Kenya’s Hamisi Wins Arsenal, WorldRemit “Future Stars” Programme

Arsenal FC and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit announced that Hamisi Mohamed from Nairobi has won the public vote determining the winner of their Future Stars programme.

Competing against five other youth football coaches from across Africa, Hamisi secured over 35% of the votes on https://FutureStars.WorldRemit.com to win the chance to train with coaches from Arsenal Soccer Schools.

Hamisi will now prepare to travel to London to attend a customized training programme to support him in building a legacy of positive social impact through football in Kenya.

Hamisi Mohamed, known locally as Coach Kaka, is one of the founders of Young Talents Soccer Academy, a mixed academy in Embul Bul, Ngong.

The academy aims to help children to succeed both on and off the pitch. “We use the power of football to address social issues, to teach them life skills. We want them to learn to respect themselves, to know the effects of drug abuse, the effects of violence and crime,” says Hamisi.

Reflecting the shared values of the two companies, the Future Stars programme was set up by WorldRemit together with Arsenal to acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution of youth coaches to their local communities. Through the programme, 25 shortlisted coaches have already been granted Arsenal replica shirts for their entire youth squad in recognition of their work.

Andrew Stewart, Managing Director Middle East & Africa at WorldRemit said:

“Our business is all about helping our customers’ financial support for their community to go further. The work of all the coaches in the Future Stars programme has reinforced our belief in the immense potential of sport to inspire positive change and encouraged us to explore further opportunities to support the communities we serve through sport. We hope that this programme will encourage others to follow their example and that this will be only the beginning of a much longer story.”

Back in 1985, in response to social unrest on London estates, Arsenal became one of the first clubs in the UK to set up a dedicated community team in 1985. The Young Talents academy emerged from similar origins: Hamisi founded the club over 10 years ago to bring young members of his community together following the post-election violence in Kenya.

As Arsenal’s community has grown, so has the impact of Arsenal in the Community’s work and the team now deliver sport, social and education programmes to over 5,000 individuals each week.

Simon McManus of Arsenal Soccer Schools said:

“Arsenal itself is an example of how the social impact of football can grow from a small local community to an international programme. It is inspiring to us to see how coaches across Africa are using the power of football to support and educate children at the grassroots level and I think there is a lot we can also learn from them.

“Both WorldRemit and Arsenal have grown from humble beginnings to become global businesses, credited with transforming our respective sectors. Now we hope that together we can help Hamisi to play a similarly transformational role in Kenya – perhaps even internationally.”

10pm Kick Off For Gor-Everton in Liverpool

English Premier League side Everton FC’s match versus Gor Mahia will be played at 10 pm Kenyan time on November 6.

Tickets for this highly anticipated fixture on Kenya’s football calendar go for £5 (Ksh650) for adults and £1(Ksh130) for those under 18 or over 65 years old.

All the proceeds from the friendly will be channeled to Everton in The Community, the charity arm of the top EPL club.

The exhibition match is the first time for a Kenyan club to play an EPL side on English soil.

Introducing HBR FiFA Tournament

Homeboyz Radio has announced the return of ‘HBR FiFA Challenge’ beginning Saturday September 1, 2018 at Galana Plaza in Kilimani, Nairobi.
Competitors will be selected during the HBR Fanzone every Saturday between 9.30am and 11 even though last season’s winner is set to open the 2018/19 season.


Prizes to HBR FiFA winners will be exclusive fanzone merchandise from Homeboyz Radio that will be presented to him/her immediately after a tournament.
In this weekly gaming experience, HBR will give it’s listeners a chance to take on their favorite celebrities and presenters on FIFA 19.

The tournament

Round 1 will see the listener take on G Money where he can select any team to take on G. If the listener wins, he keeps his 5 star team but if he loses to G, he has to select a team with 3.5 stars for the next round.

In round 2, The listener takes on Dj John where he selects a team based on how well he did in round 1. If the listener beats John he keeps his star rating but if he loses to John, he has to select a team with 2 stars.

The final will see the listener take on the NEW SIGNING. The listener selects a team with a star rating based on how well he did against Dj John and G Money. The new signing can select any star rating for their team.

If the listener beats the new signing he automatically wins the prizes.

Sportpesa, Everton Launch Third Season of Kits For Africa Project

Football fans across the UK are being encouraged to donate their old football kits to underprivileged grassroots teams across Africa as part of the ‘Kits For Africa’ campaign from SportPesa.

Fans of SportPesa’s club partners Everton, Southampton and Hull City, will join players and members of the public in donating their kits throughout the season in collections held at their respective grounds.

This season’s campaign kicks off at Goodison Park on August 18 as Everton take on Southampton in a 3pm BST kick-off during the second weekend of Premier League fixtures. Collection bins will be sign-posted around the stadium for fans’ kit donations. Fans can also donate their kit at the home of Everton during game against Huddersfield Town on September 1, West Ham United on September 16 and Fulham on September 29.

The campaign launched two years ago and has been a huge success with almost 30,000 kits collected last season alone and passed onto football-loving communities in Africa.

This season once all kits have been collected from the participating clubs, they will be given to grassroots teams across Africa.

SportPesa has a continued commitment to building and developing grassroots football in the countries where it operates and, since the company’s inception in 2014, it have quickly established itself as a community focused organisation. The Kits For Africa campaign is part of this pledge to transform lives in Africa.

New Champs In The Offing For COPA Coca-Cola Tourney

The COPA Coca-Cola Under-16 tournament, now in its 10th year of existence will have new champions in the boys’ category as last year’s champions, Kakamega High School, western region representatives will not be defending their title following their defeat at the county level.

In the girls’ category, Olympic High School, Nairobi region representatives will be seeking to retain the trophy they won during last year’s championship in Mombasa County. This years’ games will be hosted in Eldoret, in Uasin Gishu County at Hill School Secondary School from the 23rd July 2018 to 28th July 2018.

The games will have eight teams in each category, having been pooled into two groups, with two teams from each group progressing to the Semi-Final stage. In the boy’s category, Group A will have St. Peter’s Mumias High School (Western Region), St. Cyprian High School (Eastern Region), Riyabu Secondary School (Nyanza Region) and a representative from the North Eastern Region.

In Group B, St. Anthony High School (Rift Valley Region), Upper Hill High School (Nairobi Region), Olbolsat Secondary School (Central Region) and Kinondo Secondary School (Coast Region) will seek out a chance to top their group for a chance in the semi-final stage.

In the girl’s category, last years’ champions Olympic High School (Nairobi Region) have been pooled in Group A which also comprises of Wiyeta Secondary School (Rift Valley Region), Alliance Girls High School (Central Region) and Sega Girls High School (Nyanza Region) in the group of death.

In Group B, Tar Tar Girls High School (Rift Valley Region), Waa Girls Secondary School (Coast Region), Materdel High School (Eastern Region) and Moi Girls Nangili Secondary School (Western Region) will be out to prove doubters as they battle out to finish on top of other contenders.

The games will be a culmination of the Under-16 boys and girls’ tournament with a total of 5,000 schools having registered and participated for a chance to be inaugurated as the national champions.

Since 2008, the tournament has had over ten thousand students participating in the tournament. 

The tournament is under the Ministry of Education, in partnership between Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) and The Coca-Cola Company.

HBR Ready For Inter-Media Football Tournament

 

 
Homeboyz Radio FC is set and ready to go ahead of Saturday’s StarTimes Inter-media tournament at Upper Hill School from 9am.
HBR FC is in pool B alongside Mombasa rd based Standard Group, MediaMax(located in CBD) and vernacular side Lolwe TV. 
 
Fifteen media teams and hosts StarTimes will duel for the ultimate glory and cash prizes on offer for top three finishers. 
The Galana Plaza based side has been readying for the tournament with the last training session set to take place at Arena One, Valley Arcade on Friday.
Led by Zuhum Omar of HBR Fanzone, the HBR FC boasts experienced players like Dj Andie, Max Radio, Dj Zaq, Ignition host Kerry Martin aka Ramsey, Jinx of Jump-off and Frank Theuri of JSHBR.
 
Ladies who made the team include Entertainment news editors Emily Oduor and Ngina K alongside head of creative Kadzo Mwangoma and Violetta Ngina.
 
HBR Fanzone host Eric Njiru will be the manager/player of the team. 
 
The likes of Dj Bash, Kriss Darling, Dj Burn and Neville of GMITM are ruled out due to personal engagements. News Anchor Dennis Toll is out due to the ongoing Ramadhan. 
 
Defending champions Radio Africa are set against losing finalists from two years ago Ghetto Radio in the group of death. They also play Capital FM and minnows ATG Radio.

Royal Media Services are top seeds in Group A and are joined by KBC, Ebru and hosts StarTimes.
 
Nation Media Group headline Group C followed by Kass Media and Qwetu Radio. A talented field of freelance journalists complete the group with high probability of qualifying.

Pools
Group A:Royal Media Services, KBC, EBRU, StarTimes
Group B: Standard Group, Mediamax, Homeboyz, Lolwe
Group C: Nation Media Group, Kass Media, Qwetu Radio, Freelancers
Group D: Capital Group, Radio Africa, Ghetto Radio, ATG  

Atletico Madrid To Play Nigeria

Spanish Top Flight LaLiga outfit Atletico Madrid will play a friendly match in southern Nigeria on May 22nd in the town of Uyo against the home based Nigerian Super Eagles.

The fixture was announced this morning in Lagos at a press conference involving the relevant parties: LaLiga delegate in Nigeria, Javier del Rio, Vice President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Mallam Shehu Dikko; President of Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick; General Manager Sales & Marketing Multichoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho; and General Manager Supersport Nigeria, Felix Awogu.

This landmark announcement signals the first time that a LaLiga team will travel to West Africa to play in a friendly match.

The historic contest will take place thanks to SuperSport, the LaLiga broadcaster in most African countries, while both LaLiga and the Nigerian Football Federation have been heavily involved in organising the event.

Prominent video entertainment company MultiChoice Nigeria, the provider of digital terrestrial television platform GOtv, is bringing leading Spanish outfit Atletico to Nigeria for a special visit and to play in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.

The fixture, which will take place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, will allow Nigerian fans to enjoy an array of some of the stars of the world’s best league up close, and watch one of its most iconic clubs, Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s side have been one of the best-performing teams this season and sit in second place in the table.

Once again, LaLiga’s total commitment to fans around the world is evident.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas responded by saying, “This is a historic announcement and we’re very happy to share it with our Nigerian fans: Atletico, one of LaLiga’s most important clubs, will be in Nigeria and will give local fans the opportunity to enjoy the stars close up. Africa and Nigeria are very important to LaLiga and are also great fans of Spanish football, which we’re very proud of.”

General Manager of sales and marketing at MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho said: “We’re delighted to bring one of the three biggest clubs in LaLiga to Nigeria in what we believe will be an historic visit. As you all know, Atletico are one of the top clubs in LaLiga.

GOtv customers and football fans in Nigeria will have the rare opportunity to watch the stars play our Nigerian stars right here on Nigerian soil.

This match is being played under the umbrella of the LaLiga Foundation’s LaLiga World Challenge programme, through which friendlies are organised between LaLiga clubs and local teams all over the globe.

El Clasico, The LaLiga Fixture With An Unrivaled International Flavour

Just a glance at the countries from around the world to have been represented in the world’s biggest domestic club fixture show just how much of a global game El Clasico has become over the years.

There will be a big international flavour to May 6’s LaLiga Clasico, with players from 14 different countries set to feature in the likely Barcelona and Real Madrid squads for the game at the Camp Nou.

Stars from many of world football’s biggest and most successful countries will of course be present, including previous World Cup winning nations Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France and Uruguay.

But players from other nations all over the world have also represented both Barcelona and Real Madrid throughout El Clasico’s long and storied history, among them these eight which demonstrate the true global reach of the biggest fixture in world football.
1. Cameroon – Samuel Eto’o [Barcelona 2004-09]
Former Real Madrid youth teamer Samuel Eto’o featured in eight LaLiga Clasicos after moving to Barcelona in 2004, scoring four goals and providing three assists against his old side. A three-time league title winner with Barça, the centre-forward also played for Real Mallorca and scored 162 goals during his time in LaLiga, making him Africa’s all-time top-scorer in the competition.

2. Mexico – Hugo Sanchez [Real Madrid 1985-1992]
Hugo Sanchez scored eight goals in 13 LaLiga Clasicos during his seven seasons at Real Madrid. To this day the Mexican international’s five converted penalties remain a record for the fixture. Recently he recalled how the adrenaline rush from scoring in El Clasico was so great that he would jump even higher than normal during his signature somersault celebrations!

3. Philippines – Paulino Alcantara [Barcelona 1912-27]
Paulino Alcantara is to date the only Asian-born player to play for Barcelona’s senior side and scored the team’s first ever hat-trick against Real Madrid during a 6-6 Copa del Rey draw in 1916. A second El Clasico hat-trick ranks among his 369 goals in 357 game for the Catalans. Alcantara, who was born in Manila, also scored a hat-trick for the Philippines national side against Japan in Tokyo in 1917.

4. New Caledonia – Christian Karembeu [Madrid 1997-2000]
The only Pacific Islander to play in El Clasico is New Caledonia-born Christian Karembeu, who featured three times for Real Madrid against Barça in the late 1990s. A 1998 World Cup winner with France and a two-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, Karembeu is now a LaLiga Ambassador who has attended El Clasico events in South Africa and Vietnam in recent years.

5. Mali – Seydou Keita [Barcelona 2008-12]
Seydou Keita boasts an enviable record of five wins and one draw from his six LaLiga Clasicos as a Barcelona player. The Mali international is also the African to have played most times in the fixture across all competitions [nine]. A three-time LaLiga winner with Barça, he also represented Sevilla and Valencia during his long and successful career in Spanish football.

6. Chile – Ivan Zamorano [Real Madrid 1992-96]
Ex-Chile international Ivan Zamorano scored in five consecutive El Clasico matches in the 1990s, a record only broken by current Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo during the 2012/13 LaLiga season. ‘Bam Bam’ was fundamental as ‘Los Merengues’ won the 1994/95 LaLiga title, winning the top scorer award with 28 goals, including a hat-trick in a memorable 5-0 Clasico victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.

7. Ivory Coast – Yaya Toure [Barcelona 2007-10]
Yaya Toure won four of his six LaLiga Clasicos during his three seasons as a Barcelona player, including an unforgettable 6-2 victory at the Bernabeu in 2009. The Ivory Coast international and current Manchester City midfielder won back-to-back LaLiga titles with the Camp Nou side in 2008/09 and 2009/10.


8. Dominican Republic – Mariano Diaz [Real Madrid 2016-17]
Last season’s LaLiga Clasico at the Camp Nou was the first to feature a player from a Caribbean nation when Dominican Republic international Mariano Diaz came on as a substitute for Real Madrid.

LA CORUNA, SPAIN – APRIL 26: Mariano Diaz of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid at Riazor Stadium on April 26, 2017 in La Coruna, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

He may have only been on the pitch for four minutes but it was enough for Sergio Ramos to equalise and gain a point which ultimately helped his side win the 2016/17 LaLiga title.

 

All The Deals From January Transfers

The January 2018 transfer window closed at 23:00 GMT on Wednesday night. All of the signings made during the month by the 2017/18 season’s 20 clubs are below courtesy of Premier League. 

Confirmed deals
Arsenal

In
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) Undisclosed Details
Konstantinos Mavropanos (PAS Giannina) Undisclosed Details
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Man Utd) Swap Details

Out
Jeff-Reine Adelaide (Angers) Loan Details
Chuba Akpom (Sint-Truidense) Loan Details
Krystian Bielik (Walsall) Loan Details
Francis Coquelin (Valencia) Undisclosed Details
Mathieu Debuchy (Saint-Etienne) Undisclosed Details
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) Undisclosed Details
Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) Loan Details
Marcus McGuane (Barcelona) Undisclosed Details
Tafari Moore (Wycombe Wanderers) Loan Details
Julio Pleguezuelo (Gimnastic de Tarragona) Loan Details
Alexis Sanchez (Man Utd) Swap Details
Ben Sheaf (Stevenage) Loan Details
Theo Walcott (Everton) Undisclosed Details

AFC Bournemouth

In
Lewis Grabban (Sunderland) Loan return Details

Out

Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Loan Details
Ryan Allsop (Lincoln City) Loan Details
Baily Cargill (Partick Thistle) Loan Details
Mihai Dobre (Rochdale) Loan Details
Lewis Grabban (Aston Villa) Loan Details
Shaun Hobson (Chester) Loan Details
Connor Mahoney (Barnsley) Loan Details
Sam Matthews (Eastleigh) Loan extension Details
Ollie Harfield (Boreham Wood) Loan
Aaron Ramsdale (Chesterfield) Loan Details
Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) Loan extension Details

Brighton & Hove Albion

In
Warren O’Hora (Bohemians) Undisclosed Details
Jurgen Locadia (PSV Eindhoven) Undisclosed Details
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) Loan Details

Out
Soufyan Ahannach (Sparta Rotterdam) Loan Details
David Ajiboye (Millwall) Loan Details
Jonah Ayunga (Poole Town) Loan Details
Charlie Ferguson (East Grinstead Town) Loan Details
Ben Hall (Notts County) Loan Details
Kazenga LuaLua (Sunderland) Free Details
Stefan Ljubicic (Bognor Regis Town) Loan Details
Jordan Maguire-Drew (Coventry City) Loan Details
Reece Meekums (Worthing) Loan extension Details
Jamie Murphy (Rangers) Loan Details
Mathias Normann (Molde) Loan extension Details
Rian O’Sullivan (Carshalton Athletic) Loan Details
Bailey Vose (Welling United) Loan Details

Burnley

In
Aaron Lennon (Everton) Undisclosed Details
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Spurs) Loan Details

Out 
Dan Agyei (Blackpool) Loan Details
Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) Loan Details
Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley) Loan Details
Harry Flowers (Guiseley) Undisclosed Details
Josh Ginnelly (Tranmere Rovers) Loan Details
Luke Hendrie (Shrewsbury Town) Undisclosed Details
Alex Whitmore (Chesterfield) Undisclosed Details

Chelsea

In
Ross Barkley (Everton) Undisclosed Details
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Undisclosed Details
Emerson Palmieri (Roma) Undisclosed Details

Out
Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund) Loan Details
Jake Clarke-Salter (Sunderland) Loan Details
Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) Loan extension Details
Todd Kane (Oxford United) Loan Details
Kenedy (Newcastle) Loan Details
Charly Musonda Jr (Celtic) Loan Details
Baba Rahman (Schalke) Loan Details
Ike Ugbo (MK Dons) Loan Details

Crystal Palace

In
Jaroslaw Jach (Zaglebie Lubin) Undisclosed Details
Erdal Rakip (Benfica) Loan Details
Alexander Sorloth (FC Midtjylland) Undisclosed Details

Out
Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) Undisclosed Details
Andre Coker (Maidstone United) Loan Details
Noor Husin (Notts County) Undisclosed Details
Sullay Kaikai (Charlton) Loan Details
Freddie Ladapo (Southend United) Undisclosed Details

Everton

In
Cenk Tosun (Besiktas) Undisclosed Details
Eliaquim Mangala (Man City) Loan Details
Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Undisclosed Details

 

Out
Ross Barkley (Chelsea) Undisclosed Details
Mo Besic (Middlesbrough) Loan
Harry Charsley (Bolton Wanderers) Loan Details
Louis Gray (Carlisle United) Loan Details
Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town) Undisclosed Details
Aaron Lennon (Burnley) Undisclosed Details
Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig) Loan Details
Boris Mathis (Northampton Town) Loan
Kevin Mirallas (Olympiacos) Loan Details
Sandro Ramirez (Sevilla) Loan Details
Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers) Loan extension Details
Liam Walsh (Bristol City) Undisclosed Details

Huddersfield Town

In
Terence Kongolo (Monaco) Loan Details
Jack Payne (Oxford Utd) Loan recall Details
Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) Undisclosed Details

Out
Jack Boyle (Clyde) Loan
Dylan Cogill (Clyde) Loan
Martin Cranie (Middlesbrough) Undisclosed Details
Fraser Horsfall (Kidderminster Harriers) Undisclosed Details
Danny Kane (Cork City) Undisclosed
Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed Details
Jack Payne (Blackburn Rovers) Loan Details
Ryan Schofield (AFC Telford) Loan Details
Tadhg Ryan (Released) Details
Cedwyn Scott (Dundee) Undisclosed 

Leicester City

In
Fousseni Diabate (Gazalec Ajaccio) Undisclosed Details
Callum Wright (Blackburn Rovers) Undisclosed Details

Out
Andy King (Swansea City) Loan Details
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) Loan Details
Islam Slimani (Newcastle United) Loan Details
Raul Uche (Real Betis) Loan Details
Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton) Loan Details

Liverpool

In
Tony Gallacher (Falkirk) Details
Ryan Kent (Freiburg) Loan return Details
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) Undisclosed Details

Out
Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) Undisclosed Details
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) Undisclosed Details
Ovie Ejaria (Sunderland) Loan Details
Jon Flanagan (Bolton Wanderers) Loan Details
Marko Grujic (Cardiff City) Loan Details
Lloyd Jones (Luton Town) Undisclosed Details
Ryan Kent (Bristol City) Loan Details
Lazar Markovic (Anderlecht) Loan Details
Daniel Sturridge (West Brom) Loan Details
Matty Virtue (Notts County) Loan Details
Corey Whelan (Yeovil Town) Loan Details
Harry Wilson (Hull City) Loan Details

Manchester City

In
Jack Harrison (New York City) Undisclosed Details
Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) Undisclosed Details

Out
Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) Loan
Isaac Buckley (Oxford United) Loan Details
Jacob Davenport (Burton Albion) Loan
Shay Facey (Northampton Town) Undisclosed 
Jack Harrison (Middlesbrough) Loan Details
Eliaquim Mangala (Man City) Loan Details
Marlos Moreno (Flamengo) Loan
Ashley Smith-Brown (Oxford United) Loan

Manchester United

In 
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds) Loan recall Details
Matej Kovar (FC Slovacko) Undisclosed Details
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Swap Details
Matty Willock (Utrecht) Loan return Details

Out
James Wilson (Sheffield United) Loan Details
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) Swap Details
Alex Tuanzebe (Aston Villa) Loan Details
Matty Willock (St Johnstone) Loan Details
Charlie Scott (Hamilton Academical) Loan Details
Demi Mitchell (Hearts) Loan Details

Newcastle United

In
Martin Dubravka (Sparta Prague) Loan Details
Kenedy (Chelsea) Loan Details
Islam Slimani (Leicester City) Loan Details

Out
Rolando Aarons (Hellas Verona) Loan Details
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) Loan Details
Dan Barlaser (Crewe Alexandra) Loan Details
Kyle Cameron (Queen of the South) Loan Details
Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) Loan Details
Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock) Loan extension Details
Lewis McNall (Gateshead) Loan Details
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) Loan Details
Henri Saivet (Sivasspor) Loan Details
Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) Loan Details
Callum Williams (Gateshead) Loan Details
Freddie Woodman (Aberdeen) Loan Details

Southampton

In
Guido Carrillo (Monaco) Undisclosed Details

Out
Marcus Barnes (Yeovil Town) Loan Details
Ollie Cook (Barrow) Loan Details
Ryan Seager (Yeovil) Loan Details
Matt Targett (Fulham) Loan Details
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) Undisclosed Details

Stoke City

In 
Moritz Bauer (Rubin Kazan) Undisclosed Details
Moussa Niakate (Paris FC) Undisclosed Details
Badou Ndiaye (Galatasaray) EUR16million Details
Kostas Stafylidis (Augsburg) Loan Details

Out
Jake Dunwoody (Curzon Ashton) Loan Details
Julien Ngoy (Walsall) Loan Details
Harry Souttar (Ross County) Loan Details
Josh Tymon (MK Dons) Loan Details

Swansea City

In
Andre Ayew (West Ham) Undisclosed Details
Andy King (Leicester City) Loan Details 
Jack Withers (Boston United) Undisclosed Details

Out
Ryan Blair (Falkirk) Loan Details
Jay Fulton (Wigan) Loan Details
Adam King (Mansfield) Loan Details
Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) Loan Details
Roque Mesa (Sevilla) Loan Details
Tyler Reid (Newport County) Loan Details
Joe Rodon (Cheltenham Town) Loan Details
Josh Sheehan (Newport County) Free Details
Jack Withers (Boston United) Loan Details

Tottenham Hotspur

In
Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) Undisclosed Details

Out
Luke Amos (Stevenage) Loan Details
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town) Loan Details
Marcus Edwards (Norwich City) Loan Details
Shayon Harrison (Southend United) Loan Details
Ryan Loft (Exeter City) Loan Details
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Burnley) Loan Details
Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) Loan extension Details
Anton Walkes (Portsmouth) Loan Details

Watford

In
Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg) Undisclosed Details
Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona) Loan Details
Dodi Lukebakio (Charleroi) Undisclosed Details
Didier Ndong (Sunderland) Loan Details

Out

Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg) Loan Details
Brice Dja Djedje (RC Lens) Loan Details
Michael Folivi (Boreham Wood) Loan Details
Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) Loan Details
Brandon Mason (Dundee United) Loan Details
Costel Pantilimon (Nottingham Forest) Loan Details
Charlie Rowan (Accrington Stanley) Loan Details
Isaac Success (Malaga) Loan Details
Ben Watson Released Details
Randell Williams (Wycombe Wanderers) Loan Details
Mauro Zarate (Velez Sarsfield) Loan Details

West Brom

In
Ali Gabr (Zamalek) Loan Details
Rekeem Harper (Blackburn) Loan return Details
Jonathan Leko (Bristol City) Loan return Details
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) Loan Details

Out 
Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) Loan Details
Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil) Undisclosed Details
Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) Loan Details
Kyle Howkins (Port Vale) Loan Details
Jasko Keranovic (Kilmarnock) Loan Details
Max Melbourne (Ross County) Loan Details
Dara O’Shea (Hereford FC) Loan extension Details
Tyler Roberts (Leeds) Undisclosed Details
Kane Wilson (Exeter City) Loan extension Details

West Ham

In
Jordan Hugill (Preston) Undisclosed Details
Joao Mario (Inter Milan) Loan Details
Reece Oxford (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Loan return Details

Out
Andre Ayew (Swansea City) Undisclosed Details
Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers) Loan Details
Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle) Loan Details
Reece Oxford (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Loan Details
Diafra Sakho (Rennes) Undisclosed Details
Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion) Loan Details

FPL: Players To Sign; Why You Should Captain Salah or Aguero

The Premier League returns on Tuesday evening with three matches on the card as Liverpool head to Huddersfield and Arsenal play Swansea.

How’s your Fantasy Premier League (FPL) doing? A number of transfers have been made while the biggest of the week, Aubameyang to Arsenal, is close.

So who should you get this week and maybe for the next three weeks?

1.Alexis Sanchez
His performance for United in the win over Yeovil said it all, what to expect. He will definitely get life going at Old Trafford. With Morata not firing, consider him right now.

2.Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Talk of great talent, Mkhi is expected to get his Arsenal debut against Swansea on Tuesday. With Swansea beating Liverpool in their previous match, Arsene Wenger will be taking no chance and he’s going to field probably the strongest team. The race for top four just got tougher.

3.Nacho Monreal

He has been directly involved in five goals, scoring three and assisting two, more than in any of his past five campaigns.

The statistics show how Monreal has offered more in attacking areas.

He has had a shot every 130.7 minutes and created a chance every 154.4 minutes this season.

His points-per-million value of 18.0 is only bettered among defenders by the Chelsea pair of Marcos Alonso(£7.3m), with 18.8, and Cesar Azpilicueta (£7.0m), with 18.1. 

4.Gerard Deulofeu
Remember him at Everton almost a year ago? Deulofeu just signed for Watford on loan until the end of the season.

Watford is looking to cement their place in the Premier League and his addition from Barcelona is a clear statement of their intention.

You can get him on and maybe bench him for now because they play Man City next, but from next game week, expect more.

5.Daniel Sturridge
Studge has signed for West Brom until the end of the season. You know what a fit Sturridge can do. Here, he will be given game time, what he wants; definitely, this will result in goals. You can consider him too.

Who do you captain?

For once, Harry Kane (£13.0m) has to take a back seat in the race for the Fantasy Premier League captaincy.

Instead, Mohamed Salah (£10.3m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) are the top two candidates for the Gameweek 25 armband.

The Liverpool midfielder scored 14 points in a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

The Egyptian is capable of a repeat performance at Huddersfield Town as he looks to return to the consistent form that has delivered a goal or assist in 12 of his last 14 Gameweek appearances.

Aguero goes into a home fixture with West Brom as the most-bought player ahead of Tuesday’s 18:45 GMT deadline. 

Over 179,000 managers have signed him after a run of eight goals in seven appearances across all competitions in January.

Also at Man City, Raheem Sterling (£8.9m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2m) boast strong home form, each producing double-digit points hauls on four occasions at the Etihad Stadium.

Avoid Kane?
With Manchester United the visitors to Wembley Stadium, owners of the Tottenham Hotspur striker should look for an alternative.