Benevento footballer Oliver Kragl analyzed his time in the Austrian league in an interview with Goal and the influence that the entry of the energetic Red Bull has with the RB Salzburg there. The German, who left for Italian football in 2016, played three years in the SV Reid of the Austrian Primera, coinciding in the competition with the team owned by the energy drink that dominates the competition and which it sees capable of buying Cristiano Ronaldo.“The differences in that league are huge. Red Bull Salzburg demands a lot. He was able to beat Liverpool European champion at Anfield and pulled a tie in Naples in the Champions League. Rapid Vienna is still big and Ried or Admira Wacker have no money to keep up with Salzburg. Red Bull could buy Cristiano Ronaldo tomorrow if they wanted to. I believe that Salburg could do well in the Bundesliga German and smaller Austrian clubs would be competitive in Second, “said Kragl.In Austria he coincided on the field with Sadio Mané, for whom he only has good words. “You could see where Sadio’s career would go. He is exceptional. Fast, technically excellent and always knows where to go. Normal to be idolized in Liverpool. He is calm and polite. Expensive cars or watches don’t matter to him and besides, he donates a lot of money to his country and tries to help the people there. That shows how it is, “he said. A shot worthy of “Roberto Carlos”Oliver Kragl spoke of one of his favorite goals, the one that put Donarumma in San Siro during a Milan-Frosinone. The German hit him with his left from 35 meters in a lack without barrier and well adjusted to the post. His left-footed shot is one of his best qualities and he described it for Goal, comparing himself to Roberto Carlos with a laugh. “It’s a gift. I know how to hit him, I’ve learned over the years. My thighs are not as wide as Roberto Carlos, but my shot is almost as strong. If I get to have his thighs, I think the ball would explode. “ assured.Benevento is the leader of Serie B with 20 points over Crotone, so if Italian football returns, it is most likely that Kragl’s cannon returns to the Calcium First Division.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Hugo Lloris will consider his future at the end of the season if and more likely when Tottenham Hotspur do not qualify for the Champions League. Lloris’s preference would be to stay in the Premier League and he is a potential replacement for David de Gea at Manchester United. (Guardian)Manchester United believe they are in pole position to sign £25m Dutch sensation Memphis Depay. Liverpool are also keen on the winger along with French giants Paris Saint-Germain, but United are prepared to hand the 21-year-old a four-year contract and quadruple his wages to £135,000-a-week. (Daily Star)Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, 24 will not be leaving for Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s praise for the Belgian star has led to claims he is on Real’s radar, but Hazard has no interest in moving away from Stamford Bridge having only recently signed a new contract. (Daily Telegraph)Bayern Munich are ready to step up their efforts to steal defender Branislav Ivanovic away from Chelsea this summer. The Serbian has one year left on his current deal and the Bundesliga champions have joined Paris Saint-Germain in keeping close tabs on him. (Daily Express)Victor Wanyama has revealed that he is on Arsene Wenger’s shopping list. The Kenyan midfielder, 23, will cost Arsenal around £20million after a stunning season at Southampton. (The Sun)Southampton have slapped a £20m price tag on Jay Rodriguez. The striker has not played since last April but Saints will still demand big money this summer for the Manchester City and Tottenham target. (Daily Star)Southampton are hoping to beat Newcastle to land Jordy Clasie as Ronald Koeman prepares for another summer of upheaval at Southampton. (Daily Mirror)French champions Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. Inter Milan are also keen on the Ivorian. (The Times)Liverpool are free to complete a transfer deal for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, with the Italian side unable to afford a permanent £29m move. (Metro)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Liverpool must splash the cash to catch up with Arsenal and Chelsea, claims Luis GarciaMan City target Diego Simeone could end up in the Premier League, talkSPORT toldExclusive – Karren Brady offers no assurances about Sam Allardyce’s West Ham futureReports – Manchester United launch £21.5m bid for Mats HummelsNapoli coach Rafa Benitez rubbishes Manchester City linksReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane casts admiring glances at Chelsea’s Eden HazardRoberto Mancini determined to lure Yaya Toure away from Manchester City as Inter Milan make moveRoma hitman leaves door open to Arsenal or Chelsea moveArsenal working on deal for Dortmund star, claim reports in GermanyArsenal, Chelsea and Man United target admits he’d ‘love’ to stay in ItalyReports – Former Man United star offered Russian return