Latest news in the football world this evening Saturday October 12, 2019
Italy have booked a place in the Euro 2020 that will hold next year after beating Greece 2-0 thanks to goals from Jorginho and Federico Bernardeschi. Italy top their group with 21 points and have about 11 points more than Armenia who are third in the group- Group J.
They join Belgium who has also secured qualifications for the tournament that is scheduled to hold in 12 cities in 12 different countries next summer.
Arsenal are reportedly in forefront to sign 22-year old Villarreal defender Pau Torres who has also attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester City.- Arsenal are in dire need of great defenders having fall short in that position for about a decade now, a position that has been filled by Sokratis and new signing David Luiz and yet they’ve only managed to keep two clean-sheets so far in the Premier League this season. The question however is if Torres can be the reliable centre-back they are in need of.
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has dismissed rumours linking him to a move away from the club in January. – In his previous interview, he has revealed he’s training much more and he has been enjoying life as a Barcelona player. The Chilean has healthy competition in midfield with the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquet, Ivan Rakitic, Arther and so on.
Manchester City have identified Borussia Dortmund 16-year old star Giovanni Reyna as a major transfer target in future. – City are very poor in implementing young teenagers into their team and it’s evident in the career of Phil Foden so far at the club though Pep Guardiola has revealed it’s hard for him to rely on young players due to the expectations to deliver trophies every season which can only be achieved by senior players.
Sampdoria have finally appointed for Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri as their manager after he signed a two-year deal. He will look to take them away from the bottom of the table where they’ve gathered only three points before Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked.
Inter Milan are leading the race for Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze who will be available for free next summer after his deal expires at the end of this season.- Gotze has gone from scoring the World Cup winner for Germany against Argentina in the final of Brazil 2014 World Cup to finding it hard to name him among the elite of the game. The 27-year old has gone down in pecking order, perhaps a move to Inter will help regurgitate his career.
Former Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt is set to join Henrik Larsson to take over at Southend United.
Scottish side Rangers are set to sign a new director of football Ross Wilson who has been hijacked from Southampton.
Phil Foden should consider a loan move in January, former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has suggested. – Foden has struggled for game time, though Pep Guardiola has rest him assured he will play more and he would not be available to be sold for any price because he’s the direct heir of David Silva who will leave the Etihad side at the end of the season.
West Ham are getting closer to signing 16-year old star Mipo Odubeko who is presently a free agent after leaving Manchester United following the expiration of his deal last season.
That would be all for today, Good Night!!!