It is without secret that for most of football’s history the defenders of Italian decent have been believed to have a unique talent when it comes to laying their body down in a bid to stop the round leather from crossing their goal line.
The very word defenders and names like Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini have become almost synonymous with each other.
However, once in a while other capable hands from relatively unknown leagues or even nations serve to remind the rest of us that talent is never bounded by national boundaries or continents. You get to hear of Nemanja Vidic of Serbia, Daniel Agger of Denmark and Samuel Kuffour of Ghana.
Manchester United were able to get a player of such a mould in the person of Eric Bailly who operated as a quiet surgical sweeper at La Liga side Villarreal before being scooped onto stardom at Jose Mourinho’s orders.
As the transfer window looms and the Red Devils get ready to splash more cash into any available talent pool, one piece of business they have considered as a priority – given how swiftly they conducted it – was signing a center back capable of forging reliable pairing with the only one they currently have – Bailly. Continue reading LINDELOF SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO KICK A BALL FIRST
The contract of Stefano Mauri reaches it’s end at the end of the current month in June and at the age of 35, he is reaching the last stages of his career where it’s time to start considering what to do before hanging up his boots and a move to the MLS is beginning to tempt the Italian midfielder.
Even though Mauri’s contract with Lazio is about to end, he remains certain that he will have his contract extended with the Italian club but the player is still trying to keep his options open.
Lazio’s Stefano Mauri said: “My contract is ending, but I really don’t think there will be any problems extending it. However, if an interesting offer were to come from the MLS, then I would have to think about it, that’s for sure.”
While Stefano Mauri is considering what to do if either to continue his stay in Lazio or making a move to the MLS, his German teammate MiroslavKlose is 100% certain about what he wants to do as he committed his future to Lazio and will be performing with the Italian club for at least another season. Continue reading Stefano Mauri is considering a move to the MLS while Klose decides to stay with Lazio
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GRANT UNWORRIED ABOUT Long term
Avram Grant – stress is at each and every club. West Ham supervisor Avram Grant insists he is not worried about his long run and claims his facet can climb the table.
FA: 2012 SHIELD STAYS IN ENGLAND
Up coming year’s Local community Shield will be played in England even though Wembley Stadium will not be offered. Confirmation of the opposition dates for the 2012 London Olympics revealed the prestigious men’s football final will be played at Wembley on Saturday, August 11.
There had been so numerous to selected from, but Sportsmail brings you Ronaldo’s leading 10 goals
In the twilight of his taking part in days he seemed to be scoring far more pies than objectives, but there is no doubt that Ronaldo’s retirement from the game brings an conclude to the career of one particular of football’s most prolific strikers.
GRANT UNWORRIED ABOUT Long run
Avram Grant – strain is at every single club. West Ham manager Avram Grant insists he is not apprehensive about his long run and claims his facet can climb the table.
GRANT UNWORRIED ABOUT Long run
West Ham manager Avram Grant insists he is not anxious about his long term and claims his aspect can climb the table. The Hammers experience a critical clash with relegation rivals West Brom on Saturday without striker Robbie Keane, who has been ruled out for at least a month with a calf harm.
Ronaldo’s top ten targets: Video clip Particular
In the twilight of his enjoying days he appeared to be scoring more pies than targets, but there is no doubt that Ronaldo’s retirement sees a single of the most prolific strikers depart.