pogba last year, moved him along and made changes that are very definite.

“The reason why I fear for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is I don’t think he’s a definite manager. I think he’s learning his trade on other people’s time and on their dime and I think Manchester United need better than that.

“And players like Paul Pogba removed out of the club sends out very strong message about what Manchester United are really about.”

Solskjaer has been warned his job could be under threat if United’s performances don’t improve after their poor start to the new Premier League campaign – two wins, two draws and two defeats from their opening six games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under the spotlight in the Old Trafford dugout
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The stats look even worst for the boss if you take a wider view. Manchester United have won just four league games out of 14 since he was given the job permanently in March, while they have scored just 15 goals.

And asked if he thinks Solskjaer will last the season in charge, Jordan added:

“I think he probably will, but I don’t think he’ll go much past the end of the season.”

Manchester United wrong to offer Paul Pogba a new contract, says Simon Jordan on talkSPORT – ‘I would have sold him last year’

24 Sep

Simon Jordan believes Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba, not offer the ‘divisive’ midfielder a fresh new contract at Old Trafford.

Recent reports claim the club have opened negotiations with the World Cup winner over a new ‘long-term’ deal, despite his attempts to leave over the summer.

Pogba is reportedly in talks over a new ‘long term’ contract at Manchester United
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Pogba said he was ‘ready for a new challenge’ earlier this year and his agent Mino Raiola worked hard to get him a move away, with Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all interest, but to no avail.

He ended up staying at Old Trafford, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisting the French midfielder remains a key part of his squad and future plans at United.

That’s not what former Crystal Palace owner Jordan would have done, however.

On Tuesday, talkSPORT host Jim White asked if executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward should entertain extending Pogba’s contract.

And, as only Simon Jordan could, he quoted Al Pacino as he gave his response: “I think the actual question should be is; if I was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, would I entertain him?

“I think Paul Pogba is divisive.

“I don’t doubt and never have doubted that there is a player with innate talent there, but there is also a player that is also more about himself, I believe, than he is about the wellbeing of the football club.

“And the fact is at the moment Manchester United seem to have an amputated spirit, and there is no prosthetic for an amputated spirit and players like Pogba…

“You see Gary Neville talking about Mino Raiola the other day about how the agent is creating a division and shouldn’t be involved in football…

Pogba is currently on the sidelines with an ankle injury. He has made four Premier League appearances this season, claiming two assists
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“I personally would have sold Pogba last year, moved him along and made changes that are very definite.

“The reason why I fear for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is I don’t think he’s a definite manager. I think he’s learning his trade on other people’s time and on their dime and I think Manchester United need better than that.

“And players like Paul Pogba removed out of the club sends out very strong message about what Manchester United are really about.”

Solskjaer has been warned his job could be under threat if United’s performances don’t improve after their poor start to the new Premier League campaign – two wins, two draws and two defeats from their opening six games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under the spotlight in the Old Trafford dugout
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The stats look even worst for the boss if you take a wider view. Manchester United have won just four league games out of 14 since he was given the job permanently in March, while they have scored just 15 goals.

And asked if he thinks Solskjaer will last the season in charge, Jordan added:

“I think he probably will, but I don’t think he’ll go much past the end of the season.”

Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool star to sign huge contract, Arsenal defender wants to leave, teen ace Haaland backed to join Man United

20 Sep

talkSPORT rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Liverpool have opened talks with Sadio Mane over a new five-and-a-half-year deal that would see the 27-year-old become the club’s highest paid player – FULL STORY

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke invested his own money on transfers this summer rather than rely on the club’s self-sustaining model to fund the deals – FULL STORY

Sadio Mane is set to be rewarded for his amazing form with a bumper new Liverpool contract
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Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi says he is open to leaving the club if an opportunity arises to return back home to Germany. (Daily Mail)

David Silva will sign for David Beckham’s Major League Soccer side Inter Miami when he leaves Manchester City at the end of the season – FULL STORY

Erling Braut Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, says it would be “nice” if the 19-year-old Norway and Red Bull Salzburg striker joined Manchester United. That is despite the 46-year-old playing for their rivals Leeds United and Manchester City during his playing career. (TV2)

Barcelona are the latest club to be linked with Haaland, who scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut for Salzburg against Genk on Tuesday. (Mundo Deportivo)

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and team-mate Marcelo Brozovic had to be separated by Alexis Sanchez after a dressing room row erupted following their 1-1 Champions League draw against Slavia Prague on Tuesday – FULL STORY

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coached Erling Braut Haaland at Molde
Instagram @erling.haaland

Liverpool’s Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri says he feels “a little downbeat” at his lack of playing time this season but insists he is “comfortable” at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers admits a move to either Liverpool or Manchester City would be too big to turn down for in-demand James Maddison. (The Sun)

If clubs come in for Maddison, the Foxes would demand a figure similar the £80m Man United paid to sign Harry Maguire in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona are planning to sell a number of players in the January window – with Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti and Arturo Vidal among those who could leave. (Marca)

Real Madrid would have to pay around €80m (£70.5m) if they want to sack manager Zinedine Zidane after their dreadful start to the season. (Sport)

Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool star to sign huge contract, Arsenal defender wants to leave, teen ace Haaland backed to join Man United

20 Sep

talkSPORT rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Liverpool have opened talks with Sadio Mane over a new five-and-a-half-year deal that would see the 27-year-old become the club’s highest paid player – FULL STORY

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke invested his own money on transfers this summer rather than rely on the club’s self-sustaining model to fund the deals – FULL STORY

Sadio Mane is set to be rewarded for his amazing form with a bumper new Liverpool contract
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Gunners defender Shkodran Mustafi says he is open to leaving the club if an opportunity arises to return back home to Germany. (Daily Mail)

David Silva will sign for David Beckham’s Major League Soccer side Inter Miami when he leaves Manchester City at the end of the season – FULL STORY

Erling Braut Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, says it would be “nice” if the 19-year-old Norway and Red Bull Salzburg striker joined Manchester United. That is despite the 46-year-old playing for their rivals Leeds United and Manchester City during his playing career. (TV2)

Barcelona are the latest club to be linked with Haaland, who scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut for Salzburg against Genk on Tuesday. (Mundo Deportivo)

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and team-mate Marcelo Brozovic had to be separated by Alexis Sanchez after a dressing room row erupted following their 1-1 Champions League draw against Slavia Prague on Tuesday – FULL STORY

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coached Erling Braut Haaland at Molde
Instagram @erling.haaland

Liverpool’s Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri says he feels “a little downbeat” at his lack of playing time this season but insists he is “comfortable” at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers admits a move to either Liverpool or Manchester City would be too big to turn down for in-demand James Maddison – FULL STORY

If clubs come in for Maddison, the Foxes would demand a figure similar the £80m Man United paid to sign Harry Maguire in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona are planning to sell a number of players in the January window – with Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti and Arturo Vidal among those who could leave. (Marca)

Real Madrid would have to pay around €80m (£70.5m) if they want to sack manager Zinedine Zidane after their dreadful start to the season. (Sport)

Transfer news and football gossip: Sancho refuses to rule out move, Pogba exit ‘not a big loss’ for Man United, Arsenal approach Red Bull Salzburg star

19 Sep

talkSPORT rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online…

Manchester United are hoping to convince Paul Pogba to sign a new contract, with Jesse Lingard and 17-year-old forward Mason Greenwood also in line for new deals. (Evening Standard)

Old Trafford legend Paul Scholes says Pogba would not be a “big loss” if he left the Red Devils – FULL STORY

Paul Scholes is no Paul Pogba fan
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Manchester United sent an official to watch 19-year-old Norwegian forward Erling Haaland as he introduced himself to the European stage with a hat-trick for Red Bull Salzburg on his Champions League debut. (Salzburger Nachrichten)

England and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has refused to rule out leaving the German club next summer. Manchester United have been linked with an interest in the 19-year-old. (Viasport)

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale speaks perfect Spanish, according to former Wales boss Chris Coleman. (Marca)

Manchester United are reportedly monitoring German coach Thomas Tuchel’s situation at Paris St-Germain, in case they decide to replace manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Le10 Sport)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coached Erling Braut Haaland at Molde – could he be reunited by his old boss at Old Trafford?
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Chelsea have opened new contract talks with academy graduates Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to give the English 21-year-olds new five-year deals. (The Guardian)

Tottenham are considering whether to recall English winger Jack Clarke from his loan spell at Leeds,with the 19-year-old yet to make a league appearance this season – FULL STORY

Blackburn are in talks to sign former Spurs and Fulham midfielder Lewis Holtby, with the 29-year-old Germany international a free agent after leaving Hamburg last season. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have made an approach to sign 18-year-old Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai from Red Bull Salzburg. (Football.London)