The sports director of Schalke leaves Murcia to meet Todibo

first_imgJean-Clair Todibo could have a new destination in the coming days. According to Bild, the sports director of Schlake 04, Jochen Schneider, has abandoned the concentration of his team in Fuente Álamo (Murcia) to meet with representatives of Barcelona and discuss the signing of the French central.The German team is from day 2 in Spanish lands, where it will be until tomorrow, stay that the German team has taken advantage of to approach positions with Barcelona and take an interest in the situation of the player. According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, It will be transferred to Schalke 04 for the next six months.This means of the transalpine country ensures that Milan works to achieve a transfer that includes a purchase option but Todibo himself is not clear about the possibility of staying in the San Siro team if he wishes to do so and pays his transfer. Getting a plant remains one of the priorities of the Lombard group in this market and according to this means, if it is not Todibo, it will be another who arrives.The Schalke also needs a reinforcement for the center of the rear and it seems that the Frenchman sees the option of Germany with better eyes than the offer that Milan puts today on the table. Todibo would join Schalke for the remainder of the season in search of adding the minutes he cannot enjoy in Barcelona. This season he has only played three games under Ernesto Valverde in which he has added just 167 minutes.last_img read more

Exclusive – Higginbotham backs Manchester United to make top four

first_imgDanny Higginbotham has backed his former club Manchester United to finish in the top four this season, claiming they will get stronger and stronger throughout the campaign.The Red Devils have recorded three consecutive league victories since losing to reigning champions Manchester City in November, including a convincing 3-0 win against Hull on Saturday.And Higginbotham believes a combination of United’s strength in depth and Louis van Gaal’s ability to adjust his tactics for different games will be enough to propel the 13-time Premier League winners into the Champions League places come the end of the season.“United are going to get better as the season goes on,” Higginbotham told talkSPORT.“They’ve got more players and better players to come back [from injury] than those that are actually playing.“You’ve got [Radamel] Falcao, who I believe will be a fantastic player for Manchester United, you’ve got Daley Blind who started well, [Ander] Herrera’s been in and out but he’s now back fit and [Juan] Mata seems to be getting things better.”The former Stoke defender added: “Tactically he [Van Gaal] can set up in different ways.  “He’s played 4-3-3, he’s played a diamond and he’s played three at the back. He knows what things to do and he knows how to get results.“If you look at his track record at previous clubs, it takes a few months for him to get going and then what happens is everything falls into place. The players start to understand his philosophy and then they keep rising and rising.”Higginbotham also questioned Liverpool’s credentials for a top four challenge, claiming they are a weaker team than they were last season despite spending more than £110 million on new signings during the summer.“Liverpool have spent all that money and are actually a worse team than they were last year,” he said.“They might not have spent as much as Manchester United but, let’s be honest, United needed to spend money and they are far better than they were last season.“The aim of spending money in the summer is to make sure you are better than you were last season.”last_img read more