Wolves try to keep Traore
The Sun reports Wolves will offer Adama Traore more than double his current salary in response to a £ 30million offer from Spurs and interest from Liverpool. The 25-year-old Spain international will be offered a four-year contract and a salary of £ 120,000 a week to tie him to the club, in anticipation of new offers from Premier League clubs who want the winger.
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Paper Round’s point of view: Traoré must be careful. Harry Kane and Wilfried Zaha both received hefty salary increases when they signed their last long-term deals, but those salaries meant that when a big club finally made an offer, their clubs were able to make them. refuse. If Traore wants to move on, he could get the money back on any raise during a future contract.
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Leno set to leave Arsenal on free transfer
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has one year left on his current contract and the Mirror believe he will likely leave the club for a free transfer next season. One possible destination is Inter Milan, who, along with Ajax’s Andre Onana, are considering Leno as Samir Handanovic’s replacement. The arrival of Aaron Ramsdale, 23, indicates that Leno is likely ready for the release.
Paper Round’s point of view: Ramsdale does not yet have enough Premier League experience in the top half of the table to make it clear that he is superior to Leno, but he could be introduced gradually in the current season as Leno organizes his next club , and Ramsdale is fortunate enough to acclimate to his new teammates. The difficulty will come if he has to be content with Arsenal’s currently appalling defensive performances.
Newcastle crack down on spending
Newcastle United have released a statement that appears to target both fan criticism and potentially their manager, Steve Bruce. Bruce was able to sign Joe Willock on a permanent Newcastle deal for around £ 20million, but was unable to land Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury. The Mail reports that the club say they have spent £ 160million since Bruce’s arrival.
Paper Round’s point of view: Newcastle are not the austere club they have on occasion been under Mike Ashley, but by adding just one player in the summer they risk becoming obsolete. Ashley has at times given his managers a little more than rations in a bet he can spend shortly after a decent performance in the league without risking relegation. This sometimes forced him to panic in January.
Barcelona continue to cut their payroll
Spanish club Barcelona continue to cut their payroll as they try to remedy the precarious financial situation they find themselves in, which has forced them to let Lionel Messi go on a free transfer. Marca reports that Bosnian Miralem Pjanic, 31, joined Turkish side Besiktas on loan as he failed to dislodge Sergio Busquets in the pecking order and was not in Ronald Koeman’s plans.
Paper Round’s point of view: It seems that Pjanic and Arthur have switched sides in order to flatter the top line of the income statement at Barcelona and Juventus, and now that he has shown that he is not able to offer enough in the first team, he can move on. Besiktas are not world batsmen, but they will give Pjanic the chance to stay active as he prepares for the World Cup next year.
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