Speed, goals, assists, strength in the counter-press plus chance creation and possessing the tirelessness that typifies Liverpool’s attack – Mohamed Salah is certain to further Jurgen Klopp’s authoritative blueprint next season. The 25-year-old’s long-awaited transfer from Roma to Anfield was announced Thursday, in a deal which could rise to a club-record outlay of £39 million if multiple add-ons are triggered.
The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Georgia international midfielder Valeri Qazaishvili to a designated player contract, the MLS club announced on Thursday. The 24-year-old moves to San Jose after spending six years with Dutch club Vitesse, though he spent most of last season on loan with Polish side Legia Warsaw, where he made 16 league and cup appearances, scoring one goal. He faced both Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage last season. With Vitesse, Qazaishvili made 122 league and cup appearances, scoring 28 goals. The player nicknamed "Vako" becomes the Quakes' youngest-ever designated player and joins Simon Dawkins and Chris Wondolowski on DP deals at the Avaya
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed defender Raphael Guerreiro suffered a bruised ankle in Portugal's win over Russia at the Confederations Cup - and not a fracture as first feared. Selecao coach Fernando Santos claimed the versatile full-back had fractured his ankle after an innocuous-looking challenge during the European champions' 1-0 victory in Moscow on Wednesday.