Showing posts with label Anzhi Makhachkala. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anzhi Makhachkala. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Will.I.Am?! Mourinho sneaks in to gazump Spurs & AVB

Tottenham looked certain to sign Willian from Anzhi this week, as the Brazilian flew to London for a medical in north London.

But Spurs appear to have been trumped at the last moment, when Chelsea and Jose Mourinho swooped in for the forward, capturing him from right under their rivals' noses.

"He’s an extra target [to Rooney]," Mourinho told reporters when asked about the deal. "We have to do a medical.

"I am happy with my squad but every one of us says we are happy. We always want something more and never close the door."

With Gareth Bale looking increasingly likely to join Real Madrid, Tottenham are once again forced to look for an alternative.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Beckham takes centre-stage amid Deadline Day madness

In a typically entertaining and frantic January transfer window, if not a spending one, there were many sagas and late deals that caught the eye.

Peter Odemwingie tried, but ultimately failed, to take his transfer into his own hands by effectively abandoning West Brom, only to be refused entry to QPR - despite Harry Redknapp showing his desire to flash the cash once again.
Tottenham's chase for a striker was unsuccessful, though north London rivals Arsenal managed to sneak a late signing in the shape of full-back Nacho Monreal, while Anzhi proved their muscle with a deal for Willian which broke the £30 million barrier.

However, there was only ever going to be one winner for the move of the window award when PSG announced that David Beckham was joining them until the end of the season - and is donating the wages from his five-month contract to charity.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Vidic set for Russia exile as Fergie eyes the money

With Rio Ferdinand's shelf-life waning at 33 years of age, the last player Manchester United fans expected to see leave the club may well have been Nemanja Vidic.

The Serbia international is 30-years-old himself, however, and exclusively revealed that the Red Devils could consider cashing in on a considerable offer from interested Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

The money spent by Zenit St. Petersburg on Hulk and Axel Witsel perhaps caught the eye of Ferguson, who could yet send Vidic the same way.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hiddink has money to burn at Anzhi

Russian financial heavyweights Anzhi Makhachkala have long been in the market for a big-name coach to help them become a European superpower and finally got their man this week as Guus Hiddink agreed to join the Dagestan outfit. The Dutch master may be about to brave the severe cold for his new club, but his considerable pay packet should keep him warm