Good morning, happy Thursday. Sorry, but today’s blog will be a quick one because I was up late this morning. That hasn’t happened in a while! I was up a bit later than usual last night and I didn’t have the best night’s sleep so I struggled to get up. It’s alright though, it’s not the end of the world. I’m just going to go for a quick round-up of the news instead of going in-depth about something.
Wilfried Zaha signs new deal
Crystal Palace announced yesterday that Wilfried Zaha has signed a new contract at the club, that runs until 2023. That is amazing news for the Eagles, as he is their best player by a long, long way. He must be the best player playing outside the top six. I can’t think of any off the top of my head anyway. It’s so important for Palace that they have tied him down because he’s so important to them. He dragged them through games on his own at times last season and really helped when it looked like they would be in a relegation battle.
Of course, signing a new contract doesn’t mean he’ll stay until 2023, but it puts Palace in a much better position. Even if it does come to the point where they feel they have to sell him, at least they’ll get what he’s worth. With so much time left on his contract, they won’t be under pressure to let him go, and they can do so on their terms. I look forward to seeing him again this season. Hopefully his team mates help him out a bit more and he has a little bit less pressure on him.
David Ospina/Simon Mignolet to Napoli
The Napoli president, Aurelio de Laurentiis, said yesterday that Napoli are interested in signing David Ospina from Arsenal or Simon Mignolet from Liverpool. On talks with Arsenal, he said, “there are still some differences on the requests.” That seems to have been sorted now though, because reports say that Ospina is over for a medical. We could see more announced today. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see either of those ‘keepers leave their clubs. They both signed new goalkeepers in the summer and they’ll now be seen as surplus to requirements.
Kevin De Bruyne
Man City announced yesterday that Kevin De Bruyne injured his knee in training. A short statement on their website said:
Kevin De Bruyne is undergoing tests on his right knee after sustaining an injury at training on Wednesday.