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Gareth Southgate has announced a provisional 33-man squad for England’s Euro 2020 campaign, which will be whittled down to 26 next week. Borussia Dortmund’s two English players, Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho, have been included, and I’d be surprised if either were cut from the final squad.
Ahead of naming his final #EURO2020 squad next week, Gareth Southgate has selected 33 players to join up with the #ThreeLions from this weekend as our preparations for this summer's tournament get under way.— England (@England) May 25, 2021
Elsewhere, the biggest news is that Southampton’s captain James Ward-Prowse makes the squad! It’s not really the biggest news, but I don’t care. Take the world’s greatest set-piece specialist to the Euros and let him ping balls at Harry Maguire’s massive slab of a head. UP. THE. SCUM!
Anyway, I think this is a really good squad, and I’d argue it’s the second best in the tournament (behind France), but it’s also an England team, and quality does not matter when you are going to crumble into a billion pieces at the first signs of a mediocre team playing for a draw. It’s coming home, but only because the final is going to be played in England, so by definition it is coming home. Right before it crosses the channel with the eventual champions, France.
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As the season draws to a close, we’ve all got to find ways to entertain ourselves, and what better way than to start following the transfer market intensely? Wijnaldum is off to Barcelona (having rejected Bayern Munich), Tottenham are interested in Roberto Martinez, and we have some goalkeeper updates!
Just one day after winning Ligue 1 with Lille, BVB target Mike Maignan was off to Italy to finalize a move to AC Milan.
Mike Maignan is set to join AC Milan on a permanent deal from Lille, confirmed. The agreement has been reached and the French goalkeeper has just landed in Milano in order to sign his contract. ⚫️ #ACMilan #Lille #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 24, 2021
It’s a shame that Maignan is off the table, because I think he was one of the best goalkeepers that BVB have been linked to. Especially compared to the name receiving most attention lately, Gregor Kobel.
But we might be in luck. Apparently Kobel is attracting interest from Tottenham.
Besides Borussia Dortmund, an English top club is also said to be interested in Gregor Kobel, Sven Mislintat confirmed. Many things point to Tottenham. The English club is looking for a possible successor for Hugo Lloris.— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) May 24, 2021
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Fingers crossed Tottenham pull the trigger, and we’re forced to find an alternative like, oh I don’t know... Alphonse Areola?
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What position do you think should be BVB’s priority this summer?