Fabinho - Profiling Liverpool's New Signing

Fabinho - Profiling Liverpool's New Signing

Liverpool have bounced back from their Champions League final defeat at the weekend with the signing of the hotly-sought after Monaco midfielder Fabinho. The Brazilian will join the Reds at the beginning of July with the deal potentially worth over £40 million according to BBC Sport. It is thought that the 24-year-old has been signed as a replacement for Emre Can who is expected to depart on a free transfer this summer. It is a disappointing blow that the German …
Arsenal Set to Hire Unai Emery as Wenger's Replacement

Arsenal Set to Hire Unai Emery as Wenger's Replacement

This article was published before Emery was announced as the new manager of Arsenal. After weeks of speculation that Arsenal would replace Arsene Wenger with former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, the BBC's David Ornstein is now reporting that former PSG and Sevilla boss Unai Emery will be appointed as the club's new manager. Given Ornstein's track record, it is relatively safe to assume that Emery will be Arsenal's new manager. With that in mind, it is a good time to …
What Arsenal would miss out on if Thomas Lemar goes to Liverpool

What Arsenal would miss out on if Thomas Lemar goes to Liverpool

Earlier reports this week had suggested Liverpool were closing in on AS Monaco starlet Thomas Lemar as their club record signing. A deal worth around £70 million was said to have been offered by the Reds as they looked to complete the deal by the end of the window. Arsenal lodged a bid for Lemar earlier in the summer, but the bid was rejected and the player’s stance at the club was labelled “non-negotiable” by Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev. Whilst …
All you need to know about Chelsea's Tiemoué Bakayoko

All you need to know about Chelsea's Tiemoué Bakayoko

Chelsea must love signing French midfielders in the middle of July. Especially those who have helped their previous teams register shock league victories. Last year on July 16 they had signed N’Golo Kante from Leicester City. He not only helped the Blues regain the Premier League title but also won the Premier League Player of the Year. So this year, on 15th July, Chelsea went to France and signed the 22-year old ball-winning midfielder Tiemoué from the Ligue 1 champions …
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 …
Fabinho Could Transform Manchester United From Pretenders into Contenders

Fabinho Could Transform Manchester United From Pretenders into Contenders

After a few no-breaking-news days on the Manchester United transfers front, there have been strong reports in the last couple of days that the Red Devils have made an official bid up to €50m (inclusive of add-ons) for AS Monaco's midfield dynamo Fabinho. Dynamo, incidentally is one of United Kingdom's more famous personalities - a recognisable magician and performer who could often be seen levitating above the statue of 'Christ - The Redeemer' overlooking the whole of Brazil, among other …
Who is Premier League target Benjamin Mendy?

Who is Premier League target Benjamin Mendy?

The season hasn't finished yet, but transfer rumours are already beginning to do the rounds. According to Sky Sports, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all interested in Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy. The Ligue 1 club have been one of the best clubs to watch this season and they are at risk of losing their best players as a result. Mendy is an exciting full back and one that has already impressed against English opposition, putting in a man-of-the-match …
Arsenal vs PSG - Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs PSG - Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It is approaching crunch time in Group A as PSG are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are joint top of the group alongside the French club with ten points and the winners on Wednesday night will finish top of the group. It is a great opportunity for the Gunners, who have struggled to get past the round of 16 due to difficult draws. If they finish top of the group, they will have a good chance of avoiding …
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