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May 29, 2017 8:29 PM Breaking: Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new coach

Barcelona have confirmed Ernesto Valverde as their new coach following Luis Enrique’s departure. According to them, “Ernesto Valverde is the new @FCBarcelona coach. Welcome, Ernesto!#HolaValverde.” Valverde, 53, stepped down from his role in charge of Athletic Bilbao last week having led the Basque club to seventh place in La Liga and Europa League qualification 15

May 29, 2017 6:07 PM Barcelona name Ernesto Valverde as new head coach

Spanish giants Barcelona have appointed Ernesto Valverde as their new head coach ahead of the coming season. Ernesto Valverde Tejedor is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward for Barcelona and other top La Liga clubs including Espanyol and Mallorca. Enrique was heavily criticized after his side's embarrassing 4-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain 11

May 28, 2017 8:00 AM Copa del Rey: Barcelona defeat Alaves in final

Luis Enrique ended his stint at Barcelona with a third consecutive Copa del Rey title, after they beat Alaves 3-1 in the final on Saturday. The Catalans scraped past Atletico Madrid 3-2 in the semi-finals in February, with Sergi Roberto and Luis Suarez both sent off. Against Alaves, Barca started nervously, before Lionel Messi opened scoring. Although 15

May 27, 2017 3:05 PM Mourinho admits he is not sure Griezmann will join Manchester United

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he is not sure if Antoine Griezmann will sign for the club from Atletico Madrid this summer. Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Mourinho says his arrival depends on the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward. “I have no idea if Antoine Griezmann will come to United 15

May 26, 2017 6:57 PM Manchester City complete the signing of Bernardo Silva for £43million

Manchester City have completed the signing of Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva for a fee of £43million. The 22-year-old arrived in Manchester in the early hours of Friday, May 26, and has completed his move to the Ethihad side. NAIJ.com can confirm that the Ethihad side have hijacked the move from their arch-rivals United. The Portuguese midfielder has grown 11

May 26, 2017 3:00 PM Cristiano Ronaldo cancels London trip over terror threat

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has cancelled a scheduled appearance in London this weekend, after the UK terror threat level was upgraded. The upgrade comes in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack, which saw 22 people killed and over 59 others injured. Ronaldo had been due to promote SIXPAD training gear at the InterContinental Hotel 13

May 26, 2017 2:55 PM Bernardo Silva arrives at Manchester to complete £65m Manchester City move

Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva is set to complete potential move to Manchester City as he has arrived in Manchester on Friday, May 26. But it seems like the Ethihad side have hijacked the move from their arch-rivals United. According to reports, the 22-year-old is in England over advanced talks and a medical with City. The Portuguese midfielder has grown 11

May 25, 2017 9:33 PM Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants four new stars as he targets Antoine Griezmann, Andrea Belotti, Romelu Lukaku and Michael Keane in a £300m summer spree

The next time Jose Mourinho picks a Manchester United team for a competitive game the opposition will not be the callow youth of Ajax but the real champions of Europe. Real Madrid or Juventus - who meet in the Champions League final a week on Saturday - will face United in the Super Cup in Macedonia on August 8. United's manager will like that. United 20

May 25, 2017 9:30 PM Man United's gruelling season couldn't have ended better with Europa trophy

It's only the Europa League. Try telling that to the thousands of Manchester United supporters who were bouncing around the streets of Stockholm and Manchester on Wednesday evening. They likely surprised themselves by how happy winning the Europa League made them. It would be wrong to say the outpouring of joy was solely a result of lifting the trophy 16

May 24, 2017 6:34 PM Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial, but will not go to jail

Spain’s Supreme Court, Wednesday, rejected an appeal by FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, according to court documents. The five-times World Player of the Year is however unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty by a Catalan court last July on three 12