Louis Van Gaal has made it no secret for the better part of eight months that he wants Harry Kane as his striker. Although the Dutchman is used to having his cake and eating it to, his arrogance is yet again getting in the way of business. Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy has been known not
The arrival of Neymar (and Luis Suarez) to the Catalan giants signaled the end of Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma’s first team opportunities at FC Barcelona. The Spanish winger has been a mainstay throughout Spain’s international dynasty and was a regular fixture in Barcelona’s starting XI before the holy grail of attacking triumvirates arrived. Pedro’s departure seems best for both
Jose Mourinho stated emphatically that the transfer window was closed for Chelsea. It’s hard to reconcile that statement with today’s announcement £22M signing of Ghanian Left Back Baba Rahman. Chelsea has been thin at left back since the departure of Ashley Cole, but now after second choice defender Luis Filipe’s return to Atletico Madrid, Chelsea have
For the second day in a row, Raheem Sterling has called in sick/refused to train/continued to act like a total diva. Sterling’s relationship with Brendan Rodgers and Fenway Sports Group has been in tatters for months now, and we are simply waiting for the bitter end to this pathetic charade. It is hard to believe
Over the past quarter-century Iker Casillas has bagged every major trophy in Spain and in Europe. He has been named the best goalkeeper alive by FIFA voters a staggering seven times. Recent years haven’t been kind to Madrid’s captain, infamously losing his starting job under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship and suffering from the rotation blues under
Only Pep Guardiola couldn’t find a permanent spot in his XI for Thomas Muller (or Bastian Schweinsteiger for that matter). Muller is now keen on linking up with Louis Van Gaal as the revolution appears to be in full effect at Old Trafford. Schweinsteiger looks certain to move, making Muller’s departure more logical as well.
Hold on tight casual fans of the beautiful game. The long-serving figures standing between the posts for many elite teams are set to swap jerseys in the coming months. The summer transfer window of 2015 may go down in the annals of football lore as the most seismic shift in the history of goalkeeper transfers.
Liverpool wants you to know that they have offered Raheem Sterling a ‘wonderful deal’ to stay at the club. Brendan Rodgers wants you to know that the Liverbirds biggest asset doesn’t have to leave Anfield to be properly compensated for his skyrocketing value, because of said ‘wonderful deal’ that he has been offered. He also wants you
“Transfer news this week sucks.” Yes, friend. I know. I have high hopes for those two fortnights in January where I can relive the summer excitement of hitting refresh roughly 4,000 times a day to find out if Ibrahimovic’s toenail will prevent him from moving to the premier league. Fans of the beautiful game have
Lionel Messi is, was, and (probably) will be the most defining player in the history of Barcelona. He may have already eclipsed Cruyff, depending on how long your memory span is. Messi, like Cruyff before him, could not be a more emblematic presence at the Nou Camp if he were from Catalonia. The Argentinian maestro,