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Maurizio Sarri Officially Leaves Chelsea For Juventus

Jun 16, 2019 2:04 PM

Maurizio Sarri has officially made his way to Juventus, according to a statement released by Chelsea.

"The two clubs have reached an agreement for the early termination of Sarri's contract with Chelsea FC which had two years left to run and is ending at his request," said a Chelsea statement.

Sarri said his homesickness was a reason for his desire to return to Serie A.

Sarri is the 10th Chelsea manager to leave the club before the end of their contract since Roman Abramovich took over the team i 2003. 

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Eden Hazard Unveiled At Real Madrid In Front Of 50,000 Supporters

Jun 13, 2019 6:36 PM

50,000 Real Madrid supporters turned out at the Santiago Bernabeu to welcome Eden Hazard to the club.

Florentino Perez said that Hazard's signing reflected the stature of the club.

"Today is a very special day for Real Madrid. A marvellous player who is capable of doing amazing things is coming. The legend of Madrid must continue with the best players in the world and we've wanted to say these words for a long time: today Eden Hazard joins Real Madrid. This is where you have to be," said Perez.

Hazard said that he wants to play either on the left wing or as a #10.

He added that he wants to be the best player in the world with the club.

"I will try to be the best in the world, yes. But first, I want us to be the best team and winning titles. It's a new challenge for me and I'm prepared for it. The Ballon d'Or is at Real Madrid this year with Luka Modric. I don't know if it's easier to win it at Real Madrid, even though lots of Real Madrid players have won it. But I'm focussing on the collective aspect," added Hazard.

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Real Betis, Espanyol Appoint New Managers

Jun 6, 2019 3:22 PM

Real Betis have hired Rubi from Espanyol to replace Quique Setien as manager.

Espanyol finished 7th in La Liga last season.

Espanyol appointed B team manager David Gallego to replace Rubi. 

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Toni Kroos Signs Extension With Real Madrid Through 22-23

May 20, 2019 8:48 AM

Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension with Real Madrid through the 22-23 season.

Kroos joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014.

Kroos averaged 74 passes per match with a 93.2 success percentage this season in La Liga.

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Vincent Kompany Named Player-Manager At Anderlecht

May 19, 2019 3:25 PM

Vincent Kompany will leave Manchester City to become the player-manager of Anderlecht.

Kompany was the longest serving City player having signed with the club in 2008.

"For the next 3 years, I will take up the role of Player-Manager of RSC Anderlecht ... I have decided to take up the challenge at RSC Anderlecht. Player-Manager. I want to share my knowledge with the next purple generations. With that, I will also put a bit of Manchester in the heart of Belgium," wrote Kompany in a Facebook post.

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David Luiz Extends Chelsea Contract Through 2021

May 10, 2019 9:22 PM

Chelsea announced that they extended David Luiz's contract through 2021.

Luiz's contract was set to expire this summer, but he has become a key part of Maurizio Sarri's side. 

"I am so happy to be here and to have this opportunity to stay. I love this club and I still have the ambition of a young player. It means a lot to reach another European final, and we still have the opportunity to finish in the top three of the Premier League this season and I will continue to try to do my best to help the team," David Luiz said.

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Eintracht Frankfurt Make Permanent Move For Luka Jovic

Apr 17, 2019 9:12 PM

Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Luka Jovic on a permanent basis after a loan deal from Benfica.

Jovic, who has scored 17 goals in 21 games, is one of the breakout players of this season.

Eintracht Frankfurt are expected to sell Jovic this summer, with a big-money transfer move to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, or PSG heavily rumored. 

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Iago Aspas Extends Celta Vigo Contract Through 2023

Apr 17, 2019 5:13 PM

Iago Aspas has signed a contract extension with Celta Vigo to keep him at the club through 2023.

Aspas has recently returned from injury to lead the club out of the relegation zone. 

Outside of two years spent with Liverpool and Sevilla, Aspas has been with the club his entire career and is considered their greatest player.

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Jan Oblak Signs New Atletico Madrid Deal Through 2023

Apr 17, 2019 5:10 PM

Jan Oblak has signed a new deal with Atletico Madrid through 2023. The contract also comes with a $135 million release clause.

"I'm very happy to renew [my contract]. It's been a long time coming and we came to an agreement in the end. It's my fifth year here and I'm a person that goes year by year and now I've done five. I could never have imagined that time would pass so quickly. I've always given my best and defended my colours like everyone else," said Oblak.

Oblak has 115 clean sheets in 203 matches for Atleti.

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Marco Rose To Manage Borussia Monchengladbach Next Season

Apr 10, 2019 8:05 PM

Marco Rose will take over as manager of Borussia Monchengladbach next season.

The 42-year-old Rose, who comes from RB Salzburg, is considered one of the rising tacticians of European soccer.

Rose began his managerial career at Mainz, and has worked under Jurgen Klopp. 

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Cruzeiro Sign Ronaldinho's Son To Professional Contract
Joao will begin his Cruzeiro career with the U-14's.

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Seattle Sounders To Sign 15-Year-Old Danny Leyva
Leyva would be the youngest signing in team history.

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Real Madrid Sign 11-Year-Old Peruvian Player
Torres, born in Madrid to Peruvian parents, scored on his youth team debut.

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Dani Alves Agrees To One-Year Extension With Paris Saint-Germain
Dani Alves was seeking a two-year extension, but PSG held firm on their offer of one season.

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England U-17 World Cup Winner Leaves Manchester City For USL Team
Anderson is the latest prospect from Manchester City's youth academy to leave the club.

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Jozy Altidore To Sign Extension With Toronto FC Through 2022
Jozy Altidore's current deal is set to expire at the end of this season.

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Nani Signs Designated Player Deal With Orlando City
Nani signed a 3-year deal with Orlando City.

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Aaron Ramsey Signs With Juventus, Is Highest-Paid British Player
Ramsey will join Juventus on a free transfer this summer.

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Real Madrid Sign 16-Year-Old David De La Vibora To Pro Contract
De la Vibora was attracting interest from PSG, Juventus, and Manchester United.

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LAFC Sign Fito Zelaya From Alianza FC
The 30-year-old Zelaya has scored 112 goals in 227 matches for Alianza FC.

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Bayern Munich Sign 17-Year-Old Taylor Booth From RSL
Booth is the 3rd MLS player that Bayern have recently signed, joining Alphonso Davies and Chris Richards.

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Barcelona Sign Frenkie De Jong For $85M
De Jong, who becomes the most expensive Dutch player in history, signed a five-year contract with Barcelona.

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Ashley Cole Signs With Derby County
Cole reunites with former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard.

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Liverpool Signs Andy Robertson To Five-Year Extension
Andy Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull 18 months ago on a £8 million transfer.

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Mario Balotelli Set For Marseille Move
Balotelli hasn't played since early December after falling out with Patrick Vieira.

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Celtic Sign Andrew Gutman From Indiana University
Gutman turned down a homegrown contract with the Chicago Fire to join Celtic.

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Aaron Ramsey Agrees To Juventus Deal
Ramsey will be the second-highest paid player at Juventus.

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Pepe Returns to Porto On Free Transfer
Pepe won two league titles at Porto before moving to Real Madrid.

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Columbus Crew Hire Caleb Porter, Tim Bezbatchenko
Porter and Bezbatchenko have each won an MLS Cup.

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Adrien Rabiot To Join Barcelona Over Summer
Rabiot agreed to a five-year contract worth over $215,000 per week with Barcelona.

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