Former Leeds United and Aston Villa manager David O’Leary was in dispute with Dubai-based club and former employers Al Ahli over monies owed to the team’s one-time manager.
O’Leary was sacked just one year into a three-year contract with the club but despite being seemingly dismissed from his post, Al Ahli refused to provide any form of compensation and instead claimed that the Irishman had simply walked away from his post.
O’Leary opted to take action to recoup the £3.3 million owed to him with a hearing of the world governing body ruling in his favour.
Leon Goretzka is the latest rising star to emerge from the German football league, following in the footsteps of recent superstars like Mezut Ozil and Mario Gotze.
Born on February 6th 1995, the young midfielder began his playing career as a child with the youth club Werner SV Bochum. Rising up through the ranks, he eventually made the transition to the VfL Bochum first-team squad, joining up with them in 2001.
His talent was soon spotted by the German national team set-up with Goretzka winning his first cap for the under-16 national team against Northern Ireland in Gottingen on November 15th 2010.
Since then he has gone on to represent the under-17 and under-19 sides, as well as playing 24 times for Bochum in the Bundesliga 2. scoring four goals along the way.
Despite his impressive efforts, Bochum remain embroiled in a relegation battle, meaning a transfer away is more than likely, with the current suitors including Arsenal and Manchester United.
The press has already labelled the star as the new Michael Ballack.
Are Arsenal bidding to sign Stevan Jovetic?
Arsenal are reportedly launching a bid to sign Fiorentina attacker Stevan Jovetic in a deal worth as much as 24 million euros according to La Stampa.
The potential agreement would see the young Montenegrin earn en estimated four million euros a year with the Gunners also aiming to land Gonzalo Higuain.