Sunday, June 24, 2018

Real Zaragoza keen on Henriquez; Sagbo joins Hull City

Paco Herrera has revealed he wants to bring Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez to the Estadio de La Romareda this summer.

Real Zaragoza manager Paco Herrera has revealed he wants to bring Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez to the Estadio de La Romareda this summer, Sky Sports understands.

Herrera remains hopeful that Henriquez, who joined United from Universidad de Chile for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of £4 million in the summer of 2012, can help Los Blanquillos win promotion in 2013/14 after being relegated from La Liga last season.

“We are very interested in Angelo Henriquez,” said Herrera.

“We have been following him and we hope to get a response from their club soon.”

“He is a striker full of technical qualities, could be a good signing.”

The Chile international, 19, is primarily known for his clinical finishing in front of goal.

Last season, the 19-year-old — who represented Chile at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey earlier this summer — bagged two goals in nine appearances for club and country last season, scoring on both his senior international debut and on his English Premier League debut while on loan at Wigan Athletic.

“Angelo fits the profile of a United player – skillful, attacking and someone who plays the game with real flair.” — Sir Alex Ferguson

Sagbo joins Hull City

Hull City have completed the signing of Côte d’Ivoire international striker Yannick Sagbo from Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C. in a deal reportedly worth £3 million, according to ESPN.

Sagbo, 25, will likely become the strike partner of Danny Graham after becoming the Tigers’ eighth signing of the summer.

Manager Steve Bruce has also brought in a number of defensive and goalkeeping reinforcements, including Curtis Davies, Maynor Figueroa, Allan McGregor and Steve Harper, in an attempt to strengthen the squad and stave off relegation next season.

Sagbo, renowned for both hold-up play and shooting from long-distance, is absolutely delighted with the move, and rightfully so.

“I am so happy to have signed for Hull City, and I am very grateful for the opportunity,” Sagbo told the club’s official website,

“I can’t wait to get going, and I look forward to meeting my new team-mates this weekend.

“I want to show the coaches and the fans what I’m all about, but not just with my physical presence. I also hope that my mobility and technical skills can add to what is already a good footballing team.

“I was delighted when the call came through. I had a very good feeling from the manager, that he really wanted me to come to Hull. That feeling was mutual.

“I am excited to get started in the Premier League. It is a league that I’ve watched closely, and I know all about it. I’m looking forward to the challenge, and I aim to score many goals.”

Sagbo, who has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the KC Stadium, tallied six goals and four assists in 35 league appearances for Evian last term.


Shawn Etemadi



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