- Mar 27, 2021
So Chelsea do a bad business after all...
It is NOT true that Ousmane Dembélé is close to renewing. Barça has started talking with the representative of the French forward recently, the parties are at the beginning of the negotiation and there is still a lot left.
Onana hasn't been playing yet, he is suspended till november. He is allowed to train with the squad again from this week on.
I'd let him rot in the reserves for a year and wouldn't even let him play for them.Because he'a going to have good offers next year anyways. There are his last years to monetize. Doesn't make all that much sense to turn down his last year of contract at united when he's unlikely to earn as much anywhere else and a year on the bench isn't going to affect his prospects for his next contract
I adore him, he's a coach that talks to your face in good and bad times. I would've done anything to have him as manager again, for me he's the number one
There were some contacts and meetings with my agent, but the transfer window is never easy. I love Juventus. I've always had a bond with the fans, I have an excellent relationship with president Agnelli, but since I'm a professional, I want to have a lot of satisfying moments at Besiktas.
At a certain point the thing is simple: either I continue and I stay here in Ajax or we go abroad again as a family. I have let that train pass six times. They are both interesting. I think my family would choose Spain. We lived there very comfortably. And I think they would also choose Barcelona.
Pioli was never in jeopardy of losing his job. We have a long term plan and when we lost a few games we never thought of making changes. Ibrahimovic? He always surprises us, I'm not sure what he has in mind for his future. Will there be Kessie's extension? I hope so. I have great confidence in Maldini and Massara who are negotiating with him, I keep a cautious optimism.
[On a possible move to Italy]
He had a €30m release clause at Newcastle, it’s impossible to compete on the market with English clubs. He really likes Napoli and Italian football, but Leicester is a great option for him right now. For now he has another two years of contract, we don’t know the future: he’s 28 years old, when he will be 30 he’d be free and it would certainly not be a problem for the Italian league. Maybe…
Yeah, let's see if Rudi's statement holds once Wirtz starts to gain more interest. He should have learned his lesson from the Brandt transfer, but we'll see if that's the case.It seems it was Rudi Völler who claimed that. And he actually has priors on that count:
He told the press that Brandt didn't have a release clause, about 12 months before Brandt activated a €25m release clause to join Dortmund.
Maybe it's not a written clause in his contracts, but I'm willing to be that Wirtz didn't sign a 5 year contract at Leverkusen (after already getting his break through and establishing himself as one of the best talents in Europe), without a clear way out.
Goretzka extended his contract with Bayern until 2026.