Tag: defender

Juventus offer €85m for in-demand defender Matthijs de Ligt

Juventus have reportedly submitted an official bid worth €85m for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. The 19-year-old is attracting interest from Manchester United, Barcelona and PSG after his impressive 2018/19 campaign. But according to Tuttosport, Juventus stand a strong chance of signing De Ligt due to their well rounded credentials.

Ashley Young signs one-year Man Utd contract extension

Manchester United defender Ashley Young has signed a new one-year contract extension, the club has announced on Monday afternoon. The 33-year-old’s original deal was due to expire at the end of the current season, but he will now remain at Old Trafford until at least 2020. Ashley Young has played a

Liverpool and Arsenal enter huge race for Emerson

Liverpool and Arsenal are among a host of clubs looking to sign Atletico Mineiro defender Emerson. According to Mundo Deportivo, the right-back is wanted by a number of Europe’s top sides including Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter, Borussia Dortmund and Porto. Sampdoria, Sassuolo, Watford, Lille, Valencia and Real Betis are also

Real Madrid ‘closing in’ on €50m Porto defender

Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly close to signing centre-back Éder Militão.According to Marca, Madrid have been scouting the Brazilian and have decided to make their move. Militão, who turns 21 on Friday, only joined Porto from São Paulo in the summer but has already impressed clubs around Europe. As well

Benjamin Pavard signing: Bayern Munich confirm

Bayern Munich will sign defender Benjamin Pavard in the summer, the club have confirmed.Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić told reporters the news on Wednesday. Benjamin Pavard, who starred in France’s World Cup win in the summer, will remain at Stuttgart until the end of the season. The versatile defender will then join

Luke Shaw: Man Utd defender says he nearly lost leg after injury

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw says he “nearly lost” his leg after breaking it in two places in 2015. The full-back, 23, missed the rest of the season after suffering the injury in a Champions League 2-1 defeat by PSV Eindhoven. Recalled by England for this month’s games against Spain

Brighton sign Brazilian defender Bernardo from Leipzig

Brighton & Hove Albion have brought in Brazilian defender Bernardo from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on a four-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Thursday. The transfer fee for the 23-year-old full-back, the club’s fourth signing of the close season, was undisclosed but local media said Brighton had paid

Real Madrid sign Spain defender Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad

 Real Madrid have completed the signing of Spain right-back Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad. Madrid announced an agreement on their website on Thursday, saying the defender was set to sign a six-year contract pending a medical, then confirmed his signing shortly thereafter. Odriozola, 22, was named to Spain’s final World