Transfer news and rumours of the day: 9th June,2016
There has been quite some news today as Liverpool’s legendary and much loved defender, Daniel Agger announced his retirement today. The 31-year-old Denmark International had joined the Merseyside club in 2006 from Brondby and went on to make 232 appearances for the Reds, scoring 14 goals. He returned to Brondby in 2014 and made the decision to retire from football after his contract expired this season.
Here are the transfer news and rumours from June 9th.
- Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini won’t be unemployed for long, as fresh reports coming in from El Mercurio claim that he is to take over the managerial reigns at AC Milan. The Chilean left the Etihad following Pep Guardiola’s appointment by City and is likely to take over the Italian giants once the club’s sale to Chinese investors goes through.
- Lazio forward Keita Baldé Diao has confirmed interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Senegal international is a product of La Masia, Barcelona’s famous academy. “Yes I can confirm the interest of both clubs,” Keita told Senegalese outlet Galsenfoot, “I wouldn’t like to go any further on that question, though. It’s my agent who takes care of those things.”
- Roma are looking to replace Antonio Rudiger with Real Madrid’s Nacho. Rudiger’s injury has dented Giallorossi's transfer strategy, and cannot expect the German back until November. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma’ new target is Real Madrid's Nacho, who can play as a central defender and as a full-back, and who has been used very sparingly by Coach Zinedine Zidane. The defender is likely to cost the club around €7-8 million.