When Danilo arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2015 for a fee of €31.5 million, Dani Carvajal's position as first-choice right back was cast into doubt. The price tag, the Brazilian's performances at Porto over the previous two seasons and the sensation that Carvajal didn't quite fit the Real Madrid profile of big-money players in every position having come through the ranks at La Fabrica all pointed to a swift and painful demotion.
Danilo started the first two Liga games of 2015-16 under...
Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to pay €60m (£52m) for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, reports France Football. Unai Emery is under pressure after relinquishing the Ligue 1 title to Monaco and a world class goalkeeper in Oblak could help build the foundation for a new PSG side.
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Both Manchester City and Manchester United appear set to go head-to-head for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, report Portuguese publication Record. The 23-year-old would cost £26m (€30m), with the Portuguese champions thought to be prepared to negotiate a lower fee than his £38m buy-out clause.
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STOCKHOLM -- It was relief in the end. Relief, and then joy and an outbreak of emotion from Jose Mourinho that emphasised just what it means to him and Manchester United to win the Europa League.
It has been a traumatic week for Manchester and, by definition, for United in the wake of the terror attacks in the city on Monday that shocked the world and placed this game, against Ajax in Stockholm, under the microscope for so many reasons beyond football and the prize at stake.
Mission accomplished for Manchester United. Jose Mourinho's squad finished the season with European hardware and they celebrated accordingly while also paying tribute to those lost in Monday's bomb attack in Manchester.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Here are three quick thoughts after Manchester United lifted the Europa League trophy with a 2-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.
1. United end Mourinho's first season on a high note
Manchester United are back to winning European trophies and back in the Champions League. Their 2-0 win over Ajax in the Friends Arena was not without some nervous moments against the young, energetic Dutch side, but as they have often done in the Europa League this...