Ruben Loftus-Cheek: A Scouting Report

Profile A player who was once touted as one of the next best English midfielders, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has had awful luck with injuries in the first few years of his career. Despite a largely positive spell at Crystal Palace in 2017/18 and a promising breakthrough at Chelsea in 2018/19, the 24-year-old still has never managed …

Noni Madueke: A Scouting Report

When 17-year-old Jadon Sancho left Man City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017, it was viewed as an immensely brave move; a leap of faith not generally made by English youngsters. In the three years since, however, it’s become clear that Sancho truly paved the way for this movement. Over the last few seasons, a flurry …

A Big 2021 Ahead: Eight Players We Believe Will Explode This Year

Think back to the beginning of 2020. Fans were in stadiums, Erling Haaland hadn't yet played a game at Dortmund, Bruno Fernandes was still in Portugal, Liverpool were completely running away with the Premier League, and you had no idea Tariq Lamptey was THIS good. A lot can change in a year, especially in football. …

Michael Olise: A Scouting Report

An £8m release clause, the Championship's assist leader, and already an integral member of high-flying Reading, it’s easy to see why 19-year-old Michael Olise is garnering so much attention. In this report, we identify what exactly makes the youngster such an exciting prospect. Olise is a French-born attacking midfielder, and was picked up by Reading …

Silas Wamangituka: Stuttgart’s Congolese Star

VfB Stuttgart are quickly developing a reputation as one of the most promising sides in Europe. Under the leadership of technical director Sven Mislintat, the German club have a host of exciting young prospects, and 21-year-old Silas Wamangituka may be the best of the lot. Signed from Paris FC for €8m in 2019, Silas helped …

Andreas Skov Olsen: Denmark’s Own

By Dominic Wells This year's “Golden Boy” was awarded to Norwegian superstar, Erling Haaland, the poster boy of Scandinavia’s rising talents. A lot of clubs in Europe have started to utilise the region, and for good reason, as the combination of quality youngsters for affordable prices is very alluring. Some of the higher profile cases …

Yves Bissouma – A Scouting Report

After securing their Premier League status in their first season back in the top flight, Brighton signed then 21-year-old Yves Bissouma from Lille for a £15m fee. Viewed as a highly promising, combative, technically adept midfielder, the Malian's progress since has been tremendous. Encouraging but inconsistent initially, Bissouma has really blossomed under Graham Potter, and …

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa: Fulham’s Finest

By Brice Koval You’ve most likely seen Anguissa all over your TL this week, and there’s a reason for that. After a disappointing 18/19 campaign in an uninspired Fulham side, Anguissa has really found his feet and set both La Liga and the Prem alight. Fulham haven’t had such an impactful central midfielder since Mousa …

Dominik Szoboszlai: The first piece of Arsenal’s creative puzzle?

By Max Taylor and Philippe Stengel (Graphics: Greg McNeer) In recent months, Dominik Szoboszlai has announced himself to the world of football with some excellent displays for both club and country. These performances have sparked interest from a number of sides, including Arsenal. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the Hungarian star. In Wenger’s …

Achraf Hakimi: The €40 Million Bargain

Much of the talk about big money purchases this summer has mainly revolved around Premier League clubs. Deals for Kai Havertz and Thiago Alcantara are widely perceived as coveted captures, as they (and others) have drastically improved the quality of the Premier League. However, in the midst of the chaos in the covid-impacted transfer window, …