Kylian Mbappe, the 18-year-old starlet from Monaco, has drawn headlines all season after propelling the Ligue 1 team to the Champions League semifinal, and now the headlines are about where he’s off to next—and for how much. Jose Mourinho has reportedly been on the phone to one of his players who has asked him to help push along a move out of Old Trafford, while Tottenham has picked up its activity in the transfer market this Friday morning. Matteo Darmian, the Italian defender, phoned Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and asked him to help him leave the club, according to The Sun. Darmian, the 27-year-old Italian, wants to return to his country of birth in an attempt to play in next year’s World Cup, and he wants to play for Serie A champion Juventus.
Cartilage Free Captain is again reviewing the Tottenham Hotspur first team players after the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Up next: attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen. Christian Eriksen Appearances: 48 (36 EPL, 3 FA, 1 LC, 6 UCL, 2 EL) Goals: 19 Assists: 17 Bookings (EPL): 1 yellow What Went Right Heh, how about “basically everything”? There were some dumb “#actually Eriksen is bad” takes early in the season based on his slow start to the campaign. But even then, the actual rhetoric far exceeded what was reasonable, given Eriksen’s record at Spurs. And once the Dane got going later into the fall, there was no stopping him. His hottest stretch came between November 26 and March 19, which
Brazilian international Paulinho has told Globo that he has an offer from FC Barcelona. The midfielder, formerly of Tottenham Hotspur and now of Guangzhou Evergrande, said he’s not sure whether to join or not:“I’m very happy in my life and my career, and it’s difficult to decide.” Paulinho reported being happy living in China, but he was “happy that a big club like Barcelona were interested in him,” calling it “priceless.” Meanwhile, Diario SPORT report Barcelona are negotiating with Paulinho. The report says the club likes his performances for the Brazilian national team and think that, at 28, he’s at the prime of his career and ready to challenge for a starting spot. This rumor is picking up