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New Saint Etienne manager criticises Saliba decision

The new manager of Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne, Claude Puel, has heavily criticised the decision of the club to sell teenage defender William Saliba to Arsenal in the summer. The 18 year old was sold to the Gunners for £27 million, before being sent back to the French side on loan for the season in order to gain more experience. ...

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Arsenal summer signing to miss start of season

Arsenal summer signing William Saliba is set to miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery for an adductor muscle injury. The 18 year old French defender signed for the Gunners from Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne in the summer for £27 million, but, one of the conditions of the deal is that the player would be loaned back to ...

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Arsenal beat Spurs to Saliba signing

Arsenal have won the race to sign William Saliba from Saint Etienne. The Gunners have been closely linked with a move for the 18-year old defender all summer and appeared close to sealing a deal for the player last week. However, Spurs came in with an improved offer for Saliba, timed as Arsenal management were boarding the plane that took ...

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Spurs flop in line for a return to France

Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou is set for a loan move back to his native France after failing to make the grade in the Premier League. The 23-year old winger was signed from Marseille for a reported fee of £11 million in August 2016, but his appearances have been limited to a handful of substitute cameos, and he has never started ...

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Top 5 youngest debutants across top 5 European leagues

Mathew Briggs, who started his career at Fulham of the Premier League, and now plays as a full-back at Colchester United in the third division of the English league, remains the youngest Premier League debutant when he replaced Moritz Volz after 77 minutes in a fixture against Middlesbrough in May 2007 in what was a 3-1 defeat for the Londoners. ...

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