WINGER FIRES LEEDS INTO TOP HALF

Brazil winger Raphinha has been one of the best players at Leeds United, who were promoted to the Premier League last summer after emerging the English Championship winners at the end of last season.


Raphinha has become a key player for Leeds United in recent weeks after a slow start to life at Elland Road upon his big money transfer from Rennes in the French top flight. The Brazil winger is being watched by a lot of the big clubs at home and abroad on the back of his impressive form for Leeds United.

HULK SIGNS FOR ATLETICO MINEIRO

Brazil attacker Hulk has found a new club in his native Brazil after leaving the Chinese Super League. Hulk became a free agent when he left Shanghai SIPGof China. Atletico Mineiro has made the decision to sign the Brazil attacker on a free transfer.


The ex-Brazilian national team player has signed a two-year deal at the club in Brazil and will join them at the end of the Brazilian Championship in February. Ex-Chilean national team manager Jorge Sampaoli is the Atletico Mineiro manager these days and the Argentine tactician is a big fan of Hulk. Jorge Sampaoli has played a big part in the signing of the 34-year-old Brazil attacker.

DRAMA AS SANTOS GOALIE PLAYS AGAINST BOCA DESPITE CONTRACTING COVID

Brazilian Serie A club Boca Juniors are reportedly planning to file a complaint to the Brazilian Football Association to report a case of the violation of the Covid-19 regulation by rivals Santos. The goalkeeper of Santos broke Covid-19 protocols by going on to feature in a game between both clubs even after contracting the virus and was expected to self-isolate.


Boca Juniors faced Santos in the semi-final first leg of the Copa Libertadores competition. The goalkeeper was not showing symptoms before the game, but according to reports, he was already aware that he was infected with the virus before going ahead to play the game.

BRAZIL DUO SET FOR ARSENAL TRAINING

The Brazil international duo of Willian and David Luiz will return to Arsenal training on Thursday in time to feature in the squad for the Premier League clash with newly promoted club West Brom at the weekend.


The Baggies will play hosts to the Gunners in a week 17 league outing scheduled to take place at The Hawthorns onSaturday night and the aforementioned Brazil duo of David Luiz and Willian are expected to be part of the Arsenal squad for the game.

NEYMAR IS BETTER THAN HAZARD; HERE'S WHY

Before you quickly disagree, remember that the stats are always there to prove facts right or wrong. Eden Hazard is a top, top player, and is only battling to go straight consecutive games without sustaining injuries at Real Madrid, but no disrespect to him, he's not as good as Neymar is.


This debate would have been more exciting and facts-demanding if Hazard was either still at Chelsea or if he took his Chelsea firm along with him to Real Madrid. Since leaving Stanford Bridge to join Zinedine Zidane's Los Blancos, the Belgian superstar has been a shadow of his former self and has spent more time on the treatment table than on the football pitch this season.

BRAZIL TRIO OUT OF VENEZUELA GAME

Five-time world champions Brazil will be without three important midfielderswhen they take on Venezuela in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier later this week. The Brazilians will play hosts to the Venezuelans at the Estadio do Morumbi in Sao Paulo on Friday night without the trio of Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho and Fabinho.
Real Madrid star Casemiro missed the 4-1 loss to hosts Valencia at the weekend after testing positive to the dreaded Coronavirus and will also miss the Venezuela game as a result. He tested positive to Covid-19 alongside club teammate Eden Hazard.


On his part, Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho will also not feature against Venezuela as he's presently recovering from a muscle injury. Fellow Brazilian midfielder Fabinho suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Premier League champions Liverpool and that has ruled him out of the aforementioned World Cup qualifying clash with lowly Venezuela.

Neymar has discussed potential Barca return with PSG teammates

As per the latest reports, Neymar has discussed with his teammates of Paris Saint Germain that he wants to return to Barcelona. At the same time, he will only be leaving PSG after a good encounter in the Champions League for the club. He has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the previous summer and as well as in this summer too.


He was transferred to PSG in2017 for €222 million and the current financial crisis, caused by the coronavirus,has lessened the chance of him getting transferred to La Liga.
Even though both the clubs had discussions in the last summer but they failed to come uponterms which resulted in dropping off the transfer. But still, there are speculations on regarding his return to Barca

Neymar could win three Ballon d'Or awards,says Rivaldo

Former Brazilian footballer Rivaldo believes that Neymar has the capability of winning three Ballon d’Or awards and, in time, will become the best footballer in the world. He wants the player to return back to Camp Nou and help the Spanish club as he can attain big victories against big club. Earlier this week, it was announced that Ballon d’Or 2020 has been dismissed due to the advent of COVID 19 pandemic.

Enrique suggests Liverpool should take back Coutinho to Anfield

Jose Enrique have said Liverpool should be looking forward to bring back Philippe Coutinho back to the club. He has not been doing great in Barcelona where he has failed to reach up to the standards he has displayed in the Premier League. He was transferred from Liverpool to Barca in 2018 where he was expecting a good future but instead, it turned out to be a nightmare for him. He failed to find the consistency in Camp Nou which led him to be given in loan to Bayern Munich.

Gabriel Barbosa’s agent confirms Chelsea were interested in signing the striker

The agent of Gabriel Barbosa has confirmed that Chelsea were among the clubs interested in signing the Brazil international before he made the permanent move to Flamengo from Inter Milan. The 23-year-old spent the 2019 season on loan with Flamengo, where he scored a staggering 43 goals from 56 games as the club won the league and continental titles.

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