Interest in Kingsley Coman from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Man City (Sky, via SI)
There has been much talk about Leroy Sane at Bayern Munich, in the past few weeks. However, if the German does join the club, that will mean the loss of a starting place for Kingsley Coman (when he’s fit). Therefore, it’s alleged that the Frenchman may be keeping his options open, and, would consider a move away from Bayern in the summer - provided Sane is signed.
Fortunately, the report indicates that Bayern are unwilling to sell Coman. This is important as it means Bayern could have four good-caliber wingers, coming into the new season - the type of depth on the wing that has been missing in Bavaria for years - and has costed the club in the Champions League.
There is also some talk that Coman and Sane could be included in a swap deal. Personally, I would jump at the offer of a straight-swap between the pair. This is mainly because Coman is too injury-prone to be a starting winger and appears to have a lesser future than Sane. However, if Bayern are able to sign Sane without a swap, Coman should be kept, for depth, his potential to become a top player and the speed and impetus he provides when on the pitch.
Could the Bundesliga restart be delayed further?
Germany, who has been praised for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, reported that new infections were accelerating exponentially after early steps to ease its lockdown https://t.co/NEvxxSmjK1 pic.twitter.com/lRa6JokBgm— Reuters (@Reuters) May 11, 2020
The Bundesliga was only given the green-light to restart on Wednesday. Now, less than a week later, there are already questions if the much anticipated restart will even happen. This is due to Germany’s R0 values and rate of infections once again creeping up after national lock down measures were lessened. If the Government decides that stricter restrictions need to be re-put into place, there is a high chance the Bundesliga will be postponed from the planned May 16th start date.
Hopefully the BL will still be able to resume this week as planned. Further delays would be truly gutting to say the least.
British Government gives Premier League the green-light for June restart (The Independent)
Rather shockingly, the Premier League has been given Government approval to resume operations from the start of June - all this despite the UK’s apparent shambolic handling of the pandemic and dire current situation.
However, many premier clubs, especially the ones fighting relegation (a coincidence? I think not) have strongly opposed a restart any time soon. Furthermore, multiple PL players including Sergio Aguero have already spoken out against a restart any time soon.
For example, via the metro, in response to the government’s decision, Danny Rose said “people’s lives are at risk” and that “football shouldn’t be spoken about until numbers have dropped massively”. Adding, in a very British fashion, that the governments plans to get football back underway in England soon are “bollocks”.
Moreover, Tyrone Mings also didn’t want the season to resume. He also raised the issue of different responses to players calling for further postponement of the league, depending of what position they sit in the table:
Player at the top of the league raises concerns about playing again:— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) May 11, 2020
Yeah he’s probably right, that’s sensible.
Player near the bottom raises the same concern:
Yeah well you just don’t want to be relegated ♂️
Tottenham enter Sergino Dest race (CalcioMercato)
Per a report in the almighty don’s Italian cousin, CalcioMercato, Tottenham have entered the race to sign Ajax right-back Sergino Dest - they should be worried though, the youngster is very fast. The American has been heavily linked to Bayern Munich in recent months, but a potential shortage in transfer funds is said to have potentially cooled interest in Munich for now. Could Tottenham really swoop in and sign the player from under Bayern’s nose? We’ll have to wait and see.
The sounds Jorginho makes when taking a penalty
Amazing voice over of Jorginho taking a penalty pic.twitter.com/MHXx1sFsUT— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) May 9, 2020