Liverpool send scouts to watch Guinean defender 'recommended by Keita': 3 things to know
Liverpool sent scouts to watch Saint-Etienne defender Saidou Sow during the AFCON qualifiers between Guinea and Egypt, according to L'Equipe. Naby Keita has been attributed with the recommendation of the central defender to Liverpool.
Messi gets 3 assists in one game for PSG, breaks historic Ligue 1 record
Leo Messi has recorded 3 assists as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Clermont 6-1.He is the first player in the history of the French Ligue 1 to provide 3 assists in 2 different games in the same season!Earlier, he did the same against Saint Etienne in November.
Fans believe Lionel Messi asked to swap shirts for the second time in his career this weekend
Lionel Messi has very strict rules when it comes to swapping shirts with opponent players after games. He has this rule of not being the one to request a shirt swap and normally makes sure to only do it with a fellow Argentinian.
‘That is some playstation s***’: Kylian Mbappe leaves fans speechless with outstanding trivela assist vs Saint-Etienne
Kylian Mbappe was on song in PSG’s 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne in the Ligue 1 on Saturday.The Frenchman scored two goals to help his side get the win, but it was his outstanding assist that absolutely won over fans.
Messi records 2 unreal assists for PSG, both for Mbappe
Leo Messi is unstoppable in 2022!The Argentine has got 2 assists as he set Kylian Mbappe up for goals.Episode 1: Messi's long ball finds Mbappe in the boxEpisode 2: Messi dribbles past his opponents, leaves the ball for MbappePSG beat Saint Etienne 3-1.
Latest transfersAll transfers
Argentinian magic: Leo Messi dribbles past defender, makes incredible assist to Di Maria
Paris Saint-Germain fans were in for a treat as Lionel Messi served Angel Di Maria a cheeky assist which led to the latter's third Ligue 1 goal of the season. It was a difficult angle to get right but Messi made no mistake as he crossed the ball to his Argentine compatriot.
'Rumours are a good sign': Mauricio Pochettino once again insists his focus is on PSG amid Man United links
"We are always focused on the football - our games and our work," Mauricio Pochettino said about the Manchester United links ahead of the St Etienne clash. "It is not us, nor the club, who generate these situations.
About the team
Squad: number of players – 29, average team age – 26.1, foreign players – 7, national team players – 3Show more
Date of foundation: 1920
William Saliba reportedly turns down Rennes' approach after collapsed loan move last summer, details emerge
According to Ouest France, William Saliba has turned down Rennes' loan offer over a season-long loan move this summer.Just a year ago, the centre-back was meant to leave Arsenal on loan but eventually stayed at the club until January and played for the U23s.
Explained — What Ben White signing could mean for Saliba
With Arsenal inching closer to the multi-million-pound signing of Brighton's Ben White, one might wonder what the future holds for youngster William Saliba.The Frenchman is currently in talks with Arsenal over his future, but it's becoming obvious that White's transfer will impact whatever decision is made.
Revealed: Where Barca stand among clubs with highest percentage of minutes played by homegrown players
Barcelona have the seventh-best percentage of minutes played by homegrown players in Europe's top five leagues this season, according to the CIES Football Observatory latest update.The likes of Oscar Mingueza, Ilaix Moriba, Sergio Busquets, Lionel Messi and other La Masia graduates have played 29.
Revealed: Where Barca stand among best clubs for young players in Europe's top 5 leagues
The CIES Football Observatory have issued the list of the best clubs for young players in the world.Barcelona sit in 11th place in the European top five leagues rankings with 15% of La Liga minutes covered by U21 players this season.
'Sending Saliba away is not a punishment': Sagna backs Arteta's decision on centre-back
Bac Sagna knows what it takes to make the switch from France to England - and defended Arteta's decision to send his compatriot William Saliba on loan to Nice."I’m not surprised because he has joined the best league in the world.
'Arsenal wanted to recall me in January 2020': William Saliba
William Saliba finally joined Arsenal in the summer of 2020, but, like a lot of things that year, Saliba's introduction to life in London didn't go to plan.The Frenchman reveals he could have joined sooner than he did as Arsenal wanted to cut short his loan at Saint-Etienne: but Saliba opted to stay put.
William Saliba names crucial reason behind his slow start at Arsenal
"There were a lot of factors I think because when they were finishing their league season, I was in quarantine at home, where I could only run one kilometre in my house," William Saliba told L'Equipe when asked to give his opinion on why things have not worked out well for him at Arsenal so far, as cited by GFFN. "And then there was this thing about the [French Cup] final, we didn’t know if I was going to be able to play or not.
'It hurt me, it affected me': William Saliba opens up on lack of chances at Arsenal
William Saliba was asked what would be his reaction if he had been told a year ago that he would play for Nice against Saint Etienne in January 2021.“Honestly, if you told me a year ago, I honestly would not have believed you,” the on-loan Gunner replied to TF1 as relayed by Get France Football News.
Barca owe €126m for transfers - but they're also waiting for similar €168m payment from other clubs
As we reported a couple of days ago, Barcelona have released their official accounts, and it turns out that they owe €126m to 19 other clubs.However, they are similarly owed €168m transfer fees from other clubs as well.
Saliba: 'Arteta immediately told me that I was not ready'
William Saliba's non-appearances for Arsenal this season have raised eyebrows given his hefty price tag and the expectations that came with his quality in France.However, the Frenchman explains that Mikel Arteta told him straight away that he was not ready for regular senior football in England.
Nice manager: 'I don't take into account how old Saliba is. Either the player is good, or not, and that is what interests me'
"He can bring a lot of things to us, defensively, and in terms of our game plan, and the way we play the ball out from the back," Adrian Ursea said of William Saliba as quoted by Nice's official website."He can also be extremely valuable when it comes to set plays, an area in which we've suffered a lot, even if that's been less the case in recent matches, which might be down to what we've changed in terms of our organisation.
'Finally free!': Saliba's former teammate Fofana reacts to William's switch to Nice
The story of William Saliba is shrouded in mystery. The highly-rated CB was bought for a sizable chunk of cash (£27m) from Saint-Etienne in 2019, loaned back out, joined Arsenal in August 2020 and has now been sent on loan again without making a single senior appearance in North London.