Hello everyone and Happy World Cup opening day! As you know, though, the transfer market never stops, so enjoy my latest Daily Briefing 🙂
Edwin Van der Sar on links over the Manchester United director job: “I just renewed my contract for another three years here at Ajax. I’ve been here ten years, I enjoy my life here — I like Ajax. We will see what happens in the future.”
The priority for Youri Tielemans is to find a new club on free transfer, there are still no changes on this. I think Arsenal had a big chance to sign him last summer, but they decided to proceed with different strategy and results have been great until now… so, can’t judge anything negative for Arsenal honestly.
Youssoufa Moukoko on his Borussia Dortmund contract expiring in June: “I will make my decision at the right moment. I feel so happy at BVB and I know Edin Terzic trusts me. You’ll find out if I decide to stay at BVB or not.”
Confirmed: Huge blow as Karim Benzema will miss the World Cup with France. He suffered a thigh injury in training and his recovery is expected to be at least three weeks.
Benzema said: “In my life I have never given up… but tonight I have to think of the team as I have always done so reason tells me to leave my place to someone who can help our group to make a great world cup. Thank you for all your messages of support.”
France are now without Benzema, as well as Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Christopher Nkunku, Presnel Kimpembe and Mike Maignan.
Karim Benzema is out of the World Cup
Juventus are expected make Moise Kean’s move from Everton permanent in 2023. His agent Rafaela Pimenta says: “Moise is doing very well now and he’ll be an important player for Juventus for many years.”
Despite some rumours to the contrary, my understanding is still that Youri Tielemans is still making it a priority to find a new club on a free transfer, there are still no changes on this.
Erling Haaland‘s agent Rafaela Pimenta: “The choice…