Afternoon Ticker: Birmingham eyeing Riquelme, Movsisyan scores and more

Afternoon Ticker: Birmingham eyeing Riquelme, Movsisyan scores and more

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Afternoon Ticker: Birmingham eyeing Riquelme, Movsisyan scores and more

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Juan Roman Riqulme 1 (Reuters)  

By FRANCO PANIZO

Juan Roman Riquelme has spent the majority of his career with Boca Juniors, but the Argentine playmaker may soon be playing in the Premier League after another club set its sights on him.

Birmingham is currently eyeing the 32-year-old Riquelme, who has never played in the Premiership. The Blues will need to make a tempting offer if they are to land Riquelme, as he stated last week he would prefer to stay with Boca Juniors.  

Riquelme is also being linked with West Ham United and Brazilian club Flamengo.

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How do you see Riquelme fairing in the EPL? How badly are you hoping that Movsisyan becomes an American citizen? Highly anticipating the Juarez-Maurice Edu battles when Celtic and Rangers face off? Should Thiago Silva stay at AC Milan?

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