Sunday, July 13, 2008

Transfer News & Much More

After surviving in what turns out to be another boring weekend, here I am back posting on some of the latest news which I’ve manage to come across.

Aimar Set for Benfica Move

First it was Everton and Newcastle that was bidding for his signature. Then it was Portsmouth that came into the picture.

But for now, it looks like that El Payaso could be on his way to Portugal to play for Benfica. At least that’s what his agent believes.

“I’m awaiting at the moment a phone call from (Zaragoza owner) Agapito IGLESIAS telling me that Benfica’s money has arrived,” his representative Gustavo MASCARDI told Portugese newspaper Record.

“As things stand, AIMAR will be a player at the Portugese club.”

Man United In For Agüero?

His agent, Jose SEGUI, has claimed that a leading English side is interested in signing the striker but here is the catch, it’s not Chelsea.

“I have had interest from a leading English team and they have asked me to approach Atletico with a bid. I cannot say more until I have spoken to the club about the offer. All I can tell you is that it is one of the best teams in Europe and it's not Chelsea.”

Kun is reportedly valued at around £35 million, however should United sell Cristiano RONALDO to Real Madrid; it is a price tag they could easily afford.

Last season he scored 19 goals in La Liga and helped Atletico finished fourth which earned them a spot in the Champions League.

Personally I would welcome him to Old Traford anytime (not that I support them or what) to see him teaming up with non other than Carlos TEVEZ.

Another part of me suggests that it might be Liverpool, due to the Spanish connection there. There is a high possibility that Rafa BENITEZ might want to reunite him with Fernando TORRES at Anfield.

Manu confident of fitness for Argentina title defense

Manu GINOBILI says he is recovering well from his left ankle injury and will be fit to help his country defend their Olympic men's basketball crown in Beijing.

"I feel much better. I'm taking it with humor and optimism. For the moment my ankle is very good," the San Antonio Spurs guard told local media, who has be chosen as the flag bearer for Argentina during the opening ceremony.

Manu had said in June that he was a doubt for the Beijing Games. But, following a successful recuperation period, the 30-year-old has bounced back to fitness quicker than initially expected.

Del Potro topples Gasquet for Stuttgart crown

Juan Martin DEL POTRO took full advantage of his first chance for a crown. The unseeded player collected his first career title by toppling second seed Richard GASQUET, 6-4 & 7-5, in the title match of the Mercedes Cup on Sunday.


Roy said...

Yeah, that Aimar deal definatly looks like its done. And godo for him. Honestly, I'd love to see him back with the NT.

As for Aguero, him in Liverpool would be mouth watering. Heck, even with Manchester United. Him and Tevez! Imagine the chemistry it could create for the NT.

John said...

Me to Roy, me to.

I’ve seen AIMAR since he was an 17 year old, during the World Youth cup in Malaysia in 1997. I’m sad that his career hasn’t been really that impressive ever since he left Valencia.

Now he will have a chance to revive himself as an Eagle, alongside Angel DI MARIA.

About Kun AGUERO, nothing is certain at the moment. Only time will tell.

Anonymous said...

Aguero won't leave Atletico for at least 2 years.

I hope Aimar can revitalise his career at Benfica.

allan ng said...

I hope Aguero goes to Barca instead to team up with Messi.

I am sad that Aimar is not joining my Everton!

John said...

The latest reports indicates that Man Utd have made an $87.5 million offer to Atletico.

Wow!!! They must be really desparate to find some quality replacement just in case of RONALDO makes his dream move to Madrid.

No. 7 Shirt said...

i hope for sergio I think that he would best be served as being in the starting 11 for Athletico. At United he wouldnt get as many games because of Rooney, Tevez, and maybe not Berbatov.