Transfer News: David De Gea To Remain At Manchester United Next Season
Manchester United shot-stopper, David De Gea has stated that he will remain as a player with the Red Devils this summer as the Spaniard ruled out a move to Spanish club Real Madrid.
The former Atletico Madrid keeper is currently with his Spanish national team as they continue their build-up towards the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
De Gea who joined the Red Devils from Spanish league side Atletico Madrid in a deal valued at €25 million has been impressive for his side since he joined them eight seasons back.
However, the 27-year-old has just one more year on his current contract with the Old Trafford side, but the Premier League giants are willing to extend his stay beyond next season.
The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move to join Real Madrid all season long, after their effort to sign him in 2015 failed on the last day of the transfer window.
He is tipped to replace Keylor Navas as the Galacticos are hoping to strengthen their squad for competition next term.
Meanwhile, reports from Spain according to Daily Express reveals that the European champions are have turned their attention away from the Spanish keeper.
“Usually I’m always calm, the important thing now is to start the World Cup on June 15th,” said De Gea, ahead of Spain’s 1-1 friendly draw with Switzerland on Sunday.
“Is the most important thing. Do well in Russia, have a good role and do things in the best possible way.
“Future? I’m happy where I am, happy. Now, very focused on the national team.”
Recall that Jose Mourinho earlier maintained that De Gea is one of his best players and he has no intentions of letting him leave anytime soon.
“I see him here – I don’t know what the intentions are of Real Madrid but they should think about another player,” said Mourinho.
Though Real are still hoping they can land De Gea this summer, but Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is on their radar and may be sold this summer.
The Blancos have also joined the race to sign Roma ace Alisson Becker, who will be manning the goal post for Brazil at the World Cup.
Premier League side Liverpool are also keen on signing the PSG keeper, who reached the Champions League semi-finals under Eusebio Di Francesco this season.
Meanwhile, in a previous report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Brazil star arrives at Manchester United training ground for medical.
All EPL New Rules For The 2019/2020 Season
The International Football Association Board, IFAB, has affirmed English Premier League, EPL new rules and changes for the 2019/2020 season. The new principles would influence the Freekicks, Handball, Substitution, Drop ball and cards for coaches, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The Video Aide Ref popularly known as VAR would so be implemented by next season in the English Premier League, EPL. The aforementioned areas where there would be new implementation would surely have a great effect in the league.
EPL New Rules Ahead 2019/2020 Season…
The rule that would be implemented under this is that there would be no chance given to any players to waste time on the pitch anymore, as substituted players would have to leave the pitch at the closest side of the pitch and card may probably be awarded for wasting time.
The Goalkeepers would, therefore, have to have a foot put on the line and would not be allowed to touch the goal posts before the shoot out of the penalty kicks. In this manner, no Goalkeeper would be able to exploit any chance to avert an opportunity to lead.
The coach would also have to be carded by the Referee in a similar as players were being carded during a match. Both yellow and red cards would also be applicable to coaches as well as starting from next season.
- The goal would be denied if the ball actually strikes any player’s hand during the development to have a goal.
- If any player should make any favourable moves in handling the ball outside the penalty kickbox, even if it regarded unintentional, freekicks would be awarded.
- The IFAB dispose of ‘manufactured’ restarts if there be any drop balls.
The IFAB make it clear that:
“The current dropped ball procedure often leads to a ‘manufactured’ restart which is ‘exploited’ unfairly or an aggressive confrontation.
“Returning the ball to the team that last played it restores what was ‘lost’ when play was stopped, except in the penalty area where it is simpler to return the ball to the goalkeeper.
“To prevent that team gaining an unfair advantage, all players of both teams, except the player receiving the ball, must be at least 4m (4.5 yds) away.”
VIDEO: AFCON Mascot pictures and full details
African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019 organisers on Sunday shows the world the 2019 Mascot with video obtained by this online medium of Facebook
The video was posted on the official account of the football team of the continent a few hours ago as they unveil the 2019 AFCON Mascot in video on Youtube
The Organizing Committee of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has revealed the AFCON 2019 Mascot; The child “Tut” followed by the Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.
The competition for the AFCON 2019 is to start by June 21, about a month from today
The competition will see 24 countries for the first time competing for the cup against
NIGERIA NEWS reports that Cameroon who was initially tipped to hold the competition lost it to Egypt as a result of lack of enough preparation when the supervision officers went for an inspection early January
Earlier, Eypyt and South Africa were considered for the competition but Mohammed Salah country won the bid
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