Incoming Arsenal signing Gabriel Jesus will score more goals than new Tottenham forward Richarlison. Both teams were interested in both players, with Spurs withdrawing their interest in Jesus and Richarlison reportedly opting against joining Arsenal. Richarlison has joined Spurs in a deal worth up to £60million, while Jesus is set to be announced as a £45m Gunners signing.
Tyrell Malacia has revealed he vowed to one day return to Manchester United after playing against the club in a youth tournament with Feyenoord. The left-back is expected to join Erik Ten Hag’s rebuild at Old Trafford after a slow summer for the club on the transfer front, potentially becoming the first of a number of signings this summer. Reports suggest both Frenkie De Jong and Christian Eriksen could soon join the club as doubts over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo grow.
West Ham are “disappointed” with the representatives of academy forward Sonny Perkins after confirming the teenager’s departure and say they “strongly believe” an approach from a rival club led him to push for an exit. Perkins has rejected multiple offers of a professional contract at the London Stadium, and though West Ham will be entitled to compensation from the 18-year-old’s next club, the Hammers are furious with the situation. The Hammers have not confirmed whether they will be making a formal complaint but in a strong statement said they “believe the rules and structures in place at the Football Association and Premier League should be upheld at all times”.
DISAPPOINTMENT at the previous Commonwealth Games proved the catalyst for a Boxing Scotland revolution. Two bronze medals – for Reece McFadden and John Docherty – on Gold Coast was short of what had been hoped for and inspired some extensive navel-gazing.
Wayne Pivac admitted in the build-up to this Test that he hadn't slept properly for three months since that chastening defeat to Italy, and the way events unfolded in Pretoria will have given the Wales head coach even more nightmares.