Alex Sandro and the Importance of Making an Early Statement in the Transfer Window

Alex Sandro and the Importance of Making an Early Statement in the Transfer Window

The football season is over - albeit only for the moment, as players around the world begin to enjoy a brief vacation ahead of the rendezvous in Russia to take part in the biggest sporting competition in the world. Club football usually takes a back seat when continents and countries collide as Germany look to defend their World Cup in June. In addition to being 'the Broadway' to a professional footballer representing his country, the World Cup has, for years, …
Manchester United Transfer Index: Luke Shaw

Manchester United Transfer Index: Luke Shaw

As part of my weekly Manchester United transfer series, I decided to look at the career of Luke Shaw at Manchester United, the present and whether or not there is a future for the young Englishman at Old Trafford beyond the Summer of 2018. It is easy to forget some of the more simpler issues - amidst the whole argument surrounding United's Premier League season with it dividing opinion among the fans, progress versus the lack of entertainment, possibility of …
The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

With the transfer window now officially open; we are already well into full-on 'silly season' mode. Here at 2Upfront, we look at all the rumours currently circulating and more widely, how we as football fans, find ourselves in this crazy world of multi-million pound transfers, obscene wages and ludicrous transfer speculation. How Did We Get Here? The 2017 summer transfer window is the culmination of many factors that we have seen building over the last few years. Firstly, the latest …