Albert Riera Ortega is a Spanish football player who plays both as a left winger and left defender. He shot to fame after he shined at Espanyol and went on to win Copa Del Rey and a UEFA Cup Final appearance in 2006.
His professional career also extended to Greece, England and France and he made the Spanish national team in 2007. Riera was born on 15th April 1982 in Manacor, Spain and he was capped 16 times for his country.
Diego Costa has been one of the breakout stars this season having already scored 19 goals, its no wonder why he is one of the most sought out players in Europe.
Chelsea and Arsenal were linked with the Brazilian forward but the director of football of Atletico Madrid Jose Luis Caminero is confident that Costa is not interested in making a move to any other club.
He said in an interview with Marca: "Right now Costa does not think of leaving, he is contracted to Atletico. He has renewed with us which is important. He has shown that he wants to continue at this club."
Turkish club Trabzonspor has had a fine start to their season in Europe, sitting pretty at the top of the UEFA Europa League table with seven points from their opening three matches as they travel to Warsaw to take on Legia Warszawa, knowing full well that a win would put them in pole position to secure qualification into the next round of the competition.
But that doesn’t mean they can take their Polish opponents from granted with their record against Polish sides not being that great. The Turkish side boasts of a record of two wins and three losses in their last five encounters against Polish sides with both of those wins coming at home and two of their three losses coming in Poland.
Turkish giants Trabzonspor have made a stunning move to bring Newcastle United’s Senegalese striker Papiss Demba Cisse to the club as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the UEFA Europa League campaign.
The Turkish side has already added the likes of Florent Malouda and Jose Bosingwa from Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers respectively and having been already linked with a move for Fluminense striker and Brazilian international Fred, it seems the Turkish giants are keen to bring in Cisse after seemingly giving up the chase for Fred who has a very high buyout clause.
Former Portugal international defender Jose Bosingwa is set to become the second former Chelsea player to sign for Turkish giants Trabzonspor with reports emerging from Turkey stating that the Queens Park Rangers is in the country to finalize his move from Queens Park Rangers.
The former FC Porto defender endured a torrid time at London club Queens Park Rangers last time and with the Turkish club which will be playing in Europe next terms offering him an escape route when there were no takers for his signature, decided to jump ship at the first opportunity.
QPR are certainly facing down the barrel after becoming seven points adrift of safety with only seven matches remaining in the season. No club has survived this position to stay in the Premier league.
However, things are extremely different with QPR due to the huge finances involved. The club signed several players on huge wages, which means that they will be in an unsustainable position if they go down to the Championship even with the parachute money.
The defender of QPR, Clint Hill, has criticized his teammate Jose Bosingwa for his attitude. Bosingwa has recently been fined by the manager of QPR, Harry Redknapp, for refusing to sit on the bench in the Premier League match against Fulham. QPR went on to win the match by 2-1.
When asked about Bosingwa being fined, Hill said, “I think the manager has taken a correct decision. He is in charge of the club and the players should respect his decisions. If he wants a player to sit on the bench in a particular match, the player shouldn’t have any problem in doing that. If you are refusing to do that, it means you are not committed enough for the club.”
The QPR defender Ryan Nelsen has said that he is extremely confident that the new manager Harry Redknapp will be able to bring back the confidence within the players starting with the match against Sunderland in the midweek action.
QPR began the new season with Mark Hughes, who was given a lot of money to spend in the summer. However, the team is yet searching for the first win of the season and they lie bottom of the table. As a result, the owner Tony Fernandes decided to change the manager in the hope of keeping the club afloat in the division.
Jose Bosingwa’s club, Queens Park Rangers, has been defeated by Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League match at White Hart Lane on Sunday. That was a close game and both the teams fought hard, but, the Tottenham boys put a bit of extra effort in the second half and managed to pull off a victory.
The Tottenham team was playing on its home ground and more than 35,000 supporters were right behind the team. It was an electrifying environment out there in the stadium and all those people present in the stadium saw a display of high quality football.
The French club AS Monaco are not looking to sign the former Chelsea defender José Bosingwa, who is now available on a free transfer after having released by his former club following the end of last season.
José Bosingwa was part of the Chelsea team that managed to lift the FA Cup and the Champions League title last season. However, the contract of the 29-year-old was not renewed by the club. They also did not take up the option of extending by another season because the club was looking to bring down the age of the squad.