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 […]

A Dive into Brentford’s “Moneyball” Approach to Football

Brentford F.C. have become somewhat famous in recent years due to their owner Matthew Benham’s moneyball approach in the transfer market. Having made his money from sports betting, Benham initially made waves in 2015, when he sacked his manager Mark Warburton, just after the club gained promotion to the Championship. Ever since then, however, Brentford […]

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 […]

Deschamps’ Reign: What Does the Future of French Football Look Like?

National team managers don’t have an easy job. They train their squads every few months, and are judged on a very small sample of games. Despite having just won the World Cup in 2018, Didier Deschamps may be under the most scrutiny of all. The World Cup-winning side has repeatedly been attacked in the media […]

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 […]

Premier League 19/20 Season Predictions

After a seemingly endless offseason (not for some players), finally it is time to welcome back what we’ve all been waiting for. With the transfer window slamming shut, we can settle in and enjoy a 38-week season uninterrupted by pesky winter breaks (sorry, Jurgen). Storylines abound, we can expect another exciting (and now VAR filled) […]