Connect with us


EPL: Manchester United make World Cup winner highest paid player in Premier League history



Manchester United board have offered Paul Pogba a mouth-watering £500,000–a-week to persuade the Frenchman to stay at the club.

The new deal is far more than what the club’s current highest earner, Cristiano Ronaldo gets in a week.

Moving from Juventus to Manchester United last summer, Cristiano Ronaldo became United’s highest weekly earner with about £400,000 weekly pay.

Manchester United is not giving up hope of making Pogba remain at the club and so they want to make him the highest earning star at Old Trafford.

The midfielder is now in the final six months of his current contract with Manchester United after rejecting talks over an extension.

The World Cup winner is now free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with other clubs ahead of a free transfer.

Pogba was expected to leave Manchester United last summer but did not get as much interest from other clubs as he was expecting.

The Sun, UK reports that the Old Trafford landlords are willing to offer the French midfielder a far larger salary than any other club.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are the three leading European outfits hoping to sign the France international next summer.

If the Frenchman accepts the contracts, it would make him the highest paid player in Premier League history.

Pogba would receive a basic salary of £400,000-a-week before add-ons and bonuses are taken into account, which is around £100,000-a-week more than he is likely to be offered from clubs around Europe.

Despite the enormous salary, United remain pessimistic about the chances of Pogba staying and fear he will leave the club regardless.

United brought back the 26-year-old from Juventus in a whopping £89million deal five years ago.


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang provides update after return to Arsenal for heart tests



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he’s “absolutely fine” after returning to London for health checks.

The Arsenal forward was away at AFCON with Gabon when he experienced some heart issues.

A scan revealed possible issues after Aubameyang tested positive for Covid 19 in the lead up to the tournament.

The Gunners recalled the 32-year-old, who is currently not being selected by Mikel Arteta following a disciplinary breach.

Aubameyang has taken to social media to share that he is “completely healthy” following further tests.

He said on Instagram : “Hi guys, I came back to London to do some additional checks, and I’m very happy to say that my heart is absolutely fine and I’m completely healthy!! Really appreciate all the messages over the last few days and I’m already back at it”

Gabon boss Patrice Neveu revealed that Arsenal were keen to get their player back once news of his possible issues broke.

He said, as quoted by Sky Sports : “What I know is that they’ve been Covid free for the last 72 hours. We couldn’t arrange an MRI for them, and as a result they couldn’t train.

“It was really annoying for them to stay in their rooms. We made the decision yesterday with the President and under pressure from the clubs too, because they’re worried so that [Aubameyang] should go back to Arsenal and Mario [Lemina] back to Nice.”

Despite Mikel Arteta’s recent shunning of the forward, Neveu did admit that it was the club’s right to recall their player.

Aubameyang is currently out of the first team picture as his future remains up in the air.

Continue Reading


AFCON 2021: Nigeria to play Tunisia in Round of 16



Nigeria will take on Tunisia in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16.

This was confirmed on Thursday, following the completion of all group games in the competition.

The Super Eagles finished top of Group D ahead of Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

The Carthage Eagles lost 1-0 to Gambia in their final Group F clash.

Nigeria’s match against Tunisia will be played on Saturday, January 23.

Kick off is 8pm.

Continue Reading


Novak Djokovic in talks to sue Australian government for ‘ill treatment’



Novak Djokovic is discussing with lawyers about suing the Australian government for £3.2million for “ill treatment”.

The unvaccinated tennis star, 34, claimed he had a visa exemption but was deported before the Australian Open.

The damages of £3.2million includes the £2.3million prize money the world No?1 tennis player expected to have won.

According to The Sun, a source close to his agent Edoardo Artladi said: “It’s well known that Novak and his family feel he was poorly treated in the quarantine hotel in Melbourne.

“His mother revealed how it was full of fleas and maggots. He was kept a virtual prisoner.”

Lawyer Toma Fila added: “He was subjected to humiliating treatment. He should sue.”

Djokovic is back home in Belgrade, Serbia.

Continue Reading