Josh Sargent’s star is rising fast. The 17-year-old is the latest U.S. national team prospect to head to the Bundesliga as Werder Bremen announced Wednesday that he will sign with the club in February 2018 when he turns 18. Bremen stated that Sargent had “numerous offers from other top clubs in Europe” but was “convinced by our philosophy at SV Werder and that we can now oversee his development as a player and support him along the way.” It is believed Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich were interested in signing Sargent. Sargent scored four goals and grabbed on assist for the U.S. U-20 side which reached the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup in South Korea over the summer and he will play
In the summer of 2014, Liverpool recruited a multiple league-winning superstar who had also lifted Europe’s premier club trophy, a teenager that recorded a goal and an assist at the World Cup in Brazil, a member of the PFA Team of the Year and a defender triumphant at the Under-21 European Championship as well as in the Europa League. The piece of business truly toasted within Melwood was the signing of Emre Can, whose £9.75 million release clause at Bayer Leverkusen had been activated, voiding Bayern Munich’s buy-back option on the midfielder - effective from 2015. Now, three years later, having entered the final 12 months of his contract, Liverpool find themselves resisting the escape clause that Can is demanding before he signs a new deal.
Juventus have been rocked by the death of one of their academy youngsters at one of their training camps, per The Sun. Nine-year-old Tommaso Cerase was training with a group of Juve juniors on Saturday when the tragic incident occurred. According to reports, it was claimed that a goal fell on the young player, ultimately causing his death. Authorities are said to be conducting an investigation. Tommaso, who lived on the upper side of New York, was rushed to the Roosevelt Hospital as medics frantically tried to save his life, but all of their attempts proved futile, as the boy was later pronounced dead. His mother, Barbara Riccardi, was said to be present at the time of the accident. “Today our