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Angels Links: Transfer deadline approaches

It’s almost over for most of Europe.

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Where the top Premier League teams stand as deadline day approaches

Deadline day for transfers is almost here (thankfully), and its been an eventful offseason already. The Neymar transfer, Man United snatching Romelu Lukaku out from under Chelsea’s nose, Arsenal being Arsenal. And with a little time left, there could still be some big deals made. Andi Thomas of SB Nation takes a look at where each one of the big Premier League teams are going into the transfer deadline.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signs with Liverpool for €40 million

In transfer news that is confirmed, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the move from London to Merseyside, completing his move from Arsenal to Liverpool. The Ox also had interest from Chelsea, but turned the Blues down because he was informed he would be used as a wing back, and Chamberlain wants to play as a central midfielder. Liverpool are getting a talented and still young midfielder who could help them with their depth. Meanwhile for Arsenal, while they continue to let good players leave, they at least got good money for a player who was not going to re-sign with them.

FC Dallas aiming to open National Soccer Hall of Fame in October 2018

You may have noticed FC Dallas has had one of the ends of its stadium tarped over for much of the year. That’s because that end of the stadium is closed since FC Dallas are constructing a National Soccer Hall of Fame as part of their stadium. They are reported to have a lot of cool memorabilia in U.S. Soccer history, including World Cup trophies, gold medal’s, and even Brandi Chastain’s sports bra from her winning penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup. If you don’t have any plans next fall or beyond, consider visiting the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas.

Marco Asensio coming into his own at Real Madrid

The rich keep getting richer, and in Real Madrid’s case, this is true both in terms of money, and getting great players. The latest new star for Madrid is Marco Asensio, a supremely talented young midfielder who had a spectacular performance against Valencia over the weekend, scoring both of Real’s goals in the 2-2 draw. Asensio is a poweful and tehcnically gifted midfielder with a sweet shot. Asensio will cause Zidane some headaches though, as when he, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are all healthy, someone will be coming off the bench. Despite that, Asensio is making a great case that he should be on the field at all times when healthy.

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