Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Bahia Thu, 18 Aug 2022 11:52:38 +1000 Tribal Football <![CDATA[Man City owners CFG on brink of buying Bahia]]> <p>Manchester City owners City Football Group (CFG) are set to further expand their network.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sat, 30 Jul 2022 23:32:16 +1000 Paul Vegas <![CDATA[Man City in talks to buy Brazilian club Bahia]]> <p>Manchester City are in talks to buy Brazilian club Bahia.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 20 Apr 2022 01:03:08 +1000 Paul Vegas <![CDATA[Inter Milan step up bid for Bahia keeper Jeanzinho]]> <p>Inter Milan are in active talks for Bahia goalkeeper Jeanzinho.<p>The youngster is a Brazil U20 international and is being watched by the Nerazzurri.<p>TMW says the pursuit has intensified, with Inter now checking on Jeanzinho's family to see if they have a European connection.<p>Inter are keen for Jeanzinho to have an EU passport so to smooth his move.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 21 May 2015 23:20:37 +1000 <![CDATA[Inter Milan watching Bahia keeper Jean]]> <p>Inter Milan are watching Bahia goalkeeper Jean.<p>The 20 year-old Brazilian is a member of Alexandre Gallo's Olympics squad and U20 team.<p>Inter are keeping tabs on Jean and weighing up a move for the summer market.<p>Jean has seen first team action for Bahia this season.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 21 May 2015 23:27:37 +1000 <![CDATA[Journeyman Adu planning to 'get the smile back' in Finland with KuPS]]> <p>Freddy Adu is determined to rediscover his love for soccer after joining the 11th club of his professional career.<p>The former US soccer prodigy signed with Finland side Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) on the weekend and is hoping he can get back to his mindset of his early playing days and simply enjoy the game.<p>Adu Tweeted:<p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Goal is to get the smile back in my game and enjoy the game like I used to. Have missed being out there. Thanks for the continued support!</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:45:18 +1100 <![CDATA[Gabriel Paulista: Why Gooners can't expect instant impact from Arsenal signing]]> <p>Two games into his Arsenal career and Gabriel Paulista is still to get off the bench.<p>But Gooners shouldn't be overly concerned. Gabriel, even at 24, is far from the finished article - particularly at Premier League level.<p>His Gunners career could mirror what he experienced at Villarreal, where coach Marcelino, after quickly realising Gabriel was some way from La Liga standard, took the signing from Vitoria under his wing and with personal coaching was able to build the defender's game to the point where he is now one of the Yellow Submarine's richest ever transfers.<p>His first season was a slow burn. While an exceptional athlete and, as highlighted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, boasting great composure on the ball, there were doubts about his ability to get the better of strikers in the Spanish Liga. <p>"That first season was all new to me," recalled Gabriel last year. "It was a year of adjustment and not much more. It was a major change for me, but the training helped me to adapt and I'm now more comfortable at this level."<p>That "training" Gabriel mentions was dominated by one-on-one sessions with Marcelino, who, in that first 12 months of the Brazilian's European career was determined to get him to the required level.<p>Throughout season 2013/14, local scribes would report on training sessions punctured by the badgering of Marcelino towards Gabriel. He never let up on the young defender, pushing him for greater focus and awareness of opposition players around him.<p>As Wenger appears to be doing now, Marcelino refused to rush Gabriel into his line-up.<p>"That first game took a while to arrive," said the defender, "but the team was doing well and I still had to learn. <p>"The debut was tough! I was not used to the game's pace and I was always having to think about how to react next. There are some great players in this Liga and you cannot drop your concentration. You have to keep up with them."<p>Gabriel admits the management of Marcelino has been crucial in his improvement.<p>"Marcelino was always watching me at training. He's given me great support and always assured me when I was ready, I would get my chance. I never dropped my head, I always kept at my work and effort. <p>"He'd always talk to me about what I needed to improve. That was important, because I needed to know what had to be improved so I could adapt as quickly as possible."<p>The game hasn't come easy for Gabriel. Coming through at Vitoria, he experienced both relegation and promotion with the Bahia giants - and also clashed physically with home fans. But for his work ethic and devotion to Vitoria, he remains popular at home.<p>Vitoria's money men are certainly pleased over developments this past month, with Gabriel's move to Arsenal guaranteeing them &euro;1.1 million - at least - as part of a sell-on fee.<p>"He'll never change his attitude, his commitment," says former teammate and Vitoria goalkeeper Wilson.<p>"We know Gabriel and know his character, dedication and affection he has for the club (Vitoria).<p>"Going abroad has benefited him professionally. It's only a matter of time before he plays for the Selecao."<p>For Marcelino, Gabriel represented a personal undertaking - and to see him sold, even if it was for almost &euro;20 million - generated feelings of a job not yet complete.<p>"The departure of Gabriel surprised us all because we did not expect to make changes to the squad," the Villarreal coach lamented. <p>"From a sporting point of view, it is unfortunate, but it was an irresistible offer from Arsenal for the club and to the player himself."<p>Now it's over to Wenger, Steve Bould and the Gunners coaching staff to pick up where Marcelino left off with the Gabriel project.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:26:17 +1100 <![CDATA[Chicago Fire land Brazilian defender Adailton]]> <p>Chicago Fire have confirmed the signing of Brazilian defender Adailton.<p>The 31-year old centre-back has joined the MLS club from hometown side Bahia and will be added to the Fire's roster upon receipt of his P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.<p>Adailton, who has previously played in France with Rennes and in Switzerland with FC Sion, will add plenty of depth and experience to Chicago's squad according to head coach Frank Yallop.<p>"Adailton is a strong, powerful defender," said Yallop.<p>"This is a position we were looking to fill, so I'm pleased that we will be adding a player with his experience to our team."<p>Adailton, who won the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship with Brazil, added: "It is with great satisfaction that I will continue my career with the Chicago Fire and play in Major League Soccer.<p>"I have been watching MLS closely over the past several seasons and ever since 2004 while in France, I made it a goal of mine to play in the United States. I had other opportunities to join MLS clubs in the past but the timing was not right until this challenge with the Fire.<p>"I look forward to working with my new teammates and Coach Frank Yallop and his staff to take on the challenge of returning the Fire to the Playoffs and giving the Fire Supporters the trophies they deserve."<p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NEWS: The Chicago Fire have signed Brazilian center back Adalton: <a href=""></a> <a href="">#cf97</a> <a href="">#MLS</a> <a href=""></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:00:15 +1100 <![CDATA[Chelsea post scouts to make new check on Benfica star Anderson Talisca]]> <p>Chelsea are maintaining interest in Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca.The London Evening Standard says Chelsea sent scouts to watch transfer target Anderson in action for Benfica during their 3-0 win over Belenenses at the weekend.<p>The Blues have been monitoring the striker since he was at Brazilian side Bahia and reportedly wanted to sign him in the summer and loan the 20-year-old to Vitesse Arnhem.<p>Work permit issues prevented the move from coming to fruition and he joined Benfica instead for just 3.2m.<p>Chelsea will face competition for Talisca, whose contract doesn't expire until 2019, with Manchester United and Arsenal also linked with him.<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:43:45 +1100 <![CDATA[Colombian striker Valencia joins Olimpo from Portland Timbers]]> <p>Portland Timbers have sold Jose Adolfo Valencia to Argentine club Olimpo Bahia Blanca.<p>The 22-year old Colombian forward has departed the Timbers after three seasons in MLS to join the Argentine top flight club.<p>Valencia, formerly of Santa Fe and Rosario Central, returns to Olimpo where he spent most of 2014 on loan. He scored just one goal in 26 appearances for the Timbers during his time in Oregon.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 01:21:09 +1100 <![CDATA[PSG defender Luiz urges Anderson Talisca to resist Chelsea offer]]> <p>PSG defender David Luiz has urged Brazil teammate Anderson Talisca to sit tight with Benfica.<p>Luiz believes that Talisca shouldn't rush into a move to his former club Chelsea - and also disappoint Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.<p>He said: "Talisca is having a great season and deserves the accolades he is getting from around the world.<p>"I just hope that he can continue playing well because he will be very important for Brazil.<p>"I saw him playing when he was still at Bahia. He is a player of great quality.<p>"He had the good fortune to fall into the hands on Jorge Jesus. He's a coach that improves his players.<p>"Every year we see Benfica sell three or four players with six or seven others the subject of offers.<p>"Jorge Jesus empowers and teaches players though. Talisca still has plenty to learn and I'm sure he'll get better in the future."<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:21:33 +1100