Hello and welcome to my first EPL Update in over a week.... Wow. It feels weird, but I MUST continue.
This will be a VERY long update, because a lot has happened over the last 10 days, including the official start of the London 2012 Olympics and some more EPL transfer activity, not to mention lots of football friendly action at the men's Olympic toournament has started.
So, without further ado, let me begin:
Chelsea have confirmed the £25million signing of Sao Paulo midfielder Oscar.
|Promising startlet: Brazillian International Oscar has joined Chelsea for £25million.|
American club New York Red Bulls have announced the signing of Everton midfielder Tim Cahill, subject to international clearance.
|It's official: Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has moved to New York Red Bulls for an undisclosed fee.|
|I'm here: Cahill talks the walk out into the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.|
|Interesting or what?: Tim Cahill has not ruled out a move back to Everton (on-loan)|
'I am very happy to start a new chapter of my career with the New York Red Bulls'
'As we have seen over the past few years, MLS has developed into a very competitive league with many talented players.'
'I am impressed with what the Red Bulls are trying to accomplish in MLS and within American soccer and I am looking forward to this new challenge. I will do everything I can to help bring New York its first MLS Cup'
Does anyone remember the news article that I had last post about Lens winger Thorgan Hazard?
Well, he has signed for Chelsea now, and will link-up with his brother next season.
|It's official: Winger Thorgan Hazard will join Chelsea next season.|
He will slide into the U21 squad, and may be loaned out for some first-team experience..
Interesting transfer done deal here:
QPR have signed Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Holiett after agreeing a four-year contract deal.
|Back to the EPL: He will fit into the way QPR play football, and will be their star player next season.|
He wants to play EPL football next season, so you cannot blame him for wanting to move from a relegated club Blackburn.
He will be their young gem, and could score a lot of goals next season.
The following video proves that he has a lots of potential in the future and his talent from this video:
|Not surpirsing: Clint Dempsey may NOT play for Fulham next season, as he tries to force his way into a CL club.|
|England bound, surely? Newcastle have made a £4million bid for FC Twente defender Douglas Texeira (right).|
|Hard decision: Defender Daniel Agger could be on his way out of Liverpool, to move to City or Barcelona.|
|Wanted: 17-year-old Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is wanted by Tottenham Hotspur.|
|Guess who's back again: Midfielder Steven Pienaar re-joins Everton for his 4th spell at the club.|
|He will be Everton's talisman along with Nikica Jelavic after the departures of Mikel Arteta and now Tim Cahill in recent seasons.|
|Promising start: Midfielder Yaya Toure slots the ball out of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski's reach into the net.|
|EPL Champions City celebrate Yaya Toure's 45th minute goal to give them a 2-0 lead against Arsenal in China.|
|Arsenal's brick wall: Defensive midfielder Alex Song prevents Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez from scoring.|
|Make it seem easy: Theo Walcott cooly slots the ball into the net to give Arsenal a goal against Kitchee.|
|Happy faces: Chelsea defender John Terry shakes LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham's hand before the match.|
|Thank you very much: Midfielder Frank Lampard has played over 560 matches for Chelsea.|
|Raring to go: Manchester United winger Shinji Kagawa scores his first goal for the club against Shangai Shenhua.|
|Golden Boy: Kagawa is mobbed by his team-mates after a great start to his United career.|
|EPL, Here I come: The Japanese winger could be United's secret weapon in the next few seasons.|
|Golden Oldie: Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs heads Team GB into the lead against UAE after 16 minutes.|
|Deadlock broken: Ryan Giggs does the trademark fist pump as he celebrates his goal.|
|'Flying like a Swan': Swansea forward Scott Sinclair celebrates make it 2-1 to Team GB in the 73rd minute.|
|Recovered: Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge recovered from meningitis to score for Team GB with a delightful chip to make it 3-1.|