Zlatan To United - How Will it Work Out?

Zlatan To United - How Will it Work Out?

Manchester United fans were in for a treat as Louis Van Gaal was replaced by Jose Mourinho, and that excitement had barely died down, before they announced the possible signing of the high-profile striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. There is no denying the calibre and skill of Ibrahimovic as he has proven numerous times before. A player that thrives on passion combined with accurate offensive skill, is exactly what Manchester United needs to look for in their new striker recruits. As proved …
How Does Eric Bailly Compare With United's Other Centre-Backs?

How Does Eric Bailly Compare With United's Other Centre-Backs?

The transfer season is alive and kicking now with teams in England starting to flex their financial muscle - signing players left, right and centre which has already seen a couple of big moves from abroad. Manchester United, under Jose Mourinho are in the mix too and they seem to have a well defined plan this season unlike in recent years, especially when it comes to recruitment - which has certainly let them down in some cases, contributing to their …
Vardy to Arsenal - A Ridiculous Transfer Story, Surely?

Vardy to Arsenal - A Ridiculous Transfer Story, Surely?

Leicester City experienced the most astonishing of seasons and were crowned Premier League champions. It was a fairytale enjoyed by most people. Who doesn't love an underdog? Claudio Ranieri has been extremely smart ever since his appointment and isn't carried away by his side's unbelievable success. He knows that competition is going to be crazy this season with all the money that will kick in with the new TV deal and the array of managers extraordinaire present. He has been realistic in …
A Transfer Window of Opportunity for Arsenal

A Transfer Window of Opportunity for Arsenal

After another season that fell apart in the spring and ended with a growing sense of disillusion amongst fans, it may sound strange to suggest that next season could present Arsenal with a window of opportunity. Granit Xhaka, although not yet officially confirmed, is potentially an excellent acquisition for Arsenal and will add steel to a midfield that has been crying out for an enforcer for the best part of a decade. Not only does he offer protection to the …
Who Will Be Mourinho's First Signing: Ibrahimovic or Benzema?

Who Will Be Mourinho's First Signing: Ibrahimovic or Benzema?

FA Cup winners Manchester United will finally be under the guidance of a new manager after Louis Van Gaal’s departure, and they have roped in Jose Mourinho to be LvG’s successor at the club. After a lot of heated debates between fans as to whether or not LvG deserved to continue for another season, many United fans are relieved to have Jose take up the reigns, albeit a few concerns here and there. As witnessed in the matches in this last …
Compiling an XI of Chelsea Rejects

Compiling an XI of Chelsea Rejects

Out of the discarded players of Chelsea in recent years two must stick out for their incoming manager Antonio Conte: Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea banked a combined £45m selling that pair and it will take significantly more to get them back. Conte used Carlos Tevez as something of a battering ram and focal point at Juventus and Lukaku was surely envisaged to do the same when he first signed by Chelsea. Lukaku's 18 Premier League goals is …
January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

January Transfer Window: Hey Big Spender

For those of an age similar to mine, I promise the title is not a Jimmy Nail and Tyneside related pun and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, Jimmy Nail played a Tyneside detective called Spender in a 90’s cop series of the same name. Anyway, enough of the digression and on to the subject at hand: the January transfer window (sound the trumpets). January is the extrovert sibling of the summer transfer window, the odd one …
Xhaka: Man of Granit for Arsenal?

Xhaka: Man of Granit for Arsenal?

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Granit Xhaka would appear to be a man in demand this summer. The midfielder has already been linked with Liverpool and Manchester City, but over the past week it is Arsenal who have emerged as the strongest contenders for his signature. The Gunners have been heavily linked and even rumoured to be prepared to pay around €45m for the Swiss international. He first emerged at FC Basel, before an €8.5m move to Mönchengladbach where he became a fixture …
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