Opinion: 25 yr old could help unleash key West Ham star, Pellegrini must sign him in January

Opinion: 25 yr old could help unleash key West Ham star, Pellegrini must sign him in January – originally posted on Sportslens.com
West Ham have had a poor start to their season and they need to bring in fresh reinforcements during the January transfer window in order to galvanize the team.
Pellegrini’s side was expected to fight for the European places this season. Instead, they are closer to the relegation zone.
So far, they have lacked in ideas, creativity and sharpness going forward.
The Hammers must look to bring in someone who can sort out those issues. Suso would be an ideal addition.
The Spaniard has shown his quality in Serie A and a return to the Premiership would be tempting.
He will improve West Ham going forward and his ability to create chances will also help the likes of Sebastien Haller.
The former Bundesliga striker has been starved of service so far this season and someone like Suso could help unlock his potential.
Suso is also effective during the set pieces and that will add a new dimension to West Ham’s game.
The 25 year old is unlikely to cost a lot and West Ham must look to invest in him. He will be determined to prove his worth in England after an uneventful spell with Liverpool.
He could totally transform West Ham’s fortunes if he joins them.
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Report: Liverpool in the hunt to sign £100m attacker, player ready to leave club

Report: Liverpool in the hunt to sign £100m attacker, player ready to leave club – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to reports from the Daily Mail, Liverpool have joined the race to sign Jadon Sancho who wants to leave Borussia Dortmund next summer.
The 19-year-old is one of the highly-rated young talents in world football, and clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris-Germain are all interested in signing him.
It seems Liverpool, the reigning European champions, have become the latest club to join the race for Sancho.
The exciting young winger joined Dortmund from Manchester City in August 2017, and has established himself as one of the Bundesliga side’s most important players.
However, the youngster is unsettled at the club, and he is weighing up his future.
Dortmund are already preparing for his exit, in a deal potentially worth over £100m. The German giants have also begun their search for his replacement.
Liverpool have enough depth and quality in their attacking ranks, and Sancho would be an excellent addition for the Reds. Furthermore, given Jurgen Klopp’s previous connection with Dortmund, Liverpool hold an extra advantage in luring him over other potential suitors.
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Opinion: Silva could transform Everton by signing 27 yr old who terrorised Chelsea this season

Opinion: Silva could transform Everton by signing 27 yr old who terrorised Chelsea this season – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Everton should look to move for the Dutch winger Quincy Promes.
The highly rated winger is in fine form and he recently scored an important brace against Chelsea in the Champions League.
Promes has already shown that he has the ability to deliver at the top level and Everton should provide him with the platform to shine further.
Everton could use someone like him in their attack. The 27 year old would be a superb addition to Silva’s attack.
The Toffees need to add goals from the wide areas and Promes would be ideal. He can form a lethal attacking trio alongside Richarlison and Kean.
It will be interesting to see if Everton make their move for the player anytime soon.
They certainly have the means to pull it off.
Promes might be tempted to play in the Premier League as well if a good offer comes in.
However, Ajax will not want to sell a star player midway through the season and Everton will have to pay over the odds to convince the Dutch giants.
A signing like Promes would totally transform Everton’s attack and help get their season back on track.
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Danny Murphy suggests Tottenham star would get into L'pool side ahead of 28-year-old int'l

Danny Murphy suggests Tottenham star would get into L'pool side ahead of 28-year-old int'l – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy believes that Tottenham Hotspur will struggle to get into the top four this season.
And if that happens, Murphy feels that Spurs could lose their talisman striker Harry Kane to any potential rival club, with Daniel Levy likely to demand a world-record transfer fee.
Kane is a world-class striker and certainly there won’t be any shortage of admirers. When asked whether Kane would get into both Manchester City and Liverpool side, Murphy said to Talksport:
“I think Kane would get into the Liverpool team ahead of Firmino. I think he scores more goals.
“I love Firmino, but he is not Harry Kane. With Aguero being in early 32, City fans would welcome Harry Kane with open arms.”

“Liverpool or Man City, would he get in both teams?”
“Would #LFC and #MCFC fans take Harry Kane now?”
“I think Kane would get into the Liverpool team ahead of Firmino.”
Danny Murphy on where Kane could go if he ever left #THFC. pic.twitter.com/dJLXGZI7Sv
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 13, 2019

This is indeed a hypothetical situation. Kane is one of the best strikers in the world, but he would struggle to get into the current Liverpool side.
Firmino, 28, is not a typical number nine. He brings a lot more to the game than just scoring goals. The Brazilian is so vital to how Liverpool operates that he is almost irreplaceable.
The role of Kane is quite different from Firmino’s. Kane is perfect in Mauricio Pochettino’s system, while Liverpool’s front three is dysfunctional without Bobby Firmino.
Probably, Kane could be a like-for-like replacement for Sergio Aguero.
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Opinion: Rodgers' reported January plan would boost Celtic's title chances & ruin Rangers'

Opinion: Rodgers' reported January plan would boost Celtic's title chances & ruin Rangers' – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Rangers and Celtic are level on points at the top of the Scottish Premiership table after the opening 12 games of the campaign.
The Old Firm rivals have both won 10 games, drawn one and lost one.
They have also shipped the same number of goals (seven), but Celtic (36) have scored one more goal than Rangers (35), and are currently leading as a result.
Steven Gerrard is more than ready to give Neil Lennon a run for the money and stop the Hoops from winning their ninth consecutive league title.
However, former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers could have a huge say on the title race if his January transfer plans go through.
According to Bleacher Report, the Leicester City manager wants to bring Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos to the Premier League in January, and that will definitely deal a huge blow on the Light Blues’ title chances should he successfully do so.
With nine league goals to his name this term and 13 across other competitions, the 23-year-old hitman is proving his worth in front of goal all over again.
Morelos’ goals will definitely boost Rangers’ title chances, but that will only happen if he remains at Ibrox beyond January.
Premier League football and a chance to play in the Champions League next season could be too much for the Colombian to turn down, and it will be interesting to see what happens when the winter transfer window opens.
It’s not a certainty, but Rodgers’ plans to land Morelos would most likely boost Celtic’s title chances and ruin Rangers’.
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"Real Shame" – Guillem Balague reacts to Wolves star's injury

"Real Shame" – Guillem Balague reacts to Wolves star's injury – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore has been a different player thus far this season, with the 23-year-old now starting to live up to expectations with his constant impressive performances.
The former Barcelona forward put in a man-of-the-match performance in weekend’s 2-1 win against Aston Villa, assisting Raul Jimenez’s goal.
Traore has two assists and two goals to his name this season, with his brace in the 2-0 win against Manchester City last month still fresh on the minds of the fans.
The forward’s brilliant form this season earned him a call-up to the Spanish national team last week.
However, the Wolves star was forced to pull out because of an injury.
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo will hope he is fit for the trip to Bournemouth after the international break, but Spanish football expert Guillem Balague is gutted to see Traore miss the chance to make his competitive debut for Spain this weekend, and has reacted thus on Twitter:

Real shame that when Robert Moreno had found the occassion to bring @AdamaTrd37 to the Spain team, he got injured. He’d been 3 times in preselection. Moreno (assistant to L. Enrique) knows him from his time at Barcelona B and likes him a lot: pace, depth, strength, 1v1 quality pic.twitter.com/kwrsZM0ilm
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) November 13, 2019

Traore is also eligible to represent Mali, and had suggested he would commit his international future to the African nation last week.
Nevertheless, he will fancy his chances of representing Spain despite their star-studded squad, and should he keep performing excellently on a consistent basis going forward this term, he will most likely be in the country’s Euros 2020 squad.
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Report: Bielsa has just come up with an exciting £8m transfer target for Leeds

Report: Bielsa has just come up with an exciting £8m transfer target for Leeds – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Glasgow Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has established himself as an important player for the Ibrox club under Steven Gerrard this season.
The 24-year-old midfielder joined Rangers during the January transfer window after the Gers paid Dundee £50,000 for the transfer to go through.
He signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Ibrox when he made his move, but a host of clubs in England are now vying for his signature.
Kamara has been superb in recent weeks, and his performances against Hearts, Porto and Livingston have been praised by the Rangers fans on social media.
Gerrard has a wealth of midfield options at his disposal. The competition for places in midfield at Rangers is fierce, with Gerrard boasting players like Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo, Steven Davies and Scott Arfield along with Kamara.
Ideally, Gerrard would love to keep him at the club till the end of the season, but the Gers could offload him if the offer is right.
According to reports from Football Insider, Leeds United have joined the race to sign the influential midfielder.
Leeds scouts were impressed with what they saw of Kamara in that Europa League tie, and the Yorkshire club have earmarked him as a potential target next summer.
Rangers have set an asking price of more than £8m for Kamara and Leeds can only sign him permanently if they secure promotion to the Premier League next season.
The Daily Mail reported last month that Premier League outfits Crystal Palace and Brighton were keen to sign him in January and could make a move for him.
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Report: Spurs preparing bid to sign £52m int'l…he would be a superb signing

Report: Spurs preparing bid to sign £52m int'l…he would be a superb signing – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to reports from Italian media outlet Calciomercato (h/t The Daily Mail), Tottenham Hotspur are showing keen interest in signing Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini as the norther London club are looking to replace Christian Eriksen in January.
The Danish midfielder has only a few months left in his contract and his exit from the north London club looks inevitable at the moment.
Spurs have short-listed some of the attacking midfielders to replace Eriksen, and the highly-talented Pellegrini is one of them.
The report claims that Spurs will move for Pellegrini in January and they are planning a bid in the region of £43million and £52million for the 23-year-old.
The Italy international played Roma’s opening six matches of the Serie A season but he is currently sidelined with a metatarsal fracture.
Style of play
Pellegrini is a versatile central midfielder who can be deployed in any position in a three-man midfield.
However, he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well as a defensive midfielder. He is physically strong, dynamic, energetic, and a hard-working midfielder who has got excellent technical skills.
He makes intelligent runs into the penalty area from behind, has the ability to strike from distance and has an eye for goal as well.
Pellegrini has a lot of room to improve but certainly he would be a quality signing for Spurs.
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Graham Roberts names the 'unbelievable' Rangers player who has really impressed him

Graham Roberts names the 'unbelievable' Rangers player who has really impressed him – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Glasgow Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has been in outstanding form for the Ibrox club this season.
Former Gers defender Graham Roberts has showered heaps of praise on Davis.
Rangers are challenging Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season and the Northern Ireland midfielder is playing a big role in the quest for the trophy for the first time since 2011.
The 34-year-old, who joined the Gers last season on loan, made his move permanent this summer. In his second stint at the club, he has reinvented himself as a top-class holding midfielder and has been immense for the Gers in recent months.

Roberts has admitted to The Scottish Sun that the former Southampton midfielder has impressed him heavily.
“I also feel Steven Davis has been UNBELIEVABLE playing just in front of Goldson and Helander,” said Roberts.
“He reads the game so well, sweeps up danger and spreads the play.”
Davis initially struggled to make a mark at Rangers as he didn’t look sharp enough. He wasn’t playing for the Saints, but after enjoying a full pre-season with the club, he has got fitter and sharper.
He brings quality and experience to the side, and will have to play a huge role if the Gers are to stop their archrivals from winning nine titles in a row.
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88 goals, 47 assists: Spurs have opened talks to sign 86-cap int'l Arsenal target

88 goals, 47 assists: Spurs have opened talks to sign 86-cap int'l Arsenal target – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to reports from SempreMilan (h/t TeamTalk), north London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could be set for a transfer tug-of-war to sign Napoli forward Dries Mertens.
The report claims that four Serie A clubs are also looking to sign the 86-times capped Belgium international in January. Spurs and Arsenal are also vying for his signature.
The Naples club are going through a crisis at the moment and several top players including Mertens and Jose Callejon could be sold by the club.
Both the Milan clubs, Juventus and Roma are interested in signing Mertens who has scored an impressive 88 goals and provided 47 assists in 216 appearances for them in Serie A since joining from PSV in 2013.

Spurs and Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with the Belgian’s entourage over a January switch to north London.
Mertens is a very good player, but doubts remain about whether Spurs would spend the money on a 32-year-old forward, even if he is available on the cheap.
Furthermore, Spurs have enough depth and quality in their attacking midfield or forward areas, and they must focus on bolstering their defence instead.
Mertens could be a smart signing for the Gunners. A player of his calibre could give them the lift they need to make a serious challenge for the top four positions.
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