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Liverpool incoming transfer boss makes Victor Osimhen admission at Anfield 



Liverpool are set to appoint Jörg Schmadtke as their new sporting director, but he comes to Anfield after falling out with one of the most wanted players in world football.

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New Liverpool sporting director Joerg Schmadtke arrives at Anfield with only one regret: the sale of Neapolitan sensation Victor Osimhen.

The former Hannover 96, FC Cologne and Wolfsburg boss is set to replace Julian Ward on Merseyside. He will be responsible for overseeing the Reds’ activities in the transfer market this summer.

Schmadtke certainly has a task ahead of him as he attempts to rebuild a side that have crumbled this season and will be out of the Champions League draw this summer. In somewhat worrying news ahead of his arrival, the 59-year-old has already had a falling out with one of the most wanted leaders in world football, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

The pair’s path crossed whilst they were at Bundesliga giants Wolfsburg. The Nigerian was not quite the ruthless striker that he has developed into currently but a youngster attempting to feel his way into the game.

He had begun his professional career with the German side, going 16 games without a goal before being allowed to join Belgian club Charleroi on a season-long loan. There, Osimhen flourished with 20 goals in all competitions during the 2018/19 campaign.

A permanent move was then quickly on the cards as Charleroi activated their £3m option to sign him. Osimhen would be on the move once more just weeks later as Lille swooped with a £19m deal.

Reflecting on the decision to let the striker leave, Schmadtke admitted he has regret over cashing in so soon. Speaking to Kicker, he said: “It wasn’t a good move, in hindsight. When I came, he [Osimhen] was limping and running in circles.

“I was told that the strikers we had weren’t good enough. The most important lesson is that you have to be patient with some transfers.”

Since then, Osimhen has gone from strength to strength. An 18-goal haul in his debut season with Lille convinced Napoli to spend an eye-watering €60m (£58.9m) on him.

He has continued to score regularly with 56 goals in 99 outings for the Italian side. 28 of those have come this season and helped Napoli to end their long wait for a Serie A crown. 

Interest continues to flow – led by Premier League duo Manchester United and Chelsea, who are looking to bolster their attacking options ahead of next season. However, Napoli manager Aurelio De Laurentiis has insisted that Osimhen will stay at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Speaking to Rai Sport earlier this month, he said: “I’m not going to sell Victor Osimhen this summer – no way!”

Osimhen still has two years left on his contract with Napoli and could add to Schmadtke’s regret if he moves to the Premier League and potentially scores against the Reds in the near future.


Liverpool Champions League hope boosted as Manchester City may be ban for 2 season for breach of financial fair play by EUFA and EPL

As Man City celebrate their fifth Premier League title in six seasons, the charges hang over them. Liverpool and the others will have to wait a long time for the result.
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Just a day after UEFA confirmed they were investigating Manchester City for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches, the Premier League made a similar announcement. It was March 8, 2019.

UEFA have since delivered their verdict, banning Manchester City from the Champions League for two seasons and overturning that verdict at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. By contrast, the Premier League only lodged a complaint in February this year after a four-year investigation.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have won four out of a possible five titles. Liverpool won the other title, while Jurgen Klopp were just a single point clear of Pep Guardiola’s men on two other occasions.

With the recent celebrations, which for the first time saw actual indictments (115 to be exact) rather than mere investigations, one gets the feeling that everyone would welcome a resolution to the situation in one way or another. other. In fact, The Independent claim the Premier League rivals are “furious” at the time the league is taking to resolve these issues.

It’s not just Manchester City. Across Stanley Park, Liverpool’s arch-rivals Everton have been referred to an independent commission over possible breaches of profit and sustainability rules. The favorite to narrowly avoid relegation on the final day of play is the second straight season the Toffees have been in a relegation battle. The immediate competitors will inevitably be annoyed that there is no verdict.

When the allegations against a team are proven, every season they can play without sanction is another injustice. In this campaign, for example, Arsenal, Leeds United and Leicester would certainly feel the most affected if close rivals were found to have cheated.

Likewise, a quick fix should also be in Manchester City’s best interest. If Sheikh Mansour’s team successfully defends the allegations, they will be saddened that so many of their triumphs have been starred by many, given the current debate on the subject.

However, there is no realistic prospect that this issue will be resolved any time soon. After consulting with legal experts, City AM concluded that it would likely drag on until at least 2025 and possibly even 2027.

From Manchester City’s perspective, that means an unintended skepticism about all their previous successes. For players like Liverpool, that means they must continue to find ways to take on Guardiola’s juggernaut, whether reasonably put together or not – knowing that the prospect of subsequent title wins if an attack is spotted is far.

Even for the Premier League itself, it doesn’t look good. At the same time, they attack Manchester City and proclaim them one of the greatest teams of all time, handing out the latest title with the usual pomp and ceremony. All in all, it’s a huge mess and has left the biggest league in the world virtually in limbo.

That’s not to say the Premier League position isn’t deserving of sympathy. He knows the stakes are high for everyone involved: Manchester City, Everton and all of those teams’ rivals. The CAS case noted that the seriousness of the allegations required “particularly conclusive” evidence, which could hurt various sponsors and individuals as well as clubs. This must be done carefully.

But you can’t blame Premier League clubs for their ‘anger’. The longer cases like Manchester City remain unresolved, the more the division loses its competitive legitimacy, and that is in no one’s interest.


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