The moment has finally arrived, and with it, the tears of a clown inside his Range Rover Sport.
A month ago, in the wake of the Lisbon disaster and the resulting farce of president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s ill-conceived list of untouchables, Luis Suárez put on a brave face and declared himself ready to continue at the Camp Nou by any means necessary, even if it meant riding the pine.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed 26-year-old Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo from Barcelona for 30 million euros ($35.1 million) plus add-ons, the La Liga club announced on Wednesday.
The right back, 26, has penned a deal that will keep him at Molineux until June 2023, with an option to extend it to June 2025.
Nelson Semedo Transfer Fee: $35.1 million
Semedo made 122 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions after arriving from Benfica in 2017. He won two Spanish league titles, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish Super Cup.
In the grand scheme of things, it’s for the best that existence is chaos. The bedlam of it all allows for mobility, freedom and expression; it allows for the unpredictable moments that make it all worth while.
That’s not to say that all’s well with chaos: the tumult breeds disorder and confusion, and this frightens many people that demand a concise explanation for all things.
Alex Morgan is a Spurs player. It’s a sentence that I haven’t gotten used to saying after she left for England earlier this month. Morgan traded the NWSL for the FA Women’s Super League and shed some light on that decision in her first interview with Tottenham.
"Just to be a part of this organisation is pretty incredible, I’m really happy to take this next step in my career.”
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said the Premier League club must bring in reinforcements after they opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday.
United have made just one signing in the close season with Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek arriving from Ajax.
"We have a very good group but, personally, I think we need more players to strengthen the squad," Shaw told TV2. "When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others."
Of the Tottenham Hotspur players impacted by the loan signing of Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, Dele Alli appears the most vulnerable but manager José Mourinho has said he will not be sacrificed in the transfer window.
Bale will not be ready to resume his Tottenham career until October as he regains fitness, but when he does it is likely to be in an attacking trio with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has agreed a deal with the club to end his contract and settled on personal terms with Atlético Madrid, according to reports in Spain on Monday.
The Catalans' third top scorer of all time was told he was not wanted by new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and has been looking for a new club. Suárez, 33, who has one year to run on his Barcelona contract, agreed a deal with the club to cut it short, reports said.