Not too long ago, Real Madrid were being linked with an audacious double swoop for Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe this summer. As it turns out, neither transpired. The Norwegian ended up moving to Manchester City, a club that his father had played for during his playing days. On the other hand, the Frenchman signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain. While Mbappe’s decision to stay at PSG did leave a bad taste in the mouths of a lot of Real Madrid fans, there was no such feeling towards Haaland and it feels like they would welcome the Norwegian with open arms if he ever decided to make the move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The future of Nigeria’s national squad coach Stephen Keshi is a topic of discussion that has recently been talked about for the past few months as the 52 year old manager expressed his desire to step down and resign from coaching the team. He announced this decision on June 30 of the ongoing year but later reversed his choice.
The Chilean attacker Alexis Sanchez earlier in the month of July completed his move from Barcelona to Arsenal with the Premier League club having to pay around €30 million in order to secure his services. However, things are going exactly as planned for the coach of Arsenal Arsene Wenger as he is displeased by the fact that his latest signing will not be able to train with his new team.
In the game of football or in any other game for that matter, it doesn’t take long for a sportsperson to become a hero or villain in the eyes of the fans. You can be a hero on one day and villain next day and vice versa.
It has happened with a number of sportspersons over the years. Currently, the man who is finding himself in such a situation is Stephen Keshi, the Nigeria boss.