Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

The January transfer window is like an annual second chance for all football clubs – but more so for the clubs from the top leagues like the Premier League. The pressure in the top leagues is so intense that if a manager or a transfer committee blundered in the summer transfer window then by December all seems lost. Case in point, Manchester United this season.  But the January window provides an opportunity to set the mistakes right and aim for …
The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

Mousa Dembele is closing in on a Tottenham exit as he is set for an £11 million move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. Although he was set to leave on a free at the end of the season, this is a bitter blow for Spurs and questions will be asked if a replacement isn’t brought in. There has been an emphasis on Mauricio Pochettino to trim the squad, but this is a key player departing the club. Since …
The Courtship of Eden Hazard

The Courtship of Eden Hazard

"I don't want to say, 'yes, I am signing a new contract' and then in the end I don't end up signing. I want what's good for me, but I want what's good for the club because the club has given me everything. So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay.” Eden Hazard made that statement early last week when asked …
Why Arsenal must act in the January transfer window

Why Arsenal must act in the January transfer window

Arsenal faced their latest setback under Arsene Wenger as they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship club Nottingham Forest. This has been a competition that has brought a lot of success for the Frenchman in recent seasons, but he made wholesale changes and the squad players couldn’t deliver the victory required. There have been some on social media that have suggested it is a blessing in disguise, but it is another example of how the club have …
Is signing Serge Aurier a risk worth taking for Tottenham?

Is signing Serge Aurier a risk worth taking for Tottenham?

Tottenham are edging closer to completing the transfer of Serge Aurier from PSG, according to the Evening Standard. The right-back has found himself surplus to requirements after the signing of Dani Alves and it looks like he is set to finally leave the Ligue 1 club for North London. He has been linked with a move to the Premier League on numerous occasions, but for one reason or another, it hasn't happened. Spurs needed to sign a right-back after the …
Top Five Replacements for Philippe Coutinho

Top Five Replacements for Philippe Coutinho

Transfer windows are a funny sort of time for football fans. As a fan, you may begin one completely mesmerized by your favorite players in your team but by the time the window starts to shut down, those same favorites turn into thankless villains. This woe has befallen many a football fan this transfer window, none more so than the Liverpool fans. Liverpool targets Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk have kicked up enough trouble, by literally kicking team mates …
Should Liverpool sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona?

Should Liverpool sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona?

Philippe Coutinho has been linked to Barcelona sporadically over the last 12 months, but the current speculation seems to be genuine and Liverpool are facing a battle to keep hold of arguably their best player. The club insist that he hasn't asked to leave Anfield, but Barcelona are increasingly confident that a deal can be agreed with the Reds. A prominent reason why the La Liga giants want to sign Coutinho in this window is linked to Neymar's uncertain future. …
Andrew Robertson Can Free Up Milner for Other Duties

Andrew Robertson Can Free Up Milner for Other Duties

Pick up any speculative article about Liverpool’s transfers from last summer and one would assume that the only position Liverpool desperately needed to fill was left back. This was before Mamadou Sakho’s pre-season transgressions that have led to desperate tap ups this summer. It was also before Red Bull Leipzig and Naby Keita lit up the Bundesliga. Alberto Moreno had endured a torrid second half in the Europa League final and the clamour for a new left back amongst the …
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