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Manchester Switch for Most Valuable Premier League Club

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As they continue on their quest to lift the title for the second year in a row, it seems that there have also been other knock-on effects thanks to the success of the once Manchester underdogs, Man City, it appears that now Manchester United has also lost their most valuable financial Premier League Club crown and it has passed to the worst team possible for them, local rivals Manchester City as reports.

A new study into football finance has made some shocking revelations that upend the perceived placement of the Premier League teams and now rank Manchester City at the top. Climbing by £385m the team is currently valued at £2.364bn which easily leaves them in the highest spot. Manchester United has taken a hit of £376m and now has a value of £2.087bn, but leaves the comfortably in second. The loss is thought to be lower profits and a higher wage bill. It is also interesting to note that the top six ranking clubs make up for nearly three-quarters of the total value of the whole league. The other four clubs in the top six are Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal which ironically are the six teams ranking first on the table, although not quite in that order.

The study used figures from 2017/2018, and while the numbers might change by the end of this season, the placings are not predicted to change all that much. Only the two Manchester clubs have a value over two billion; every other club comes below this. The next three clubs all saw a jump in value, it was just Arsenal that dropped, and this is down to the fact they were not in the Champions League that season. They have values of Spurs (£1.837bn), Liverpool (£1.615bn), Chelsea (£1.615bn) and Arsenal (£1.368bn). Which to be fair are still some pretty vast numbers. Interestingly it is Burnley that sits in seventh and have a value of £398m some considerable way behind the top six, but they were not to be the “most sensibly run club in the Premier League financially”. Overall looking at the cumulative value of all the clubs in the league there was a 1.6% fall which equates to £14.7bn.

Speaking about Manchester City the notes from the study state that the reason they are at the top is due to higher revenue and lower wages, a profit of £39m from selling players, and the fact that this then removed some of the highest earners from the wage bill. “The ownership model of Sheikh Mansour, which effectively means that the club is debt free, means that there are no loan interest costs and no dividends are paid to shareholders either,”

The study, which was carried out by the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Sports Business Group also notes that calculations were based on data with the factors of “Account revenue, profits, non-recurring costs, average profits on player sales over a three-year period, net assets, wage control and proportion of seats sold.”

The Next Permanent Manchester United Manager


Manchester United are on the hunt for their next permanent manger after they parted ways with Jose Mourinho on Tuesday 18th of December.

Soon after Jose’s sacking, Michael Carrick was linked to the job and Man Utd confirmed that he had the job on a caretaker basis for the next week. The honour of managing united until the end of the season fell to Utd legend and current Malmo manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer. The former Utd player who back in 1999 scored the famous goal that won Utd them Champions League back then was a surprise appointment for most football fans out there. He will be joined by Sir Alex Fergusons right hand man in Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick on his coaching staff.

Solskjaer will try to bring the fans back together, the players back on side and more importantly he will bring what it means to be a Man Utd player again. His ideas will be on the same view as the way Sir Alex used to have them playing, and if he gets them all playing as one attacking unit then it won’t be long before Old Trafford become a fortress once again.

In his first interview as Man Utd caretaker manager he did not hide the fact that he would love the job on a full-time basis. But who else is out there that could fit the demands that comes with been Man Utd manager.

The one that everyone is talking about is current Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. Over the last 2 seasons he has been linked with big jobs such as the hot seat at Real Madrid and PSG. But this could be the job that tempts him away from Spurs.

When Man Utd come calling, it is very hard for any manager to turn down the once biggest club in the world.

His style of play and the way he gives youth a chance has gotten him high praise over the last number of years and it seems like Utd have taken notice. Talks of Man Utd bringing in a director of football only enhances the chance of Pochettino making the move because the man that has been linked with that job is Paul Mitchell who work with Pochettino at Southampton and Spurs. If he took up the roll of director of football, then you would think it is only a matter of time before Pochettino is named the next Man Utd manager.

Other names have been doing the rounds on social media and one of those is former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. His success at Real Madrid over the short period he was there is mind blowing. To be able to command a dressing room that consisted of Ronaldo, Bale, Sergio Ramos, and Benzema, and to produce world class football week in week out is no easy feat.

Could he do the same with the likes Man Utd players that have no doubt under performed in the last few months? He would have his work cut out, but the respect he would have from the second he walks into the dressing room would be unprecedented.

But this current Man Utd squad are nowhere near as good as the Real Madrid team he had to handle. There is however, plenty of talent in the squad that he could turn inside out with the right tactics and you would expect the likes of Pogba and Martial to respond extremely well to Zidane.

Another name that has come to the fore in the last few days is current Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri. Allegri has proved himself at the top with Juve, and you would presume he would have no worries with the demands and pressure that comes with the hot seat at Man Utd. But the worry that fans of Utd have is his style of football. Its is not out and out attack to say the least, and even if he did implement his style on Utd lets be honest, the defensive side of Man Utd is way off what it should be.

Other names who you possibly wouldn’t think have the calibre to take the reins at Utd are ex Utd defender and World Cup winner Laurent Blanc, exciting young Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe and former Chelsea manager Antonio Conti, but you would expect Solskjaer, Pochettino, Zidane or Allegri to be one of the names on the United manager’s door come the start of the next preseason.

Read another in depth next United manager preview from our friends at betopin.com here.

Current Odds

  • Mauricio Pochettino 6/4
  • Ole Gunner Solskjaer 5/2
  • Massimiliano Allegri 6/1
  • Zinedine Zidane 7/1
  • Laurent Blanc 14/1
  • Eddie Howe 16/1
  • Antonio Conti 25/1

Why Manchester United must offload Paul Pogba this summer?


Why Manchester United must offload Paul Pogba this summer?

have had quite a few problems ever since Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement but the latest one that’s plaguing them is the whole situation with their prodigal son Paul Pogba.

The flamboyant Frenchman is a graduate of United’s prestigious academy but he departed the club a few years back and went out and made quite a name for himself. While he was at Juventus, he caught the club’s eye once more and he returned to Old Trafford in spectacular fashion for then world-record £89 million price tag – which is definitely not cheap by any measure.

It might sound like a crazy thing to suggest but when a club – or anybody, really – pay such a hefty amount, they expect positive results in exchange. And barring an occasion or two, Pogba has rarely ever lived up to his billing and it has now come to a stage where people are debating as to whether he should stay with the club or just move on. There is absolutely no doubt that he is insanely skilled and gifted as a footballer but there is a stark contrast between what he is capable of and what he is actually doing for the Red Devils.

Fortunately enough, United are in a decent place right now but more often than not, the club have been criticised for putting up unnecessarily defensive displays. The blame for that cannot be dumped entirely on Pogba though – it has to do more with Jose Mourinho and his tactics and all that (which can probably be a different topic for a different day). However, one cannot deny that Pogba has not had a hand in some of the terrible performances United have put up this season.

Yes, they are in still in the reckoning for a Champions League spot and are poised to finish the season on a strong note. But these internal problems concerning players have eaten up all their chances of posing a strong title challenge this season. One might argue that it is just a one-season thing and that they will be a lot more composed next time around. But United fans will agree that this is something they have been repeating every single season and it is high time that somebody is held accountable.

The mark of a good footballer is his professionalism and dedication. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, Pogba has shown neither. In fact, his many failures at the club have just given way to a load of excuses which, honestly, just seem like a big cover-up to hide the fact that the Frenchman is not the right choice for United.

As an attacker, he was regarded as one of the best (I use ‘was’ because let’s be honest, we have not seen much of his attacking skills at United) but ask him to drop a bit deeper to play alongside Nemanja Matic at a time when Ander Herrera was injured and – BOOM – Pogba plays in a haphazard manner which is cringeworthy, to say the least.


For a long time, it has been mentioned that Pogba is not all that strong at defensive duties and that is understandable. But to make a slip-up as huge as the one he made against Tottenham Hotspur was simply abominable. Spurs obviously exploited and scored the first goal within seconds. If Pogba cannot adjust for one single night and play with Matic in a deeper role to fill in for an injured teammate, then perhaps, United must just move on.

We are living at a time when outstanding football talents can be found at every nook and cranny across the world and it becomes unjustifiable to continue keeping a player like Pogba, who has failed on so many levels. It just seems to be a tirade of excuse after excuse whenever his inefficiency is brought up.

Earlier, it was said that Matic was purchased from Chelsea to play the deeper role so that Pogba would have greater power up front. Fair enough, Matic has done a brilliant job ever since he arrived at Old Trafford but the Frenchman – even in a preferred attacking role – could not do much to impress, besides just the bare minimum.

Now, once more, United are in the not-so-unfamiliar rut of scanning the market to sign a new midfielder in the summer. Why? To help Pogba with greater freedom and flexibility up front.

These excuses have gotten ridiculous to a point where it seems like the best option for United would be to just let Pogba leave. How many more players should Mourinho purchase just to “bring the best out of Pogba”? As a professional, he needs to be adaptable to any and every situation and that is something we have just not seen from him in a long, long time. If United are to harbour any serious hopes of winning the title anytime soon, they need reliable assets and at present, Pogba is nothing but a liability.

Hence, it is time for Red Devils to quit making excuses to cover up for Pogba’s poor performances and to just cut the cord and let him leave this summer. They need players who are genuinely in the team to win and not somebody who can merely boost their T-shirt sales.

Jose Mourinho – The Lone Ranger Of English Football


Jose Mourinho – The Lone Ranger Of English

If there was ever a list of the most misunderstood managers in football history, Jose Mourinho’s name would probably be on top. People either love him or hate him and there seems to be no middle ground for the Portuguese tactician. Having coached some of the biggest teams across Europe, Mourinho is undoubtedly one of the most prolific and skilled managers of our times.

He might come across as brash, argumentative and arrogant but he is also charismatic, passionate and it is quite evident that he genuinely loves the beautiful game. To that end, the word ‘misunderstood’ seems to do ample justice to Mourinho. They say that the true mark of greatness is when one learns from and improves their mistakes and that is something the manager has done on a couple of occasions.

Back when he was in charge of Chelsea, Mourinho was accused of not allowing enough chances to youngsters. Of course, the Blues’ loan policy itself does not provide much scope for that to happen and yet a lot of fingers were pointed at Mourinho. However, he continues to be one of their most successful managers and whether or not Chelsea fans like to admit it now, they were all gaga for him at one point.

One can understand as to why they may not view him with as much reverence now. After all, he is managing one of their biggest rivals in the Premier League. And at Manchester United, Mourinho has proven that he is not one to shy away from allowing youngsters to flourish. Be it Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard or Scott McTominay, the manager has been extremely generous with providing them opportunities and that has reflected in the way these players have blossomed.

Lingard was labelled a failure and among a lot of other things and yet, he is one of United’s most influential players this season. There has been a lot of talk about how Pep Guardiola has transformed Raheem Sterling but not many have credited Mourinho with the way he has brought Lingard out of his shell. The Man City star was touted as one of the most exciting talents even a couple of years back but the Manchester United academy graduate could never get things going for him at Old Trafford. However, at present, Lingard’s impact has been unparalleled and Mourinho deserves full credit for the same.


Even when it comes to transfers, the Special One has made a difference for United. Before he took charge, the Red Devils were struggling to land a deal for Marouane Fellaini from Everton and now, they have signed the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. What he has done for the club so far is quite impressive even if a good majority of the fans seem to be cribbing about what he has not done.

One of the biggest complaints the fans have about him is the fact that he often resorts to using unnecessarily defensive tactics – especially against the big teams. More often than not, Mourinho has been blamed with accusations of ‘parking the bus’ and ‘playing boring football’. To be fair, Old Trafford has always been used to watching intense counter-attacking plays under the tutelage of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. However, times change and it has been quite a while since his retirement. Since then, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal changed a lot of things at the club and now Mourinho is doing the best he can.

While they have played defensively on several occasions this season, one must bear in mind that this was most frequent when the likes of Pogba and Fellaini were injured. United’s midfield situation is far from ideal and to have two of their key midfielders out at the same time, really affected their fortunes. Regardless, there have been numerous occasions when Mourinho employed intense attacking tactics to guide United to victory but nobody seems to want to talk about that.


On some level, the media often downplays Mourinho’s best work to make him seem like the villain all the time. For example, the United manager recently mentioned in his press conference that he did not need to act like a ‘clown’ to prove his passion for the Red Devils, which was understood to be a veiled reference at Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s passionate displays of emotion. To that, Conte responded by pointing out that perhaps Mourinho is suffering from senility. Now, one needs to recognize the difference between healthy (or unhealthy) banter and personal attacks. What Mourinho said fell into the former category whereas Conte’s remark turned it into a more personal battle.

In response to the senility comment, Mourinho brought up the instance where Conte received a four-month ban in August 2012 for failing to report the alleged match-fixing at Siena during the 2010-11 season. The United manager explained that he would never be caught in such a situation and immediately, the media started painting him as the bad guy, even though it was the fiery Italian manager who first indulged in making personal attacks. Once more, Conte was let off while Mourinho was labelled rude, insensitive and what not.

To sum up the Special One’s career, he will forever be known as the manager that was outspoken and brash but perhaps not many will know of his true influence and impact. He is aware of the fact that not many people adhere to his decisions and tactics but he is brave enough to follow his own path and act as a solitary soldier even when the whole world questions him – and that is what his legacy will be about in the years to come.

A Tale Of Two Unlikely Heroes Of The Manchester Derby


A Tale Of Two Unlikely Heroes Of The Manchester Derby

One’s position in football is an aspect of the game that every single player is rather conscious and possessive of. Considering the kind of rigorous training they have to undergo, it becomes all the more necessary for them to identify and maintain the position they are good at.

Some players are a bit more versatile and can be deployed in one or more positions around their area. For example, a midfielder could play either as an attacking, central or left midfielder whereas a forward could play as a striker or on the wings. Similarly, in defence, a centre-back could play as on the left and right depending on the situation and what the manager requires.

Very rarely though, a bunch of players crop up that are mercilessly dragged out of their comfort zones to be deployed in positions that are totally opposite to their natural style. Even more rarely, these players actually manage to excel.

Normally when a footballer is taken out of his position, they look like a fish out of the water – gasping and struggling to breathe. And then there are same that soldier through and come out on top. The Manchester derby in December last year was one match wherein we got to see two such remarkable players battle it out for their respective teams far from their natural positions.

Ashley Young and Fabian Delph – both deployed as left-backs – have been playing outside their intended positions throughout this season so far. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are renowned for their charisma and tactical intelligence but both of them are also quite capable of extracting the best out of their players and that is exactly what they have done with Young and Delph.

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To take a winger and a midfielder out of position and make them play in defence is something that seems bizarre, to say the least. In fact, most players may have even protested or failed to deliver results and yet the duo continue to impress for respective Manchester clubs.

Luke Shaw was brought to Old Trafford from Southampton for the sole purpose of playing as a left-back but after an injury forced him off the field, United were left with a few makeshift options but none of them produced effective results. And then stepped in Young to make things look a lot stronger on that side. His experience and wing play proved to be crucial and soon enough, he became the Red Devils’ top choice for makeshift left-back. There has been no looking back for him ever since and he continues to be a solid presence at the back.

Delph endured a similar fate at Manchester City as well. After having played only 7 times in the league under the Catalan manager last season, he seemed to be out of favour but the midfielder impressed greatly when he was recalled to fill in for Benjamin Mendy at left-back. What started off as a trial ended up being his constant position for a good majority of this season, and judging from his performances, Guardiola has very little to worry about Mendy’s absence right now.

At the beginning of every season, football fans and pundits earmark a couple of games to watch out for and the Manchester derby is highly likely to have made into every list. However, at that point, nobody might have thought that Young and Delph would emerge as two key players in that encounter. With the power of Young and Valencia on either flank, United have developed a counter-attacking style of play on each side, which goes back and forth between the duo at the back to their wide attackers at the front.


City’s formation is also quite similar – Kyle Walker surges to link up with Raheem Sterling on the right while Delph and Leroy Sane do the same job on the left. And in a situation like this, the two most unlikely full-backs in the form of the two Englishmen have gone on to dictate proceedings in clubs like Manchester United and Manchester City.

Two clubs with an intense rivalry that dates back to ages and yet both seem to be embroiled in a similar situation when it concerns their left-backs. However, both of them need to be applauded for their unselfish sense of adaptability and commitment to their respective teams. It almost seems like their former duties as a winger and a midfielder have only prepared them for this moment. Young’s spectacular crosses yielded goals for United against the likes of Crystal Palace and Newcastle United. His accuracy and trickery provide quite a lot of activity and support for the Red Devils from the left side.

Delph, meanwhile, has used his strengths to adapt better to his role at City. Call it Guardiola’s tactical wizardry or just a sheer stroke of luck, the former Aston Villa man’s prior role as a midfielder has turned him into a strong option at left-back – perhaps even stronger than the injured Mendy.

It will be interesting to see what Guardiola does once Mendy returns from injury. Considering the way Delph has been performing, it would be criminal to drop him immediately. At United, however, Shaw is fit and raring to go but he has hardly been allotted game time so far. It is impossible to peek into either Guardiola’s or Mourinho’s heads to see how they feel about this but one must laud them for their man management skills.

Regardless of what the future holds for Young and Delph, nothing can take the magic they conjured this season away from them. They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going and both of them have proven to be one of the toughest players in the Premier League right now.

Why The Mid-Table Battles Are More Exciting Than The Title Challenge


It is every football lover’s dream to witness a close finish to a season. Nothing beats the excitement of uncertainty and unpredictability when it comes to football teams vying for places in the points table and it also creates a sense of competition that in its intangible way can unite scores of fans across the world. Generally, La Liga matches are believed to be more passionate but the ones who love the English Premier League, feel like the Spanish league isn’t competitive enough.

The Premier League did have a couple of seasons where uncertainty shrouded the winner’s name until the very end but over the last two campaigns, it has been a little too clear. For example, last season, Chelsea were the runaway winners by a mile and this time, Manchester City looked like the winners from day one. Although this time the gap is a lot more, Antonio Conte’s men were in a similar position to Guardiola’s last term and everybody had a fair idea of who was going to win.

Even if a club does not establish itself as winners at the very top, rarely do we ever get a sense of nail-biting and gut-wrenching emotions while witnessing title challenges in the Premier League. At least by the time the season hits the halfway mark, we all have an idea of who is likely to win and more often than not, that team ends up winning. And even then, it ends up being a big team that has won the league title in recent times. Chelsea and Manchester City have both won the titles in the 2014-15 and 2013-14 seasons respectively and they are doing it again. Barring Leicester City’s miraculous win in the 2015-16 season, we have not had any sort of competition when it comes to deciding the winner.

It was only back in the 1994-95 season that Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League title but after that, the Foxes were the first team outside the top six to win the league. Since my allegiance lies with a top-six club, I’m not necessarily complaining but it is human nature to seek competition in the sport. Hence, off-late, the mid-table battle seems to be a lot more intriguing than the question of who will win the league.

Unless another Leicester City-esque miracle awaits us next season, another top six club will dance its way to the title and this is something that is likely to continue. However, the battle for the mid-table spots is something that only keeps intensifying as time goes on.

When the new season started, newly-promoted sides Burnley, Brighton, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United were all expected to be favourites for relegation. And yet, we were all in for a surprise when the Clarets subjected defending champions Chelsea to a shock defeat on the opening day. That seemingly set the tone for the rest of the season in terms of the smaller sides.

Since then, all these clubs have been in spectacular form and even managed to stun some of the big boys in the Premier League. Even Watford, to that extent, have been quite impressive. In fact, Burnley and Watford had even broken into the top six momentarily. The Clarets can still hope for a top six finish, considering they are just 4 points behind 6th-placed Arsenal. Watford are currently in 10th spot and it is a bit of shock since they were also being touted as contenders for the top six.

Meanwhile, the remarkable comeback made by the likes of Leicester City and Everton are truly commendable. Both clubs got rid of their managers and appointed Claude Puel and Sam Allardyce respectively. Although there were a lot of doubts surrounding the capabilities of these managers, the Foxes and the Toffees have managed to climb out of relegation danger and are now sitting comfortably in the top ten. This was, again, unexpected since Newcastle and Huddersfield were doing so impressively that many people assumed they would solidify themselves in the top ten.

However, Huddersfield are not too far away. Currently gracing the 11th spot, David Wagner’s men are just 1 point behind 10th-placed Watford. They cannot afford to get too comfortable since 12th-placed Brighton are exactly a  point behind them as well. Thus, the upcoming clashes will once again change the course of the clubs in this area.
Stoke City and Southampton have to very careful to avoid relegation while Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are slowly climbing their way out of the trouble.

Now, Rafa Benitez brought his team close to the top six but then something went amiss and they started dropping points severely. Lately, their performance chart showed a much-needed upward curve and a hard-fought away win at Stoke City can prove crucial in the relegation battle.

Palace, on the other hand, were bottom of the table for a good majority of the season but then new manager Roy Hodgson managed to bring them out of danger. That said, they are still just 2 points above the danger zone and it will be interesting to see how far they can go. Bournemouth might be occupying the 15th spot now but they have the quality to turn it around in the 2nd half of the season. Besides them, West Brom and Swansea City continue to be relegation-threatened but considering the roller-coasting nature of the league, it might be too soon to say that they are likely to get relegated.

Top 10 Strongest Players In FIFA 17


EA SPORTS has today unveiled the top 10 best players in the shooting and shot power department for FIFA 17!

With the release of FIFA 17 right around the corner, EA SPORTS will be revealing a number of player ratings throughout early September.

There will be surprises, omissions and discussion as the ratings are revealed. Feel free to join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook to voice your own opinions with the hashtag #FIFA17Ratings.

As you can see below, Tottenham new boy, Victor Wanyama, comes in at the fourth most physical player in FIFA 17, with fellow Premier League player Marouane Fellaini taking the top spot in terms of physicality.

Adebayo Akinfenwa has again retained his title of being FIFA’s strongest player. One of Stoke City’s summer inclusions, Wilfried Bony, finds himself in fifth position in terms of strength whilst Leicester City’s record signing, Islam Slimani, is the eighth most physical player in FIFA 17.

The Latest football betting suggests that Paul Pogba will be one of the strongest players when FIFA 17 releases this September.

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Top 10 Strongest Players

  1. Kendall Waston – Vancouver Whitecaps – 74
  2. Florian Ballas – FSV Frankfurt – 67
  3. Colin Bonner – FC Dallas – 60
  4. Hakeem Araba – Falkenbergs FF – 62
  5. Jannik Vestergaard – Borussia Monchengladbach – 79
  6. Wilfried Bony – Stoke City – 81
  7. Abdoul Ba – RC Lens – 65
  8. Roman Torres – Seattle Sounders – 72
  9. George Elokobi – Colchester United – 63
  10. Adebayo Akinfenwa – Wycombe Wanderers – 64

Top 10 Physicality Players

  1. Tchani – Columbus Crew – 70 (88 Physical)
  2. Nemanja Matic – Chelsea – 84 (88 Physical)
  3. Islam Slimani – Leicester City – 83 (88 Physical)
  4. Diego Costa – Chelsea – 85 (88 Physical)
  5. Anderson Esiti – K.A.A. Gent – 75 (89 Physical)
  6. Jelle Van Damme – LA Galaxy – 77 (89 Physical)
  7. Victor Wanyama – Tottenham Hotspur – 78 (89 Physical)
  8. Callum Paterson – Hearts – 68 (90 Physical)
  9. Cheikh N’Doye – Angers SCO – 77 (90 Physical)
  10. Marouane Fellaini – Manchester United – 78 (90 Physical)

Data Courtesy of EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League.

Understanding Why The Premier League Is The Perfect Destination For Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Lots of the football enthusiast community is talking about why the Premier League is the perfect destination for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Mino Raiola is his agent, and Mino Raiola has been more or less trying to keep the fans guessing as much as possible about what is ultimately going to happen to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Many people are excited about the possibility of Zlatan Ibrahimovic being part of the Premier League, and a lot of people believe that this is the only organization that is going to be worthy of his talent.

There have actually been several Premier League clubs interested in Zlatan Ibrahimovic for some time, and this is only one of the reasons why it makes sense that he and his agent appear to be more or less holding the players in a state of flux. It should be noted that episodes like this in the careers of people like Zlatan Ibrahimovic are actually essential for a number of reasons.

For one thing, episodes like this are important for generating publicity. Sports stars are still celebrities. Their lives might not be ruled by publicity in the manner of socialites and even Hollywood actors, of course, but publicity is still really important for them if they want to be able to get ahead in their careers. Hearing about all of the Premier Leagues that are interested in Zlatan Ibrahimovic can really help his career, even though he is certainly an excellent striker.

It isn’t true that if people are talented enough, they don’t have to worry about garnering the right amount of publicity. Agents and the leaders of the Premier League are still going to care a lot about making sure that they have money, and they are not going to be bringing in enough money if their sports stars are not constantly in the news. Hearing about Zlatan Ibrahimovic getting associated with all of these different interested parties should really be able to generate even more buzz than his talents would otherwise.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now thirty-five years old, which means that he should be reaching the zenith of his career by this point, or his career should be starting to level off soon. Sports stars are playing later and later in some cases these days, but it is important for athletes to really make it by the time they reach their mid-thirties. It is important for someone like Zlatan Ibrahimovic to really demonstrate that he is still in demand, and it is important for him and his representatives to demonstrate that he is still a man who is on the top of his game. This is when he should be bringing his success to new heights, and it looks like this is the case for him.

At the Wintingo Online Casino,The politics of the football world are certainly interesting to watch, particularly when they apply to the rising stars and the stars who have avoided becoming falling stars. Sports betting just adds to the excitement.