THE BALL – Alfa Semedo and Mumin return (Vitória de Guimarães)

With the removal of the selections of Ghana and Guinea-Bissau from the African Cup of Nations (CAN), the players Mumin and Alfa Semedo return earlier to Guimarães to join the work of the Vitória team, although neither of them should arrive on time and able to be an option for this journey, in which the […]

THE BALL – Xavi punches the table about the Dembélé case (Barcelona)

Xavi Hernández, Barcelona coach, assumed that the situation of Ousmane Dembélé will have to be resolved. The French international will only have two paths: Either renew or leave the club. “I don’t want to disrespect anyone. Either renew or we look for a solution for your departure. It’s not an easy or pleasant situation, but […]

THE BALL – PSG tries to convince Mbappé to keep two ‘gifts’ (France)

Paris Saint-Germain are using everything at their disposal to try to convince Kylian Mbappé to renew for the French club. According to ESPN, PSG are in talks with Franck Kessie (Milan) and Paul Pogba (Manchester United) to make Mbappé stay in the team. The two players in question are friends of the young scorer and […]

THE BALL – Lázaro mocks Puskás Award: «I should play golf» (Benfica)

Benfica’s side Valentino Lázaro seems not to have agreed with the awarding of the Puskás Award to Erik Lamela for the goal he scored while playing for Tottenham (see associated news). “I must play golf,” he wrote on social media in response to the FIFA publication. Still, he gave the “congratulations” to the winner. It […]

THE BALL – Nani explains option for Veneza (Italy)

At age 35, Nani has had a surprising career change. After three seasons in the United States (Orlando City), the Portuguese international headed to Italy for the recently promoted Venice. “I chose this team for the project. I’m a football man and that’s why I prefer to be in a team with the ambition to […]

THE BALL – New director of Benfica LAB arrives from Manchester City (Benfica)

After five and a half years with City Football Group and Manchester City, Nick Chadd left the citizens to assume the position of director of Benfica LAB. “This incredible period with Manchester City has come to an end. Thank you for the memories, learning and, above all, for the friendships. On the way to a […]

A BOLA – Varandas explains the exchange of players with FC Porto (Sporting)

During the interview with CNN Portugal, this Monday night, Sporting president Frederico Varandas addressed the controversial exchange of players with FC Porto. “Sporting didn’t even put the change of players in the accounts. We bet on the sporting value of the players, we did it with Gonçalo Esteves and Marco Cruz in whom we believe. […]