Coutinho mess a fitting end to Barca’s shambolic summer as Real remain stronger & Fikayo Tomori joins Hull City on loan from Chelsea

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The 19-year-old defender joins the Tigers on a season long loan from the Blues

Fikayo Tomori joins Hull City on a season long loan deal from Chelsea.

The Anglo-Nigerian defender who has been at Stamford Bridge since 2005 spent last season on loan at the Brighton and Hove Albion making nine making appearances.

He becomes the 12th summer signing of KC Stadium outfit joining Nigerian Ola Aina and Malian striker Nouha Dicko in the squad

Transfer deadline day came and went for Barcelona. The Blaugrana had seemed certain to bring in at least one more forward before the end of the window, but their pursuit of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho was a mess in the end – and it sums up a shambolic summer for the Catalan club.

Coutinho mess a fitting end to Barca’s shambolic summer as Real remain stronger

Barca were rocked by the departure of Neymar at the beginning of August, when the Brazil forward moved to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million. Nevertheless, there was still time to strengthen the squad and straight away the plan was clear: not one signing, but two – Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.

Unfortunately for Barca, everyone in Europe knew about the €222m burning a hole in their pockets and Neymar’s move served only to further inflate prices in an already overpriced market.

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