Hasan Salihamidzic’s son spills the beans on Kouassi signing
Nick Salihamidzic raised eyebrows on Instagram when he posted a story celebrating the signing of Tanguy Kouassi from PSG.
Nick Salihamidzic, Sohn von Sportdirektor Hasan Salihamidzic, hat auf Instagram einen Beitrag geteilt, in dem von der bevorstehenden Verpflichtung von Tanguy Kouassi berichtet wird. pic.twitter.com/TLyCFsxGPE— FC Bayern News (@iMiaSanMia_GER) June 22, 2020
The only catch is that Bayern has not yet officially signed him!
But the more the merrier: in a press conference on Monday, Rennes President Nicolas Holveck confirmed that his club was trying to sign Kouassi, but he “preferred Bayern.”
Nicolas Holveck : « On était en finale pour Tanguy Kouassi, il a préféré le Bayern » pic.twitter.com/WzxUV68Hyi— Clément Gavard (@Clem_Gavv) June 22, 2020
Leroy Sane celebrates comeback against Burnley
Leroy Sané made his long-anticipated comeback in the 79th minute of Manchester City’s 5-0 demolition of Burnley, playing a total of 11 minutes. Sané had one shot off target and one shot blocked in his 9 touches on the ball.
Burnley fans fly “WHITE LIVES MATTER BURNLEY!” banner from airplane over the Etihad
As if a 5-0 loss to City were not enough, Burnley was also disgraced by some of their own fans, who flew a banner reading “WHITE LIVES MATTER BURNLEY” from a small airplane that circled the stadium while the players took a knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Raheem Sterling kept his response brief:
Burnley Captain Ben Mee was distraught after the match. He told Sky (via Daily Mail):
I’m ashamed, embarrassed that a small number of our fans have decided to put that around the stadium. We have a group of lads in there who are embarrassed.
These people need to come into the 21st century and educate themselves. They completely missed the point and don’t represent what we’re about. It’s a small minority of people.
Incredibly, Mee said that the players had heard rumors of the shocking flyover in advance:
We heard some whispers it was going to happen. A small number have arranged this and I hope it doesn’t happen again. I’m ashamed and upset it’s associated with my club.
It’s not right, I totally condemn it. Hopefully these people can be taught on what the Black Lives Matter is trying to achieve. We want equality in society, in football, everything.
Burnley issued a strong statement declaring that the perpetrators “are not welcome at Turf Moor” and apologized “unreservedly to the Premier League, to Manchester City and to all those helping to promote Black Lives Matter.”
Viviane Asseyi appears to be on her way to Bayern
Girondins Bordeaux appears to have revealed the next signing for Bayern Munich Frauen. In a post on the club’s website announcing the departure of several players at the end of the season, they say, “We wish her the best in Bavaria.”
Asseyi was the third leading scorer in Division 1 Feminine behind Paris Saint-Germain’s Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Lyon’s Ada Hegerberg. With the season abandoned due to COVID-10, Bordeaux finished in third as well behind Lyon and PSG.
American Bayern partner Global Premier Soccer files for bankruptcy (Soccer Wire)
The CEO of Bayern Munich’s youth soccer partner in the United States, Global Premier Soccer, notified members that the company is ceasing operations immediately “in anticipation of the organization entering chapter 7 bankruptcy.”
Bayern Munich entered the partnership with GPS in 2014 and extended it in 2017. In the club’s partner profile (FCBayern.com), Bayern described the partnership as “an ongoing mutual exchange of knowledge with GPS officials traveling to Munich to observe and study FC Bayern’s Youth Academy and FCB coaches visiting GPS’s facilities and teams with the aim of improving and aligning coaching methods.”
GPS has 21 branches across the United States. It is unclear whether they will fold or rebrand.
Arjen Robben bumps fists with Corentin Tolisso (Bild)
Arjen Robben was back training at Säbener Strasse yesterday and crossed paths with Corentin Tolisso, who is currently working on his rehabilitation from an ankle injury.
Star-Treffen bei Bayern - Robben gibt Tolisso Reha-Schub https://t.co/QYezOHlp2a— BILD (@BILD) June 22, 2020
Robben chatted briefly with Coco before getting on his way home. Tolisso trained for 45 minutes. Fiete Arp was also there working on his own recovery from a knee injury. Arp worked on dribbling and sprinting.