Saturday, December 8, 2012

Top Transfer Rumors: Where to for Beckham? / Kaká to LA Galaxy? /  CR7 & Mourinho want out? & more!

David Beckham has left the LA Galaxy after announcing that the 2012 MLS Cup Final would be his last match. The Galaxy conquered Houston 3-1, after conceding the first goal. Calen Carr opened up scoring following a headed goal from Omar Gonzalez and two penalties, scored by Landon Donovan & Robbie Keane. Beckham put on a great performance and was able to lift the cup afterwards. After announcing that he will be leaving LA short term for 'One Last Challenge'. Managers like Harry Redknapp (QPR), Carlo Ancelotti (PSG), Sam Allardyce (West Ham,) Claudio Ranieri (AS Monaco), Ian Ferguson (Perth Glory) and other have been linked with rumors to try and sign Becks. Nothing is really clear yet but rumors are definitely floating around. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Beckham to make the PSG switch over QPR if he wants to continue winning trophies. The Swedish striker claims that the French side win the Champions League in the next few years. 

Before moving on, let's look into the details of his career at LA:

Becks might not be the only one leaving the Galaxy. Landon Donovan has been rumored to leave the MLS as well. Rumors state that the LA captain is set for the EPL. We have previously seen LD on loan to Everton and was quite successful both times. Once again, nothing is certain and he might not even be leaving, but those are the rumors.

LA's midfielder, Juninho, who finished is loan spell from São Paulo, is rumored to be permanently signed by the Galaxy. Losing two, possibly three top players isn't something Bruce Arena will want to do, so the transfer looks quite possible.

The last LA related transfer I'm going to talk about is who Beckham's replacement will be. At first, we heard a lot about Frank Lampard heading to the US, but in recent news, DB has stated that he paved the way for his good friend, Kaká to make a transfer over to LA, after being unsatisfied with the amount of playing time at Real Madrid. A rumor stating that Kaká has already agreed to a transfer was made a few days ago, but within a couple of hours, they were cleared up to only be rumors.

More on all of these stories when they all develop. 

Another point I want to touch upon in this post is Jose Mourinho leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season. Word is out that Mourinho has come to an agreement with his club to leave. While where he is planning on going is uncertain he might have a few possibilities. Chelsea is constantly changing managers and their current situation with Rafa Benitez taking over after the sacking of Roberto DiMatteo really doesn't seem permanent. Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken on the matter and said 'he can manage anywhere' after saying it is obvious he won't be at Manchester United forever. There hasn't been an official word about it yet, but I really wouldn't be surprised if the job at Arsenal opened up.

Madrid's manager might not leave the club alone. 'Unhappy' Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a possible PSG switch. Rumor has it that CR texted his agent about making a move at the end of the season. It wouldn't be surprising if the Portuguese superstar followed his manager and left as well. What I find to be surprising is they aren't linked to the same club. Though PSG are believed to be favorites to sign Ronaldo, I think it's safe to say, so is the club that gets Mourinho, so that could consist of a return to Chelsea for Jose and a move there by Cristiano, or a return to Manchester United for CR and Jose becoming SAF's successor.

I do want to remind y'all not to quote me on any of this as I'm just adding to the snowball effect of the rumors I've heard. Also, make sure to keep checking The Flag Is Up for updates on all the previously stated, as well as all footy related topics.


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