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Man City may use a $300 million transfer package to buy Messi

Besides a group of three players worth $ 182 million, Man City can pay an additional $ 118 million in cash for Barca in exchange for Lionel Messi’s service.

According to Diario Sport on 28/8, the trio of players that Man City will bring to the negotiating table are Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, and Eric Garcia. These are football transfer bombs that may explode this summer.

Jesus and Bernardo can join Barca to replace Messi

Eric Garcia, a 2001 midfielder, who grew up from the La Masia kiln, was among those noticed by the leaders of the Camp Nou for a reconstruction plan under Ronald Koeman.

Garcia joined Man City in 2017, after refusing to sign a professional contract with Barca. A year later, he made his first-team debut under Pep Guardiola. 1m82 tall, minded, and rich in potential, Garcia made 20 appearances last season in all competitions.

Compared with Garcia, the reputation of Jesus and Bernardo is superior. Both are the mainstay of the two consecutive Premier League championships 2018 and 2019. However, in the 2019-2020 season, only Jesus kept his form, and Bernardo fell. In the Champions League final in Lisbon, he didn’t start a single match.

According to Transfermarkt’s valuation, the current values ​​of Bernardo, Jesus, and Garcia are 96 million, 67 million, and 19 million dollars, respectively. Including the $ 118 million that Man City plans to pay, the English team pays the equivalent of $ 300 million for the Messi deal – who has a one-year contract, but there are terms that allow unilaterally breaking the contract with Barca.

Man City pointed out when Messi ran out of the dispute with Barca

Desire to own the owner of six Golden Balls, but Man City does not want to break ties with Barca.

Man City knows that signing Lionel Messi is an important milestone for the team, according to La Vanguardia on August 27. However, Man City leaders want the recruitment of Messi to go smoothly and not affect the Argentine superstar, as long as he has not finished the problems with Barca.

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Man City won over Liverpool with the most optimal squad

Using the strongest squad, the new Liverpool king still lost to Man City 0-4, in the round of 32 Premier League night 2/7.

Goals: De Bruyne pen 25 ‘, Sterling 35’, 66 ‘, Foden 45’

Man City lined up two rows to welcome the new Liverpool king into the Etihad lawn, only to bury them mercilessly. Coach Jurgen Klopp clearly wants Liverpool towards the score record, when using the optimal squad.

Man City made Liverpool lose their second match this season

Man City’s attack is fired on each other, thanks to the certainty in the defense. Benjamin Mendy or Rodri are clearly making progress. Failure may not affect Liverpool, only giving City confidence in the Champions League and the upcoming FA Cup.

In fact, Liverpool entered the game better, with Mohamed Salah’s shot hit the post in the 19th minute. During a difficult time, Man City reversed the situation thanks to Sterling’s efforts.

Shielding the ball in the penalty area, Sterling was pulled by Gomez and referee Anthony Taylor did not hesitate to blow a penalty for Man City. Captain De Bruyne did not miss the chance, kicking the goalkeeper Alisson to open the score in the 25th minute.

De Bruyne is still worthy of the Man City conductor

After nine matches without scoring against the previous team, Sterling also fulfilled his wish in the 35th minute. The first belonged to Foden with a breakthrough in the middle and made a favorable slot for Sterling to score. At the end of the first half, it was Foden’s turn to put his name on the scoresheet, after a one-two batter with De Bruyne. In this goal, Robertson was easily surpassed.

Man City kept pace in the second half, and the Liverpool player continued to play like he was in the clouds. 49 minutes, Trent Alexander-Arnold throw a throw directly at Gabriel Jesus.

The Man City striker broke through and definitely forced Alisson to save. Five minutes later, Jordan Henderson put a fine ball in the corner for Mane to face the keeper. But instead of controlling or shooting, Mane jumped to catch the ball.

At the last minute of injury time, Riyad Mahrez broke through quickly and sank into the near corner. The ball hit the edge of the vertical column into the net, but the goal was denied by VAR because the ball touched Sterling earlier.

Liverpool lost their second match this season, following a 3-3 defeat at Watford on February 29. In the remaining six matches, they must win at least 15 points to break Man City’s 100-point record for the 2017-2018 season.

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Many injured players on the Premier League return

Three players had to leave the pitch with a stretcher in the match against City 3-0 against Arsenal in the round of compensation in the 28 Premier League on June 17.

Concerns about the state of the players, after playing for too long, became a reality at Etihad yesterday. In the first 24 minutes, Arsenal had to replace two because of injury. Midfielder Granit Xhaka left the field after eight minutes for ankle pain. 15 minutes later, midfielder Pablo Mari was unable to play after the collision with Kyle Walker.

The replacement for Mari, David Luiz, changed the course of the match with a series of mistakes. After making a mistake in the first goal, Luiz penalized and was sent off in the second half. Arsenal played with 10 people for most of the half and accepted to lose 0-3.

Man City must also end the match with 10 people, but not for a penalty card. After replacing five people with Arsenal to ensure the fitness of the player, the home team suffered losses at the end of the match.

Center-back Eric Garcia collided with goalkeeper Ederson as they both tried to stop the ball. Ederson’s rush made Garcia unconscious, using a ventilator before being rushed to the hospital. Earlier, the Spanish midfielder was given a 10-minute first aid on the field, in the anxiety of many teammates.

The Premier League is expected to end on July 18. With an average of two matches a week playing from now to the end of the season, the risk of injury is ever higher.

Thiago Silva agreed to reduce his salary to go to the Premier League

PSG center-back Thiago Silva is determined not to go to the Premier League to make money – a positive signal for the interested clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham or Everton.

The Telegraph said that Silva is willing to reduce a large amount compared to the salary of $ 440,000 a week currently enjoying at PSG.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton are the top three candidates in the signature hunt for Silva. Each club has its own strengths. Tottenham owner Jose Mourinho, Everton are revived under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti, while Arsenal can guarantee a starting kick.

The contract between PSG and Silva will expire at the end of June. PSG does not agree to the extension due to not wanting to keep a 35-year-old player. Silva will play for Ligue 1 champion when the Champions League returns in August.

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The issues that Premier League faces on the return day

Bundesliga has many problems coming back after the pandemic period, which is the lesson that football makers of the fog of origin need to draw first when the Premier League reappears.

The Premier League season 2019/20 will return on June 17 here. The 30th round of the Premier League starts with a match between Sheffield United and Aston Villa, while Man City host Arsenal. The remaining matches will take place on June 19 and 20 respectively.

Erling Haaland’s knee injury in the match against Bayern Munich shows the problem that top football leagues face when returning after a long break. According to statistics from sports medicine expert Joel Mason, the Bundesliga injury rate has increased by 250% compared to the time before the pandemic.

Muscle injuries, often caused by overload, have skyrocketed. The continuous density of the Bundesliga to keep up the season in the future is also the reason many players feel nervous.

After the Premier League has determined a return date on June 17, it is expected that clubs will have to play continuously for less than two months to finish the season. The culture of tackling, the impact of English football is also the reason many experts fear injuries will soar.

The Premier League is famous in the world because the speed of the match is always high, and it will be a bad advertisement for the tournament if the speed of the game becomes slower than usual.

In the Bundesliga, according to statistics from the Daily Mail, the dribbles of the players also decreased. This may stem from the physical basis of the players, when they can not perform as many acceleration stages as before the pandemic.

The pitch without the audience also greatly affected the match. Many fans have complained about the gloomy atmosphere in the last match Dortmund – Bayern. The Premier League is always famous for its full audience and lively atmosphere, which will certainly affect the viewer experience.

Another problem that many Premier League teams are proposing is the loss of home advantage. Statistics in the Bundesliga show that only 18.51% of the home team won when the tournament returned after the outbreak, while the previous figure reached 42.79%.

This will be detrimental to more teams having to play more home games for the rest of the season. Earlier, six teams in the bottom of the Premier League have opposed the idea of ​​playing on neutral ground. Bournemouth, the club currently ranked 18th in the standings, is an outcry against the idea of ​​neutral pitch.

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Man City’s Sergio Aguero named January’s Player of the Month after six goals

Striker Sergio Aguero of Manchester City has broken the record for the most Premier League Player of the Month awards after being awarded the prize for January.

The Argentina football player has surpassed Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane after a period in which he scored six goals in just three league matches.

Argentina international Aguero has now won the award on seven occasions, surpassing Harry Kane and Steven Gerrard, who have six each to their name.

The first time he picked up the prize was in October 2013 and the last time was just under a year ago in February 2019.

The former Atletico Madrid forward became the top-scoring overseas player in the competition’s history, surpassing Thierry Henry, with his second goal against Aston Villa on January 12.

He then went onto complete his hat-trick at Villa Park, meaning he also became the player with the most trebles in Premier League history with 12, one more than Alan Shearer.

In total, Aguero scored six goals in just three league appearances for Man City in January when he netted both goals in their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace and1-0 success over Sheffield United.

As well as Henry he also went past Frank Lampard’s total of 177 Premier League goals last month, and as such has just Shearer, Wayne Rooney, and Andy Cole ahead of him.

Cole’s tally of 187 goals certainly seems like it could be beaten before the season is out if Aguero can maintain his current form and potentially win a second Premier League Golden Boot.

With 16 league goals during this season, he sits number two in the standings, one goal behind Leicester City star Jamie Vardy.

Aguero is hoped to add to his tally and help Man City get back to victory ways on Sunday when they host West Ham at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side is coming off the back of defeats to Manchester United and Tottenham in their last two games, with the Blues failing to score in successive matches for the first time under the Catalan coach.

They currently sit 22 points behind leaders Liverpool, with their hold on the Premier League trophy after back-to-back titles loosening on a weekly basis.