Barcelona have closed a deal for defender Marcos Alonso

Barcelona have closed a deal for defender Marcos Alonso

MADRID – Barcelona signed left-back Marcos Alonso on Friday. Alonso terminated his contract with Chelsea before the transfer deadline on Thursday and was free to sign with another club. Barcelona signed the 31-year-old Spaniard until the end of the season with a €50 million ($49.7 million) buyout clause. “I’ve had several talks with Barca throughout…

Paris Saint-Germain will pay UEFA $10M for breaking football club financial rules

Paris Saint-Germain will pay UEFA $10M for breaking football club financial rules

GENEVA (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain must pay 10 million euros ($10 million) for breaking UEFA financial rules, and seven other clubs have also been punished for overspending since 2018. UEFA said the club’s financial auditors had ordered 26 million euros in prize money from European competitions to be frozen from eight clubs approved under Financial…

Liverpool have signed Arthur Milo on loan to strengthen the midfield

Liverpool have signed Arthur Milo on loan to strengthen the midfield

Liverpool, England (AP) – Liverpool bolstered their midfield Thursday by adding Brazil international Arthur Milo on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season in the final hours of the summer transfer window. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had delayed signing a midfielder due to injuries in the position, most recently captain Jordan Henderson. The…

Canadian women are testing the waters in Australia ahead of the 2023 FIFA World Cup

Canadian women are testing the waters in Australia ahead of the 2023 FIFA World Cup

Canada takes its first step towards the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup against host Australia in the following pairing at the United Nations. Seventh-seeded Canada play No. 12 Australia at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday (capacity 52,263) before the two teams meet at Sydney’s newly-built Allianz Stadium (capacity 42,512) on Tuesday. . For Canada coach…

English football shows financial strength at a cost of 2.2 billion dollars

English football shows financial strength at a cost of 2.2 billion dollars

Record spending by Premier League clubs in the summer transfer market reached £2.2bn before the window closed on Thursday with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and – belatedly – Chelsea all signing players from their squads. Finish setting up. The headline transfer in a special deadline day transfer was the arrival of Brazilian winger Anthony…