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Ansu Fati's New Contract Includes $188 Million Release Clause

Dec 5, 2019 1:07 PM

Ansu Fati signed a new contract with Barcelona that includes a release clause of $188 million.

The 17-year-old Fati is now signed through the 2022 season.

"For me, La Masia [Barca's academy] is the best school in the world. They helped me from the first day I arrived and I am extremely grateful to everyone who works there," said Fati, who joined La Masia at 10 years old.

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Real Madrid Looking To Extend Karim Benzema's Contract

Nov 22, 2019 1:00 PM

Real Madrid are looking to give Karim Benzema a contract extension through 2023.

Benzema's current deal runs through 2021.

The extension would also come with a raise in salary that would put him on par with the club's leaders.

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Barcelona To Extend Contract Of Konrad De La Fuente

Nov 20, 2019 1:43 PM

Konrad De La Fuente is expected to be offered a contract extension by Barcelona.

The 18-year-old U.S. international from Miami joined Barcelona's youth academy in 2014.

Barcelona plan on promoting de la Fuente to the B team for next season.

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Tottenham Appoint Jose Mourinho As Manager

Nov 20, 2019 3:00 AM

Jose Mourinho was appointed as the new manager of Tottenham, replacing Mauricio Pochettino.

The job represents Mourinho's return to the Premier League after getting sacked by Manchester United last winter.

Mourinho expressed his excitement at taking over a talented roster.

“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me," said Mourinho.

The Guardian

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Inter Miami Sign Jerome Kiesewetter

Nov 19, 2019 3:15 PM

26-year-old striker Jerome Kiesewetter signed with Inter Miami.

Kiesewetter scored 12 goals for the El Paso Locomotive last season.

"Jerome brings speed, athleticism and experience to our roster. We are pleased to bring him to Inter Miami and begin working with him in preseason," said Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough.


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Timbers Sign Dario Zuparic, Close To Diego Valeri Agreement

Nov 19, 2019 3:12 PM

The Portland Timbers signed centerback Dario Zuparic from HNK Rijeka.

The 27-year-old, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this season, was also being tracked by Fulham and Sheffield United.

The club are also close to bringing back Diego Valeri for next season.

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San Jose Sign 14-Year-Old Keeper Emmanuel Ochoa

Nov 12, 2019 1:09 PM

The San Jose Earthquake signed 14-year-old goalie Emmanuel Ochoa to a homegrown professional contract.

Ochoa is the youngest MLS player since Freddy Adu.

"The work we have done to prepare ourselves for the future at the goalkeeping position gave us an opportunity to offer a contract to Emi, even at his young age. We have established players we are going to lean on for 2020 and the years to come, which will allow Emi to develop at his own pace with achievable goals year over year, including ones from an academic and life perspective," said Earthquake general manager Jesse Fioranelli.

The Quakes also signed 16-year-old defender Casey Walls to a homegrown contract last week.

The team has five players under the age of 18. 


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Chris Wondolowski Signs One-Year Extension With San Jose

Oct 22, 2019 2:17 PM

Chris Wondolowski will return to the San Jose Earthquakes for one more season.

The 36-year-old striker scored 15 goals last season, breaking Landon Donovan's all-time goal scoring record in the process.

"I'm very excited to be back for one more year. Knowing how much fun it is in the locker room, the team unity that we have and where this team is going, I wanted to be a part of it. I love this game. I love going out to practice. We're a family. Even right now, it's nice to have a couple days off, but I'm ready to get started again. When I do decide to step away from the game, my goal is to remain a part of the Earthquakes organization and help the team any way I can," said Wondolowski.

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Tottenham Re-Sign Michel Vorm

Oct 15, 2019 1:56 PM

Tottenham re-signed Michel Vorm to a contract through the end of the season as cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Vorm was released last June by the club.

The 35-year-old Vorm made 47 appearances in his five seasons with the club.

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Victor Lindelof Signs Manchester United Contract Through 2024

Sep 18, 2019 12:38 PM

Victor Lindelof has extended his contract with Manchester United through the 2024 season.

"Victor has established himself here and has become a very important part of our team. He brings calmness on the pitch and I can see that he is determined to help this club and to be successful here," said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 25-year-old Lindelof joined Manchester United in 2017. He has made 74 appearances for the club. 


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David De Gea Signs Manchester United Extension Through 2023

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David De Gea Close To Signing New Contract With Manchester United

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Robert Lewandowski Extends Contract With Bayern Until 2023

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Nacho Monreal Close To Signing With Real Sociedad

Football Espana

Jadon Sancho Signs New Contract With Borussia Dortmund

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Daniel Sturridge Close To Trabzonspor Move
Daniel Sturridge turned down opportunities with MLS, Liga MX, and Qatar.

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Franck Ribery Close To Fiorentina Move
Franck Ribery is close to signing a two-year deal with Fiorentina.

Football Italia

Daniel Sturridge Close To Trabzonspor Move
Daniel Sturridge will reportedly sign a two-year deal in Turkey.

Football Italia

Mario Balotelli Set To Sign For Brescia
Mario Balotelli will move to Brescia on a free transfer.

Football Italia

Athletic Bilbao Place $151 Million Exit Clause On Inaki Williams
Inaki Williams agreed to a nine-year contract extension with the Basque club.

Real Zaragoza Sign Shinji Kagawa
Shinji Kagawa signed a two-year deal with Real Zaragoza.

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Bojan Krkic Joins Impact
The 28-year-old striker joins from Stoke City.

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Danny Welbeck Joins Watford On Free Transfer
Watford attempted to sign Danny Welbeck last season.

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Gary Cahill Signs With Crystal Palace
Gary Cahill also received interest from Burnley, West Ham and Aston Villa.

The Guardian

Newcastle Sign Kyle Scott From Chelsea
Kyle Scott played for the US U20 side.


Liverpool Sign 16-Year-Old Harvey Elliott From Fulham
Harvey Elliott is the youngest player to feature in a Premier League match.

The Guardian

FC Cincinnati Hire Ron Jans As New Manager
FC Cincinnati fired Alan Koch earlier this season.

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Inter Miami CF Announce First Signings In Team History
Inter Miami CF will join MLS in 2020.


Ravel Morrison Signs One-Year Deal With Sheffield United
The former Manchester United prospect played in Sweden last season.

The Guardian

Divock Origi Signs Long-Term Contract With Liverpool
Divock Origi has scored 28 goals in 98 matches for Liverpool.

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