WHAT NEXT WTH VINICIUS JUNIOR?

Real Madrid spent £38.7 million on South American youngster Vinicius Junior recently.


There have been endless compilations of the player’s brilliance to explain why Madrid made the move. He is officially one of the most expensive youth players of all times.

Many predict that he is the future ‘Galaticos’ at the Bernabeu but have we not heard that story too many times? Norwegian star Martin Odegaard was celebrated as much when he moved to Madrid in 2015. He was expected to play in the Team B with Zinedine Zidane coaching and also with the senior team. The end result is that he is a winner of the 2015/16 Champions League without kicking the ball at all. He is rotting away somewhere playing on loan.

BojanKrkic was the same thing at Barcelona. He even scored ten goals in his debut season at NouCamp, many labelled him the new Lionel Messi. After many years, he is on a loan deal at Mainz 05 after time at Milan, Ajax and Stoke City.

Manchester United had theirs in Federico Macheda. The 17-year old entered the Premier League with a bang, helping the club secure the title against Liverpool. He currently plays in the Serie B in Italy after years of failure. Continue reading “WHAT NEXT WTH VINICIUS JUNIOR?”

MACHEDA REVEALS FERGUSON CALL

Manchester United failed prodigy Federico Macheda has revealed that former manager Sir Alex Ferguson called him to encourage him as he attempts to revive his football career.


The Italian player was a youth sensation during the early days of his career but he has failed to live up to the hype.

Macheda was released by Cardiff City after a disappointing run in August. The player managed to score eight goals after 33 games hence his release by the Bluebirds after two years.

“This will be a new beginning for me. I will take what has happened in the past with me but now only the present counts and the future.

“My goal is to do well from the start; I will have a couple of weeks when I will make a mini preparation to ensure my condition is optimal. My goal is to jump right in the squad,” Macheda wrote on his page on Facebook.

The player, who has spent time at Sampdoria, Queen Park Rangers, Vfb Stuggart, Doncaster Rovers and Birmingham City, was the youngster that got the winner for the Red Devils to seal the title in 2009 at the age of 17.   Continue reading “MACHEDA REVEALS FERGUSON CALL”

MachedaUnaware of Any Interest from Napoli

Former Manchester United striker Federico Machedawas widely expected to leave English football in the summer, but the move never happened.


After breaking through the ranks at Manchester United,Macheda made a spectacular start to his career at Old Trafford only to falter away slowly. He has played for several clubs like Stuttgart, QPR, Birmingham City, and Doncaster Rovers on loan deals before he permanently moved to the Cardiff City in 2014. This was expected to provide him with a foundation to build upon his career, as loan deals do not really help the player over the long-term.

This was not to be the case,as Macheda struggled even with the club that had just been relegated to the Championship. Playing in a division below the Premier League did not seem to help the striker and it was arrived at the conclusion that the player would benefit from a move back to Italy. Continue reading “MachedaUnaware of Any Interest from Napoli”

Federico Macheda Set to Join Italian Club Pescara

Former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is widely expected to join Italian outfit Pescara before the end of the transfer window.


Currently playing with Cardiff City, the striker has never settled in English football after exploding onto the scene when playing for United.Macheda had one of the sensational first few matches for such a major club like United. However, he had been unable to keep up his reputation of scoring key goals and this led to one loan move after the other. Sir Alex Ferguson kept a lot of faith in the Italian striker before finally deciding to sell him in 2014.

The striker was expected to get some much needed regular first-team football at Cardiff. After having moved to the bluebirds on a free transfer,Macheda was given opportunities to impress. However, recurring injuries and poor form as a result of it meant thatMacheda’s form never improved. Following the club’s relegation to the Championship last season, Cardiff started looking at other alternatives and sent the player out on loan to Nottingham Forest in order to keep up his fitness levels. This summer,Macheda has reportedly been told by the club that he is free to leave. Continue reading “Federico Macheda Set to Join Italian Club Pescara”

Macheda Up For Transfer To Nottingham Forest

If you have been following Federico Macheda’s career moves, you would have noticed the latest change in his role as he plays as a free transfer on the Nottingham Forest team. The change came by in March this year.

The striker came onto the team from Cardiff City. Initially, he was offered as a loan which was subject to clearance as per international transfer laws. Macheda has had a successful career till now, being a forward from Manchester United. About 24 years of age, he is definitely in demand and it should come as no surprise that a player of his caliber is demanded by other teams. This is the last season as per the contract.

Macheda is known to have started off his career with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Here he played for teams like Doncaster Rovers, Birmingham City, Stuttgart and QPR. After that he was out on loan to Cardiff from March 2016. His boss felt that he needed to go out there and play a few more games and gain experience playing for other clubs. Till then, he had only played about 13 games in league form. Continue reading “Macheda Up For Transfer To Nottingham Forest”

FEDERICO MACHEDA: RASHFORD HAS A BETTER CHANCE

Italian forward, Federico “Kiko” Macheda, who was widely touted as the future of English Premier League giant, Manchester united, has come out in support of young talent, Marcus Rashford. Federico did get first team action for the EPL giants whilst he was a teenager but he is currently playing for English championship side, Nottingham Forest. The parent club of the 24 year-old is Cardiff City FC but currently his loan spree has taken him to Cardiff City. The footballer’s contract runs till mid next year with his club but his loan ends next month.

Federico also had a sterling start at Old Trafford playing for The Red Devils. Like Rashford, he scored in his first two appearances for the team in 2009. He was even younger than Rashford as he was 17 years old. He went on to score three more goals in his subsequent matches totaling 34, with Sir Alex Ferguson at the helms. After his poor run, his loan spree began. He has played on loan for Italian club Sampdoria, English championship team Queens Park Rangers (QPR), VfB Stuggart in Germany, UK team Doncaster Rovers FC and Birmingham. All these were before his eventual free transfer to current club, Nottingham Forest before being sent on loan again to Cardiff City.

Her told reporters when asked about Rashford that he doesn’t expect same to happen to the young lad. Macheda said: “Marcus needs to continue working hard, don’t grow a big head, don’t read or listen to all the hype and be lucky with injuries.”

He advised current young sensation, that put two goals past Arsenal FC this season, to remain calm. Continue reading “FEDERICO MACHEDA: RASHFORD HAS A BETTER CHANCE”

After failing with Cardiff, where will Federico Macheda join?

There was a time when Federico Macheda was hailed as being one of the brightest players to emerge from the youth academy of Manchester United. The Italian attacker made so many top performances with the Under-18 side that the club decided to offer him a professional contract when he was only 17 years old.

After having signed his first professional contract with Manchester United, Macheda was getting limited playing time with the Premier League as he was mostly serving as a substitute player and this is why he opted to join a number of different clubs with hopes of gaining more experience outside of Old Trafford.

Sampdoria, Queens Park Rangers, Stuttgart, Doncaster Rover, Birminham City are all of the clubs that Macheda joined on loan deals before eventually going on to sign a permanent deal with Cardiff City.

Macheda’s time in Cardiff City might be reaching it’s end as the head coach of the English club, Russell Slade is believed to be interested in letting the Italian forward go in the winter transfer window after failing to make any impressive performance.

Along with Federico Macheda, Alex Revell is another player who has not made any kind of impact in Cardiff City and the English forward is also rumored to be on his way out of the club after failing to impress the head coach Russell Slade.

Federico Macheda had to undergo a surgery in order to resolve a back problem that he was suffering; this made him unable to play for a considerable long time but even when the Italian attacker has been available to play fully recovered, his time in the pitch seems to be non-existant and his future is being linked with a move away from Cardiff City and the question that lies is where will he join if he leaves the English League Championship club?

Cardiff City clearing out Club to sustain

Cardiff City appeared to be in the process of mass clear out as the club have already sold five players since the appointment of Russell Slade as the permanent manager.

More names are expected to follow in the last few days of the transfer window and Slade has given a warning to supporters that the club are no longer in the market for top names. This is widely expected to be the norm at Cardiff for the next few transfer windows given that the club has slipped away from the top six. The sale also appears to hint at Cardiff owner Vincent Tan withdrawing his commitment.

Tan made several changes to the club – including the colour of the shirt – this season and it has been seen as a way to pacify the supporters. Slade, though, reiterated that Tan remains committed to the Cardiff cause as ever. Continue reading “Cardiff City clearing out Club to sustain”