Ilkay Gundogan: Pepped Up

Ilkay Gundogan: Pepped Up

Bundesliga, one of the two football leagues in Europe to have a better UEFA coefficient than the English Premier League. Also, now starting to be known as the shopping mall of the Premier League. Such is the flow of players, as well as a few managers from the German league to its English counterpart. Eleven players and one manager made the move from Germany to England this summer. From £42m rated Leroy Sane to the free transfers of Alex Manninger, Joel …
Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Gundogan & Mkhitaryan: Could be the Signings of the Summer

Gundogan & Mkhitaryan: Could be the Signings of the Summer

Borussia Dortmund made a name for themselves under Jurgen Klopp in 2013 when they clinched the Bundesliga title and made it to the Champions League final in the same season. They've got a whole host of big names in their squad - although they've already lost some of those who participated in that winning season just three years ago. Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze both joined rivals Bayern Munich, and it looks like Mats Hummels could be on his way …
Ilkay Gündogan to lead a City revolution

Ilkay Gündogan to lead a City revolution

According to the Dortmund based publication Ruhr Nachrichten, Manchester City fans can start to get excited because the recruiting of Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfield star Ilkay Gündogan is a near formality. They understand that an agreement between representatives of Manchester City and Gündogan is in place and all that remains is for the two clubs to agree a fee, believed to be in the region of €25-30m, which is currently around £19.9-23.9m. Although nothing official has been announced, the …
Bundesliga Raid - Possible Premier League Transfers

Bundesliga Raid - Possible Premier League Transfers

If reports are to be believed, this summer could see an influx of talent from the German Bundesliga making their way to the Premier League. The arrival of Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool inevitably brought with it links to Borussia Dortmund and an array of Bundesliga players, but other Premier League clubs are also casting their eye over the plethora of talent plying their trade in Germany. The Liverpool links are understandably the most prevalent, covering all areas of the pitch. …
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Preview | Europa League

Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Preview | Europa League

On March 10th, German powerhouse Borussia Dortmund will welcome Tottenham to Signal Iduna Park for arguably the most high profile round of 16 tie in the Europa League.  The two sides are both currently second in their domestic leagues, with both Spurs and Dortmund trailing the league leaders, Leicester City and Bayern Munich respectively, by five points.  With that in mind, both teams will have one eye on the league during this tie, which could make team selections very difficult …
What would Schweinsteiger bring to Manchester United?

What would Schweinsteiger bring to Manchester United?

Manchester United ended their season with 70 points and a fairly comfortable top four finish (largely due to the capitulation of Liverpool) thereby achieving what Louis Van Gaal was expected to in his debut season, and just. It was a par season by all accounts and whilst the Red Devils are already showing the necessary intention to improve on their current squad by getting deals done nice and early, it's that time of the year when Manchester United are linked …
Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

As pre-season continues, the almost annual cry for Manchester United to sign a new midfielder has been ringing in the ears of all Premier League fans. For several years, this cry has fallen on deaf ears as Sir Alex Ferguson decided what he had was good enough and decided not to purchase a central midfielder. This year there is no Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes has retired and David Moyes is in need of a marquee signing.  Many have felt …