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Saudi club, Al Nassr, to meet with Kevin De Bruyne

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Saudi Arabia Pro League club, Al Nassr are reportedly set to meet with Manchester City talismanic midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne, to discuss a long-term contract.

Recall that Kevin de Bruyne suffered a partial muscle tear after playing just the Community Shield which Manchester City lost to Arsenal earlier this season.

Since then, he has been battling to recover from the injury and Manchester City seems to be coping well without him. Note that City are currently third on the league table, equal points (24 points in ten games) with second-placed Arsenal.

Hence, reports claimed that Manchester City wouldn’t stop Kevin de Bruyne from leaving the club if he chooses to do so this winter or in the Summer.

Amidst that, Al Nassr are pushing to sign him and are willing to give him a long-term contract even though he is currently 32 years old and very prone to injuries.

Football Insider claimed on Monday that Manchester City are expecting nothing less than £50 million from the suitors of one of their best players, an amount the Saudi Pro League giants won’t hesitate to pay for the Belgian football icon.

Earlier today, November 1, reports in the United Kingdom claimed that officials of Al Nassr are expected to meet with De Bruyne to discuss the club’s long-term plans to convince him to join the club.

If their efforts work out and De Bruyne joins Al Nassr this winter or next summer, the Belgian would link up with former Premier League rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane at the club.

Note that the contract between the Belgian midfielder and Manchester City will expire on June 30, 2025, and there are no signs yet that the two parties are making efforts to extend the deal.

Last season, De Bruyne helped Manchester City to win the historic treble – the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Champions – for the first time in the history of the club and the first time in England since Manchester United did it in 1999.

The Belgium international scored 13 goals and provided 31 assists in 58 games in all competitions for City last season.

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Breaking: Enugu Rangers Emerge NPFL Champions

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Enugu Rangers on Sunday emerged champions of the 2023/2024 Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) champions.

The team emerged as NPFL champions after defeating Bendel Insurance 2-0 in front of their home fans in Enugu.

Kenechukwu Agu put Rangers ahead after 32 minutes in the game, and Chidiebere Nwobodo increased the home team’s advantage after 65 minutes on the clock.

The win cements the top spot for the Enugu-based side, and their final game of the season, which is away to already relegated Gombe United, would be a mere formality.

Details later…

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NFF Breaks Silence Over Finidi George’s Resignation

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The head of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Gusau, has told newsmen that he is unaware of Super Eagles coach, Finidi George’s reported resignation.

Naija Latest Gist reports that Finidi George made headlines on Saturday morning after reports of his sudden resignation surfaced on the internet.

The embattled Super Eagles coach had stepped down after the NFF declared its intention to bring in an international expert as the Super Eagles’ new coach, following their poor showing in the 2026 World Cup qualifying rounds.

The Eagles have only managed to score three points out of a possible 12, landing them in fifth place in Group C, which has cast doubt on their chances of qualifying.

Their poor performances have angered the nation’s football-loving population, who are still reeling from the team’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The announcement by the NFF on Thursday sparked a variety of reactions, with some Eagles supporters urging the federation’s board and George to step down.

Reports suggest that George is furious over the NFF’s decision to meet with the sports minister two days prior, without addressing the issue of players arriving late to training and the NFF’s lack of effort to rally support from Nigerians in Ivory Coast for the Eagles’ match against Benin Republic on last Monday.

The reports also indicate that George resigned from his position as the Eagles’ coach this morning (today).

However, when asked about the news making the round on Saturday, Gusau said he was unaware of George’s decision to let go of his appointment as Super Eagles coach.

“Not yet aware,” Gusau reportedly told The PUNCH in a chat on Saturday, June 15.

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Transfer: Galatasaray Makes Fresh Offer For Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi

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Galatasaray, the reigning champions of the Turkish Super Lig, are intensifying their efforts to secure the services of Leicester City star, Wilfred Ndidi.

Naija Latest Gist reports that Ndidi is set to become a free agent by the end of the month, and negotiations are ongoing between Leicester City and the midfielder regarding a potential contract extension.

Renowned transfer expert, Nicolo Schira, has reported that Galatasaray has put forward a three-year contract offer to Ndidi, possibly extending it for another year.

The 27-year-old defensive midfielder has been a key player for Leicester City since he arrived in 2017.

However, with his current deal expiring soon, Ndidi appears to be considering a move away from the King Power Stadium.

Reports from Fanatik suggest that Leicester City has struggled to persuade Ndidi to commit his future to the club, opening the door for Turkish teams to enter the race for his signature.

Apart from Galatasaray, Trabzonspor and Besiktas are reportedly interested in securing Ndidi’s services.

Trabzonspor, looking to strengthen their attacking and midfield options, have shown interest in Ndidi and Paul Onuachu.

The Black Sea Storm are determined to sign Ndidi and have presented an attractive offer, including a significant signing bonus.

On the other hand, Galatasaray has strongly proposed a three-plus-one-year contract to entice Ndidi to choose them over other potential suitors.

Ndidi’s consistent performances at Leicester City have made him a highly sought-after player in the transfer market.

Last season, the Nigerian player played 36 matches, scoring six goals and providing six assists for the Foxes.

In addition to his club contributions, Ndidi has been a key player for the Nigerian national team, featuring prominently in their recent FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic.

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