Lacazette To Arsenal: A New Era?

Ever since Theirry Henry left Arsenal back in 2007 the Gunners have been crying out for a pacy, prolific forward who will guarantee goals. Arsene Wenger has tried to fill that Henry-shaped hole in their attack multiple times, but players like Oliver Giroud, Emanuel Adebayor and Danny Welbeck just haven’t made the grade.

Henry was Arsenal’s best forward that they’ve ever had, and with him in their side they went 49 games unbeaten, still a record today,  they reached the final of the Champions League and were one of the best sides to grace English football. However, they haven’t won a Premier League trophy since that fabled unbeaten season in 2003/4, and have won just 3 major trophies in the last 13 years.

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But just yesterday the BBC reported that they were close to signing Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, a 26-year-old super-quick goalscorer who scored 37 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions and 28 goals in 28 starts in Ligue 1. This record is right up there with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo, and he seems like the perfect fit for Arsenal; he’s French, quick, will provide vital support for Alexis Sanchez (providing he’s still there), and can play out wide or through the centre.

The article was written by reporter David Ornstein, who has previously reported big Arsenal transfers early on and has, therefore, become the subject of a lot of, let’s call it love, from the Gunners’ online community. here are some of my favourites:GOTmatrix.PNG

I just feel sorry for the guy…

Anyway, Lacazette clearly has very strong connections to Henry, and if Arsenal can bring in a strong, box-to-box-style midfielder to really help tighten up their defence and really let Ozil run free just behind the striker then I would certainly expect them back in the top 4, and maybe even expect a title challenge from them.

Lacazette was apparently close to joining Athletico Madrid before their transfer ban, almost certainly as a replacement for seemingly Man-United-Bound Antoine Greizmann.

However, if the Frenchman does sign, does this rule out a move for Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe? To me, the Mbappe move never really looked likely, especially when he made his profile photo on social media a photo of him in front of an advertisement board saying “Priceless”. Lacazette will certainly make an impact at Arsenal, and I, personally, would love to see him in the Premier League.

What do you think of the move? Will it happen? Leave your opinion in the comment section below. If you enjoyed the post please do like and share, and if you have any comments, queries or questions then please also drop a comment. If you want to see more from me and the dugout and be alerted when I post new content then please subscribe, you can use either your WordPress account or your Email. There will be a new WWU out during the week, so stay tuned!

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Weekly Window Update: Gossip Galore

Yet anther week has passed since the finale of the Premier League season and the rumour mill is now in full flow, as are the transfer executives for each club.

Today, Bournemouth broke their club record transfer fee to sign defender Nathan Ake from Chelsea on a permanent deal for £20m. The Dutchman spent last season on loan at the Cherries, playing ten games and scoring twice. His deal surpasses the £15m spent on winger Jordon Ibe from Liverpool just over a year ago. Bournemouth will hope he plays significantly better, as Ibe, who Liverpool fans claimed to be “the replacement for Sterling”, played 26 times and didn’t get a single goal or assist.

Ake becomes Bournemouth’s second signing of the summer, with now-former Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe coming in on a free transfer. Defoe spent a season at the Cherries on loan from West Ham, where he established himself as a prolific forward, scoring 18 goals in 29 games in the league that season.

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Everton also looks set to have made a new signing, with Michael Keane close to agreeing on terms to a £25m move from Burnley. This would take the Toffee’s summer spending over the £100m mark.

Liverpool too are being heavily linked with a transfer, this time RB Leipzig’s 22-year-old Guinean midfielder Naby Keita being a victim of the speculation. Leipzig defied all expectations last season, eventually finishing first in the who-can-come-closest-to-Bayern competition, and finished second in the Bundesliga. The club, who were founded in 2009 after seven Red Bull employees bought out local club SSV Markranstadt and exploited the loophole in the German FA’s “fair ownership” rule, won 20 of their 34 league games and scored 66 goals in the Bundesliga. The RB in RB Leipzig does heavily nod towards the base of its ownership, however, it stands for Rasenballsport Leipzig, meaning lawn ball sports, not Red Bull.

Leipzig are apparently demanding £70m for Keita, a fee which does seem a bit too high for a realistic transfer fee, but Liverpool are prepared to break their Transfer record (equalled only last week when Mo Salah joined), and if Kylian Mbappe is worth £130m then Keita is certainly worth £70m. Keita also has a £48m release clause in his contract, but that can only come into action next summer. The Guinean scored 8 times and got 7 assists in 34 appearances last season.

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Doing your transfer business early in the window is a wise choice when you’re a football club, a prime example being Real Madrid’s attempts to purchase David De Gea from Man United back in 2015. The story lasted all year, but as much as the deal was being reported, Real just never finished it off. They confirmed they agreed on a deal on deadline day, swapping Keylor Navas and £30m for the Spaniard. Navas had even passed his Manchester United Medical and David De Gea was already agreeing on personal terms with Florentino Perez (Real’s president) at the Bernabeu, however, Real received the correct paperwork by fax at one minute past midnight in Spain, and the Spanish FA barred the deal on the grounds of the paperwork not being submitted. De Gea then went on to sign a new Man United contract the following season, stating that he “wanted to become a club legend”.

So who do you think will be where next season? Leave your opinion in the comments below. If you enjoyed the post please do like and share, and if you want to see more from the dugout and be alerted when I post new content then subscribe, it’s free and you can use either your WordPress account or your Email. There will be a new post out this weekend, so stay tuned!

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Update: It seems that as soon as I post on here about the week, and I have spent about an hour and a half researching facts, stats and figures that everything happens! in the last 5-6 hours since this WWU was published Barcelona have re-signed Gerard Deulofeu and Arsenal have looked more than likely to sign long-term target Alexandre Lacazette. Lacazette will most likely be the topic of this weekend’s post, so if you have any suggestions then please do let me know.

Weekly Window Update: I’m already sick of it

Here we are again, reviewing the last weeks transfer news, gossip, reports and rumours. I’m sorry that this is a day or two late, but we had a thunderstorm on Wednesday, which has killed our internet at home, so I’ve had to wait until today to get online. Anyway, let’s start with some confirmed news.

Liverpool have just officially confirmed their £34m signing of Mohamed Salah from Roma. The Egyptian winger may sound familiar, he had an unspectacular stint at Chelsea, scoring just 2 goals in 19 apperances, and going on loan to Fiorentina, where he scored more in one season than in his whole Chelsea career, and Roma, before signing permanently for I Lupi on August 3rd 2016.

The Egyptian has blistering pace, explosive flair and excellent dribbling and ball control, but sometimes his end product has been known to be poor. To me, he sounds like the perfect signing for The Reds. Liverpool relied massively on Sadio Mane’s pace and flair last season, and they looked very poor when he was missing, so a second injection of speed and skill can do nothing but good. If they add another solid defender, a goalkeeper and an out and out striker, they will be unstoppable.salah liverpool.PNG

Everton have made another signing too, bringing in Ajax captain Davy Klaassen for around £23m, providing Ross Barkley with the vital competition that could pressure him into reaching his potential. Klaassen is a hard-working, classic dutch midfielder who, at just 24, has captained captained Ajax for two years and is a really dominant figure in the midfield.

Man United’s supposed chasing of Alvaro Morata has reportedly stalled because of the Spaniard’s wedding, however United are still set to sign him once a fee has been agreed with Real Madrid. I’m still a little apprehensive about the transfer, but I don’t think United would have risked releasing Zlatan Ibrahimovic if they didn’t have a top class striker in line.

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been at the forefront of the speculation in recent days, with Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool all linked with Sanchez in particular. Also, reports have surfaced that should Ozil and Sanchez sign new contracts Arsenal would be in serious trouble of breaching the FA’s rules on wage control. However, an Arsenal side without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would be in serious need of talent, which Arsene Wenger would probably be against splashing the cash en mass on.

So, yet another week has passed and yet another set of transfer rumours and signings have come. What do you think about Liverpool’s new signing? Do you think Morata will sign for United? Who do you see where next season? Please leave your opinion in the comments below.

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Will Ronaldo Go Back to Manchester?

After various news outlets reported this week that a source “very close to Cristiano Ronaldo” told them that CR7 was unhappy at Real Madrid the world of football has gone into meltdown. The Portuguese captain has recently been ordered to court for a trial for tax fraud and has supposedly told members of his family that this saddened him and he wants to leave Spain.

It could obviously just be Ronaldo fishing around to try and get Madrid to pay off his sentence should he receive one, or him just looking for one more big bucks contract before he retires. He has flirted with leaving Madrid in the past, most notably in very early 2013, but ended up just signing a juicy new contract making him the highest paid player in the world.

However, if he really is leaving Madrid, it looks like e would have two main options. Obviously, the romantic’s choice is Man United. The Red Devils were recently proclaimed the world’s richest football club, making £515m revenue last season, so would have no problems paying Reals reported demand of £120m. Also, if Ronaldo was to head back to Manchester he would be worshipped week in week out and, with him in their ranks, a 21st league title would be imminent. He has also previously voiced his desire to return to United at some point.

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The other option would be French outfit PSG. Although they were beaten to the title by Monaco this season, they had won the title four times in a row before that, and are also massively rich. PSG are also more likely to win league titles consistently than United, however, any team with CR7 has to be favourites for the title.

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Ronaldo’s buyout clause is a reported $1billion, however, his actual fee would probably be around the £100m mark. He’s apparently on wages worth £500k a week, with a yearly salary of $58m plus goal and win bonuses of about 20% of his weekly wage, so, in total, a three-year contract for him with a transfer fee of £100m where he scores 30 goals and wins 40 games each season, with £25million each year in image rights would cost the purchasing club an estimated £263,500,000 plus tax so not many clubs could afford him.

Overall, it’s probably all a load of rubbish, but if he really is leaving, for me, the most likely destination will be Man United. What do you think? Where do you think he will be next season? Leave your opinion in the comments below the advertisement.

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Weekly Window Update: Rumor Mill Keeps Turning

So, compared to recent times, it’s been a fairly slow week in terms of transfer news and gossip but one young man has really been the centre of attention over the last couple of days. I’ll give you a clue, he’s French, and Arsenal are after him. Nothing new I guess. Anyway, It’s 18-year-old Monaco Winger Kylian Mbappé!

The wide-man scored 26 goals in 44 appearances last season in all club competitions, he already has 4 caps for the national team, was included in UEFA’s Champions League Team Of The Season, and is the second youngest player to play for the French national team. He has been strongly linked, mainly by The Metro, The Sun and The Telegraph (take that how you will), to Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Man United, and has claimed that Real Madrid have been trying to sign him since he was eleven. We know that during his time at the famous Clairefontaine academy he was chased by a number of big clubs, including Real Madrid, Valencia, and he even played a youth team game for Chelsea before eventually settling on Monaco.

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In other news, Everton are set to sign Sunderland’s highly-rated young goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for £30m, as sum which, to me at least, seems very high for someone who, at 23, does have plenty of years ahead of him, but needs to be doing better now if he is to truly fulfill his obvious potential. I would be happy to sign him for £15m or so at most, but £30m seems a little steep.pickford everton

Manchester United have also, in the last few minutes, announced their first signing of the summer. Victor Lindelöf has signed for an officially undisclosed fee, however, it is expected to be around the £30m mark. The 22-year-old Swedish Centre-Back played all of Sweden’s group games in Euro 2016.

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So, I guess that’s about it. Other than the ever-present rumours on the sceptical moves like Neymar to Man United, Messi to Man City and Harry Kane to Man United. Please leave a comment down below with any more transfer news, and with any other general queries, questions and comments.

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Scotland 2-2 England: Kane Saves England’s Blushes

Scotland and England played out a feisty 2-2 draw yesterday, with the Scots scoring twice late on, only to be met with a Harry Kane equaliser deep into injury time.

England were the dominant side for the majority of the game, forcing 7 saves and taking 16 shots over the course of the game, and finally got what they deserved, when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came off of the bench in the 65th minute, to score just five minutes later, showing excellent pace and skill to cut inside the defence and pull off a shot, which deflected straight at ‘keeper Craig Gordon, who should have caught the attempt easily, but instead just batted it into his own net.

England followed up on their goal well, forcing a few saves, and midfielder Scott Brown was lucky to stay on the field, after committing two yellow card worthy fouls, however, their lead only lasted until the 87th minute, when Leigh Griffiths curled in a fantastic free-kick to level the scores. He then repeated the feat just three minutes later, swinging one into the bottom corner from the other side of the penalty area. griffiths fk.PNG

Leigh Griffiths lines up to take his free-kick in the 87 minute. Image courtesy of Sky Sports.

Scotland looked to have sealed a vital three points in world cup qualification, but after just another three minutes, England were up the other end, and Harry Kane was volleying home a looping cross to ensure a point for England.kane volley.PNG

Harry Kane volleys home to level the score. Image courtesy of the BBC.

The result means England remain top of Qualification group F, whilst Scotland remain in 4th with 4 games to play.

On a different note, the FIFA confederations cup will start on the 17th, however, none of the home nations has qualified. The Confederations Cup is an 8 team tournament held in the host of the following year’s World Cup, to make sure that all venues and organisers have properly prepared for the World Cup. This year’s eight teams are: Russia (Hosts), Portugal (Euro 2016 winners), Cameroon (2017 AFCON winners), Chile (2016 Copa America winners), New Zealand (OFC winners) Mexico (CONCACAF Cup Winners), Australia (AFC Asian Cup Winners) and Germany (World Cup Winners).

Also, this morning England won the World Cup! The U20s World Cup that is, beating Venezuela 1-0 In Suwon, South Korea. Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in the 35th minute, turning in a rebound after the keeper saved his half-volley. Venezuela got a penalty with about 20 minutes to go when the referee blew for Jake Clarke-Salter’s dangerous challenge in the box on Venezuela’s young prodigy Adalberto Penaranda. The referee was asked to provide a video review, and when it was given it agreed with the referee’s decision. Penaranda took the penalty, driving it slightly left of centre, but a strong hand from Freddy Woodman denied Venezuela the equaliser. England managed to hold off a late onslaught to win the trophy.U20 WC WINNERS.PNG

Image courtesy of The Telegraph.

So what do you think England’s realistic targets should be next summer? Please leave a comment down below with your opinion.

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Weekly Window Update: It’s not even open yet!

So, since we last spoke the Premier League rumour mill has, unsurprisingly, created thousands of new stories to talk about. Let’s start at champions Chelsea.

Diego Costa has announced that Antonio Conte has no plans for him in his side next season, which could come as both a surprise and an expected decision. The Brazilian-born Spaniard was the Blues’ top scorer last season, totalling 22 goals in all competitions, however he was heavily linked with a move to China in January, a move which the president of Tianjin Quanjian, Shu Yuhi, claimed was scuppered by new legislation brought in by the Chinese FA to limit the number of foreign players in a side to 3.

Antoine Griezmann has now ruled out a move away from Athletico Madrid too, saying that to leave Atleti while they are transfer-banned would be a “dirty move”, perhaps paving a way to join next summer. However, United have released Zlatan Ibrahimovic, signalling that a move for a big name striker could be on the cards. We know Lukaku wants out of Everton, and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata has been heavily linked in recent days.

Liverpool have got into hot water with the FA recently, after being forced to apologise for illegally approaching Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk without consulting the club beforehand. They have supposedly dropped all interest, however, the Dutchman has made it clear he would be in favour of a move to Anfield, possibly leading to a tricky situation for Southampton. Man City, Chelsea and Man United are all also reportedly interested in the 25-year-old.van dijk statement

As I said in last week’s WWU, the window doesn’t officially open for another 10 days, but that isn’t deterring anyone. Clubs can agree transfers at any time of the year, however, they can only officially register players once the transfer window has opened.

Some people (myself included usually!) say that you should only believe a deal is happening when it is on the club website. Well, the other day I was made aware of this article on the Man United website:ramsay article

Although the article states that United have agreed a deal, it does say that it is “subject to contract terms being agreed and the player passing a medical”, but surely the Red Devils would be fairly certain of completing the deal if they were to put it up on their website and risk their transfer credentials.

So, to conclude, Costa is leaving Chelsea, Griezmann isn’t leaving Athletico and you can’t trust what you read online. Who do you think will be where next season? Please do join the discussion down below.

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Are Real Madrid The Best Of All Time?

As I watched Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 last night, it got me thinking “has there been a better team in the last three decades?”. To score 4 goals in one game, against a team that had only conceded three in the competition all season is an incredible feat, almost as incredible as winning the world’s most prestigious club competition three times in four years.

The Match

Juventus started the better side, quickly forcing a save from Costa Rican ‘keeper Keylor Navas early on, but that all came to nothing when Cristiano Ronaldo claimed his first of the night, sweeping a low finish into the bottom corner, via a small deflection off of Bonucci’s right foot.

Juve responded well, however, where left-back Alex Sandro volleyed a great cross-field pass across the penalty area to Gonzalo Higuain, who chested it and dinked it to Mario Mandzukic, what happened next will go down in history. The Croat chested it up and produced a stunning overhead kick from the edge of the box, which looped over Navas and into the net. Claims that the ‘keeper could have done better, to me, are untrue if he had used his left hand the ball would already be over the line, he had to try and tip it over the bar, but to no avail, impossible to save.

Juve then dominated the rest of the first half, but when Casemiro’s deflected shot curled into the bottom corner you got the feeling that it was over. They quickly doubled their lead, with CR7 grabbing his second of the night, tapping in at the near post after some brilliant movement. Marco Asensio finally got Real’s fourth of the night, curling in yet another one-touch finish into the bottom corner.

However, just before this, Juventus had been unfairly reduced to ten men, when Sergio Ramos went down very theatrically after Juan Cuadrado accidentally clipped the back of the Spaniard’s heel when collecting the ball for a throw-in. It was just one of those accidental things, which just requires a “sorry mate” and a handshake to solve the situation. Instead, Sergio Ramos went down like he’d been shot and unfairly earned the Colombian a second yellow card.

The analysis

Juventus just edged the first half in terms of quality of play, however Real Madrid completely dominated the second half, and were deserved winners in the end.

You have to feel for Juventus, especially Gigi Buffon, who, at 39 and a half years of age, you have to feel will never finally add that final, champion’s league shaped, place to the jigsaw that is his trophy cabinet.

Juve set out to play the final in the way that they have played every game in te champion’s league this season. Erect the black and white wall at the back, putting your wingbacks next to their 3 centre backs, and putting Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira deep, just in front of the back line. They then put 23-year-old Paulo Dybala in attacking midfield, preparing to run forward using his great speed, and start a counter-attack, using the height of Mario Mandzukic, the venom in front of goal of Gonzalo Higuain and the pace and dribbling of himself.

It worked brilliantly for the first 20 minutes, however, when Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring it sent them into disarray, but luckily for them, a goal came quickly, so they could just revert to piling everyone up at the back. It again worked until the 60th minute, where they were hugely unlucky to concede to Casemiro’s drive from distance, which deflected wickedly off of Sami Khedira’s foot. Juve then knew that even if they scored right away, they wouldn’t have the game time to lock up at the back again, and they would have to attack Los Blancos, and when they tried this, Cristiano Ronaldo struck once more, and the game was won for Real Madrid.

The win means that they are the first team in 27 years to win the title two years in a row, the first since AC Milan did it in 1990, and the first since the competition shake-up in 1992. It also, surely, secures Cristiano Ronaldo’s fourth Ballon d’Or award in 5 years. The Portuguese captain has scored 42 goals in all competitions this season, won the Champion’s League and won La Liga. Is he the best of all time? Is prime Ronaldo better than prime Messi?

Barcelona’s team of between 2008-2014ish may have been more enjoyable to watch, with their signature “tiki-taka” football in full flow, but they never did what Real Madrid have done, and they have never won the Champion’s league twice in a row.

But how long does this Madrid side have left? Ronaldo’s age doesn’t look like it catching up with him as of yet, but at 32-years-old it must be only a matter of time before he starts to lose his pace and athleticism. Sergio Ramos is 31, Pepe is 34, Luca Modric is 31 and Karim Benzema is 29, and with their transfer ban over this summer and January, they will need their youngsters to pull through. Their reliance on players like Marco Asensio, Rafa Varane and Casemiro will increase dramatically over the next couple of years so they will need to work as hard as possible on developing and nurturing their young talent.

So, how long do you think this Real Madrid side will last? What do you think they can achieve? Will Gigi Buffon ever win the Champions League? Please leave your opinion in the comments down below.

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Weekly Window update; Silly Season Begins

Hello and Welcome to a new series here on A Mata Of Opinion! Here we will be discussing new key signings, new gossip and whatever is going on in the transfer window. I, for one, massively enjoy reading the BBC sport gossip column first thing in the morning, mostly to laugh at the absurdity of The Mirror claiming Leo Messi will join Man city for £200m for the the thousandth time, but also to keep up to date with how sides are preparing for the new season.

And, eventually, after 10 months of games, goals and glory, the 2016-17 Premier League season has finally come to a close, and that means it’s time for the rumours and gossip on transfers to come out of hibernation once more.

A few sides have already made a few signings, even if the window doesn’t officially open until June 19th, including Man City signing Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moreas for £33m and Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva, for £43m.

Some sides are also being heavily linked with new signings, and, as per usual, Man United are at the forefront of the rumours. The Red Devils have been “set to sign” Antoine Griezmann for what seems like years now, with Inter’s Ivan Perisic and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata being more recently dragged into it.

It is easy just to completely disregard these rumours straight off the bat, as lots of newspapers do seem to be very reckless with what they class as reliable news at this time, especially news feeds like The Mirror, The daily Star and The Daily Mail, however when the rumours get to the point that they are at now with the Griezmann affair, you have to think “there’s no smoke without fire”. I was quick to laugh off the Paul Pogba to United rumours last summer, but they intensified hugely, and now the Frenchman is a United player.

 Of course you should be realistic about what you believe when you are reading the papers, and I only tend to trust something if it is reported by the BBC, or possibly Sky Sports, but always be careful to avoid fake news.

A good way to see if a club is making a big name signing is if they have surprisingly left a prominent squad number, that  is relevant to the player (If they left open, say, the number 11, don’t use this technique for a defender), for example, last year Man United left open the number 6, hinting to the fans that Pogba could be on his way. This year, they have the number 7 open, perhaps for Antoine Griezmann.

Recently, there have been hundreds of reports of Monaco youngster Kylian M’bappe joining multiple different clubs, ranging from Real Madrid to Man City, and, unsurprisingly Man United. M’bappe, who already has two caps for the french national team at just 18, has not publicly spoken out about his transfer status as of yet, but I think he’s pretty sure to stay at Monaco.

Right now, what he needs is first team experience, and he’s getting that at Monaco, but if he were to move to Real Madrid he would be behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and maybe even Isco. Also, look at what has happened to other youngsters moving to Real Madrid. Take Isco, he moved to Los Blancos in June 2013, and has only scored 33 goals in 190 appearances, and has struggled to find a regular spot in the first team.

So, who do you think will sign for who? Where do you think Antoine Griezmann will be next season? Please do join in the discussion in the comments. If you enjoyed this post then please do leave a like, just click the little button that says “like”. If you want to see more, and be alerted when I post new content then please subscribe, just scroll up, and a little button saying “follow” should appear, click that, and you can then either enter your E-mail address for E-mail alerts, or sign up with your WordPress account. There will be new content out at the weekend and another Weekly Window Update on Thursday next week.

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