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Joan Laporta - Boy, 12, does a 'triple Gascoigne' with wonder goal 'worthy of winning Puskas award' - - Brazil - Scotland - Germany - Madrid
Boy, 12, does a 'triple Gascoigne' with wonder goal 'worthy of winning Puskas award'
Paul Gascoigne with a wonder goal "worthy of winning the Puskas Award".Brazilian youngster Dani Luiz's goal, which he scored in a youth match in the region of Minas, has gone viral on social media after footage of his sublime solo strike was posted online. Media outlets in Brazil have lauded the goal as good enough to win FIFA's Puskas Award, handed out to the best goal scored around the world in a calendar year.After controlling the ball from a throw-in, Luiz moves away from a defender before flicking the ball over a defender.READ MORE: Win 2 tickets to watch England vs Germany in Nations League action at Wembley StadiumHe then controls the dropping ball on his knee before lifting it over a further two opposition players and volleying the ball past a helpless goalkeeper into the back of the net.His skillful flicking of the ball over opposition players, known as a "sombrero" in Brazil, is almost identical to Gascoigne's iconic goal for England at Euro 96.Gascoigne sealed a famous win for the Three Lions over Scotland at Wembley Stadium when he flicked the ball over Colin Hendry's head with his first touch before scoring on the volley.Which goal should win this year's FIFA Puskas Award? Let us know in the comments section below.With footage of Luiz's goal going viral on social media, fans around the world have been quick to react to the strike, with one tweeting: “Puskas Award worthy.”One Barcelona fan added: “Sign him before Madrid sees this,” as well as tagging club president Joan Laporta in their tweet.
Franck Kessie - Eric Garcia - Robert Lewandowski - Andreas Christensen - Joan Laporta - Jules Kounde - Barcelona 'need £50m to register seven stars' including Lewandowski despite £500m influx - - Spain - USA - Manchester - city Memphis
Barcelona 'need £50m to register seven stars' including Lewandowski despite £500m influx
Barcelona's desperation to register seven stars before their La Liga campaign gets underway on Sunday (August 13) has seen them activate a fourth 'economic lever'.New signings Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Jules Kounde are yet to be cleared to play by league bosses - with Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto in the same position having agreed contract extensions.Barcelona, who are thought to be in debt of more than £1billion, need to find more funds despite previously raising around £479m by selling off chunks of Barca Studios and future TV rights.READ MORE: Gerard Pique to take second Barcelona pay cut in desperate attempt to register players Spanish outlet SPORT reported on Tuesday (August 9) had sold 24.5% of Barca Studios to the GDA Luma investment fund to pocket another £84m in their third lever.That came after they did the same with and sold 25% of their television rights for the next 25 years to American investment firm Sixth Street - which brought in £479m - with the report adding that the club have been told by the league they still needed to find £50m having gone through a fourth step. The fourth lever was another attempt to lower their wage bill and offload players, with Frenkie de Jong keen to snub a Premier League move to either Manchester United or Chelsea amid a contract saga with his current side. Can Barcelona recover from the financial troubles? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below. La Liga rejected their bid to register new players due to their ongoing financial troubles, having agreed gone through a similar situation with Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia last season.Despite those woes, president Joan Laporta has insisted that the club are not
Joan Laporta - Mohamed Salah fee that Liverpool would ‘consider’ as Xavi leads Barcelona’s hunt - - Spain - Manchester - Norway
Mohamed Salah fee that Liverpool would ‘consider’ as Xavi leads Barcelona’s hunt
Liverpool would consider around £50million for Barcelona target Mohamed Salah, according to reports in Spain.Spanish newspaper AS say that the Reds attacker could make the switch to the Nou Camp if the side put out an offer for that region for him.President Joan Laporta has promised Xavi Hernandez a marquee attacking signing in the summer, with Erling Haaland on top of the list.But getting the Norwegian to sign is proving tougher than first thought, with Manchester City looking like a more viable option.It was reported last week that a deal was already in the pipeline with the Citizens and it was just a matter of the finer details to be ironed out.Salah, who is labelled as the ‘priority alternative’ to Haaland, is currently at odds with Liverpool over a new deal.The 29-year-old has 16 months remaining on his current contract but is asking for a higher wage than the one offered by Liverpool.The forward currently earns around £200,000 per week but he and his agent are pushing for a contract ‘representative of his status as one of the greatest players on the planet’.To fulfil this, Liverpool would have to rip up the wage structure they currently have and run the risk of other players demanding higher pay as well.Before Liverpool’s 2-0 win away to Brighton, Klopp said: “I think Mo definitely expects this club to be ambitious, and we were in the last few years and we are.Do you think Liverpool should do more to get Salah to stay? Let us know in the comments section.“No, of course, we cannot do much more that’s how it is but I don’t think it’s about that.“It’s Mo’s decision, pretty much. The club did what the club can do, there’s nothing bad to say about it.