Former Liverpool striker has agreed to terminate his contract with Trabzonspor in a bid to move to United States with David Beckham's Inter Miami. The past few months have been very eventful for Sturridge, he left England for Turkey in the summer. He attracted interest from hosts of premier league sides, West Ham, Everton and Aston Villa were all credited with the player, but he chose to move outside England. Reports suggest he was heading to Galatasaray, only for Him to sign a contract with Trabzonspor.
Galatasaray forward Mbaye Diagne has claimed that he is not attracted by the prospect of moving to Nottingham Forest. This comes as a major blow for the Championship outfit, who were hoping to sign him in the summer. The 28-year-old is currently playing for Club Brugge in Belgium after deciding to go in search of first-team football. At the start of the campaign, Diagne made the switch to Belgium where he will spend the rest of the season.
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Former Inter Milan manager Mircea Lucescu believes Inter Milan can end Juventus’ dominance in the Serie A. The Bianconeri have won the Scudetto for eight seasons on the bounce but the Nerazzurri could end that dominating run, having gone neck-to-neck with the reigning champions for most of the campaign.
It was supposed to be one of his many successful stints at a football club but Steven Nzonzi and Turkish giants Galatasaray have decided to call it quits, with the Club getting increasingly irritated at him even just being around the club training ground.
The French man was suspended by the club earlier in the month and the World Cup winning midfielder has reacted by saying he is no longer ready to continue his loan spell in Turkey from Italy.
One of the best things to ever happen to the Turkey national side, Cenk Tosun, has struggled to lay claim to a respectable starting berth all season.
Clubs need goals above every other thing from their strikers and any striker that fails to meet such a requirement is easily shown the exit door. In the world of scoring goals, you’re either scoring them or you are not and no team has the patience to wait around for you to find your potential in an unforgiving league like England’s - which has prompted a shift in Tosun's thinking.
German World Cup winner Manuel Neuer has spoken positively about compatriot Mesut Ozil, who retired from national team duties shortly after the 2018 World Cup. The Arsenal midfielder was heavily criticised after Germany’s shock group stage exit at the previous global tournament and that contributed towards his retirement from international football.
When pressed on the Ozil situation, the Bayern Munich captain said that he had a great experience of playing with the Gunners star, right from the academy days at Schalke 04. He added that his compatriot always wanted to have fun and play football, and it was disappointing with the way things paved off the field for him.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has praised the nice gesture from Neymar to Edinson Cavani during the club’s 5-0 thumping of Galatasaray in the Champions League. Tuchel named a strong lineup for the dead rubber contest against Galatasaray and Neymar was the star of the show with one goal and a couple of assists.
He could have bagged another goal from the penalty spot but he showed a good gesture by handing the penalty to Cavani, who has endured a tough season by his standards. A couple of years ago, Neymar was involved in a heated exchange with Cavani over a penalty kick which the latter missed and Tuchel is pleased that the Brazilian has sorted his differences with his teammate.
Galatasaray failed to make home advantage count after a narrow 1-0 defeat against French champions PSG in the latest Champions League group game. Mauro Icardi, who made the switch to PSG on a loan deal from Inter Milan only in the summer, came up with a goal just after half-time. This happens to be his first goal for the club since the move.
Even though he has featured in a couple of games already – including the 3-0 win over Real Madrid, this was his first major contribution to the club. The result is a major blow for Fatih Terim, who has seen his team manage only one point from the two group games.
Fatih Terim did not have too many complaints after watching his team get a draw with Club Brugge in the Champions League. This was the first group game of the campaign for Galatasaray and the match finished as a goalless draw. The Belgian team had the best opportunity over the 90 minutes, but Galatasaray were lucky that Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis missed his opportunity. Since Galatasaray are in the same group containing powerhouses like Real Madrid and Paris St Germain, the team needs to pick up as many points as possible in other games.Terim was pleased to see his team pick up points from the opening game of the campaign.
Galatasaray may head back into the domestic competitions with games againstYeniMalatyaspor and Fenerbahce coming up. However, the point against Club Brugge is rather important considering that it came away from home. The upcoming Champions League game for the Turkish outfit will be against PSG, who picked up a handsome 3-0 win over Madrid. The next two games against PSG and Madrid and both these games are at home. It is quite possible that Galatasaray may lose both these matches and the team had to come up with at least a point against Brugge. Meanwhile, Clement of Brugge was also happy with the point.