Saturday, 23 June 2007

Middlesbrough Jeremie Aliadiere

Middlesbrough Football Club new-boy Jeremie Aliadiere believes his career is just starting.

The French striker completed a £2million transfer from Arsenal earlier this week, and he believes his move to the Riverside Stadium can finally spark his career in The Premiership.

"I am relieved and happy because I felt like I was never going to leave Arsenal," Aliadiere told Sport. "I was at Arsenal for eight years so I am happy to start from new. I can't wait to start training again on July 2 and to see what will happen.

"I have had a good relationship with Southgate from the start. He told me that he has signed me to make me play and that he has been following me for three years. I needed to hear that because I want to play every weekend.

"I don't feel any apprehension. When a club who has been following you for a long time buys you, it means a lot. The people have been very welcoming.

"After all those years on the bench, I only want to play. And Boro are an ambitious club, who plan a solid recruitment to the squad. Even if they aren't Arsenal they want to do something good.

"My career is beginning. I have joined a new club and the coach recognises my talent and will trust me. Now everything depends on me, the cards are in my hands.

"I am as motivated as ever to attack with Boro, to have a great season and to show everybody and most of all to Wenger that he has missed something."

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Kaka linked with Real Madrid

Real Madrid to make £53m AC Milan star offer?

Kaka is once again being linked with the Spanish giants.

Italian newspaper reports on Friday suggest Madrid officials have met with Kaka's father and agent Gaetano Paolillo to discuss a world-record deal for the 25-year-old playmaker.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Alvaro Recoba to Atletico Madrid

Alvaro Recoba is looking to link up with the Spanish side and end his long association with Inter

“There has not been an official offer yet, but my agent Paco Casal will be in Europe next week and will meet official Miguel Angel Gil, with whom he has an excellent relationship,” the 31-year-old Uruguayan forward told AS.

“To play for Atletico is an extraordinary opportunity, they are a great club and I want to join them, even if they don’t qualify for the UEFA Cup.”

Monday, 11 June 2007

Sunderland soccer club news

Sunderland set to make surprise Reading

Greg Halford is poised to join the Black Cats after just six months at the Madejski Stadium

The versatile 22-year-old joined Reading from Colchester United in January but failed to make an impact for Steve Coppell's side.

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Sunderland clinch Halford signing

Sunderland Football Club have signed Greg Halford.

The 22-year-old fullback only joined Reading from Colchester United during the New Year transfer window, yet he only played three times for the Premiership high-fliers.

He has now agreed a move to the Black Cats, who have paid the Royals £3.5million, and he becomes Roy Keane's first signing of the summer ahead of the new Premiership campaign.

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Birmingham foodball club news

Striker Carlos Tenorio is a target for a host of Premiership clubs including Blues

The 28-year-old, who played in last summer's World Cup, currently plies his trade in Qatar with Al-Sadd.

"I always think a lot about the Premier League because it's a championship that has great quality," said the Ecuador international.


Mark Viduka is wanted by Blues but looks poised to join Newcastle United

The experienced Australia international frontman will be a free agent shortly when his Middlesbrough contract expires and will be able to command a lucrative salary from any new club.

Blues have made a big-money offer but will now look elsewhere for the new striker boss Steve Bruce wants to complement his existing options.

"We're hoping to bring in a few more players yet and we're certainly looking around," said number two Eric Black.

"The search has been unrelenting, not least for a striker, and the right one isn't easy to come by."

Friday, 1 June 2007

Luke Moore and Ray Parlour

Aston Villa's Luke Moore

Aston Villa's Luke Moore is being linked with a move to the Riverside Stadium

The 21-year-old has just one year left on his contract with the West Midlands side and former Villa star Gareth Southgate is a big fan.

Although Moore was hampered by injury problems last season he remains highly-rated by Villa boss Martin O'Neill.

Ray Parlour has left the KC Stadium

Former England international Ray Parlour has left the KC Stadium.

The 34-year-old ex-Arsenal and Middlesbrough played 15 times for the Tigers last season, helping them avoid the drop into League One.