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, […]

Cengiz Ünder: Rodgers’ Newest Weapon

After three years in Rome, Cengiz Ünder has traded the Italian capital for Leicester and the project Brendan Rodgers is currently in charge of. With the Turkish-international’s profile (a right-footed left-winger) matching a previous star for the Foxes, the comparisons have already begun between the two players – with Ünder yet to even kick a […]

Timothy Castagne: An Instant Impact

The signing of Timothy Castagne has been Leicester City’s sole investment in the window, thus far, and an exciting one at that, with an excellent goal on his debut. Putting aside all the other transfer rumours, let’s dissect the Belgian-international’s rise to prominence in the Italian Serie A, whilst outlining his most probable role under […]

What’s Next for Thiago Alcantara?

Thiago Alcantara is on top of the world. Fresh off a Treble-winning season with Bayern Munich, the Spanish midfielder seems to have decided his time with the Bavarian giants has come to an end. Rumors of a move to the Premier League have Football Twitter buzzing about potential landing spots, namely Liverpool. Sudden Recognition The […]

The Modern-Day Example: Sergio Ramos, El Capitán

The past two seasons have been defined by Liverpool’s dominance, as they won the Champions League in 2019 and were on course to win the Premier League by a landslide this year. Their hegemony has resulted in world admiration for Dutch center-half Virgil Van Dijk, who has seemingly racked up all possible personal accolades for […]

The Maitland-Niles Conundrum: Why His Arsenal Future Rests in His Own Hands

The date is January 18th, 2020. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has just completed yet another mature 90 minutes for Arsenal at right-back, highlighting both his importance to and improvement under Mikel Arteta since his arrival at the helm in December. It was Maitland-Niles’ 5th Premier League start in a row with his new manager on the touchline. […]

Back to the Homeland? Player Spotlight: Leroy Sané

The Wonderkid Turned Superstar Ever since his Champions League performance against Real Madrid for boyhood club Schalke in 2015, Leroy Sané has seemed destined for the top. Since then, Sané moved to Manchester City in 2016, where manager Pep Guardiola has turned him into an excellent system left winger. In his last two full campaigns, […]

From Russia with Love: Alexsandr Golovin, The Next Russian Premier League Star?

In 2018, Russia hosted a memorable World Cup, partly because the host nation made an admirable run to the quarter-final. They lost to eventual runners-up Croatia on penalties, and made their fans fall back in love with the sport in the process. When you take a look at that 2018 squad, there aren’t many promising […]

Player Spotlight: PSG’s Unsung Hero, Idrissa Gana Gueye

The shortened 2019-20 season has left many of us wondering how domestic leagues and European cups would have finished. One of the “surprises” of this year was Paris Saint Germain’s ability to finally make it past the Champions League Round of 16. The prior three seasons had seen PSG suffer a monumental meltdown at the […]