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Match of the Day Magazine Issue 633

Match of the Day is Britain’s best-selling football magazine. We bring our youth audience closer to their heroes with an action-packed version of the iconic TV programme. Facts, stats and gossip provide our audience with the knowledge they need for playground banter, while glossy posters, quizzes and cartoons allow them to celebrate the game they’re obsessed with. Parents and teachers say it’s sometimes the only thing boys will read. A huge compliment.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
sancho signs!

Jadon lands at United! FINALLY – it’s a done deal, readers! Almost a year after first making a move for Jadon Sancho, Man. United slapped a huge £72.9m bid under Borussia Dortmund’s noses and they’ve accepted. The 21-year-old England bagged 16 goals and 20 assists in all comps last season – the Red Devils are going to be a force! JAKE SAYS Sancho bagged 49 goals in the past three seasons at Dortmund – the Prem ain't ready for him! MOTD will be back on your screens on Saturday 14 August, BBC One…

1 min
jadon’s journey!

2007 At just 7 years old, Sanch signs for Watford academy and moves into club accommodation from his London home in Camberwell! 2015 Man. City snap up Jadon for a fee of up to £500,000. He impresses them so much he trains with the first team in 2017! 2017 Short on game time at City, Sanch makes a brave move to Borussia Dortmund, where he becomes one of their MVPs! 2018 His goals and assists catch the eye of England boss Gareth Southgate, who hands him his international debut v Croatia! 2021 Jadon puts pen to paper on a contract that makes him one of United's highest-paid players. He’s ready to rip up the Prem! MY PREDICTIONS How many goals and assists do you think he’ll get for the Red Devils?…

5 min
transfer madness!

NEW LOOK… ARSENAL THE REVAMP COST £135.2m DONE DEALS! ALBERT SAMBI LOKONGA CM | £17.2m NUNO TAVARES LB | £8m INS! BEN WHITE The Gunners have had two bids rejected for the Brighton and England centre-back, but have now all but announced a deal to finally sign him. Ben’s the calm and composed right-sided defender they need! RUBEN NEVES With Granit Xhaka on his way to Roma, Arsenal are on the hunt for a sturdy midfielder who can ping pinpoint passes long and short for days – and that’s Wolves star Ruben. There’s work to do on this one, though! HOUSSEM AOUAR Lyon playmaker Houssem has been on Arsenal’s radar for a few summers now, but his price has dropped and they’re finally set to pounce. That is unless they can tie up a deal for last season’s loan star Martin…

1 min
the big quiz! first half

1 Which of these countries won the Copa America this summer? 2 Which ex-Arsenal star is the new boss of Crystal Palace? 3 Which League One club did Jordan Pickford play for? 4 Can you tell us the name of this flames new Barcelona signing? 5 Which WSL star has a brother who played for England at Euro 2020? 6 Which of these countries made it into the Euro 2020 knockout stage? 7 Emma Hayes is the manager of which WSL club? 8 Which Championship club does Wales striker Kieffer Moore play for? 9 Jose Mourinho is now in charge of which Italian club? 10 Which of these competitions will Tottenham play in this season? 11 Which of these clubs has Argentina legend Angel Di Maria NOT played for? 12 Which player was France’s top scorer at Euro 2020? 13 Steven Gerrard…

2 min
transfer catch-up!

G. Donnarumma AC Milan to PSG After bagging Sergio Ramos, PSG topped that by signing the world's best young keeper. Gianluigi's contract had expired at Milan, so he's moved for a new challenge! WHAT THEY'RE GETTING! YOUTH & EXPERIENCE! Gianluigi is just 22, but he played 251 times for Milan after debuting at just 16. He's gonna get even better! PENALTY KING! Donna was vital as Italy beat both Spain and England on penalties at Euro 2020 this summer! MEGA LONG ARMS! No joke – he's one of the most imposing keepers around. His arms seem to go right across the goal! Marc Guehi Chelsea to Crystal Palace With new boss Patrick Vieira in place, Palace have moved quickly. They’ve made waves at the back by signing the young Chelsea defender. He’ll be worth every penny! WHAT THEY'RE GETTING! LONDON CREW! Palace are…

3 min
transfer bites!

WATFORD The Hornets have made a load of signings already, including forward Josh King – and Udinese right-back Jens Stryger Larsen could be the next in. He was class for Denmark at Euro 2020 this summer! BAYERN MUNICH The German giants have a squad stacked with superstars, but they’re always looking towards the future. Rennes need to sell wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga soon and Bayern are lining up a move! LEEDS Marcelo Bielsa is bringing in some top quality talent. He's already bagged Junior Firpo from Barcelona and next on their list is Wolves winger Adama Traore – a bid of £50m should do the trick! ASTON VILLA Villa are on the hunt for midfield upgrades. If they can’t snare Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, they’ll go for Tottenham's Harry Winks! WOLVES Now that Rui Patricio has left for Roma, there’s wriggle…