Manuel Lanzini: Understated Quality

Manuel Lanzini: Understated Quality

When West Ham announced the season-long loan signing of Manuel Lanzini from Al Jazira Club in the United Arab Emirates, doubts were raised with the fans especially with the clubs recent record in unknown foreign contingents (Modibo Maiga please stand up). The 22-year-old Argentine has bucked that trend putting in a series of impressive performances of late that have propelled West Ham to third in the Barclays Premier League. The signing of Lanzini went largely under the radar given the influx of …
Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

Premier League's Top 5 Summer Transfers

The summer transfer window closed on the 1st September 2015 and saw Premier League clubs sign a total of 184 players either as permanent deals or on loan. The net transfer spend of the 20 clubs for this summer was £432.6m, which was a rise on the previous two summers. Now ten games in, with the table starting to take shape following an explosive start and some shock results, we take a look at the top five summer transfers. Kevin …
Hector Bellerin: Emergence of a Star

Hector Bellerin: Emergence of a Star

Arriving alongside Jon Toral in the summer of the 2011/12 season, Hector Bellerin’s transfer to Arsenal was a largely under-the-radar affair. There was little fan-fare, apart from the fact that Arsenal had managed to pinch two more players from Barcelona’s youth setup for a combined fee of under £1 million. He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal two years later in the summer of 2013, making his first appearance as a late substitute in a League Cup tie against …