Another Big Signing for Liverpool, as Gareth Bale is headed to Anfield. Going the other way to Turin, to play for Juventus, is Douglas Costa and Ousmane Dembele.
We caught up with Gareth for a quick interview with him...
So are you excited for this move, heading back to England?
GB...It will definitely be easier on me, especially because I get to speak my native tongue again, but the best part now, is that I get to challenge again for trophies. For many years, I was at Manchester United, where Manager Lau Heng was the dominant force in the league. It was exciting times, winning many things with him.
Do you think Manager Hines, and his Liverpool squad can challenge again for the Division 1 Title this season?
GB...Of course! They won it last season, and were close to winning it in the prior season to that. And I'm pretty sure they won it the year before as well. So, of course. He's a top Manager, who has built up a tremendous squad over the years. I'm very excited to join him on the training pitch to see his ideas on football. And hopefully I can contribute during the matches as well. Will be a lot of fun playing with Lewandowski, Hazard, and De Bruyne up there!
Thank you for your time Gareth. Have a safe flight to Liverpool.
GB...Cheers and GO REDS!
We were also able to catch up with Douglas Costa, before he caught his flight to Turin. He had a very sad and puzzled look on his face.
Douglas, what do you have to say about this transfer?
DC...Well, um, I'm not very happy wit tis. I was happy in Liverpool. I thought I was there for a long time.
(Boarding Call)...Last call for flight 1145 to Turin from Liverpool.
DC...I must go.
Thanks for your time Douglas. Good luck in Turin!
We were also able to catch up with Ousmane, for a quick interview, before he left the training pitch at Melwood for the last time.
Ousmane, are you excited for a fresh start playing for Juventus?
OD...I just want to get some game time for the first team. Liverpool only had me for a couple seasons, and I was out on loan last season. Manager Hines told me that I was going to be getting first team action this season, and I was excited for that. This really came out of nowhere for me, I must say.
So you had no knowledge of Manager Hines, looking to bring in Bale for you?
OD...Not really. I knew there were a bunch of bids rejected for me from other clubs, looking to buy me. But, Manager Hines kept telling me that my place is here. I don't really feel back-stabbed about this at all. Just kind of caught me off guard. I will always do my best, wherever I play.
Juventus has some top class players, including Douglas Costa, heading over with you. Can you get game time there?
OD...This is always up to the manager, and I know Juve just hired a new coach in Jose Mourinho, who has done some good things in this league. I'm excited to see what he has to offer as a coach. If I have to ride the bench for a while, I ride the bench. But when I am called to play, I will give 100%.
Thanks for your time, Ousmane. Good luck in Turin!