Pogba close to sealing £110M record move to Old Trafford
This may come as a surprise to the less sports savvy but not to us- according to recent reports, Paul Pogba has agreed to a record deal worth £110M with English premier League club Manchester United.
Both Pogba’s current club Juventus and former club Manchester United, are said to have agreed to a deal for the French international.
The deal, which is rumored to be worth a whooping £110M, sets a new record and surpasses Real Madrid’s transfer fee for Wales star Gareth Bale in 2013.
It is understood that Pogba will sign a five year deal and earn €13m a season, a significant rise from his current salary, which is about €4m.
The 25-year old left Manchester United due to lack of playing time but will now return to Old Trafford to seal first team opportunities after leading Juventus to success last season.
We want to know what you think? Is Pogba worth his huge fee?
Finally Contes first win! Chelsea defeats Wolfsberger AC
Following his disappointing loss over the weekend, Antonio Conte’s men have now given him a reason to smile, after their 3-0 thrashing of German side Wolfsberger AC.
Team B trio Bertrand Traore, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah were outstanding for the blues, even though one or two of the goals were somewhat scrappy.
We thought it was all done and dusted after the first and second goals by the 41st and 84th but Loftus Cheek proved us wrong and scored the winner by stoppage time.
Chelsea though, were not at their best, one might say they got lucky with the three goals, which were scored in a half haphazard manner.
Conte’s men feature in the upcoming Champions Cup and battle it out against Liverpool. Will they play like champions? That is yet to be seen.
Top 10 highest paid footballers in the world
We already know football is a profitable sport. What we don’t know is, who are the “big boys” that are really cashing in?
Of course, there are a few we already suspected were raking in the big bucks but the others, who surprisingly made the list, wouldn’t have made it to our top 10 if we had to guess.
See full list below…
1) Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid| €21m a year
2) Messi | Barcelona | €20m a year
3) Hulk | Shanghai SIPG | €20m a year
4) Neymar. Jnr | Barcelona | € 19m a year
5) Zlatan Ibrahimovic | Manchester Uniter | €16m a year
6) Graziano Pelle | Shandong Luneng | €16m a year
7) Thomas Muller | Bayern Munich | € 13.5m
8) Ezequiel Lavezzi | Hebei China | Fortune | €13m a year
9) Jackson Martinez | Guangzhou Evergrande | €12.5m a year
10) Thiago Silva | Paris Saint Germain | €12m a year
Women’s NBA teams fined for supporting #BlackLivesMatter
The Women’s NBA has just issued fines to three Women’s NBA teams for showing support for the recent shootings in America, by wearing #BlackLivesMatter warm up shirts before a game.
The teams involved were: New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and each team was fined $5,000 (£3,773), while their players each received a $500 (£377) fine.
In an attempt to show support for the recent death of two men and 5 police officers, the teams decided to rally and show support in their own little way by wearing #BlackLivesMatter Tshirts. However, WNBA disapproved of this as the NBA rules states that there should be no altering of uniforms.
One of the players Mistie Bass who disapproved of the fines tweeted: “Don’t say we have a voice and then fine us because we use it,”
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan