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July 4, 2016

Footballers Neymar, Zlatan, Nolito sign contracts

Footballers Neymar, Zlatan, Nolito sign contracts

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On Friday, Neymar Jr agreed to a five-year contract extension with FC Barcelona, Zlatan Ibrahimović to a one-year contract with Manchester United F.C. as a free agent, and Nolito joined Manchester City F.C. from Celta de Vigo for a four-year term.

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End of speculations about Neymar’s future[]

Previously, Barcelona received offers for Neymar from Paris Saint Germain, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Real Madrid. But on Friday, Neymar agreed to sign a five-year contract extension with the blaugranes. Neymar has scored 85 goals in 141 appearances for Barça winning eight trophies. This year, he finished third in the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Per the contract extension, Neymar’s buyout clause is €200million for the first season which would rise to €250million after the end of the second season. The formal presentation of the extension is to be two weeks later before Neymar leaves for his international duties for the Olympics 2016 in his homeland.

After the agreement, Neymar tweeted, “Very happy to continue living this dream!((pt)) Long Live Barcelona and long live Catalunya((ca))“.

File photo of Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Image: Евгений Сойкин.

Ibrahimović and Mourinho reunite[]

Zlatan’s contract with French club Paris Saint Germain expired in June and Zlatan indicated his next move to Manchester United tweeting, “Time to let the world know. My next destination is @ManUtd [Manchester United]”. Zlatan has made 180 appearances for Paris and scored 156 goals. He became the club’s top scorer and helped the club win two domestic titles in a row, scoring 38 goals in Ligue 1 last season.

Former Swedish captain Zlatan played under José Mourinho at Italian club FC Internazionale Milano‎ in the 2008–2009 season before Zlatan left for Pep Guardiola‘s FC Barcelona in exchange for Samuel Eto’o.

After completing his second signing of the season, Mourinho said, “Zlatan needs no introduction. The statistics speak for themselves.” Debuting in 1999, Zlatan has won domestic titles in four different nations and six different clubs winning the ‘Swedish Footballer of the Year’ nine consecutive times.

After agreeing to the terms Zlatan said, ” I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League. It goes without saying that I cannot wait to work with Jose Mourinho once again.”

Arsenal F.C. tried to persuade Zlatan when he was 17 years old, when manager Arsène Wenger asked him to do a trial with the club. He declined the offer; recalling the incident later, he explained, “Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.”

At international level, Zlatan is Sweden’s all-time top scorer with 62 goals in 116 games. He retired from the Swedish team last month after their Euro exit.

At Barcelona, Zlatan won five trophies in one season, but clashed with Guardiola. He is likely to face Guardiola’s Manchester City in their local derby.

File photo of Nolito.
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Nolito to work with Guardiola for a longer period[]

Manchester City under Pep Guardiola‘s management signed Nolito from Spanish club Celta Vigo. At Celta Vigo, he scored 39 goals in 106 appearances.

Nolito joined FC Barcelona B in 2008 just when Guardiola vacated the manager spot of the reserve team. Three years later, Nolito was promoted to the first team and played five matches under Guardiola. With limited playing time with Barcelona, he moved to Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.

Scoring 16 goals in 63 matches for Benfica, he was transferred to the Celts after a short loan to Granada CF. In three seasons with Celta Vigo, Nolito gained a place in Spain’s international team. Playing four matches in UEFA Euro 2016, Nolito scored one goal against Turkey.

Nolito has been allotted the Number 9 jersey.



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July 3, 2016

Neymar extends Barça contract, Zlatan joins Manchester United and Nolito signs Manchester City

Neymar extends Barça contract, Zlatan joins Manchester United and Nolito signs Manchester City

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On Friday, Neymar Jr signed a five-year contract extension with FC Barcelona, Zlatan Ibrahimović signed a one-year contract with Manchester United F.C. as a free agent and Nolito joined Manchester City F.C. from Celta de Vigo on four-years term.

End of speculations about Neymar’s future[]

Previously, Barcelona received offers from Neymar from Paris Saint Germain, Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid. But on Friday, Neymar agreed and signed a five-year contract extension with the Blaugranas. Neymar has scored 85 goals in 141 appearances for Barça winning eight trophies. This year, he finished third in the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Per the contract extension, Neymar’s buyout clause is €200million for the first season which would raise to €250million after the end of the second season. The formal presentation of the extension is to be presented two weeks later before Neymar leaves for his international duties for the Olympics 2016 in his homeland.

After the agreement, Neymar tweeted, “Muito feliz de continuar vivendo esse sonho! Visca Barça y visca Catalunya((en))“.

Ibrahimović and Mourinho reunites[]

Zlatan’s contract with French club Paris Saint Germain expired in June end and Zlatan indicated his next move to Manchester United tweeting, “Time to let the world know. My next destination is @manutd [Manchester United]”. Zlatan has made 180 appearances for Paris and scored 156 goals. He became the club’s top scorer and helped the club win two domestic titles in a row, scoring 38 goals in Ligue 1 last season.

Former Swedish captain Zlatan played under José Mourinho at Italian club FC Internazionale Milano‎ in 2008–2009 season before Zlatan left for Pep Guardiola‘s FC Barcelona in exchange of Samuel Eto’o.

After completing his second signing of the season ,Mourinho said, “Zlatan needs no introduction. The statistics speak for themselves.” Debuting in 1999, Zlatan has won domestic titles in four different nations and six different clubs winning the ‘Swedish Footballer of the Year’ nine consecutive times.

After agreeing to the terms Zlatan said, ” I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League. It goes without saying that I cannot wait to work with Jose Mourinho once again.”

Arsenal F.C. tried to persuade Zlatan when he was 17 years old when manager Arsène Wenger asked him to do a trial with the club. He declined the offer saying, “Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.”

At international level, Zlatan is Sweden’s all-time top scorer with 62 goals in 116 games. He retired from Swedish team last month after Euro exit.

At Barcelona, Zlatan won five trophies in one season, but his morals clashed with Guardiola. He is likely to face Guardiola’s Manchester City in their local derby.

Nolito to work with Guardiola for a longer period[]

Manchester City signed Nolito from Spanish club Celta Vigo under Pep Guardiola‘s management. At Celta Vigo, he scored 39 goals in 106 appearances.

Nolito joined FC Barcelona B in 2008 just when Guardiola vacated manager spot of the reserve team. Three years later, Nolito was promoted to the first team and played five matches under Guardiola. Due to lack of playing time, he moved to Portuguese club S.L. Benfica.

Scoring 16 goals in 63 matches for Benfica, he was transferred to the Celts after a short loan to Granda CF. Three seasons with Celta Vigo, Nolito gained a place in Spain’s international team. Playing four matches in UEFA Euro 2016, Nolito scored one goal against Turkey.

Nolito has been allotted Number 9 jersey.


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July 1, 2016

Zlatan signs Manchester United

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Former Swedish football captain Zlatan Ibrahimović signed a one year contract with English football club Manchester United F.C. under José Mourinho’s management yesterday. The duo were together at Italian club FC Internazionale Milano‎ in 2008–2009 season before Zlatan left for Pep Guardiola‘s FC Barcelona in exchange of Samuel Eto’o.

Zlatan’s four-year contract with French capital club Paris Saint Germain ended the day before and indicating his move, he tweeted “”. Mourinho said, “Zlatan needs no introduction. The statistics speak for themselves.” Debuting in 1999, Zlatan has won domestic titles in four different nations and six different clubs winning the ‘Swedish Footballer of the Year’ nine consecutive times.

After agreeing to the terms Zlatan said, ” I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League. It goes without saying that I cannot wait to work with Jose Mourinho once again.”

Zlatan was the Serie A top scorer in 2011–2012 season for A.C. Milan scoring 28 league goals before leaving for PSG. Scoring ten goals in eight UEFA Champions League fixtures in 2013–2014 he scored the fastest hat-trick in the tournament history.

Arsenal F.C. tried to persuade Zlatan when he was 17 years old when manager Arsène Wenger asked him to do a trial with the club. He replied saying “Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.”

Zlatan has made 180 appearances for Paris and scored 156 goals. He became the club’s tops corer and helped the club win two domestic titles in a row, scoring 38 goals in Ligue 1 last season. Zlatan is Swedish record goalscorer scoring 62 goals in 116 appearances of which eleven were scored in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifications being second to Polish captainRobert Lewandowski.

In Inter, Zlatan won three consecutive Scudetti — Serie A titles from 2006 till 2009 after moving from Juventus FC winning two titles with them later stripped off due to Calciopoli scandal.

Zlatan was awarded FIFA Puskas in 2013 for his goal against England when Joe Hart was guarding the net.

At Barcelona, Zlatan won the La Liga, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and two Super Copa de Espana trophies but his morals clashed with Barça manager Guardiola. Zlatan is likely to face Guardiola’s Manchester City F.C. in the city derby.


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June 23, 2016

Zlatan to retire from international football

Zlatan to retire from international football

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On Tuesday, Sweden’s football captain Zlatan Ibrahimović announced he will not play international football again after UEFA Euro 2016. He said he will not participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil in August.

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Speaking to the media before yesterday’s final Group E match against Belgium, 34-year-old forward Ibrahimović said, “The last game at the Euros will be my last game for Sweden, so I hope it won’t be tomorrow”((sv)). He added “I won’t participate in the Olympics, because my last game will be the last game Sweden does in this EURO. So let’s hope it goes as long as possible. To finish in a disappointment: never!”

Since his international debut in 2001, Ibrahimović has made 116 appearances for Sweden and scored 62 goals, a national record. In this year’s EURO competition, Sweden have lost to Italy, drawn against the Republic of Ireland, and lost their final game against Belgium, scoring only once through an Irish own goal.

According to the Swedish Football Association, Kim Källström and Andreas Isaksson will also end their international careers after the Euro campaign. Losing 0–1 to Belgium in yesterday’s match, Sweden was eliminated from the tournament.

In 2014, Ibrahimović was placed second on a list of Swedish sport stars, behind tennis player and five-time Wimbledon winner Björn Borg. Ibrahimović said in reaction, “[…] to finish second is like finishing last.”



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