Saturday, 25 January 2014

Official: Roma loan Borriello to West Ham

Official: Roma loan Borriello to West Ham
The forward becomes the Hammers second signing of the day following Antonio Nocerino's arrival from AC Milan, with both players penning deals until the end of the season
Wes Ham signed a second Italy international on Saturday as Marco Borriello joined on loan from Roma for the rest of the season.

Striker Borriello follows compatriot Antonio Nocerino to Upton Park after the midfielder made a similar switch from Milan earlier in the day.

Borriello joined Roma from Milan for £10 million in July 2011 following a successful loan spell, but has struggled to establish himself at the Stadio Olimpico.

The 31-year-old has spent time at Juventus and Genoa on loan, and scored 12 goals while at the latter for the duration of last season.

However, the forward, who has seven caps for Italy, has managed just one goal in 11 appearances for Roma this term.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will hope Borriello can recapture his best form alongside Andy Carroll up front as the Londoners, who have won just one of their last nine Premier League matches, battle to avoid relegation.

Borriello said goodbye to Roma fans on his official Twitter page on Friday, but left his destination out of the message.

"A salute to all the fans of Roma," he wrote. "These have been fantastic months, crowned by a wonderful record. Thank you all."
Manchester United added 5 new photos to the album Gallery: Mata's Arrival.
Juan Mata was greeted by David Moyes after he touched down by helicopter at the Aon Training Complex for his medical. Watch exclusive footage of his arrival here: ‪#‎mufcmata‬

Mata meets Moyes

Juan Mata has arrived at the Aon Training Complex to begin his medical. ‪#‎mufcmata‬
Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex handed UEFA role

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is to take up an ambassadorial role with UEFA.
The Old Trafford director confirmed he will adopt another position within the game while continuing to work for the Reds.
"It is an honour and a privilege to accept this role as ambassador for UEFA," he stated.
"With the experience I have had over the years, I hope I can help young coaches, in particular, in an industry which is becoming more difficult. Young coaches have to be prepared to make sacrifices and time is not guaranteed in modern-day football because it has become very much a results industry.
"The best chance they have got is to prepare for it. I took my full coaching badge when I was 24 years of age and I thought that was the best thing I did to give myself a proper chance to be able to survive in football.
"I would also tell them not to change their own philosophy but to have faith in it and believe in themselves.
"It's also about the sacrifices you have to make. Ask any manager's wife exactly what sacrifice means because they are working all the time. They are at games, at training, they are coaching, but that's the sacrifice you have to make and you need to understand that when you start."

24/01/2014 21:00, Report by Communications Dept.

Reds agree deal for Mata

Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Chelsea Football Club for the transfer of Juan Mata for a club-record fee. The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.
A further announcement will be made in due