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Barcelona Has Made an Offer to Theo Hernandez

Theo Hernandez’s agent has announced that this client has received an offer from Barcelona, and that the left-back could well be on his way.

Hernandez has been a media darling over the past weeks, ever since his breakthrough season at Alaves. The Frenchman, currently on loan from Atletico Madrid, has enjoyed an incredible game for each of those he took part in this season, and this is why the rumour mill is churning overtime regarding a high-profile transfer.

Offers Confirmed by Hernandez’s Agent

Manuel García Quilón, Hernandez’s agent, has been able to confirm that both Barcelona and Real Madrid have made the young left-back an offer, and, although neither of these has been closed at present, both of the clubs’ bids will more than cover the buy-out clause of €24 million.

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are currently shopping for a left-back, with the former club on the hunt for a rotation-piece behind Marcelo, and the latter potentially looking to replace Jordi Alba.

Hernandez Brings Plenty to the Table

Theo is already beating Jordi in terms of defensive statistics, with the Barcelona player having an advantage as far as his offensive output is concerned. Should Theo take up the club on its offer, there is a good chance that Alba will be shipped off to new pastures, and the Frenchman will take up the space he leaves as 1st choice, no doubt causing sports betting in New Zealand and the rest of the world to skyrocket.

Theo comes with the extra benefit of having a relatively cheap buy-out clause for a player showing this level of worth and potential. Should the move go through, Barcelona will have a star player on their hands, and one that is likely to stay on with the club for many years to come, making the situation a definite win-win.

Vivas Loses his Cool, and His Shirt

The past weekend’s match between Boca Juniors vs. Estudiantes in Argentina wasn’t one that attracted much attention, as the game ended in a 0-0 draw. However the antics of Nelson Vivas, the Estudiantes coach certainly garnered a second look. After he disagreed with a call and got ejected, Vivas, a former Inter Milan player lost his cool completely, ripped his shirt off like the Incredible Hulk and started kicking a microphone. He was was then escorted off the pitch and did not return for the remainder of the game. It’s suspected that he will be suspended for at least the next match or two.

This Weekend’s PSL Results

There was plenty of on-field action too, and West Ham trounced Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 during last Friday’s game, and Saturday saw Manchester City break the back of Bournemouth with a final score of 5 – 2. Crystal Palace lost to Stoke City 2 – 0, Burnley Football Club beat out Hull City 2 – 0, and Sunderland scored a tie with West Bromwich Albion Football Club 2 all.

Sunday’s games saw Arsenal annihilate Liverpool 2 – 0, and Manchester United go nowhere with Southampton with a draw of 0 – 0.

Games Coming Up This Weekend

Friday sees Everton face up against West Bromwich Albion and Watford take on Chelsea, while Saturday will have Manchester City meet up with Sunderland; Leicester City go up against Swansea City; Bournemouth face Middlesbrough; and Burnley go up against Southampton.