During the last season of Mark Hughes as the coach of Queens Park Rangers, the Welshman made a number of high profile signings including: Jose Bosingwa, Julio Cesar, Esteban Granero, Kieron Dyer, Robert Green, Ji-Sung Park, Fabio and Andrew Johnson just to name a few of the players that were signed by Mark Hughes as the coach was hoping to see Queens Park Rangers climb a few spots in the Premier League but it never happened as the club continued sustaining defeats and this led to Mark Hughes being sacked.
Roma star Gervinho says that he feels that the Italian Serie A is much better compared to the English Premier League in terms of the tactical stance. Italian football has long been regarded as the home of tactical football, which is defensive and slow for most part.
As.Roma’s latest Serie A match was played against Torino on November 9 of the ongoing year and the team of Rudi Garcia blasted 3 goals past their opponents which was more than enough for As.Roma to secure all the points from this match and continue their march for the top spot of the Italian League, Serie A.
It was a convincing performance from the players of As.Roma with the team opening up the scoreboard as early as the 8th minute and not showing any real struggle or difficulty in their match against Torino.
Bayern Munich will be the visitors to the Stadio Olimpico in the midweek Champions League action. Roma will be looking to provide a formidable opposition to the German club. The Italian outfit have made a great start to the season, although they have recently dropped points in the league. After recently managing a 1-1 draw with Manchester City away from home, Roma will be looking to take advantage of the home support in order to get three points. This would put them in a great position to qualify from the group stages.
After managing to stay in the Premier League in an extraordinary fashion, Sunderland would have been hoping to avoid the relegation dogfight this season. The club seemed very determined to improve the squad during the transfer window. Even after several new signings, Sunderland are yet to take victory in this campaign. They have had extremely good results against the likes of Manchester United against whom they managed a 1-1 draw, but Poyet says that it is only through a victory that they can improve their form.
Mark Noble is hoping that the new recruitments that have been made by West Ham United recently raise the standard of club’s game in the upcoming season.
As many as six transfer deals have already been secured by West Ham United this summer. The higher officials of the club have looked prepared to spend money for bolstering the squad as they are eager to end somewhere inside top 10 in the league table in 2014-15.
Roma defender Ashley Cole, who recently completed his high-profile free transfer move from Chelsea, has stated that the club should consider signing Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o.
Eto’o is available on a free transfer after Chelsea decided not to extend his contract. The 33-year-old striker still is at the top of the game as showed by becoming the club’s leading goalscorer last season. He was also part of Cameroon’s squad at the World Cup 2014. Cole says that Roma should consider signing Eto’o, who he regards to be a top player.
Kevin Strootman played a key role in As.Roma’s sensational season that saw them claiming the 2nd spot of the Italian League; Serie A. As.Roma received a €25 million offer from Manchester United as the English club wants to sign the 24 year old midfielder but will have to increase their offer or find another player in the transfer market for a more cost-effective target.
Roma manager Rudi Garcia has claimed that the club will be trying to keep midfielder Miralem Pjanic beyond this season. Pjanic has been one of the best players in the Italian Serie A this season. He has been a real star within the Roma team that has managed to fight for the title alongside Juventus for most of the season. It is only after a 4-1 defeat against Hellas Verona that they surrendered the league title to the difference from Turin. Garcia has revolutionised Roma within 12 months of his available in the summer.
Mehdi Benatia has been featured in just about every match for As.Roma in this season and his performances in the heart of the defence have attracted the attention of many big clubs as his agent revealed.
Moussa Sissoko is the agent of the French defender who currently plays for As.Roma and he revealed that his client is a target of some of Europe’s biggest clubs but he still has a contract with As.Roma that expires in 4 years.