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Kenneth Omeruo joins Leganes from Chelsea

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Super Eagles centre-back, Kenneth Omeruo, has completed a permanent transfer to La Liga side Leganes.

The defender returns to the club where he spent a successful season on loan in 2018/19, making 31 appearances.

Omeruo, 25, starred with Leganes on loan last term, making 31 appearances for the club, 30 of which were starts.

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Omeruo signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Standard Liege and subsequently spent time on loan in the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain and with Championship side Middlesbrough.

Earlier this month, Goal reported that Chelsea were holding out for £6 million (€7m/$8m) for Omeruo, but the Blues have accepted a bid of around £4.6m.

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The Nigerian international has played over 50 times for his country, including at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

He recently helped the Super Eagles to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, a tournament he won alongside John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses in 2013.

 

 

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Ighalo to become Africa’s highest paid footballer ever as Chinese club offers him £400,000 (N190m) per week

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Ighalo to become Africa’s highest paid footballer ever as Chinese club offers him £400,000 (N190m) per week

Nigerian footballer, Odion Ighalo is set to become the highest-paid African Footballer.

The Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, which rejected the skipper’s Manchester United’s loan extension offer is now offering the sum of £400,000 (N190m) per week.

Shanghai Shenhua are breaking the bank to keep the experienced Nigerian with some reports even claiming he’s set to return to the club by next week.

Ighalo is a lifelong United fan who took a massive pay cut to play for the club. He’s living the dream.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was said to be keen on holding onto him in case the Premier League restarts but Shanghai Shenhua seemingly didn’t want to negotiate such a deal as they look to having the talented striker back for the resumption of their own league and in order to secure his future they’ve made a massive offer.

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The Nigerian football star holds his Nigerian heritage in high esteem as he extends his fortune to the less privileged in his home country.

Odion Ighalo spent £1 million on purchasing land and the building of houses for kids in his orphanage. He pays their school fees, funds their feeding, gives them football training, free kits, and more.

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He also financially supports hundreds of widows.

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Also here are some jaw-dropping photos of Ighalo’s mansion in the plush area of Lekki, Lagos Nigeria;

 

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German FA president calls for player salary cap to help keep fans

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The President of the German Football Association (DFB), Fritz Keller, says football must learn long term lessons from the coronavirus crisis to keep fans on board.

Keller suggested better financial controls and player salary caps to do this.

Germany’s Bundesliga was shut for more than two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, before becoming the first major football league to resume action last week.

“We have to learn from our mistakes because the crisis is an opportunity to restructure football,” Keller said in a virtual address to the DFB’s extraordinary meeting on Monday.

“We need to bring professional football to the people, to their everyday world. So we need an improved financial control system and, yes, a salary cap,” he added.

Some German clubs were close to financial collapse after the first month of suspension, the league had warned, as it pushed for a restart.

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But the restart has also been criticized by some as too early.

The DFB meeting also approved the restart on May 30, of Germany’s third division, with the last matchday scheduled on July 4.

This was in spite of opposition by some of its members who had called for the season to be abandoned.

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In a vote, 222 were in favor of a resumption of the division, with 12 voting against and 16 abstaining.

Germany had reported some 178,570 positive COVID-19 cases, while the death toll rose by 10 on Monday to 8,257.

Keller noted that football needed to think long term.

“Commissions for agents and immense transfer figure irritate society and estrange them from our beloved sport. Football has to offer satisfactory answers to these issues.

“We do not only need new rules but also a new attitude, not to think just from season to season, as we painfully found out.

“Football as a whole has to live on long term perspectives,” Keller stated.

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Odion Ighalo set to leave Manchester United

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Odion Ighalo set to leave Manchester United

Manchester United’s attempts to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan deal has hit a brick wall, according to SportsMail.

The six-month agreement expires in just one week.

Shanghai Shenhua have rejected United’s requests to keep Ighalo at Old Trafford for another three months.

The Chinese Super League have asked Ighalo, to rejoin the club to prepare for the start of the delayed season.

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Unless United can make a late breakthrough in negotiations, Ighalo will return to Shanghai when his loan ends next Monday.

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The 30-year-old scored four goals in eight matches before the COVID-19 shutdown and resumed training with the United squad at Carrington last week.

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Although he would prefer to finish the season in England, Shanghai have the final say and are determined to get Ighalo back.

 

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