Euro 2020 has started! It’s wonderful to be back in international football in the summer, with the games being broadcast for a month, pretty much every day. We can also see South American teams competing for this year’s championship. America Cup in Brazil.
However, let’s not forget what’s going on in the English top flight as we take a look at the latest news and rumors that have emerged since the end of the domestic season.
Video assistant referee (VAR)
First thing first: the The Premier League decided to use ‘thicker lines’ for the video assistant referee (VAR) next season to reduce the number of marginal offside calls.
Many managers, players, and fans have been upset that many goals have been turned down because of a single pixel from the elbow or toe of a player deemed offside when the accuracy of the video scan rate cannot really be expected. not support such slicing.
The report says thicker lines will allow for a more realistic margin of error in offside decisions, giving an attacking team the benefit of the doubt (being “even”).
The new systematic approach, which is already in use in the Dutch league, has been endorsed by football lawmakers, the International Football Association Board.
Super League spinoffs
After the disastrous failure of the launch of the Super League, the so-called “top six” English clubs (Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, City of man, Arsenal and Tottenham) have collectively achieved a combined £ 22million financial settlement deal with the Premier League.
Premier League statement:
“The six clubs involved in the proposals to form a European Super League have today recognized once again that their actions were wrong, and [they] reconfirmed their commitment to the Premier League and the future of English football. They apologized wholeheartedly to their fans, their fellow clubs, the Premier League and the FA (Football Association). As a sign of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £ 22million, which will go towards the good of the game, including further investments in support for fans, grassroots football and community programs. “
Top clubs have also accepted the idea of supporting any rule change to avoid similar intentions in the near future being sanctioned with a 30-point deduction from the season.
Latest transfer rumors and signings
Watford signs Boro Fletcher
Striker Ashley Fletcher joins Watford FC on free transfer after his release clause by Middlesbrough. The former Man United striker has scored 28 goals in 108 games for Boro. The 25-year-old joins the newly promoted Watford side, returning to the Premier League after just one season of absence.
Liverpool aim for Neuhaus
Jurgen Klopp and the club are said to have found Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus as replacement for the new star of Paris Saint-Germain Gini Wijnaldum. The Reds are in talks, but no official offer has been made, with the midfielder having a price tag that will cost more than € 40million.
Everton ‘contact’ Rudi Garcia
Everton were looking to hire a new manager to take over Goodison Park, and former Lyon coach Rudi Garcia is the latest candidate. After the departure of Carlos Ancelloti to become the manager of real Madrid once again, the Toffees are on the hunt for a new manager, suggesting figures like Nuno Espirito Santo, Eddie Howe, Graham Potter, Scott Parker and Rafa Benitez.
Man United take an interest in Coman
Man United identified Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman as a backup option if they fail to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Coman would be happy in Munich, but his representatives are open to offers this summer.
Leeds takes an interest in Noa Lang; Bielsa signs a new contract
Leeds took an interest in Dutch striker Noa Lang at Club Brugge. The 21-year-old is linked with a new contract by the Belgian club to keep distractions away from the Peacocks. On the other hand, Leeds are also offering Marcelo Bielsa a further contract extension for his Premier League efforts last season; the Argentine is expected to sign soon.
Chelsea offer ‘swap’ for Hakimi
Thomas Tuchel chose Inter Milan Achraf Hakimi as the first candidate to strengthen his position as a winger; Chelsea will likely offer money and players, as the Blues are looking to offload a few as well. On the other hand, Inter have valued the ex-Real Madrid player for just € 80million in cash as they seek to resolve their financial woes following the exit of Antonio Conte.
Spurs take advantage of Paulo Fonseca
After a few unsuccessful attempts to recall Mauricio Pochettino or recruit Antonio Conte, Tottenham have now opened the door to the old Rome director Paulo Fonseca. Famous journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that it is now up to Daniel Levy to decide whether he wants to bring Portuguese manager into his squad, Fonseca ready to sign a contract until June 2024, or June 2023 with an option of a year more. .
Man United get closer to Sancho
According to Fabrizio Romano’s news, United are closer than ever to Jaden Sancho landing at Old Trafford of German club Borussia Dortmund. The Red Devils are confident but aware of the situation that arose over the past year, with personal terms and agent fees agreed upon.
Keane at Man United: just sign Harry Kane
United legend Roy Keane urges management to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham for an amount of £ 120 million. The Red Devils are known to be in the running for Kane who previously revealed his desire to leave Spurs this summer. City of man and Chelsea are also interested in the striker.
What do you think of the new VAR rule? Do you think the “big six” clubs deserved their fine? If so, was that sufficient? Plus, which holes are doing which teams have, and who do you think will be at which club this summer transfer window? Please let us know in the comment section below!