Christian Eriksen joins Brentdford on six-month deal

Brentford have announced the signing of the Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen on a deal until the end of the season. He was a free agent after being released by Internazionale in mid-December because his cardiac device implant means he is suspended from playing in Italy. Eriksen, 29, has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game with Finland on 12…

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Mason Greenwood arrested over rape claim

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault following allegations on social media. Greater Manchester Police said it was made aware of “social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence”. It added “we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape…

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Odion Ighalo joins Al Hilal from Al Shabab

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has left Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab for city rivals Al Hilal on an 18-month deal as the Nigerian seeks continental success with the reigning Asian champions. The 32-year-old, who is currently the leading goalscorer in the Saudi Pro League season with 12 goals, had only joined Al Shabab last February. Top scorer at the…

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AFCON 2021: Ten-man Burkina Faso oust Tunisia to storm semis

Teenager Dango Ouattara scored the only goal and was sent off as Burkina Faso surprised Tunisia to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals. Ouattara, 19, ran onto Blati Toure’s through ball, held off two defenders and cut inside before firing in. But he was then sent off in the 82nd minute for an elbow on Ali Maaloul. The Stallions,…

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AFCON 2021: Cameroon edge Gambia to reach semis

Karl Toko Ekambi scored two second-half goals as hosts Cameroon beat The Gambia to move into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Toko Ekambi headed his country ahead in the 50th minute, glancing in from Collins Fai’s right-wing cross. It became 2-0 seven minutes later with Toko Ekambi finishing at the back post following Martin Hongla’s low delivery.…

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Adama Traore joins Barcelona on loan from Wolves

Barcelona have signed winger Adama Traore on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers for the rest of the season. The Spanish club will pay the 26-year-old’s wages and have an option to buy him in the summer. Traore has 18 months left on his Wolves contract and no agreement has been reached on extending his deal. “Everyone knows Barcelona is a city,…

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Ilaix Moriba joins Valencia on loan from RB Leipzig

Guinea midfielder Ilaix Moriba has joined Valencia on loan until the end of the season from German club RB Leipzig. The 19-year-old’s return to Spain comes five months after he move to Germany from Barcelona 16 million euros. Moriba has failed to impress in Germany, making just six appearances across all competitions. After swapping allegiances from Spain in November to Guinea…

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Lampard offered Everton managerial job

Everton have offered their vacant managerial position to former England midfielder Frank Lampard. Lampard has been out of work for a year after being sacked as Chelsea manager last January, leaving the Blues after 18 months in charge. Portuguese Vitor Pereira and caretaker Duncan Ferguson also had their second interviews for the job on Friday, but the club decided to…

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