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Carlos Tevez is back in the news this week after handing in his transfer request to Manchester City. The Argentine forward seems to be unhappy with life in Manchester and wants out immediately. Rumors have even surfaced that he may quit football all together if things don’t improve or change. Any team in the world could use a player like Tevez, I hope he ends up somewhere that he can shine because football needs a player like him.
Thierry Henry officially becomes the second designated player to sign with the New York Red Bulls. Henry will join the list of high-profile players and hopefully draw new interest to the Red Bulls as well as the MLS as a whole. It is going to be amazing to see a player of Henry’s calibre who still has a lot to offer to the game of football. The transfer can only be approved after the window opens on July 15th and Red Bulls executives expect Henry to make his debut on the 22nd when they take on Tottenham in a friendly at Red Bull Arena. A full news conference is expected to be held on Thursday at 1:15pm EST.
Real Madrid have added one of the most highly touted young players in this summers World Cup. Angel Di Maria, the Argentinean international will join Madrid upon conclusion of his teams run in the World Cup. Di Maria will be leaving his Portuguese club, Benfica, where the 22-year old has been since the summer of 2007. Still very young and relatively unproven, Di Maria will have a lot of pressure on him as he takes his place in the line-up in Spain.
According to soccernet.com, Manchester city have launched a £20 million bid to bring the midfielder over from Aston Villa. Milner recently claimed PFA Young Player Of The Year award after starring in his central midfielder role under current boss Martin O’Neill. This would be a massive signing for City to bolster, their already strong, squad.
Juventus and Italian international, Gianluigi Buffon has been the recent topic of much transfer speculation. There have been almost daily rumors about the goalkeeper moving from his beloved Juventus, with many of the suitors being English Premiership clubs in particular. More after the jump. Continue reading