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Aaron Ramsey Signs With Juventus, Is Highest-Paid British Player

Feb 11, 2019 9:40 PM

Aaron Ramsey signed a 4-year contract with Juventus that makes him the highest-paid British football player.

Ramsey, who leaves Arsenal on a free transfer, will make roughly $386,000 per week in Italy.

“Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Aaron Ramsey a happy and successful future. Aaron’s made a fantastic contribution to our club since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world," read Arsenal's statement.

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Real Madrid Sign 16-Year-Old David De La Vibora To Pro Contract

Feb 4, 2019 8:55 PM

Real Madrid have signed 16-year-old defender David de la Vibora to a professional contract.

De la Vibora, developed in Madrid's academy, was attracting interest from Juventus, PSG, and Manchester United.

De la Vibora is seen as one of the best prospects to emerge from La Fabrica in years.

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LAFC Sign Fito Zelaya From Alianza FC

Jan 31, 2019 9:38 PM

Rodolfo "Fito" Zelaya has joined LAFC from Alianza FC in El Salvador.

The 30-year-old Zelaya has long been one of the most coveted players in the region.

We're pleased to secure a player of Rodolfo's quality as we continue our preparations for the 2019 season. Rodolfo is a proven goalscorer, both at the club and international levels, and he will add another dimension to our attack," said LAFC general manager John Thorrington. 

Zelaya has scored 112 goals in 227 matches over 8 seasons with Alianza. 

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Bayern Munich Sign 17-Year-Old Taylor Booth From RSL

Jan 31, 2019 9:18 PM

Bayern Munich have signed Taylor Booth from Real Salt Lake's academy.

The 17-year-old, who will begin his career in Bayern U-19's, signed a 3.5 year deal with the German club.

"We see a lot of potential in Taylor. He is a talented young player, and we look forward to working with him to develop his talent further," said Bayern campus manager Jochen Sauer. 

Booth is the third player from MLS that Bayern has signed recently, after Alphonso Davies and Chris Richards.

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Barcelona Sign Frenkie De Jong For $85M

Jan 23, 2019 12:35 PM

Barcelona have signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for $85 million. De Jong will join the Spanish side on July 1st.

The transfer fee makes de Jong the most expensive Dutch player in history.

De Jong also signed a five-year contract with Barcelona. 

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Ashley Cole Signs With Derby County

Jan 21, 2019 7:39 PM

Ashley Cole has signed with Derby County, reuniting him with former Chelsea teammate and current Derby manager Frank Lampard.

The 38-year-old Cole mostly recently played with L.A. Galaxy. 

Cole cited his relationship with Lampard for the move.

"For me, it was a no-brainer. Of course, I've kept in touch with Lamps [Lampard], to see how good the team has been playing and followed Derby since Lamps got here. For me, it was a no-brainer to come here and get involved in this great environment and hopefully push for promotion."

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Liverpool Signs Andy Robertson To Five-Year Extension

Jan 18, 2019 10:06 AM

Andy Robertson has signed a five-year deal with Liverpool.

Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull 18 months ago on a £8 million transfer.

Robertson follows Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez who have who have all signed new contracts in the last six months.

“I hope to achieve success as a team over the course of this new deal,” Robertson told liverpoolfc.com. “This club demands trophies and too long has probably passed without trophies. So I hope to help bring another couple to this club and help push in that direction because the fans demand it and the club demands it, so that’s what we aim to give.

“We came close [reaching the Europa League and League Cup finals in 2016 and Champions League final last year] but it’s about taking that next step and hopefully getting a winner’s medal around your neck. As soon as the club came to me, it was a no-brainer for me – I want to stay here, so as soon as they put an offer on the table it was signed as quickly as that.”

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Mario Balotelli Set For Marseille Move

Jan 16, 2019 2:05 PM

Mario Balotelli is set to join Marseille after falling out with Patrick Vieira at Nice.

Balotelli's contract with Nice expires at the end of this season.

Balotelli hasn't played since December 4th after clashing with Vieira. He has 0 goals in 10 matches this season. 

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Celtic Sign Andrew Gutman From Indiana University

Jan 10, 2019 2:22 PM

Celtic have signed Indiana University defender Andrew Gutman.

Gutman won the 2018 MAC Hermann Award. He turned down a homegrown contract with the Chicago Fire to join Brendan Rodgers' side.

Gutman scored 11 goals last season at Indiana. He joins Timothy Weah as the second American to move to Celtic in this transfer window. 

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Aaron Ramsey Agrees To Juventus Deal

Jan 9, 2019 7:07 PM

Aaron Ramsey has signed a five-year deal worth $46 million with Juventus. The 28-year-old will join this summer on a free transfer after 10 seasons with Arsenal. 

Ramsey will make around $180,000 per week with the Italian club, making him the second highest earner at the club behind Ronaldo, but ahead of Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa. 

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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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Samir Nasri Signs With West Ham For Rest Of Season
The 31-year-old midfielder was without a club after finishing his 18-month doping ban.

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Brek Shea Signs One-Year Deal With Atlanta United
The 28-year-old left winger joins the MLS champions after two years with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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LA Galaxy Agree To Deal With Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Schelotto won the MLS Cup as a player with the Columbus Crew in 2008.

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Celtic Sign 15-Year-Old Karamoko Dembele
Dembele made his U-20 debut for Celtic at the age of 13-years-old.

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Frank De Boer Appointed New Atlanta United Manager
Replacing Tata Martino, de Boer is the second manager in club history.

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Alex Sandro Renews Juventus Contract Through 2023
Sandro was previously a rumored target for Manchester United and Chelsea.

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United Exercises Option To Extend Anthony Martial's Deal Through 2020
United are in talks with Anthony Martial's representatives about a longer deal.

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Athletic Bilbao Would Rather Get Relegated Than Change Philosophy
Athletic Bilbao have never been relegated in their 120-year history.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Agrees To Re-Sign With Galaxy
The move means the Galaxy will have to move one of their three existing DPs.

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City Signs Phil Foden To Extension Through 2024
Phil Foden has become a first-team squad regular this season at the age of 18.

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Atlanta Pays $17M Release Clause To Sign Pity Martinez Of River Plate
Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez has said he will leave River Plate and join Atlanta United after the World Cup.

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United Activates One-Year Extension In David De Gea's Contract
David De Gea is now under contract until 2020.

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N'Golo Kante Signs Extension With Chelsea Through 2023
The deal is worth approximately 290,000 per week.

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Dele Alli Explains Why He Signed Six-Year Extension With Spurs
Dele Alli believes Spurs can "achieve something great."

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Dele Alli Signs Extension With Spurs Through 2024
Dele Alli joined Spurs in a 5 million deal from MK Dons in 2015.

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Marcos Alonso Signs Extension With Chelsea Through 2023
Marcos Alonso signed with Chelsea on a 24 million deal in 2014.

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Luke Shaw Signs Five-Year Extension With United
Luke Shaw has been given a significant increase on his 100,000-a-week wages.

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