Liverpool make key loan decision, latest on David Luiz’ Arsenal contract and free-to-air Premier League fixtures

With the domestic season extended until July, the Premier League leaders faced a decision on the immediate futures of the players they have sent out on loan.

Liverpool have decided they are going to let winger Harry Wilson stay at Bournemouth for the remainder of the Premier League season.

Wilson moved to Bournemouth on a short-term loan deal that was set to come to an end last month. However, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing the suspension of football by three months, Jurgen Klopp’s side have decided to permit him to stay at the Vitality Stadium until the end of July.

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder, who has gained fame for his curling free-kicks, has excelled during his stay at the South Coast. The Wales international has scored 7 goals in only 19 league starts for Eddie Howe’s side.

Liverpool Echo reports that Klopp has been getting regular updates on the midfielder’s progress, with pathways manager Julian Ward keeping the German manager aware on Wilson’s time with the Cherries.

Liverpool make key loan decision
Wilson has scored 7 goals in only 19 league starts for Eddie Howe’s side. (Image Credit: imago images Craig Mercer / Sportimage)

Top News 2: Latest on David Luiz' Arsenal contract

Arsenal transfer news – Why Luiz might have played his last game for Gunners
Luiz joined the Gunners from Chelsea last summer (Image Copyright: imago images / Action Plus ShaunxBrooks)

Ligalive had reported last week that the 33-year-old Brazilian defender was in discussion with the Gunners to extend his stay at the Emirates.

Mirror Football reports that Arsenal centre-back David Luiz is set to sign a two-year contract extension with the Gunners, rebuffing reports that he was set to return to Benfica nine-years after he left the Portuguese side to move to England.

The English news outlet quote Benfica president Luiz Felipe Vieira who says he has spoken to Luiz about a move to the Portuguese giants. However, with the Gunners offering him a new two-year deal, the former Chelsea and PSG defender is set to extend his stay in London.

The new contract that the Gunners have offered Arsenal will see the Brazilian earn less in wages than he did under the terms of the deal he signed when he moved to the Emirates last summer. However, it contains bonus- and appearance-related incentives.

Luiz’ decision to stay put at the Emirates must have come as a shock to his former side Benfica who were confident of landing the Brazilian on a free this summer. Arsenal were initially reluctant to offer him anything longer than a 12-month deal but it seems as if the 33-year-old has gotten his way.


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Top News 3: Free-to-air Premier League fixtures

Free-to-air Premier League fixtures
Everton Vs Liverpool will be one of the games that will be free to watch for the audience (Image Credit: imago images COLORSPORT / ALAN MARTIN)

Almost a third of the remaining 92 top-flight games will be free to watch for the audience either on television or online.

Sky has announced that the Merseyside derby between Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and Premier League leaders Liverpool will be free to watch when the Premier League resumes later this month.

As of today, no list has been released either by the Premier League or by the broadcasters of games that will be aired for free but it is being reported that as many as third of the 92 remaining top-flight matches will be free on television or online.

The rationale behind showing games for free is that it will convince those people who used to go to stadiums to watch their favorite teams in actions to watch them at home without paying for any subscription plan.

Premier League has already announced that it plans to organize matches every day of the week, with Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday seeing two top-flight games and Monday and Friday seeing one-match each. Both days of the weekend, meanwhile, will see at least eight teams in action each.

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