Most Unpredictable Players to Have Won the Premier League

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Football is for sure an unpredictable game, and this is what makes it so beautiful. The English Premier League has been accused of being too predictable but there are times it throws up a shocker like with Leicester’s 2015-16 EPL title. Although it is confirmed Liverpool have won the league, premier league special bets are still available here as the battle for relegation and Champions League continues.

Now, every player dreams of listing the premier league trophy, especially when playing for some of the best teams. It goes without saying that some of the greatest players deserve the title. However, legends such as Steven Gerrard, Bobby Moore, Paul Gascoigne, Sir Geoff Hurst and Gary Lineker never savoured the feeling.

Instead, some unlikely players have ended up with the winner’s medal on their necks. Some were plain lucky with no talent to talk of or contribution to their teams.

Here’s a recount of some of the most unpredictable players that ever won the premier league.

Costel Pantilimon Manchester City

It’s likely even the ardent Manchester City fans can’t remember Costel Pantilimon, the towering goalkeeper who was at the club during the 2013-14 season. He was a peripheral player with seven appearances in three seasons but was still lucky to win the premier league.

Pantilimon was to later move to Sunderland, Watford and finally Championship side Nottingham Forest where he’s not even the top choice goalkeeper.

Tom Cleverley at Manchester United

Tom Cleverley stayed at Manchester United for seven years, but while Sir Alex Ferguson rated the player highly, he never cemented his position. This would culminate in several loan spells. He won the title with the red devils in 2013, but his poor quality saw him move to Watford.

Christopher Wreh at Arsenal

When Arsene Wenger started boosting his team during the second charge at Arsenal, he had to choose between Dennis Bergkamp, Ian Wright and Nicolas Anelka. The arrival of Christopher Wreh a Liberian striker was bound to fail, and it did with the title-winning striker eventually sinking to non-League sides such as Buckingham Town and Bishop’s Stortford.

Ritchie De Laet at Leicester

Leicester made it into the football history books with their win in the 2015-16 season. However, while the team worked hard for it, there were some joyriders and Ritchie De Laet who had been at Leicester since 2012 was one. He won the title while on loan at Middlesbrough, and as his poor form continued, he went to Australia and then back to his native Belgium with Royal Antwerp.

Roy Carroll at Manchester United

He may have won the title with Manchester United in the 2002-03 season, but Roy Carrol is best remembered for his fowler against Tottenham. His blunder saw the ball drop across the line but the linesman never saw it.

Alexander Buttner at Manchester United

Manchester United is renowned for some of the greatest football legends. However, some nondescript players have passed through at Old Trafford, and Alexander Buttner fits here.

He struggled to dislodge Patrice Evra at left-back and was lucky to receive a winner’s medal in 2013 due to change in Premier League regulations. He had only made five premier league appearances then and later left for Dynamo Moscow with the arrival of David Moyes.

David May at Manchester United

Another Manchester United player who was lucky to get the winner’s medal was David May during the 1995/1996 and 1996/1997 seasons.  The utility defender stayed at Old Trafford for nine seasons but was only able to pick two winner’s medals due to few appearances.

Luke Chadwick at Manchester United

Like many legends at Old Trafford, Luke Chadwick rose from the club’s famous youth ranks, and there was a lot of hope in the midfielder. However, after featuring 15 times during the title-winning 2000-01 season, expectations dropped, and he ended up in the lower leagues.

Ronnie Wallwork at Manchester United

During the 2000-01 title-winning season, Ronnie Wallwork made 12 league appearances to qualify for the winner’s medal. He only enjoyed four starts, and that tells how Alex Ferguson thought of the player’s quality.

Misfortune seems to have followed Wallwork with a ban for life from football and criminal charges leading to a prison sentence.

Richard Wright at Arsenal

During the title-winning 2001-02 season, Richard Wright made 12 appearances and got a winner’s medal. It was his only season at Arsenal and later moved to Manchester City where he stayed for an entire season without playing a game.

Igors Stepanovs at Arsenal

Whatever the motivation behind signing the Latvian International, it turned out to be a disaster. Stepanovs never made a mark, but his six appearances during the title run in 2001-02 made him a premier league winner.

These are just a few of the worst players to have won the EPL. There are other notable names such as Robbie Slater with Blackburn (1994-95), Jeremie Aliadiere with Arsenal (2003-04), Pascal Cygan at Arsenal  (2003-04), Alexei Smertin at Chelsea (2004-05), Anders Lindegaard with  Manchester United, (2012-13), Darron Gibson at  Manchester United (2010-11) and Kieran Richardson at Manchester United (2006-07).

 

Who are the Premier League’s assist leaders?

Creating a goal is nearly as valuable as scoring one in modern football. Having a player in the team to cut through defenses is an important attribute all top clubs need. A quick look at the Premier League’s assist leaders table shows just how important a great passer is for a club to challenge for a league title or European qualification place. The chase for European qualification is heating with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United battling for a Champions League place. Fans of the Premier League can follow the race for the top five according to draftpromocode and get a bet bonus ahead of matchday 33 in the division. As the season ebbs toward to final part of the season, here is a look at the Premier League’s top assist men.

5. Andrew Robertson – 8 assists

Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson is part of the club’s two-headed full-back attack along with Trent Alexander-Arnold. Robertson’s buccaneering style of play pins back opposing teams’ forwards and allows him to put in crosses to Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane to convert into goals. Liverpool travel to Manchester City on matchday 32 and bonuses for new players are available from leading sportsbooks. Football fans can sign up to a new sportsbook and wager on the team they believe will win when Manchester City host Liverpool.

4. Son Heung-min – 9 assists

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min is arguably just as important, if not more, to the team than striker Harry Kane. Son has added nine goals to his total of nine assists in 26 league matches. The South Korean has had a hand in 36% of Spurs’ goals in 2019-20. Son’s 2015 transfer from Bayer Leverkusen for £27 million looks like a major coup thanks to the number of goals and assists he has accumulated over the years.

3. Adama Traore – 9 assists

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore has had a break out season in the Premier League. Traore was considered a player with incredible potential for years, but someone who was unable to harvest that ability. He has combined 10 times with Raul Jimenez this season for goals and the duo has Wolves fighting for a first-ever Champions League qualification place. Traore could get a massive transfer in the offseason and try his hand at another club thanks to his play this term.

2. Trent Alexander-Arnold – 12 assists

The right-sided player of Liverpool’s two-headed full-back attack, Alexander-Arnold has tallied a brilliant 12 assists as a defender. It has been claimed Alexander-Arnold will someday be moved into midfield and possibly play as a forward. However, he adds a dynamic element to Liverpool’s play by coming from defence.

1. Kevin De Bruyne – 16 assists

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has been their brightest star this season in the league. The Cityzens have struggled for consistency in the division which ultimately led to losing out on another Premier League title. The attacking midfielder’s success this campaign has had a lot to do with staying fit. De Bruyne has missed just two league matches due to fitness issues this season after 31 matches. That is an amazing feat considering De Bruyne struggled with knee and thigh problems in recent campaigns.

 

Chelsea still need to address weakness to challenge for Premier League title

In spite of Chelsea’s improvements under Frank Lampard this season and moving in the right directions, the club have some way to go to return to the top of the Premier League. Chelsea have already made two big transfer signings ahead of next season adding RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner and Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech. The club have improved the attack but that isn’t the area in which they really need work. Chelsea are preparing for a big finish to the season with games upcoming versus West Ham and Watford. Blues supporters can sign up with RF365 to get a bet bonus before the games and bet on the team they believe will win.

Where area does Lampard need to address?

Anyone who has seen Chelsea play this season knows the two biggest areas that need upgrades are in defence. Chelsea paid Athletic Bilbao an incredible £72 million for Kepa Arrizabalaga in August 2018. Over the course of two seasons, Chelsea have got inconsistent play and mutiny from the shot-stopper. Kepa’s time at Stamford Bridge now looks up with a move to Valencia on the cards and a potential deal for Everton’s shaky Jordan Pickford in the making. Chelsea will hope to turn around their Champions League last 16 tie with Bayern Munich. Supporters can visit US betting codes to get a bet bonus before wagering on Chelsea’s second leg fixture with Bayern Munich and the team they believe will win.

Central defence is another place that Lampard needs to strengthen. The manager allowed David Luis to leave last season which at the time looked like a mistake. After watching Luiz stumble through a season at the Emirates, allowing the Brazilian to leave was a blessing in disguise.

The duo of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen has been good at times. However, neither centre-back has a great track record for staying fit. Christensen has played just 17 times in the league after 31 matchdays while Rudiger played only one of Chelsea’s opening 16 matches of the Premier League campaign.

An exciting attack in the making

The area that Lampard doesn’t need any additional strength is the attack. Chelsea have an exciting set of players and have added to it already with Werner and Ziyech. Christian Pulisic is finally fully fit and played brilliant with Mason Mount in support of Olivier Giroud against Manchester City.

Werner’s arrival could make striker Tammy Abraham’s place at Stamford Bridge expendable. Abraham’s place in the team this season only came due to the club’s transfer ban. Lampard had margainlised Giroud in the first half of the campaign, yet the Frenchman has won over the manager due to his hard work and positioning. Abraham’s play against Manchester City showed his Achilles heel which is poor positioning and a work rate that declines as the game wears on.

Chelsea may not be good enough to win the Premier League in 2020-21, but will be a team that pushes the teams at the top of the table for much of the season. There is a lot of promise at Stamford Bridge and the foundation has been built for an exciting future under Lampard.

 

Chelsea look primed for title run in 2020/21 season

Chelsea have made a statement of intent for their future with key signings in the final third. Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner will both join the club ahead of next season.

The Blues suffered a transfer embargo that limited their ability to replace Eden Hazard and Diego Costa – the two keg cogs of their most recent Premier League title wins. Frank Lampard’s men are beginning to reassemble a talented squad that could compete for the crown once again.

Chelsea’s first objective will be to finish off the current term and secure Champions League football once again, being backed in the Premier League betting at odds of 4/9 to earn a top-four finish. Their case could also be aided by Manchester City’s plight, which would open up the fifth spot as a qualification place for Europe’s elite competition.

Lampard has performed admirably to keep the Blues in the hunt for the Champions League despite the loss of Hazard and operating in the 2019/20 campaign with an inexperienced squad. Tammy Abraham has risen to the challenge, while Mason Mount has also performed strongly in his debut season in the Premier League.

Their depth has been an issue as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been either been working their way back to form or unavailable after Achilles injuries. The one signing that joined last summer after being poached in January – Christian Pulisic – has been up-and-down in his first term at Stamford Bridge, which has put pressure on Willian and Pedro to remain consistent.

The experienced forwards could be the ones to make way as part of the re-shuffle with Werner and Ziyech coming into the fold. Both have been excellent players for the Blues, but now could be the time to move on as Lampard ushers in a new era.

It promises to be an exciting time for Chelsea in their bid to regain their foothold as one of England’s powerhouses. It was certainly a statement to secure a deal for Werner ahead of champions-elect Liverpool, while Ziyech had also been linked with a number of teams across the continent. The Blues will now have an embarrassment of riches in the final third and enough to cope with the demands of four fronts of football, including both domestic cup competitions.

One of Chelsea’s issues has been providing enough support for Abraham. The 22-year-old has notched over double figures in the top flight, but the goals have dried up in 2020. Outside of him, no one has broken double figures. Boasting another striker that is capable of scoring 20 plus goals in the form of Werner will help push the Blues towards matching Liverpool’s potent front three.

Ziyech has been notorious for creating goals rather than firing them in himself, although he did find the net 16 times in the last campaign for Ajax. The Tunisian will be a vital player in aiding Abraham, Werner, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, and Mount in the final third, but if he can score 10 goals or more then Chelsea will be on their way to possessing a frightening frontline.

Depth behind Abraham is perhaps their only weakness as Olivier Giroud is showing signs of his age, while Michy Batshauyi has not been the answer in relief through the middle. It may have to wait with other pressing issues to address in defence. For now, Chelsea looks a formidable unit on paper for the 2020/21 season and could press for the crown sooner than people will have expected after the departure of Hazard.

 

A Class Apart: What Jadon Sancho Will Bring to Any Club Lucky Enough to Sign Him

Aside from all of the usual outright football betting markets that you will be able to wager on this summer, there is going to be plenty of money coming in for the various transfer window specials – and high on the list will be that of Jadon Sancho.

The Borussia Dortmund starlet continues to amaze not only with the quality of his performances but also his maturity, with the London born forward achieving a level far beyond his 20 years.

The betting market suggests that there will be an almighty battle for his signature this summer, with Manchester United odds-on but the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool not a million miles behind either.

The major stumbling block? There’s a bounty of a whopping £107 million on his head – not a bad mark-up considering Dortmund purchased him for a cool £8 million just a couple of years ago.

But most of the names linked with the 20-year-old will be only too willing to pay the price to land a marquee signing with the brightest of futures. So where will Sancho choose to go? And is he worth the money?

No Place Like Home

Of course, transfer window betting markets assume that the player actually wants to leave their present employer.

Sancho has spoken in the past of his satisfaction at Dortmund, and he surely has to be grateful for the work of their coaching team in his own development as a player.

But all young guns tend to be ambitious, and you wonder if the England international is starting to get fed up of being the bridesmaid, rather than the bride, in Germany.

As evidenced by the league table and the German Bundesliga predictions and betting tips, Dortmund remain a good way behind Bayern Munich, whose inconsistent start to the campaign has been well and truly overturned by new head coach Hans-Dieter Flick, who has turned the champions into a well-oiled machine once more.

To make matters all the more frustrating for Sancho, Dortmund were bundled out of the Champions League by PSG in the Round of 16.

The Yellow-and-Blacks have shown plenty of ambition in bringing in Erling Braut Haaland, Julian Brandt, and Thorgan Hazard, but they are yet to translate that spending into silverware.

And that, ultimately, it may be the final straw for Sancho…

London Calling?

According to the betting odds, Manchester United are the red hot favourites to sign a player who has blasted 17 goals and created 16 more in a stellar campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘ by Jon Candy (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will naturally be falling over himself to capture a player who could head his Old Trafford revolution, but at the time of writing, United don’t look particularly likely of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Not to mention, they are light years behind Liverpool and their Manchester rivals in the pursuit of the Premier League trophy.

If Sancho wants to be part of a ‘project’, an increasingly common part of footballing parlance, then he might instead look for a move to Chelsea – who are appetisingly priced in the ‘next club’ betting market.

As showcased by the odds on the English Premier League, the Blues are more fancied to secure a top four finish this term than Manchester United, and so they will be able to enjoy a tilt at the continent’s leading competition in 2020/21.

Just take a look at the commitment Roman Abramovich has already made, signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and, according to rumours, going deep into discussions with Timo Werner over a move to London.

Sancho, Ziyech, Werner…that is a fantasy team of a front three, but we may just end up seeing it if the Dortmund man is angling for a return to his home city.

The Importance of Football Fans in Stadiums

With mass gatherings being banned for the forseeable future, a former England international and finance expert gave their opinions on the importance of match attending fans on the blog of Betway.

Attending fans are irreplaceable, from the atmosphere they generate at stadiums to the money they spend, before, during and after the games.

Fact: 2018/2019 Average Premier League game attendance was 38,167 with over 14 million fans entering the stadiums.

The total amount spent by fans on matchday in the Premier League last season was over £677m.

Crowd Atmosphere

 

The importance of fans inside stadiums cannot be underestimated, with the atmosphere for the players being key.   The Bundesliga in Germany were the first major league to return to action without fans and the difference is extremely noticeable, the games look like friendlies or training matches.

“To go from playing in a full stadium to playing behind closed doors is eerie, the atmosphere that you’re reliant on isn’t there and you can’t feed off the energy of the crowd.” says former West Ham captain Alvin Martin.

Martin was part of the West Ham team that beat Arsenal in the 1980 FA Cup final and their subsequent European Cup Winners’ Cup campaign the following season.

The defender earned 17 caps for England and is fifth on West Ham’s list of all-time appearance makers after playing 596 times for the club over an 18-year period.

“At West Ham, the fans created an atmosphere that was up there with the very, very best,” he says.  “They are the ones that you play for. When they turn up at a game, they set the stage for you.

“They enhance the feeling of the game and the worth of it. You know that if you’re playing in front of 30 or 40,000 people then you’re doing something important.”

Financial Impact

The £677m generated by matchday income in the Premier League in 2018/19 works out at 13 per cent of the overall turnover for all 20 clubs. This revenue generated by the fans is not something that can dismissed easy for many teams.

Football finance expert Kieran Maguire states that”

“If you talk to anybody – it doesn’t matter the nature of their business – if you’re getting these regular streams of revenue, then you would be foolhardy to throw any of those away, £5m is still £5m. Over the course of a season for Bournemouth, the money from a matchday will pay for the wages of two players.”

Financially the bigger teams might get an increased revenue from fans in stadiums but they will also have other revenue streams. Smaller teams often don’t have many different streams meaning that revenue generated by fans is of higher importance. For some teams the revenue makes up for a higher percentage of income.

For the 2018/19 season, Manchester United made £111m from matchday income – 18 per cent of their £627m turnover.

Bournemouth, on the other hand, had a turnover of £131m, of which only £5m came from match days. But even for the Cherries, that sum is invaluable.

“You can’t keep on writing a cheque for £5m a month, even if you have got a decent amount of money in the bank to begin with. But Bournemouth lost £27m last season, so you add the loss of matchday income to that and it can only make the situation worse.”

It is essential, then, that in the absence of match-going fans, clubs attempt to come up with alternative revenue streams to cover the shortfall.

There are many reasons why having football fans in stadiums is important for the team, club, local area and the actual fans. Experts think that crowds of 30/40,000 people are still a year away but other leagues hope to have fans back in stadiums before the end of the year.

When will the Premier League Season Return – The Options

The English Premier League still remains on hold as the coronavius pandemic has taken control of sports not only in the UK but around the world. Whilst there appears to light at the end of the tunnel for several countries, the uncertainty still remains.

The most-watched football league in the world has 9 matches left to be played in order to bring the 2019/2020 season to a conclusion. Whilst Liverpool F.C. are on course to win the league, there are still European places and relegation to be decided.’Fans are eager to get back to the football; whether that be attending live games, watching from home or looking for great odds (check out Casumo betting when the action returns.)

The speculation of the league continues with many reports of the games eventually being played behind closed doors. We at E-Soccer.com will look at the most realistic options on the table for the FA when they announce their decision in the next several weeks.

Many pundits, managers etc have voiced their opinion on the importance of completing the current season and avoid it being cancelled completely.

A statement from the FA today read:

“The Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so. The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.

The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution”

Here are some the options available to the FA:

Behind Closed Doors

Whilst several games were played behind closed doors just before the outbreak, this still resulted in many players contracting the virus.

The speculation by many mainstream tabloids is that there is the option of games being played at Wembley Stadium away from fans. Whilst this is a viable option, all players and staff would have to be tested before playing each game in order to ensure the safety of the players and those in attendance.

With 92 games left to play and social distancing measures likely to be in place for several months in order to complete the season by the end of June (UEFA Deadline) there would need to be many games taking place in such a short period of time.

The Times reported this week that the FA will offer this as an option to all the Premier League with a decision expected soon.

Complete Games As Planned

The other option would be to play the games over the summer albeit to a shorter schedule but at the stadiums as originally planned.
Whilst many fans would be happy with this arrangement, it is unclear if the Government would allow tens of thousands people in the stadiums in close proximity. This would be the least favoured option for many, it is unlikely we will see full stadiums until next season, planned for September 2020.

Void the Premier League

The Football Association will be desperate to finish the remaining games of the league due to the enormous impact it would have if they didn’t complete the games. The reported figure is close to £1billion as many of the broadcasters have paid huge sums for the rights and will be looking for a return on the investment.

Liverpool F.C. fans would be extremely disappointed if this happens, they are odds on favourites to win the Premier League for the first time in over 30 years. This is unlikely to happen and the Reds will be crowned champions before the summer is over.

Today the UEFA (the governing body for European Football) president, Aleksander Ceferin announced that August 3 is the latest possible date for the 2019-20 Champions League final.

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Why Newcastle United Fans Are Desperate for this takeover

It is an understatement to say that fans in the North East of Newcastle are happy about being potentially taken over. The relationship with current owner Mike Ashley has been at a low for several seasons with many believing that he is taking more than giving to the club.

This week, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Newcastle fans were joyed to hear that that are edging closer and closer to being taken over by Amanda Staveley, with a board including the Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund and the Reuben Brothers. The reports are for a £300 million bid which is currently being negotiated.

Who is buying Newcastle United?

The deal for the purchase of Newcastle United is headed by Amanda Staveley, Saudi Arabia’s Private Investment Fund and the Reuben Brothers. Once agreed the final details will be passed to the Premier League whom can then authorise the sale.  The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has total estimated assets of £256billion meaning they would instantly be one of the richest owned teams in the world.

New Investment

Even though Newcastle United are in the highest division of the Premier League, fans are disappointed in how the club is run and funded. Whilst there have been record signings that have not worked out the overall atmosphere at St James’ Park is at a low.

This new investment will be something that is welcome for the MagPies. Can they bring back the glory days of the team and compete for the Premier League. Remember olybet.eu is a great platform for betting on sports, including the Premier League and Newcastle United.

New Players

There are already reports of Newcastle United being able to compete with the biggest of teams financially meaning that the new players could be world beaters.  Here are some of the players already being touted for a summer transfer:

Emmanuel Dennis

The player which has been mentioned in several tabloids is the Nigerian Striker Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge. The player has scored 9 times for the team in the Belgian League and looks as promising as any in the division.

John McGinn

It is widely known that Newcastle United need midfield players, with this Aston Villa  midfielder John McGinn is mentioned as a good fit to the team. The Scotland international is highly rated even though he has been injured. Whilst the player is a risk, many pundits believe he is one of the best in the division and a great buy if they can get.

Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake is fast becoming recognised as one of the best defenders in the league. Almost all big teams are keeping an eye on the AFC Bournemouth player and several will be sure to place bids as soon as the season finishes.

In terms of players Newcastle United will always struggle when going head to head with other major teams but with the added investment reported this could be a great time for the fans and a busy summer.

Whilst the deal is yet to be agreed and finalised, should this go through then expect a giant in the North to be woken. For more Newcastle United news remember to follow us at E-Soccer.com

3 footballers that have been successful on and off the pitch

Many footballers are given exorbitant and excessive amounts of money each week in order to play for some of the biggest clubs around the world, and according to Forbes’ 2019 list of the highest earning athletes, the top three are all football focused. However, given that football is a young person’s sport, and player’s careers for professional clubs have relatively short lifespans, what do these players have planned for their future?

While many are set for life with the funds they earn week-in, week-out, some invest their money on the side and work on projects alongside their playing career, some go into coaching and managing new players after they have retired, and some of them become pundits on television and radio programming in order to stay in the public eye.

With regard to business ventures and investments, here are three varying footballers that have been successful on and off the pitch.

Robbie Fowler

A star striker in the Premier league, British footballing great Robbie Fowler broke records during his time playing for Liverpool football club in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Fowler has occasionally kept up appearances on BBC’s coverage and Sky Sports to provide punditry on today’s state of the game, although it’s his keen eye for property that has garnered attention in recent years.

Having partnered with a company that offer training sessions on how to “build a property portfolio without the need of a footballer’s salary”, Fowler has made his stamp on the property investment market. His company Robbie Fowler Property Academy has been successful throughout the years, and shown that footballers can do more with their money than just blow it on expensive cars or flashy trainers.

Fowler himself has accrued an estimated £31 million across his investments over the years, owning a number of properties in Cardiff, Scotland and Liverpool. In the property investment market, Fowler’s old stomping ground of Liverpool is an enticing hotspot city currently. With affordable purchase prices for investors, and high average returns compared to other areas of the country, investment companies such as RWinvest are at the forefront of the growing demand for high-quality city-living.

Neymar

Still a worldwide football phenomenon in his prime, and the third-highest sports personality in the world according to Forbes (Behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo), Paris-Saint-Germain’s Neymar surely has little to worry about in terms of what he can and can’t afford. However, Neymar’s wealth is tied up in some interesting places. When negotiating his star-studded move to PSG, one agent stated that Neymar was offered a private jet, and even stakes in a hotel chain to try and entice him to the city of love.

It is rumoured that Neymar wants to move away from his current club PSG, and perhaps move back to Barcelona or even Real Madrid in La Liga. No doubt whatever transfer agreement he eventually comes to will have some other sort of ridiculous clause to benefit his growing fortune.

David Beckham

A household footballing name in the UK, former England captain David Beckham has his finger in a lot of proverbial pies when it comes to business. He and his wife Victoria both have prevalent modelling and fashion careers, posing as the face of many clothing, perfume and aftershave brands throughout the years, and they also own a brand business that deals with all of their partnerships with companies such as L’Oréal and Adidas. Both David and Victoria have been awarded OBE status, and have also done a lot for charity. While at the final club he played for, Paris-Saint-Germain, Beckham donated all of his earnings to a local children’s charity.

Turning his passion for football into a business, Beckham is also the president and part-owner of up and coming American soccer team Inter Miami CF, who are set to make their debut in the MLS league next year. Beckham will surely be a personality and influence in the sport for years to come.

 

Which Players Manchester United will Sign this Transfer Window.

Manchester United fans around the world will still be disappointed losing to our closest rivals Liverpool FC on Sunday 2-0 at Anfield and again on Wednesday at home to Burnley. The manner of the defeat was that of a team low in confidence and struggling in form.
Whilst there have been glimpses of how good the players can be this season, there has been too many occasions in which the team have simply not been good enough to compete.

With Manchester United one of the biggest teams in world football, more is expected of them. Whilst many fans will point to the injuries of key players Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTomminay it is important to understand that the team needs more than those players to be fit.

As Manchester United fans, we are always reluctant to blame certain players but there are a couple on the team that go missing when the time comes to stand up and be counted.

With all this being said, we have decided to create a list of players that we feel are needed and can be acquired this transfer window. Odds for all these players are changing everyday from bookmakers, we recommend https://www.mightytips.com/bookmakers/ for those looking at comparing the best.

Boubakary Soumare – OSC Lille

With Marcus Rashford out for a couple of months, the team are in urgent need of a striker. Since August reports have stated that Boubakary Soumare is high on the list and Manchester United have sent scouts out to Lille once again to check on the player. As with all January transfer windows, the best players are either overpriced or not available. Manchester United will have to overpay if they want to sign Soumare. Another option would be a loan deal until the end of the season with the clause of signing him if all parties are happy.

Marcos Llorente – Atletico Madrid

In another potential loan deal, Manchester United will try to sign Spanish International defensive midfielder Marcos Llorente. Reports from Spain have stated that the team are reluctant for a loan deal and will press for a £50 million fee. With Nemanja Matic currently playing under-par this is an area where the Red Devils need to get quality.

Bruno Fernandes – Sporting Lisbon

The Portuguese International has been on the list for joining Manchester United in the past 2 transfer windows and for some reason this has not materialised. Reports from the Media suggest Sporting have increased their valuation of the player to 20 Million Euros more than 4 months ago. If this is the hold up then expect other teams to be in the hunt, Bruno Fernandes is one of the hottest midfielders in Europe scoring 15 goals this season and 32 last.
If there are any mistakes in getting the correct transfers in this month, this could mean the end of Solskjaer and Woodward of their jobs at Old Trafford. For more Manchester United news then see our page here. 

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