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‘Consistent project’ – Laporta explains why Kounde picked Barca over Chelsea

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'Consistent project' - Laporta explains why Kounde picked Barca over Chelsea

Jules Kounde dismissed a move to Chelsea in favor for Barcelona because of their project and manager Xavi.

That is as per the club’s president Joan Laporta who has announced he was consistently certain of beating the Blues to his sign.

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The West London outfit had concurred a £55million manage Sevilla for the French place back.

Be that as it may, the 23-year-old exclusively desired the Catalan club as he put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal at the Nou Camp.

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And Laporta has insisted that the defender only ever wanted to make the move to the LaLiga giants.

Speaking to CBS Sports, he was asked whether he thought Chelsea had won the race to secure Kounde’s services.

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To which he said: “The player preferred Barcelona because he understood we have a consistent project with a coach he likes.

“And in this case, we had an advantage compared to our competitor. This was thanks to the good job that [sporting director] Mateu Alemany did.

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“He and [sporting advisor] Jordi Cruyff performed miracles last summer and are doing an excellent job again.

“The player also helped us in this specific deal.”

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‘That is what they didn’t do’ – Erik explains what his boys failed to do at Brentford loss

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'That is what they didn't do' - Erik explains what his boys failed to do at Brentford loss

Talking his disappointment at Manchester United’s 4-0 misfortune to Brentford this Saturday, Erik ten Hag said in his post-match interview: “Difficult for me and a surprise. The team has to take the responsibility and I feel sorry for the fans, we let them down.

“I asked them [the players] to play with belief and take responsibility, that is what they didn’t do.

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“Only when we stick together we will overcome it — don’t get me wrong, the manager is the main responsibility and I take that but I have to give them belief and they have to get it by themselves.

“Mistakes are part of football, you have to keep going but you have [to] especially act — It [three subs at half-time] was about bringing fresh ones. I could have changed all eight others as well.”

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Ten Hag has plainly not kept down in his evaluation and United just have themselves to fault for this wreck.

The Red Devils are currently winless in their first two Premier League games, having conceded six goals as of now.

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Source: Sky Sports

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Man Utd reach all agreement on personal conditions for Adrien Rabiot

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Man Utd reach all agreement on personal conditions for Adrien Rabiot
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As per RMC Sport writer Sacha Tavolieri, a level two source, Manchester United have agreed with Veronique Rabiot based on personal conditions for her son Adrien.

United have previously settled on an exchange with Juventus and were just trusting that Rabiot will green-light the arrangement.

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The 27-year-old was reportedly demanding a pay rise, a regular place in the starting XI and a signing-on bonus to move to Old Trafford. It’s unclear if United have agreed to all those demands.

Director of Football John Murtough flew to Italy on Friday to meet with Veronique and Adrien. It looks like the meeting was successful after all.

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Rabiot is expected to sign a contract till 2026 and will be in Manchester next week to complete his medical.

Source: Sacha Tavolieri @ Twitter | Tribuna

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SPOTTED! Fofana possibly saying goodbye to Leicester fans after Arsenal defeat

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Fofana possibly saying goodbye to Leicester fans after Arsenal loss

Wesley Fofana has been spotted heading toward Leicester City fans after the 4-2 defeat to Arsenal.

He was the first player to do as such while others were talking and swapping shirts. Solely after that, the rest of the team joined him.

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It is accepted that the player might have said his farewell to Leicester supporters. The middle back is overall intensely connected with Chelsea.

What’s more, Todd Boehly apparently was at the Emirates during the game.

The Blues could land the 21-year-old in the coming weeks.

Source: Tribuna

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