Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

If there’s anything that would annoy smaller clubs in the world more than their stature itself, then it’s the situation when big clubs come hunting for their better players when they seem like big fishes in a small pond. It’s obvious that big clubs certainly love to lay their hands on players from smaller clubs, but can often prove to be bait. And the latest small-club talent to have been clamoured by bigger clubs in the Premier League is Burnley …
Renato Sanches to United - What is this all about?

Renato Sanches to United - What is this all about?

It's that time of the year when some teams start preparing for the pre-season and others, even further. Manchester United, have always, done their deals with utmost secrecy in the past, at least up until, Sir Alex Ferguson's leadership. Things are rather different now from top to bottom at Old Trafford and the fact that every move of theirs - from scouting a 15-year old to registering an interest in a player to enquiring a buyout clause - is being …
Five Exciting Players that may be Heading to England

Five Exciting Players that may be Heading to England

Reus, Pogba, Bale, Vidal; we’ve heard them all so far. The transfer window has barely even begun and the rumour mills are working overtime. Players pushing for a move, agents slipping rumours to the media, it is all happening at a quicker rate every passing window and this summer window seems to be no different. Chelsea are sharpening their tools for a title defence, Manchester United are planning yet another blockbuster transfer window and City are licking their wounds and setting …
Roberto Firmino to Manchester United - Necessity or Luxury?

Roberto Firmino to Manchester United - Necessity or Luxury?

If twitter reports are anything to be trusted, then Manchester United have already wrapped up their second signing of the summer - Hoffeinheim's attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino for circa 18m€ (some sources quote €30 million). Although there has been no noise in particular from the British Press on what has been going on behind the curtains at Old Trafford, it looks like the deal could be on and the player could have actually undergone his medical already whilst on international duty, …
Welbeck's Frustration - Could He Be Seeking Pastures New?

Welbeck's Frustration - Could He Be Seeking Pastures New?

Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck has recently commented that he contemplated leaving the club after becoming frustrated at being played out of position under David Moyes. The England striker has often been praised for his versatility, but Welbeck has made it clear that he would prefer to play centrally. Welbeck managed 9 league goals last season and all of these came in games where he played in a central role. He was particularly prolific during December and January where he managed …
Transfer Rumours - Cheer Up, it might never happen!

Transfer Rumours - Cheer Up, it might never happen!

I religiously read a Football Transfer Rumours APP on my phone on the train to work each morning. In the last 24 hours, I have read about Wayne Rooney's move to Newcastle United, Darren Bent's transfer to Championship side Leeds United and Scott Parker's impending move to QPR, following their relegation to the second tier. I have to wonder, am I wasting my time? Is someone just making this stuff up? I just tapped "transfer rumours July 2012" into Google, …