AS Monaco have completed the signing of Stevan Jovetic from Inter Milan. The 27 year old has put pen to paper a four year deal that will keep him at Stade Louis II till 2021.
Monaco will reportedly pay Inter somewhere close to 11 million euros for the former Man City forward’s services.
Jovetic is expected to take the No.10 jersey at ASM, Continue reading
What a debut for new Stoke City player Jese! The former Paris Saint-Germain star scored on debut against Arsenal, thus helping Mark Hughes’ side to a famous 1-0 win over the Gunners. Arsenal had over 77% of possession, their most in a game since 03/04, but it was Stoke who walked away with all three points Continue reading
The PSG offload spree seems to have begun, with Jese officially signing for Stoke and Blaise Matuidi on his way to Italian giants Juventus.
The former Real Madrid star has joined the Potters on a season long loan deal and at 24, still has plenty to prove after a disappointing stint in the capital. Continue reading
Reigning champions AS Monaco and domestic giants Olympique Lyonnais both scored four goals against British opposition in their pre-season friendly. Monaco beat Stoke City 4:2 with Falcao scored, while Lyon were too strong for a Celtic side that fielded a second string outfit owing to their Champions League commitments, beating Brendan Rodgers’ side 4:0 Continue reading
Lorient have been relegated to Ligue 2 after losing their playoff tie 2-1 on aggregate to Troyes. Nancy and Bastia were the two teams automatically relegated to Ligue 1 after finishing 17th and 18th respectively in the 2016/17 season and the introduction of the promotion/relegation playoffs meant that FCL had to beat Troyes in order to avoid the drop.
They lost the first leg 2-1 at Stade de L’Aube and Benjamin Nivet’s 91st minute winner for Troyes that evening was worth its weight in gold as Lorient failed to score in the return leg, leading to a 2-1 defeat on aggregate for the home side. Continue reading
Here is Le Figaro’s list of Ligue 1 2016/2017 flops- their worst XI for the 16/17 French top flight season.
In goal, they’ve gone with Montpellier’s Geoffrey Jourdren. In defence are two players from Olympique Marseille- Patrice Evra and Karim Rekik. Nicolas Nkoulou and Anthony Vanden Borre (who now plays for TP Mazembe) complete the back four.
There are three PSG players in this worst players XI- Hatem Ben Arfa, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jese.
SC Bastia and Bordeaux have one representative each in the form of Yannick Cahuzac and Jeremy Menez respectively, while rounding up the XI is Eder, the man who broke French hearts in the Euro 2016 final.
Ligue 1 Flop XI for 16/17 season:
Jourdren- Evra, Rekik, Nkoulou, Vanden Borre- Ben Arfa, Krychowiak, Cahuzac, Menez- Jese, Eder Continue reading