Victory awaits Ronaldo’s decision.. and Atletico wants to include Iglesias
Lisbon – Sports director of the Saudi club Al-Nasr, Portuguese Marcelo Salazar, stated with satisfaction that his club will “wait” for the present time and that “the future will unfold at the right time”, referring to the possible transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to his team.
During an interview with “Flashcore”, Salazar confirmed that he was not authorized to “confirm or deny” Cristiano joining Al-Nassr, as the negotiations were “very big”.
“We will wait and see how things unfold until the end of the year. As you know, these are big negotiations, not only for the club, but also for the country and for world football, and they must take place at the highest level.”
Likewise, Al Nasr’s sporting director praised Cristiano, describing him as “one of the best players in the history of football” and pointed out: “He has always been a role model for me as a sportsman, thanks to his will to win. And as a Portuguese citizen, I have always admired him supported. But the future will become clear in due course.”
Ronaldo’s sister, Elma Aveiro, has scoffed at reports of her brother’s approach to a move to win Saudi Arabia in the coming days.
Ronaldo’s sister also posted a picture of Don through her account on “Instagram” using sarcastic and smiling emoticons, making it clear that all the talk about this matter is just rumours: “year-end joke” was commented.
On the other hand, newspaper reports have confirmed that Al-Nasr Club is planning to negotiate with French midfielder N’Golo Kante, a professional in the English ranks of Chelsea.
And the Italian network “Foot Mercato” confirmed that the Al-Nasr club continues its efforts to strengthen its ranks as one of the most prominent clubs on the Asian continent, with the inclusion of another star of European football, namely the 31-year-old Kante.
Kante missed the World Cup in Qatar with France, who finished second, due to a muscle injury, requiring surgery, and is still a long way from the stadium.
Kante is a target for FC Barcelona, who want to include him when his contract with the Blues expires next June.
A source confirmed that Al-Nasr Al-Saudi are preparing an attractive salary offer for Kante to bring in a player whose market value is currently €30 million.
Kante, who comes from a financial background, played with Leicester City, who he joined in 2015, winning the Premier League title with them before moving to Chelsea the following season, with whom he also won the Premier League and the Confederations Cup. . in the Champions League, the European League, the European Super League and the World Club Championship.
Atletico Madrid target
Inclusion of Iglesias
The management of Atletico Madrid has agreed a contract with forward Borjo Iglesias, who is currently a professional in the ranks of Real Betis, in order to compensate for the possible departure of the Portuguese Joao Felix, reports the newspaper.
The sports newspaper “Marca” revealed yesterday, Monday, that the 29-year-old Iglesias is the target player of the management of “Rojiblancos” during the upcoming winter transfer market, if it is agreed that Joao Felix leaves the walls of the Madrid club.
The newspaper pointed out that if no club made attractive offers to join Felix, Atletico would not be able to include the Betis leader.
Joao Felix has expressed his desire for a new experience away from Atletico Madrid, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain among the clubs shortlisted for his signature next January.
And she confirmed that Iglesias is a favorite of Argentina coach Diego Simeone, who is looking to raise the team’s scoring rate, which is the lowest since he took over, by 1.33 goals per game.
In the past, Atletico tried to negotiate with Iglesias while he was an Espanyol player, but the negotiations did not go as they should have for the player who was on the verge of being included in the final list of the Spanish national team. The World Cup in Qatar, which ended a week ago, and Argentina won the title.
Borja came to Betis in the summer of 2019 for the sum of 28 million euros, and before that he played for Villarreal, Real Zaragoza, Celta Vigo and Espanyol.
Boateng: There are no negotiations
about my departure
Former German national team member Jerome Boateng has revealed that until now there have been no talks about his departure from the ranks of the French football club Lyon for the winter.
And German magazine “Kicker” quoted Boateng, who won the 2014 World Cup with the German national team, as saying: “No one from the club has spoken to me or my manager about leaving.”
“My focus was 100 percent on getting back in shape quickly,” added Boateng (34), who recently had knee surgery.
He explained that he is generally in good condition and could participate soon, as he believes he is ready to play the team’s scheduled match against Clermont Foot on the first of January next year in the seventeenth stage of the French league.
Lyon will continue their career in the French league, after a break due to the World Cup in Qatar 2022, against Stade Brest tomorrow, Wednesday, in the sixteenth stage.
Lyon is currently in eighth place in the French championship standings with 21 points, won in six wins, three draws and six defeats.
Preliminary agreement between Arsenal and Modrić
Press reports confirmed on Monday evening that Arsenal had reached a preliminary agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign young star Mykhail Modric.
And the newspaper “The Sun”, citing journalist Nicolas Shiro, stated that the deal could happen in the next winter transfer window, if the negotiations go well, after reaching an agreement in principle.
Negotiations will continue between the two sides to determine a buy-out price, with Shakhtar expected to demand £85m, but Arsenal are confident of his ability to bring down the figure.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is looking to strengthen his squad in the next transfer window as the side hope to boost their chances of winning the title for the first time since 2004.
And with Gabriel Jesus injured and sidelined for some time due to knee surgery, there were fears that Arsenal could delay their pursuit of Modric and sign a striker instead.
However, it seems that Arsenal are committed to their plan, after failing to get Modric’s signature in last summer’s transfer window.
The speedy winger has scored three goals and assisted two more in six matches with Shakhtar in the Champions League group stage this season.
Reports suggest that Newcastle United are also keen on bringing in Modric, and that Arsenal need to act quickly, with more than one club ready to snap up the player’s services – (Agencies)