The German national soccer team will need to find a new captain. On Friday, Bastian Schweinsteiger, who helped propel the team to a World Cup win in 2014, announced his retirement from international competition. “Dear fans of the German national team, I have just asked the national team coach not to consider me anymore for his national team selections in the future because I would like to retire,” the Manchester United midfielder wrote in a letter he posted to Twitter. “My thanks go to the fans, the team, the DFB [German Football Association], the coaches and the Germany national team,” Schweinsteiger continued (translation via the Guardian). “I was able to play 120 times for my country and experience
You could even go so far as to say that transfer fees are skyrocketing, especially seeing players who would have been sold for £15 million two years ago go for £25 million or more this summer. In the Premier League, every club is hugely ambitious. While many like to mock Wenger and Arsenal for being cheap, he's actually got a point.