ALBERTO AQUILANI BECOMES PRESIDENT

Former Juventus midfielder Alberto Aquilani has become president of a club after he bought SpesMontesacro 1908, the junior club where the Italian started off his football career.

Alberto Aquilani came through the youth ranks at Spes Montesacro 1908 but was never spotted playing for the junior club. He was first seen playing while playing for a local amateur club.
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Mancini reckons Portugal will be tough opponents

Roberto Mancini says that he would have preferred playing a Portugal team which has Cristiano Ronaldo in it. According to Mancini, it’s not that Portugal is a bad team without Ronaldo. They are blessed with some other quality players as well especially in the attacking line and even with Crsitiano Ronaldo not being a part of their set-up, they will still prove to be tough opponents, but the thing with Ronaldo is that he has skills which probably nobody else has. So he adds a different flavor to the games he plays in.

“With Ronaldo on the pitch, it would be a different game because he has unique skills. But Portugal have other extraordinary players in the offensive phase.” Mancini was quoted saying by Goal.com.
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Steven N’Zonzi’s agent confirms Roma interest

The representative and father of Steven N’Zonzi has confirmed that Roma have indeed expressed an interest in signing the French midfielder this summer. The World Cup winner was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal during the early stages of the transfer window but that option is no longer a possibility with the English transfer deadline having passed.

As a result, N’Zonzi father Fidele appears to be in contact with several overseas clubs and he has now confirmed that the midfielder is attracting interest from last season’s Champions League semi-finalists, he said: “Roma are an option. Monchi is a great professional, he knows what he’s doing and what he has to do.”
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Barcelona Drop Points Against Las Palmas

La Liga leaders Barcelona dropped points against Las Palmas. This is the third time in the last five games that the Catalan side has dropped points in the league. They remain unbeaten but their potency is beginning to diminish.

Ahead of their clash with second-placed Atletico Madrid on Sunday, Barcadraw Las Palmas to cut the difference to just five points. The Ernesto Valverde-led side is expected to widen that gap when both sides clash at the Camp Nou. Any dramatic result could threaten Barcelona in the final third of the season. Continue reading “Barcelona Drop Points Against Las Palmas”

SEEDORF LINKED TO BOTAFOGO

AC Milan legend Clarence Seedorf has been linked to Brazilian top flight Botafogo to take over the club management. The Dutchman is the only player to win the European Cup with three different sides – a record that stands till date even though several players are on the two club mark.

Seedorf would be remembered for his glorious exit from football. At the advanced age of 36, the experienced midfielder decided to head to the Brazilian Serie A to play for the least celebrated of four teams in Rio. Coach Max Allegri wanted a youthful Milan side so Seedorf had to move where he had influence capital and would be taken seriously.
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ALBERTO ACQUILANI SAYS BOATENG CONVINCED HIM TO JOIN LAS PALMAS

Former Liverpool player Alberto Acquilani has revealed that Ghanaian Kevin-Prince Boateng convinced him to join Las Palmas this summer. Both stars featured at AC Milan years back so there is history between them.


Acquilani agreed to a two year deal with the Serie A side.

“Prince told me this is an amazing place to play and I’m looking forward to starting this new chapter in my career. As well as technique and experience, I can offer other physical and mental aspects and footballing characteristics,” the 33-year old disclosed.

The former Premier League player says he is looking forward to the best in the La Liga with the quality players Las Palmas have.

Funny enough, Boateng would not be available to play alongside him as he moved to EintrachtFrankfiurt in a shock move recently. The 30-year old claimed he was moving back to German football due to family requirements.

“I am making this decision for my family, which is the most important thing. I have decided as a father, as a husband, not as a player,” he explained. Continue reading “ALBERTO ACQUILANI SAYS BOATENG CONVINCED HIM TO JOIN LAS PALMAS”