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Eigentlich hatte sich Emre Mor schon auf eine sportliche Zukunft bei Inter Mailand eingestellt. Beim BVB-Teamshooting fehlte er, die Borussia hatte ihn für “finale Gespräche” freigestellt. Doch der Wechsel platze. Jetzt darf sich der 20-jährige Türke beim spanischen Erstligisten Celta Vigo versuchen. Der BVB kassiert rund 13 Millionen Euro Ablöse.

Am Dienstag bestand Mor den Medizincheck in Vigo und unterschrieb anschließend seinen neuen Vertrag bis 2022. Das Team von Trainer Juan Carlos Unzué kann seine Hilfe gut gebrauchen. Vigo steht nach zwei Spieltagen in der Primera Division noch punktlos auf Tabellenplatz 16.  In der Stadt im Norden Spaniens hofft Mor auf mehr Einsatzzeiten. Deshalb hatte er die BVB-Verantwortlichen um einen Wechsel gebeten.

“Wir respektieren diesen Wunsch und wünschen Emre für die Zukunft viel Erfolg” wird Sportdirektor Michael Zorc in der Pressemitteilung des BVB zitiert.

Mor war erst im vergangenen Sommer für rund zehn Millionen Ablöse vom FC Nordsjaelland zum BVB gewechselt und erlebte bei den Schwarzgelben eine Spielzeit mit Höhen und Tiefen. In der Saison 16/17 kam Mor in 19 Pflichtspielen zum Einsatz, erzielte dabei einen Treffer und bereitete drei weitere Tore vor. - 29.08.17

The deal is done: Emre Mor transfers to Celta Vigo. The fee is about 13 mio€

Murtaza Ahmadi the Afghan boy who wore a plastic bag Messi shirt that circulated across the internet earlier this year and prompted Lionel Messi’s club FC Barcelona to find him finally met his idol today. When the 6 year old was introduced to Lionel Messi he didn’t want to leave him. 😢 ❤️

We are used to Cristiano Ronaldo having a ‘mini crisis.’ We know how he can fix that situation - very quickly.

We have no doubt that he is a great player, the best, and in any moment he can appear and be decisive. He has shown he is the best over a long period.

For any coach he is a reference point, he has won absolutely everything and remains as ambitious as he is.


Getafe coach Pepe Bordalas 

Getafe will play vs Real Madrid on Saturday.


“50 Things About Me”

  1. I was born in Burgos
  2. I was raised in Oviedo, capital of Asturias
  3. My dad used to play football, and he was left-footed as me
  4. I’m a shareholder and fan of Real Oviedo
  5. I have won an U19 European tournament with Spain
  6. I have won the Copa del Rey with Valencia with Koeman as manager
  7. I have won the Champions League with Chelsea against Bayern Munich
  8. When I was 15 I left Oviedo and I moved to Madrid
  9. In Real Madrid Castilla I played with Alvaro Negredo, for example
  10. I’m studying sports science and marketing
  11. I have won an U21 European Tournament with David de Gea and Ander Herrera as a teammate
  12. I have won a World Cup with 22 years old
  13. I was in the opening ceremony at the London Olympic Games
  14. I have scored the last goal in the final in the last European Championship
  15. I have scored in my debut with Chelsea
  16. My favorite food is fabada, obviously
  17. My favorite movie is Midnight In Paris from Woody Allen
  18. Right now I’m watching Suits, one of the best series I’ve ever seen
  19. The first book that I really liked was Tokyo Blues from Haruki Murakami
  20. I laugh a lot with…Ander Herrera
  21. I love to play at Old Trafford and I really like to play at Wembley
  22. I dream of winning the Premier League
  23. When I was a kid my idol used to be Diego Maradonna
  24. The goal that I enjoyed celebrating the most was Andres Iniesta in the World Cup Final
  25. I really like how Andres Iniesta plays football
  26. I would like to have a coffee with Eric Cantona
  27. I have started on Twitter in 2010
  28. I really like all the Woody Allen movies
  29. I have a lovely sister, 2 years older than me
  30. My best friend in football world is David Lomban, he’s playing now in Granada
  31. I’m quite addicted to checking my phone all the time
  32. I made my debut with the Spanish national team against Turkey in Madrid
  33. I was in shock the first time I visited New York. It is an unbelievable city.
  34. I would like to speak Italian, or French
  35. I change my boots every time that Adidas wants
  36. I think I’m very good at table tennis. Who wants to play?
  37. I was very happy when we met Nelson Mandela at the South Africa World Cup Final
  38. I don’t fall asleep without setting my alarm
  39. If I wasn’t a footballer, I would like to work in something like advertising or marketing
  40. I have 8 social media accounts
  41. I always put my left boot on before the right one
  42. I always step onto the pitch with my left boot
  43. I have scored over 50 goals since I came to England
  44. And 11 with the national team
  45. I made my debut in the Primera Division in Spain with Valencia when I was 19
  46. I made my debut with the national team at 20 years old
  47. I like the tunnel and I love the atmosphere at Old Trafford
  48. I would sign for United, Andres Iniesta
  49. The last time I sang was this morning in the shower at the training ground
  50. I always send a message to my mother before a game

“I can very clearly remember the first day that I saw Kun. Of course, back then I didn’t know who he was or even what he was called, let alone that I would later meet him in person or that, from then on, we would become great friends.
I was in Rosario when I saw him on that first occasion (…) I took the opportunity to watch the match that was being shown on television : Independiente vs. San Lorenzo, in the last roud of fixtures in the domestic league.

I remember little or nothing of the match itself. But I do recall the moment that they showaed a boy in the Independiente squad who, I thought, must be about the same age as me, and who was about to make his debut. I then heard the commentators say that he had recently turned 15 and that he was going to become the youngest player ever to play in the Primera Division. That moment has remained etched on my memory ever since. Not so much for his face nor, as I say, his name which I struggled to recall. But because at such a young age he had taken a major step forwards in football, the same as I had imagined for myself on so many occasions.

A year-and-a-half later (…) I saw him again (…) he didn’t know who I was back them, and nor did I initially make the connection with that 15-year-old boy who I’d seen making his first team debut on television in Rosario.

But a few months later, in June 2005, we were to come across each other again, this time as part of the Argentinian Under-20 squad (…). We went straight from that casual chat to seeing each other out on a football pitch, in the last training session before traveling to the World Cup. And we clicked right away. We were the youngest players in the squad, which meant that we spend more time together.

What can I say about Sergio back then…? That he was a real character, a really sound guy, capable of listening and then saying exactly the right thing to let you know he was there for you or, with perfect delivery, to make you burst out laughing. And on the field, he was talented, a winner, a born competitor who never knew when he was beaten. These were qualities that we shared, and that helped us form a bond that would be strengthened over the years when we met up with the national teams.”

-A part of Lionel Messi’s foreword to Kun’s book.
There’s, of course, another part that I might post tomorrow or later. Hope you enjoyed this!