Could Batshuayi be Chelsea's new Drogba?

Could Batshuayi be Chelsea's new Drogba?

After a summer of being linked with West Ham, Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Juventus, Michy Batshuayi is closing in on a move to Chelsea. The transfer fee is reported to be €37.5m, a huge outlay for a player who has only had one season as Marseille's first choice forward. However, the Belgium international is a little bit special, and has the attributes to be a great centre forward in the years to come. He is still young and has stepped …
Who Is Stoke's New Record Transfer: Giannelli Imbula Player Profile

Who Is Stoke's New Record Transfer: Giannelli Imbula Player Profile

While deadline day 2016 was considered a quiet one, we still saw the biggest move in England transpire and a team break their transfer record.  This happened with Stoke City's £18.3m signing of Belgian born midfielder Giannelli Imbula.  After breaking their transfer window just six months ago with the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke have continued to be ambitious in the transfer window. Imbula made a summer move from Olympique de Marseille to FC Porto for about £15.1m.  While it was …
Bargain Hunting - 10 Players able to sign pre-contracts in January

Bargain Hunting - 10 Players able to sign pre-contracts in January

January is a time for bargains. An entire month of deals and offers as opposed to the overhyped single day even known as Black Friday. You often hear Premier League managers talk about there being no value in the January market but that's just not true. Players that are out of contract in the summer are able to sign pre-contract agreements with clubs in January. Clubs may not be able to address their issues short term in January but there …
André Ayew: Why did the ‘Big Boys’ not Swoop?

André Ayew: Why did the ‘Big Boys’ not Swoop?

When Swansea City announced the permanent appointment of former player Garry Monk as their new head coach in February 2014, the general consensus was that the young manager would be gone by the end of the season. Fast forward to the end of the following season, and Swans fans can look back upon a season in which their side recorded a club record Premier League finish, despite the loss of talismanic striker Wilfried Bony to Manchester City for another club …