❗️Update #Musiala: DFB coach Kuntz (Under-21s) tried everything to convince him but without success. Initially. Schönweitz (head coach of the youth sides) confirmed that @SPORT1. But there is still a small chance for & Löw. Player will take a decision within the next 6 months.— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 12, 2020
Musiala recently was called up to the England U-21 squad despite Germany’s attempt (as detailed above) to convince him to switch. Musiala, who came across as humble and mild-mannered in recent video feature with Chris Richards, seems to have a strong inclination to remain in England’s camp for international play. Germany, however, is hoping that Joachim Löw can help sway the youngster.
In any event — and as Plettenberg reports — Musiala is expected to formally commit within the next six months.
Philadelphia Union star Brendan Aaronson is on his way to RB Salzburg this winter, but his arrival could inadvertently help RB Leipzig. A speedy and creative attacking midfielder, who can play centrally and out-wide, Aaronson is expected to be the contingency plan for RB Salzburg phenom Dominik Szoboszlai:
Brenden Aaronson might have to slot in to replace Dominik Szoboszlai at #RBSalzburg much quicker than anticipated. The Hungarian has been heavily linked to #RBLeipzig for some time and according to German media could be off to the German #Bundesliga in January. #USMNT— Manuel Veth (@ManuelVeth) November 11, 2020
A move to RB Leipzig would be an excellent step for Szoboszlai and would provide Julian Nagelsmann with yet another dangerous attacking option. The cost for Szoboszlai would reportedly be €20 million, plus a sell-on fee.
Philadelphia affecting global events...who’d a thunk it?
Anyway, the Union also recently won the 2020 Supporters’ Shield winners and Aaronson was an integral part of the team’s run over the course of the season. He is also known as the “Medford Messi” by one of the truly great accounts on Twitter: Union Hulk (@HulkUnionSmash), which deserves your follow.
Aaronson is from Medford, New Jersey and will join RB Salzburg in January.
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Was Robert Lewandowski’s blue sweat suit a fashion faux pas?
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This...is....awesome from Nicolai Geertsen in Danish Cup action (FEEL IT!):
Germany’s senior team is being hit hard by injuries. In addition to Jonas Hofmann, Nico Schulz and Robin Gosens also left camp with injuries, while Ridle Baku was sent over to the U-21 squad:
Jonas Hofmann, Nico Schulz and Robin Gosens have left the national team's camp with injuries. Ridle Baku has travelled to the U21 national team. All 4 players will miss the upcoming Nations League games against Ukraine and Spain. pic.twitter.com/FkmtBceJEA— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 12, 2020
Arsenal outcast Mesut Özil is wasting away the twilight of his career in London, but does have some clubs willing to kick the tires on the former Germany international:
Meant to leave Arsenal in January, after about seven years and a half, former German international attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil (32), according to todofichajes.com, is currently tracked by Los Angeles Galaxy, DC United, Al-Nassr, and Istanbul Basaksehir. The former Real Madrid playmaker’s €12m annual salary demand stands still, though being quite unsuitable at the time.
Eintracht Frankfurt defender — and frequent Robert Lewandowski nemesis — David Abraham is leaving Die Adler at midseason and will retire in Argentina.