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5 key ingredients for a title-winning team in Europe
5 key ingredients for a title-winning team in Europe

The summer is an agonising time to be a football fan. Incessant transfer gossip is about the only thing for a deprived enthusiast, a steady drip into their right arm that ensures they continue to exist until the new season begins. And here we are on the threshold of one. The wait is only a little longer before ‘they’ invade our living rooms and induce gasps of astonishment and howls of frustration in equal measure.  For a title

Jul 30 2015
PSG offer £28.5m for Angel Di Maria; Manchester United holding out for more
PSG offer £28.5m for Angel Di Maria; Manchester United holding out for more

Angel Di Maria is currently involved in one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced stages of their negotiations over the transfer of Angel Di Maria, but the French club have offered only £28.5m to buy the winger, according to a report in The Guardian. The offer from the cash-rich club is less than half of the £59.7 million fee that was paid by Uni

Jul 28 2015
Angel Di Maria tipped to succeed at PSG following disappointing season at United
Angel Di Maria tipped to succeed at PSG following disappointing season at United

Looking at Angel Di Maria’s standing in a list of players who took the fewest time per assist Just how good is Angel Di Maria? Zlatan Ibrahimovic, rarely a player to hide behind a veil of diplomacy, has no doubt. “The guy has won everything. He is a fantastic player who plays for the team,” the Paris St-Germain striker said. “He brings pace to a team. He brings quality, big quality and for sure he will make our t

Jul 27 2015
Jemerson: The man who is dubbed the Afro-Brazilian Beckenbauer
Jemerson: The man who is dubbed the Afro-Brazilian Beckenbauer

He is dubbed the Afro-Brazilian ‘Blackenbauer’ for the similarity in style of play to Franz Beckenbauer It’s always difficult to judge how a South American youngster will adapt to playing abroad, one reason why, with a few notable exceptions, the transfer fees European sides pay for young Brazilians are generally far below a player’s eventual value. That being the case, reports that Lyon were preparing a bi

Jul 27 2015
9 footballers who became popular for their eccentric acts
9 footballers who became popular for their eccentric acts

Eccentricity is what makes things interesting. If every footballer was like, say Raul Gonzalez or Alessandro del Piero, there would have been a lot of class around, but things would eventually feel boring. It’s the eccentric ones whose unpredictability becomes a great source of entertainment for many. Perky press conferences, crazy on-pitch incidents and whatnot, eccentricity is a must for football to be the fun game as we all know it. So

PSG's Thiago Motta keen on return to Spain with Atletico Madrid
PSG's Thiago Motta keen on return to Spain with Atletico Madrid

Thiago Motta is keen on a return to Atletico Madrid where he spent an injury-ravaged year during the 2007/08 season Madrid, July 26 (IANS) French football club Paris Saint Germain's Thiago Motta is eyeing a move back to Spain. The former FC Barcelona midfielder on Sunday said that he was interested in a move to Atletico Madrid, reports Xinhua. "I want to leave PSG. My intention is to leave the club,” Motta said. “I

Jul 27 2015
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seemingly confirmed Angel Di Maria's PSG transfer
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seemingly confirmed Angel Di Maria's PSG transfer

Ibrahimovic seems convinced of Angel Di Maria’s PSG move Zlatan Ibrahimovic has jumped the gun and welcomed Angel Di Maria to PSG, even though the winger hasn’t officially signed from the French club yet. Di Maria failed to report for Man United’s pre season tour yesterday, missing United’s game with Barcelona and when asked about his whereabouts after Man United manager Louis Van Gaal replied: “He was not on

Jul 26 2015
Report: Di Maria skips Manchester United's pre-season fuelling speculation of a PSG move
Report: Di Maria skips Manchester United's pre-season fuelling speculation of a PSG move

Angel Di Maria’s time at Manchester United could be numbered with a move to PSG gathering heat Angel Di Maria was one notable absentee from Manchester United's pre-season tour in the United States to further fuel speculation about a potential move away, according to the Guardian.  Several reports have been doing the rounds about the Argentine winger leaving Old Trafford to join Paris St Germain. It was expected that

Jul 26 2015
Alexandre Lacazette will stay, insists Lyon manager Hubert Fournier
Alexandre Lacazette will stay, insists Lyon manager Hubert Fournier

Lacazette has been attracting interest from clubs in England after a prolific 2014/15 season. Premier League clubs interested in the services of Alexandre Lacazette have been served a blow in their pursuit of the Lyon striker after manager Hubert Fournier insisted the Frenchman wants to stay at the Ligue 1 outfit this summer.   Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have all been linked with the 24-year-old in recent weeks, but w

Jul 26 2015
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