Neymar to Take €15m Pay Cut
On the top football gist today, Neymar is not bothered about taking a 15 million euros (£13.7m) pay cut to rejoin Barcelona from Paris St-Germain. Looks like the Brazillian playmaker is really fed up with the ‘farmers’ league.’
PSG, sha are holding out for more money after rejecting several offers for the Brazil international, including one of 100m euros (£92.4m) plus Philippe Coutinho.
Neymar is currently training alone at PSG.
Go Away Balotelli, You Can’t Fly With Us – Flamengo
Brazilian side Flamengo have pulled the plug on their pursuit of striker Mario Balotelli.
Balotelli had demanded that the Serie A side also sign his brother, Enock, with a guaranty to give 10 starts with the reserve team.
And now it seems Flamengo are no longer interested in becoming a nursery for future Balotellis.
“He’s Too Good For the MLS” – Zlatan says about Pavon
Think what you like but Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes LA Galaxy new signing, Cristian Pavon, is “too good” to stay in Major League Soccer for very long.
Pavon helped the Galaxy end a poor run of form with a stellar performance in a 2-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday night. That’s how star do!
“He is very good,” Ibrahimovic said. “He is too good for MLS. I think MLS will not have him for a long time. We should enjoy him while he is here.”
Emery Sends Message of Support as Ozil & Kolasinac
Unai Emery has told Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac that they have the support of the whole Arsenal team as the pair get set to return to action.
“I think the fans, and us, are with them together,” said Emery. “We are 100 per cent with them. They need to feel our passion for each moment, each match. I want to help every player on the pitch. When they can feel our supporters with them, they perform much better.”
Sad One As Ricky van Wolfswinkel Is Diagnosed with Brain Aneurysm
Basel striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel will sit out at least six months of the game to treat a brain aneurysm.
“I’m very grateful the brain aneurysm got discovered,” said the Dutchman, 30. “Normally a brain aneurysm is not discovered in time, only after it has ruptured and caused other damage.”
The aneurysm is a pre-existing condition and not caused by the severe concussion he sustained near the end of Basel’s Champions League qualifying match against LASK on 7 August.