Real Madrid goes all in for N’Golo Kanté, Cristiano Ronaldo still determined to leave Spain and Patrick Vieira officially appointed coach of the OGC Nice … here is our mercato newsletter of the day.
Ronaldo leaving Spain is just a matter of time ?
Since his controversial statement at the end of the Champions League final about not wanting to stay in Real Madrid anymore, Cristiano Ronaldo would have indeed made up his mind and will be leaving Spain very soon according to the Portuguese daily Record.
A decision in which President Merengue Florentino Perez would have played an important role according to the Iberian media. The wealthy leader of the “Casa Blanca” would not have kept his promises regarding the prolongation of contract of CR7 which would require a little more recognition. The 33-year-old would be negotiating a new lease (with a salary increase) while the current one ends in 2021 but negotiations would not advance as he would like.
The idea of annoying the former resident of Manchester United might not be the right one for the Madrilenians who have already had to face the departure of their coach Zinedine Zidane there is little. If he had to leave the Liga, Cristiano Ronaldo could join the Premier League, Ligue 1 or China according to Record announcing several tracks.
N’Golo Kanté interested Real Madrid
Very discreet in terms of transfer in recent seasons, Real Madrid could break his piggy bank this summer. Indeed, and as the Spanish newspaper Il Messaggero says on Monday, the Madrid giant would consider putting 150 million euros on the table to attach the services of the French-Malian nugget Chelsea N’Golo Kanté.
According to the Iberian daily, Londoners have also identified players able to replace the native of Bamako, including Tanguy Ndombele and the Ivorian international Jean-Michael Seri.
Patrick Vieira officially arrives on the bench of OGC Nice!
There will be no last-minute rebound. As expected, Patrick Vieira (41) succeeded Lucien Favre on the bench of the OGC Nice. The Riviera club made official on Monday the appointment of the former coach of New York City FC, who officially left office on Sunday.
The duration of his contract is not specified by the Gym, although it should cover the next three seasons. The president of the OGCN announced to seek “a coach with the ability to continue to produce beautiful game, to advance young players by taking the risk to evolve, and that instills a spirit of winning,” as the Nice club reminds in its press release.
Etebo commits for five years with Stoke City
Nigerian international midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo leaves Feirense (Portuguese L1) for Stoke City. Freshly relegated to the Championship, the Potters won their services against a check of 7.2 million euros.
Lent this winter in Las Palmas and selected among the 23 for the 2018 World Cup, the 22-year-old has committed for the next five seasons.
Simone Verdi leaves Bologna for Naples
Simone Verdi takes a new step in her progress. Author of a successful season on the side of Bologna (ten goals, ten assists), the winger transalpin committed Monday with Naples.
To afford the services of the Italian international, the Neapolitan leaders had to pay 25 million euros. The contract signed by Verdi covers the next five years and therefore runs until 2023.