Serge Aurier is set to depart Paris Saint-Germain in the coming days, having been handed the opportunity by Manchester United to prove that his potentially brilliant career will not be spoiled by unprofessional-ism.
At 24, Aurier has already collected armfuls of silverware both domestically in France and on the international scene with Ivory Coast. But while he commands a wealth of experience on the field, his career threatens to be undermined by persistent misdemeanors away from it. Read the rest of this entry
It all started with a brilliant Brazilian and a transfer involving Paris Saint-Germain. Joan Laporta won the elections to take over as Barcelona president in 2003 and brought in Ronaldinho to spearhead an ambitious sporting project on the pitch. Today, rocked by the acrimonious departure of another Brazilian, Neymar, to PSG, the Catalan club is far removed from the one he left when his mandate ended in 2010. Read the rest of this entry
The Real Madrid star has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7 million (£13m/$16.4m) in earnings from image rights. Like Lionel Messi before him, the 32-year-old could face a prison sentence and heavy fines if found guilty, though he strongly denies the charges. Read the rest of this entry
The defender is now awaiting trial to see if he can travel to the UK to finalise the move, reports Paris United. Read the rest of this entry
A statement released by Ctrip read: “It’s with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of Neymar’s forthcoming ‘fans meeting’ set to begin in Shanghai on 31 July. Read the rest of this entry
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness feels it is an admission of failure for a club to spend big in the transfer market, as Paris Saint-Germain continue to be linked with an extraordinary €222 million swoop to sign Neymar from Barcelona.
The Ligue 1 giants are ready to smash the world transfer record by meeting the enormous release clause in the Brazil international’s contract, Read the rest of this entry
With a footprint in both Asia and the United States, the pre-season tournament has tapped in to the huge fanbases that exist for those teams outside of their local markets. Read the rest of this entry