United’s Darmian To Join Parma

Manchester United’s Italian defender Matteo Darmian attends a training session at the Carrington training ground in greater Manchester, north west England on April 9, 2019, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match against Barcelona. Oli SCARFF / AFP

 

Italy full-back Matteo Darmian has joined Parma after four seasons with Manchester United, the Serie A club announced on Monday.

The 29-year-old joined United from Torino in 2015, but fell out of favour after his first season and made only 14 Premier League appearances across the last two campaigns.

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Parma said Darmian had signed a four-year deal, but did not reveal the transfer fee.

Darmian played 92 matches for United in total, scoring one goal, and has made 36 international appearances.

Parma, who finished 14th in Serie A last season, won 3-1 at Udinese on Sunday to bounce back from their opening-weekend loss to reigning champions Juventus.

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Veron Returns To The Pitch With Estudiantes

Veron Returns To The Pitch With EstudiantesFormer Argentinian international, Juan Sebastian Veron, is out of retirement to join his home country club, Estudiantes.

The former Manchester United midfielder signed an 18-month contract with the Argentine top-flight team.

Veron, who hung his boots in 2014, also promised to play in the 2017 Copa Libertadores, if fans bought 65% of the boxes at the club’s new stadium.

His first match would be on January 8, 2017 against Bayer Leverkusen in the Florida Cup.

The 41-year-old has promised to donate his salary to the club.

He won the Uefa Cup with Parma and the Serie A title with Lazio before moving to the Old Trafford in 2001 for a then British record transfer fee of £28.1m.

Voron also won the 2002-03 English Premier League title with United.

Keshi Explains Reason For World Cup List Delay

KeshiSuper Eagles Coach,  Stephen Keshi has explained that the delay in releasing the 30-man provisional World Cup list was to give enough time to monitor players who were in good health and physical condition.”

According to Keshi, there was no point calling up players who won’t be available when the tournament kicks-off in Brazil.

“As you know, many leagues especially in Europe are ending. Some players could have one or two knocks which they have been nursing. The invited players are expected in camp three days before our first test match against Scotland.”

Meanwhile, football fans in the country are questioning the inclusion of Parma’s Joel Obi and Waasland-Beveren’s Gabriel Reuben, who have been troubled by injuries.

Nigeria will be making its fifth appearance at this year’s World Cup in Brazil and has been put in Group F with Iran, Bosnia and Argentina.