Alberto Aquilani has moved to Portugal to play for Sporting Lisbon.

His signing for Sporting was confirmed yesterday on a social networking website.

Aquilani had been at Fiorentina since 2012, but, at the expiration of his contract at the end of the previous season, the Italian club did not show any interest in extending his stay and he was allowed to depart.

He had been a free agent for the last one and half months and was in conversation with quite a few clubs from different parts of the world.

Eventually, it happened to be Sporting Lisbon which managed to seal his services.

Aquilani’s Football is believed to be on the down now. He has not had a good time in club Football in the recent times as a result of which he has not been able to play any international match in the last couple of years.

Although, he was in the squad of Italy that had gone to Brazil to contend for World Cup, but, he only warmed the benches there.

He had featured in qualifiers, but, in the main tournament, he did not get used.

Recently, in an interview, Aquilani emphasized that he had not given up on making a comeback for Italy and he was hoping to get a club where he could express himself and produce his top game.

But, it’s hard to say that going to Sporting will do any good to his chances of an international comeback. Continue reading

Andy Cole reckons that his former club will be better off signing Karim Benzema

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole reckons that his former club will be better off signing Karim Benzema rather than Harry Kane.

Both strikers have been linked heavily with United in recent weeks. While Benzema is an established centre forward who plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world in the form of Real Madrid, Kane comes on the back of a spectacular season with Tottenham. It has been speculated that the England international will cost around £ 40 million and it has been seen as the perfect replacement for Wayne Rooney going forward.

Rooney has just touched 30 years of age and will be expected to last around a couple of years at the top level.Kane is just starting his top-level career and will be able to provide the same kind of service that Rooney has done in the last 10 years. Benzema, though, will be a short-term addition to the team since he already arrives at the peak of his powers. Cole, though, reckons thatKane will struggle immediately after making the switch to United. Even though the forward has scored 21 goals last season, Cole says that it was a campaign in which everything went in for the youngster and he does not expect a repeat of the same going forward. Continue reading “Andy Cole reckons that his former club will be better off signing Karim Benzema”

Manchester United recently became one of first top clubs

Manchester United recently became one of first top clubs to announce their first major signing of the summer.

They moved in quickly to seal the £ 25 million capture ofMemphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven. Manager Louis van Gaal revealed that United had to be swift in the negotiations since Paris St Germain were showing a lot of interest in the winger.Depay is regarded as one of the top young talents in the world and the amount of confidence that United have in the player is shown by the mammoth transfer fee that they have paid for him.

Van Gaal says that his relationship with PSV Eindhoven helped United complete the deal much quicker than PSG. While he is aware thatDepay is a great talent, he has also requested patience from the United faithful. He says that it will be awhile before the Dutch international gets accustomed to life at Old Trafford. It is not easy to represent a top club like United, who have returned to the Champions League after just one season absence. Van Gaal says that it was very important that United brought in top young players likeDepay, as they represent the future. Continue reading “Manchester United recently became one of first top clubs”

Anderson seems to Frustrate all

As a United supporter, you would always be frustrated about Anderson.

He is no longer a part of the club, but, still people talk about him.

That guy promised so much. He had that unique sort of aura about him. He was ruthless, fearless and obviously had got talent. In fact, he had got so much of it that the scouts who had tracked him first had compared him with Wayne Rooney straightaway.

For an 18-year old (Anderson was this young only at that time) to be spoken about as highly as somebody like Wayne Rooney, he must be special and he indeed was special, the cheeky Brazilian kid.

But, after 8 years when he walked away, he would be very unsatisfied with his contributions at United and so would the club supporters.

Anderson left United with a lot of trophies under his belt. He even became a Champions League winner, but, personally, he could have done a lot more given how capable he was.

Some of his displays in patches would make you go wow, but, the next day, you would feel as if it’s a different player playing with Anderson’s mask on. Such inconsistent he was in those 8 years. Continue reading “Anderson seems to Frustrate all”