January transfer update

[SIZE=5]Barcelona complete £142m deal for Philippe Coutinho as Brazilian finally leaves Liverpool for Spanish giants[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Philippe Coutinho has joined Barcelona for a fee of £142million.

The Brazilian had long been a target for the La Liga giants and has penned a five-and-a-half-year deal at the Nou Camp.

Coutinho’s move completes a transfer saga that has been running for more than six months.

In a statement, Liverpool said: "Liverpool Football Club today issued the following statement regarding the future of Philippe Coutinho.

"Liverpool FC can confirm Philippe Coutinho will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona, subject to medical and agreement of personal terms.
“The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities to conclude the transfer immediately.”[SIZE=4][/SIZE]

[SIZE=5]Riyad Mahrez ‘set for Liverpool medical ahead of £49m move’ as Reds get ready to replace Philippe Coutinho[/SIZE]

Just hours after Philippe Coutinho’s departure from Liverpool to Barcelona was confirmed, a ready replacement is reportedly being lined up.

Leicester’s former Premier League player of the season Riyad Mahrez is said to be set for a medical at Anfield as soon as Sunday.

Liverpool sealed a whopping £142million deal for Coutinho after finally relenting and giving the Brazilian what he wanted.

BeIN Sports is now saying a £49m deal is on the cards to lure Mahrez away from the King Power Stadium.

The Algerian international is considered an ideal replacement for Coutinho - another speedy skill merchant who can deliver goals while pulling the strings in attack.

[SIZE=5]Manchester City set to offer £25m for Alexis Sanchez in dramatic u-turn that’ll put Inigo Martinez move on ice

[SIZE=4]Manchester City are set to perform a dramatic U-turn over Alexis Sanchez with a £25million bid that will force them to put the brakes on their efforts to land Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez.

City boss Pep Guardiola saw City’s quest for the Quadruple gather more momentum yesterday with a 4-1 FA Cup victory over Burnley at the Etihad.

And that is set spark to an opening gambit for Arsenal for Chilean contract rebel Sanchez as City look to bolster an attack that has been weakened by a knee injury to striker Gabriel Jesus.

However, a successful move for the 29-year-old would see them ditch their plan to trigger the £28.5million buy-out clause in Martinez’s contract at Sociedad due to Champions League regulations.[/SIZE]

Both Sanchez and Martinez have played in the Europa League this season.

And while clubs through to the last 16 of the Champions League are allowed to make three changes to the 25-man squads submitted to UEFA in September – they can only add one player who has appeared in the Europa League.

Guardiola has decided that his need to bring in a forward is more pressing following the news that Jesus will be sidelined for up to two months with ligament damage.

courtesy of: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/


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Liverpool season is over. Their talisman is gone. Almost all their goals has him building up the play to create it.


hiyo pesa ya sanjez ni kidogo sana hata ka ni january


Did barcelona die when neymar left?
Did man u die when ronaldo left?
Talents are born everyday.
Pele, ronadinho, were there once


Better half bread than nothing after few months

sanjez aliisha ile time alianza umama ya kutaka kuhamia china… anafaa kuwa free transfer

Wenger ndiye ali blunder he should have sold him before the season begun


I don’t blame Sanchez fully, Arsenal is also to blame. They didn’t match his ambition. He has given them a few years of his best football to get only the FA cup. He must look back and see the squad and pick only ozil as a good player even if he disappears in big matches. He will take his effort to club that challenges for trophies every year. He also wants wages that matches his impact on the pitch. £200000 a week minimum.

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If he is bought by man city he will most probably realize his ambition of winning a major trophy again after being a Barca player. Arsenal really wasted this guy.

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Everything points to him joining Man City and that will really strengthen them further. They will be stronger and that is a what I’m afraid of. Man Utd also has to match those moves by getting a star performer as well.

Meanwhile to understand players ambition then note that Courtinho never won anything with Liverpool. All that performance for years led to nothing. Its was time for a change. Liverpool is now permanently down to picking players that are 50/50 good players and hope come through.

Anderson sent this picture to Gerrard to illustrate the same message. League cup, FA cup, Premiership title, Champions League and Club World championship medals. The whole set.


Ni juu ni mzee 29 yrs is a lot in football kumaanisha ako karibu kuchapa

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Anderson alikuwa sawa with the two Brazilian twins


He, he, big name signing.


He was a bench warmer.

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What you saying is not the case here, countinho’s play at Liverpool has the team built around him contrary to those examples you gave.

So when he had injury, Liverpool lost all those games?

Compare their performance when he’s on and off the pitch.

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Constant injuries but when fit held that defensive midfielder position very well.

How could Liverpool let that happen? With the signing of van dijk they’re almost as strong as city then they sell their best player. Ushuzi mtupu.

Liverpool is a kid to Barcelona interms of money matters.