Weekend Sports Review

Weekend Sports Review

To keep things brief, this has been an incredibly hectic weekend in the world of sport. Let’s get straight into it, welcome to the Weekend Review.

Tessuti Talks Transfers

There has been a lot of movement, so let’s start in the Premier League. On the day of writing, Arsenal have officially announced the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City as Arteta aims at finishing one place higher than he did last season. Coincidentally, Manchester City have announced the signing of Kalvin Phillips who directly replaces the outgoing Fernandinho.

Newcastle United continue to flex their financial muscle with the £35 million signing of long-term target Sven Botman from Lille. In the biggest domestic move of the summer so far, Everton’s Richarlison has made the £60 million move from Merseyside to North London, linking up with Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur as the Lily Whites look to end their barren run without a trophy.

Manchester United’s forgotten man Dean Henderson has joined newly promoted Nottingham Forest on a loan deal that will end at the end of the season. Once hotly tipped to be the next England number one, Henderson has failed to displace David De Gea and will certainly be hoping an increase to his game time will positively impact his future at the top level. The signing of Giulian Biancone from Troyes will also be a welcome boost to Forest; staying in the Premier League will not be easy.

James Tarkowski has left Burnley to join Frank Lamapard’s Everton on a free transfer. A move that forces nothing but a subtle nod of the head in understanding approval. Perfect for all parties involved, besides Burnley, perhaps.

The rumour mill continues to churn out some head-turning suggestions as each Premier League club is looking to strengthen. Chelsea have been linked with Matthijs De Ligt from Juventus with Chelsea desperately needing defensive reinforcements, with Timo Werner being rumoured to be heading the opposite way. Hakim Ziyech has also found himself linked to Serie A with reigning champions AC Milan reportedly interested.

Newcastle are consistently being linked with Chelsea’s Armando Broja and Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby who would certainly help the Magpies disrupt the top eight. Bernardo Silva continues to be linked with Barcelona, a side with no money that appear to be able to spend whenever they wish.

Arsenal and Manchester United continue to fight over Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez, with both clubs having submitted bids over £40 million with the Argentinian rumoured to be favouring Manchester United.

Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios finds himself at the centre of the conversation once again following his victory over fourth-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, with both players receiving sizeable fines for their on-court conduct. Tsitsipas finds himself out of Wimbledon with a $10,000, whilst Kyrgios has now totalled $14,000 in fines so far. Having beaten Brandon Nakashima yesterday, Krygios now finds himself in the quarterfinals.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal ease into the fourth round with victories over Tim van Rijthoven and Lorenzo Sonego respectively. With Medvedev unable to compete and Tsitsipas eliminated, the door is open for two of Tennis’s greats to take the Wimbledon title.

In arguably the biggest news of the weekend over at Wimbledon, world number one Iga Swiatek was eliminated by Alize Cornet who will now face off against Ajla Tomljanovic in round four. However, in competition with Cornet for the biggest news coming from Wimbledon, unseeded Frencwomen Harmony Tan continues to dominate the headlines having knocked out Serena Williams and Katie Boulter already. Tan will have to overcome twentieth seed Amanda Anisimova if she is to continue her whirlwind arrival into the world of tennis.

Britain’s only singles player left, Cameron Norrie, beat Tommy paul to advance into the next round. Norrie has been making headlines this weekend having asked fans to be even more vocal than they have been so far. Can he pull off a miracle? We shall see.

Formula 1

Let’s face it, there is one major story looming over the weekend’s Formula 1 at Silverstone. Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu found himself in the unenviable position of sliding at a staggering speed upside down after a mix up at the first corner. Thankfully, despite some harrowing imagery, Guanyu was relatively unharmed with no serious injuries.

Alex Albon was also airlifted to hospital following a collision with Sebastian Vettel. Despite the litany of serious accidents, the race was won by Carlos Sainz, his first of the season. Lewis Hamilton finished in third behind Sergio Perez.

Max Verstappen had a less than enjoyable day at the office, finishing seventh place following damage to his car having driven over various pieces of debris. A frantic week in the world of Formula 1 racing, ideal for a frantic season.

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