For years, there has been talking around the way that Paris Saint-Germain plays to the rules of European football. Under the UEFA Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, teams have to manage their spending accordingly. Thanks to the way that PSG is run, though, some believe they do some pretty spectacular work in dodging the regulations and working around them. However, it looks like those fears are often unfounded – if they weren’t, would they really allow FFP to get in the way of signing Lionel Messi?15.02.2021 Read More >
Having seen their season derailed from the moment Raul Jimenez fractured his skull, Wolverhampton Wanderers have been searching for an alternative. The young striker signed in the summer, Fabio Silva, has been deemed too young and too ‘green’ a player to contribute week-in, week-out just yet. One for the future, the club needed an experienced striker with the physicality to handle the English game. And in Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose, they might just have signed the perfect striker for the club.29.01.2021 Read More >
Real Madrid risked flying past the playoffs – but ended as the group stage winner. Madrid is qualifying for a playoff for 25th time in a row.
Real Madrid risked flying past the playoffs – but ended as the group stage winner. Madrid is qualifying for a playoff for 25th time in a row.10.12.2020 Read More >
For years, the concept of sports betting in America has been a deeply controversial one. Stay in one state, and you can more or less openly bet on any sport that is taking place. The pundits and experts sit and talk about their own bets as if it is the most normalised thing in the world. Head to another state, though, and you’ll be hit with a fine – or worse – if you don’t pay attention to their strict anti-gambling laws. However, with the 2020 US Election well and truly underway, we’re now in a position where more states are legalising the act of sports betting.06.11.2020 Read More >
As one of the most prolific strikers of the last decade, Gonzalo Higuain has become typecast by many as a poacher and a flat track bully. Deemed a player who wouldn’t do it on the big occasion, the Argentine has endured taunts from opposition fans as well as his own. However a clinical and proven goalscoring record in Spain and Italy proves that for many Higuain is a top striker.14.09.2020 Read More >
Having become a pariah at Real Madrid and increasingly out of the discussion of top players in the European game, it looks like Gareth Bale might be ready to return to England. The Welshman was a Tottenham Hotspur icon, and it looks like the most likely place for him to turn up would be at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.23.08.2020 Read More >
Having done very little for Arsenal in the last seasons, former record signing Mesut Ozil has struggled massively to make an impact on a club he is the highest-paid player for. Despite having a remarkable first few years in England, a gradual but sustained slowdown in performance and in output has taken place over the last few years. This has led to Ozil being in a strange position in that he earns too much to leave, but he also produces too little of value on the pitch to get a game.
However, one move that has long lingered in the distance is a move to his boyhood club Fenerbahce. Despite being way out of the Canaries reach today, with the club chairman stating that it would be “impossible” to sign him on anything like this current wage, a move could take place if a mass wage cut was to happen.
The highly-rated forward, who had spent four seasons at the Etihad Stadium, has signed a five-year contract with the Bundesliga champions
Leroy Sane has completed a move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City for an initial €49m (£44.7m/$55m), with that amount potentially rising to €60 million (£55m/$67m) through add-ons.
As one of the most exciting young teams in England, Chelsea have a core of players who could be with the club for a decade. Some positions, though, are less sound than others. A fine example of this would be when it comes to left-back. The full-back positions are mostly taken up by experienced players or rotation options who lack week to week consistency. That’s why manager Frank Lampard seems set to make a move for Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell.18.06.2020 Read More >
As one of the most intelligent yet outspoken names in football administration, Jean-Michel Aulas has as many foes as he does admirers. Having got into a bitter dispute with Olympique Marseille supremos in recent weeks, the Lyon president has again been on the front foot arguing for changes to be made to how the calendar works.01.06.2020 Read More >