Evening Ticker: Modric, Marseille, Mustafi and more


The new captain of the Croatian National Team has been named following Darijo Srna’s retirement, the early-season shuffle of players continues as the transfer window winds down, while a massive club in France has been sold.

Croatia coach Ante Cacic has named Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric captain as a successor to Darijo Srna, who retired in the wake of this summer’s European Championship. The playmaker will begin his captaincy in Croatia’s next competitive match on Sept. 5th in a World Cup qualifier against Turkey. (REPORT)

Following a summer in which many of their big-name players were sold, Marseille has turned over ownership of the club. The next owner is reportedly set to be Frank McCourt, former owner of the LA Dodgers. (REPORT)

Shkodran Mustafi has admitted he spoke to German international teammate Mesut Ozil ahead of his move to Arsenal. Mustafi said Ozil convinced him, stating his teammate made him feel very positive about the experience. Mustafi has passed his medical at the North London club, and is set to become one of the most expensive center backs in history when the Gunners officially confirm his signing this week. (REPORT)

Steaua București has sold Romanian international Nicolae Stanciu to Anderlecht, following his impressive play at the Euros this past summer. The midfielder’s fee has reportedly broken the Belgian transfer fee, clocking in at nearly €10 million (including add-ons). (REPORT)

Joachim Low has expressed his desire to use next Summer’s Confederation Cup as a springboard into the next World Cup in 2018. Said Low: “I’d like to use it [the Confederation Cup] as a platform to gauge our future development.” (REPORT)

Giuseppe Rossi has officially signed for Celta Vigo. The New Jersey-born Italian international’s move from Fiorentina was made official this Monday by the Spanish club. (REPORT)

West Brom have signed Belgian winger Nacer Chadli from Tottenham Hotspur. The Belgian international is a record-breaking signing for the Baggies, with his fee being reported at £13 million. (REPORT)

Watford have added depth by signing Italian striker Stefano Okaka on a five-year deal from Anderlecht. (REPORT)

Is Modric captain material for Croatia? Which of these players who impressed at the Euros in France do you think will do best at their new clubs?

Share your thoughts below.

1 comment
  • The TX 2 Stepper

    “Is Modric captain material for Croatia?”

    How would we know? Oh, because someone on here knows him personally, No? We’ve played with him , right?


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