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Manchester City set to win race to sign Ajax youngster

Manchester City are set to beat Barcelona to the signing of Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong. That is according to The Daily Mirror who report that City are ready to spend £61 million in the January window to sign the 21 year old, who they regard as a long-term replacement Fernandinho who will be 34 next May. De Jong has ...

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Arsenal linked with Ajax left-back

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Ajax left-back Nicolás Tagliafico. The Argentine international only joined the Dutch club in January in a £3.5 million deal from Independiente in his native land, but has impressed sufficiently during his brief spell in the Eredivisie to make his want on to Unai Emery’s radar for a possible move to the Premier ...

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Spurs eye Ajax youngster

Tottenham Hotspur are among a clutch of clubs keeping tabs on Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong. That is according to The Daily Express who reports that scouts from Spurs have been watching the 21-year old midfielder, who is regarded as one of the brightest talents to emerge from Dutch football in recent years. Valued at £40 million, it is reported ...

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Quotes about Dennis Bergkamp – the Non-Flying Dutchman

Introduction “He’s come here for a year to get the money and then get out again”, said Tottenham owner Sir Alan Sugar in June 1995 when Arsenal signed Dennis Bergkamp from Inter Milan in June 1995. By the time the Dutchman announced his retirement from the game 11 years later, he had won 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, ...

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Dusan Tadic set to leave Southampton for Ajax

The left-sided midfielder who is currently with the Serbian World Cup squad in Russia is set to move back to the Netherlands, a country where he previously plaved for FC Twente and Groningen, after informing Southampton that he wants to leave. According to The Daily Telegraph, Ajax have suggested a fee of £15 million for the player, although Southampton are ...

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Manchester United ready to sign Justin Kluivert in summer move

The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Ajax teenage attacker Justin Kluivert in the summer. The 18-year old striker is the son of Patrick Kluivert, former Ajax and Barcelona star forward, and Dutch international, and currently Director of Football with Paris Saint-Germain. A bid of £10 million plus various add-ons is said to be ...

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Best Quotes on Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar is undoubtedly one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time. His accomplishments with Louis van Gaal’s 90s Ajax side and Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United has lifted him to the pantheon of the most successful custodians in the history of the sport. The towering Dutchman decided to hang his boots in 2011 after winning a total of ...

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5 most dramatic Europa League finals of all time

Espanyol vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 1988 Back then, Europa League was known as UEFA Cup and had two-legged finals. Spanish outfit Espanyol as well German representatives Bayer Leverkusen were both playing a European final for the first time. There looked to be a clear winner when Espanyol managed to preserve their 3-0 win from the first leg at home until the ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Johan Cruyff

  There are great players and then there are great managers. Many great players went into management and a bunch of them achieved some degree of success. However, very few can be considered legendary for both their playing career as well as management stints. Johan Cruyff makes both the lists. Tactics and man-management (Strengths) Cruyff was an exponent of attractive ...

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