The English Football Association is investigating Jadon Sancho’s transfer from FC Watford to Manchester City in 2015. Allegedly Manchester paid Sancho’s agent Emeka Obasi 200.000£ for the transfer, however players under the age of 16 can not yet be represented and Sancho was 14 at the time. The original source was a report from Der Spiegel. It is not yet clear what exactly this means for Manchester City. Borussia Dortmund and Jadon Sancho are not expected to be effected by the investigation.
Lucien Favre confirmed that Marco Reus is finally back in training, however BVB’s captain did not complete the entire training session with the team as a precaution. The Swiss coach could not yet tell if if Reus will play on Friday against FC Augsburg but it looks like he’ll be at least on the bench.
For Lukasz Piszczek and Christian Pulisic it looks a bit different, the right back will definitely be out and there’s no exact date for his return. The American winger is back in training and Favre confirmed that “He’s on the right track”, but might be ready for the Augsburg game. He’s expected to be back next week.
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VAR is in it’s second year in the Bundesliga and has now found it’s way to the Champions League but is still as controversial as ever. Here’s an interesting story about VAR and it’s consequences.
Barcelona won the El Clasico against Real Madrid 3:0 in Madrid and eliminated the club from the Copa de Rey. Real has a chance to redeem themselves on Saturday when Barcelona visit the Bernabeu once again.