Search

QPR and West Ham target set for Serie A move

09:46 27 January 2013

Nicolas Anelka. Photo: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

Nicolas Anelka. Photo: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Transfer news: Nicolas Anelka is set to join Juventus on a short-term deal, according to the club’s director general Giuseppe Marotta.

Anelka, who had been linked with QPR and West Ham this month, will reportedly undergo a medical on Monday to allow the Shanghai Shenhua striker to sign a five-month deal, coinciding with the Chinese off-season.

Marotta told Sky Italia: “Anelka? In July we made some targeted investments, but now we are in an emergency situation in attack, so we moved to fix those issues, even if it is not official yet.

“It can be a good move for the short term, then at the end of the season we’ll evaluate what must be done. He is filling a hole. It is a five-month contract with an option for the second season, if things go well.

“Anelka’s arrival rules out any other transfers, because in this stage of the transfer window there are no other opportunities.

“He will put himself at the disposal of the squad and it’ll be up to (manager) Antonio Conte to decide how to use him. After all, he is not in great physical condition considering he hasn’t played for a month.”

Juve will become the 10th club of a career which has seen Anelka rack up estimated transfer fees of almost £85million, while also scoring 14 goals in 69 caps for France.

He was part of their victorious Euro 2000 squad and has won the Champions League with Real Madrid, league titles in England with Arsenal and Chelsea and in Turkey with Fenerbahce and three FA Cups, two with Chelsea and one with Arsenal.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

Yesterday, 12:30
Leyton Orient players celebrate after Liam Kelly (far, left) scores against Mansfield Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

George Sessions provides player ratings following the 2-1 loss to Mansfield Town at Brisbane Road

Alex Cisak
Yesterday, 11:08
Leyton Orient's badge outside Brisbane Road (pic: Play With A Legend).

French ace moves to east London but unable to play until start of 2017 at least because of achilles problem

Belgium
Yesterday, 10:00
Leyton Orient defender Yvan Erichot brings the ball forward with Mansfield Town's Matt Green watching on (pic: Simon O'Connor).

29-year-old forward heavily linked with switch to Brisbane Road on Friday night, but showed his commitment to Mansfield on Saturday afternoon

Alex Cisak
Sunday, August 28, 2016
West Ham United's Michail Antonio scores his side's first goal of the game

The Hammers battle back through Antonio but it is Manchester City who take the points

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now