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, …
Is it Time for Theo Walcott to Leave Arsenal?

Is it Time for Theo Walcott to Leave Arsenal?

Theo Walcott has disappeared this season and hasn't really featured since returning from injury. He still retains his place in the England squad despite his lack of game time, and could feature over the international break. However, his place as a starter is far from certain, which will be a worry for the Arsenal player as he was once considered a permanent fixture for both club and country. Injuries have played a huge part in his decreasing role, but inconsistency …
James McArthur: A Statistical Analysis of Crystal Palace's Record Signing

James McArthur: A Statistical Analysis of Crystal Palace's Record Signing

Having been placed at the helm of affairs with less than a week to go before the transfer window closed, Neil Warnock was required to make a very quick assessment of his squad. The Englishman had a busy deadline day as he made 3 crucial signings mere hours before the window shut. These were in the form of James McArthur, Kevin Doyle (on loan) and Zeki Fryers. The signing of McArthur from Wigan for a fee of 7 million surpassed …
Angel Di Maria and the 'Panic Buy' Tag

Angel Di Maria and the 'Panic Buy' Tag

Angel Di Maria is an extremely talented player, a player who will bring pace, guile and skill to a Manchester United side currently devoid of all three. The Argentine created more chances for his team mates last year than Suarez, Ronaldo, Messi, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale, yet there are still detractors queueing up to put a negative spin on the transfer. Some of these detractors are respected pundits while others are journalists using Di Maria to fill column inches. …
Fazio v Musacchio - Stats Comparison of Tottenham's Defensive Targets

Fazio v Musacchio - Stats Comparison of Tottenham's Defensive Targets

Tottenham Hotspur have started the season incredibly well with two wins from two and a perfect five goals scored and none conceded. Mauricio Pochettino's men sit proudly atop the Premier League table, providing an attractive proposition to any new players interested in making White Hart Lane their home for the coming campaign. The Spaniard's need for a classy central defender has been well documented and with time running out in this transfer window, Pochettino and his staff need to work …
Could Etienne Capoue's Start Under Pochettino Save Tottenham £27m?

Could Etienne Capoue's Start Under Pochettino Save Tottenham £27m?

For the last month, the transfer rumour that has been circling White Hart Lane has been Morgan Schneiderlin following his former manager to the North London club. But with a range of midfielders at the club there may already be a suitable player amongst their ranks in the form of Etienne Capoue. In a difficult debut season at Tottenham, Capoue only made 12 appearances in the league due to injuries and a changeable team selection. With a good pre-season under …
Would Cambiasso be a Good Signing For Leicester?

Would Cambiasso be a Good Signing For Leicester?

Leicester will face a difficult task this season to consolidate their position in the top flight, especially after being absent from the Premier League for such a long time, but an opening day 2-2 draw against Everton was very encouraging. They have yet to add proven Premier League quality. Although Marc Albrighton and Matt Upson have both played at this level, neither will provide the quality needed to survive. Whilst Leonard Ulloa is unproven at the top level he started …