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By Akintola Timothy

Updates on Varane’s contract, Wilfred Ndidi, Townsend, FIFA World XI and Rooney.

Manchester United will not trigger Varane’s one-year extension.

There have been numerous reports circulating regarding Manchester United’s stance on activating Raphael Varane’s one-year contract extension. Despite his vital role within Eric ten Hag’s squad, the club has reportedly shown hesitation at triggering his one-year extension due to his hefty weekly salary of £300,000 and his recurring injury crises. While Manchester United is open to discussing a new contract with Varane, they are adamant that it come with a reduction in his wage demands. With the transfer window now officially underway, Varane is free to engage in negotiations with other clubs and could potentially leave next summer.


Wilfred Ndidi forced to pull out of AFCON 2023 squad due to injury.

The Super Eagles have suffered a huge blow, as defensive midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has been forced to pull out of the squad for the upcoming 2023 AFCON after suffering an injury in Leicester City’s home win against Huddersfield. This news has become a huge worry for José Peseiro’s side, considering the small list of midfielders called up. Royal Antwerp midfielder, Yusuf Alhassan has now been called up to replace the Super Eagles’ assistant captain. Yusuf, who played in the Nigerian Professional Football League with FC Hearts, has been a sensational prospect in the Champions League, registering a goal against Porto and another assist in Antwerp’s surprise win against Barcelona.


Andros Townsend has just signed new long-term deal with Luton.

Coming off an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury which sidelined him from the pitch since March 2022, Andros Townsend has taken huge strides regaining his form since signing a short term deal with newly promoted side, Luton in October. Following this successful short spell at the club, scoring a goal and two assists in 11 PL appearances, the winger has been rewarded with a new long term contract. Townsend expressed his delight, noting that begging clubs for trial opportunities to signing a new long term deal was definitely a dream come true. He will be hoping to help the club stay in the league this season, despite their rocky start.


FIFA releases 23-man nomination for the 2023 Men’s FIFA World XI.

The newly published nomination shortlist for the World XI, to reward the best players in each position over the last year. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and prospect, Jude Bellingham all make the shortlist. This is Messi’s 16th consecutive year of being nominated. Ronaldo also recorded 15 straight nominations before being excluded in 2022. The nomination is hugely based off performances from December 19, 2022 to August 20, 2023. The celebration will take place on January 15, where the World XI will be revealed.


Birmingham City have sacked Wayne Rooney after three months.

Wayne Rooney has been sacked, just 15 games into his Birmingham City managerial appointment. The Manchester United legend was appointed on October 11, after the controversial dismissal of John Eustace. The club has since suffered nine defeats in 15 games, moving from 6th to 20th on the Championship table. After being sacked, Wayne Rooney has disclosed that he would be taking a break from football. Development coach, Steve Spooner has now taken over as Birmingham City’s interim coach.


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AN-Toni
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1 month ago

All the latest news across global football. – Updates on Varane’s contract, Wilfred Ndidi, Townsend, FIFA World XI and Rooney. – Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
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1 month ago

Disappointing news for Manchester United regarding Varane’s contract and Ndidi’s injury for AFCON. Exciting to see Townsend sign a long-term deal with Luton. Looking forward to the FIFA World XI announcement. Surprised by Rooney’s swift exit from Birmingham City.

Adeoye Adegoke
Member
1 month ago

That sounds like an exciting lineup of news in the world of global football, It’s always thrilling to stay updated on the latest happenings in the football world. From contract updates like Varane’s to player news like Wilfred Ndidi and Townsend, there’s always something to keep us engaged. And of course, the FIFA World XI and Rooney’s updates add an extra layer of excitement. Football truly brings people together from all corners of the globe, and it’s amazing to see the passion and talent showcased on the field.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

Nigeria is going to miss ndidi because he is one of Nigeria main man in the midfield hope the replacement can be good as him ,Rooney is been sack because he don’t perform to the extend he as lose many matches that why he was sacked

Taiwo
Member
1 month ago

Man u reluctant to trigger varane one year extension varane is a good player but the issue is his injury matter his Injury use to keep him out of action it will be preferable to let him go and sign another defender ndidi absent is a big blow for super eagle I hope those who are picked to replace him can perform as how ndidi use to perform for us