Day: May 9, 2012

Wenger eyes Stephane SessegnonWenger eyes Stephane Sessegnon

Arrived at Sunderland in January 2011, Stéphane Sessegnon (28 years) might not stay there very long, despite a contract that runs until 2014.

Reportedly, the former PSG player would have caught the attention of Arsenal where Arsene Wenger would need some improvements.

Bought for €7 million, the Benin international is worth much more today a successful season with the Black Cats (7 goals in particular).

Sunderland would claim about €15 million for him transfer.

Olivier Giroud flirting with Bayern MunchenOlivier Giroud flirting with Bayern Munchen

Ligue 1 star, Olivier Giroud, has admitted that his agent has been in touch with Bayern Munich to discuss a potential summer transfer.

Arsenal and Liverpool have both expressed an interest in the Montpellier man, who is valued by owners at a staggering £50million price.

‘I personally had no direct talks with Bayern Munich, but my agent has’, revealed Giroud in an interview for Bild.

“Bayern Munich are very well known in France because of all the positive experiences other French players have had there. They have all said how well they were received at Bayern, and how happy they were at the club.”

Remember The Name: Alan ShearerRemember The Name: Alan Shearer

A native of Newcastle upon Tyne, Shearer made his professional debut with English top-flight club Southampton in 1988, scoring a hat-trickin the process. During several years on the south coast, he became known for his classic style of play, strength and goalscoring ability; he soon received an international call-up along with a transfer to Blackburn Rovers in 1992.

Shearer established himself as a player in northern England; he became a regular in the England squad, and his 34-goal tally helped Blackburn secure the Premier League title in 1994–95. He was named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year in 1994 and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 1995.

The 1995–96 season saw Shearer make his first Champions League appearances and finish as the top scorer in the Premier League with 31 goals. He was also top scorer at Euro 1996 with England, scoring five goals, and in the 1996–97 Premier League, with 25 goals.

A world-record £15 million move to his boyhood heroes, Newcastle United, followed the Euro ’96 tournament, and Shearer spent the remainder of his career with the club.

While he would never win a major trophy at Newcastle, Shearer won runners-up medals in the Premier League and FA Cup with Newcastle, and a second PFA Player of the Year award. After being named England’s captain in 1996 and Newcastle’s captain in 1999, he retired from international football following Euro 2000, having amassed 63 appearances and 30 goals for his country.

He scored 283 league goals in his career, including a record 260 in the Premier League, and a total of 422 in all competitions including international at all levels. Shearer has amassed a goals to game ratio of 0.667, which equates to just over two goals every three games he has played throughout his career at every level and competition.