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Dennis Praet: Why the Anderlecht star is on the radar of Arsenal and Aston Villa
Dennis Praet: Why the Anderlecht star is on the radar of Arsenal and Aston Villa

Dennis Praet is the latest in the long list of talented footballers coming out of Belgium The fee of Christian Benteke’s move to Liverpool may have raised eyebrows, but the £32.5 million is a reasonable value for the 42 goals he scored from 88 appearances over three years spent in the Premier League. It represents a £25-million profit for Aston Villa who signed the striker from Racing Genk of the Jupiler Pro League, who al

Jul 26 2015
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney set to play as a central striker again next season
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney set to play as a central striker again next season

Louis van Gaal could play Wayne Rooney as a striker next season Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has been told by Van Gaal that he will be their main striker next season as per the Guardian. Having had his two most prolific seasons for United in 2009 and 2011 playing in the centre forward position, the former Everton player believes that a return to his favoured striking position will lead to him surpass his best ever tally of 34

Jul 21 2015
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney to play for Everton in a testimonial
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney to play for Everton in a testimonial

Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United from Everton London, July 21 (IANS) England football team captain and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will play for his former club Everton at ex-teammate Duncan Ferguson's testimonial after 11 years against Spanish side Villarreal on August 2. The United captain played for Everton at the age of 16 and was helped by Ferguson to develop as a player. "As a young lad growing up in Croxteth

Jul 21 2015
Why buying expensive English Footballers is a gamble
Why buying expensive English Footballers is a gamble

After months of widespread speculation and lengthy negotiations a deal has been struck and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling has finalized his transfer to the Etihad Stadium. The 20-year-old, who has been at the centre of this summer’s biggest transfer furore, has been bought by Manchester City for a record-breaking fee of £49 million. Sterling has now controversially become the most expensive English player of all time which begs t

Jul 20 2015
Roberto Martinez angry at Chelsea after John Stones bid made public
Roberto Martinez angry at Chelsea after John Stones bid made public

Roberto Martinez is keen to keep the highly-rated English defender Chelsea has been criticised by Everton manager Roberto Martinez after their bid for centre-back John Stones was publicized, according to BBC. The Blues placed a failed £20m bid for the defender recently, following which Mourinho publicly confirmed his interest in the player. After his side’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Barclays Asia Trophy final in Singapor

Quiz: All-time Premier League records
Quiz: All-time Premier League records

How much do you know about the Premier League? The 24th season of the English Premier League is just around the corner as the first match week kicks off on 8 August. The self-proclaimed ‘best league in the world’ is one of the most followed leagues around the world with fans and TV deals numbering in the billions.  While we all look forward to yet another highly anticipated season that kicks off much earlier than

Jul 19 2015
Highlights: Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 to win Barclays Asia Trophy
Highlights: Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 to win Barclays Asia Trophy

Arsenal lifted the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore after beating Everton 3-1 Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 to clinch the Barclays Asia Trophy, in a match which saw former Chelsea goalkeeper and new signing Petr Cech make his debut. Wenger fielded a strong Arsenal line-up for this pre-season fixture, including the likes of Ozil, Giroud and Ramsey, who weren’t part of the squad in their previous outing against the Singapore Select XI.

Jul 19 2015
Rumour: Jonny Evans nearing Manchester United exit with Everton interested
Rumour: Jonny Evans nearing Manchester United exit with Everton interested

Jonny Evans is reportedly on his way to Everton Jonny Evans is closing in on a move away from Manchester United but looks set to remain in the Premier League with Everton ready to offer £8 million for his services, according to reports in The Guardian. The reported transfer fee is a compromise between the £10m the Old Trafford club are holding out for and The Toffees manager Roberto Martinez’s &pou

Jul 17 2015
Top 10 record transfers for British players
Top 10 record transfers for British players

 Raheem Sterling has become the most expensive English player after moving from Liverpool to Manchester City Raheem Sterling’s transfer from Liverpool to Manchester City has made him the most expensive English player of all time, and second in the list of British players preceded only by the Welsh star Gareth Bale. Sterling’s transfer from the Merseyside club to Etihad was reportedly £49 million (Sky Sports) and the

Jul 16 2015
Raheem Sterling the most valuable U21 player: study
Raheem Sterling the most valuable U21 player: study

A study on the 20 most valuable U-21 players released by Soccerex recognised Raheem Sterling as the most valuable player in the Under-21 bracket. They valued him at a whopping £35.05m or over €49m which is close to Liverpool’s valuation of the English winger. Liverpool’s pacy youngster outshone his competitors by a country mile. The next player on the list Paris Saint Germain’s Marquinhos was valued

Jul 7 2015
2015 summer transfer window: Ins & Outs
2015 summer transfer window: Ins & Outs

The Red Devils confirmed the signings of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas confirms emotional departure Manchester United sign Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger Barcelona confirm signing of Arda Turan Nani completes move to Fenerbahce Chelsea sign Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal Ins: Petr Cech (£10m, Chelsea) Outs: Semi Ajayi (Free,

Jul 4 2015
10 talented players who were too stubborn to succeed
10 talented players who were too stubborn to succeed

Talent alone can only get you so far, because without the right attitude and the determination to succeed even the most talented players can falter and lose their way. Take for example the case of Ronaldinho, who is labeled one of the greatest players of recent times. Even though Ronaldinho was successful, the Brazilian was infamous for his poor off the field antics and lifestyle which garnered heavy criticism. If the Brazilian could have focu

Jun 30 2015
Gerard Deulofeu: Can Everton's adopted son lift the club?
Gerard Deulofeu: Can Everton's adopted son lift the club?

Gerard Deulofeu signed for Everton in a permanent deal It has happened. The long awaited return of Gerard Deulofeu was announced hours ago by all parties involved. And I can tell you, Everton fans could not be happier. The rumours have been going on longer than neutral fans would think, every transfer window the same story. The same sources claiming that Everton’s adopted son was coming ”home” so to speak, and this transfer

Jun 27 2015
10 oldest active football stadiums in the world
10 oldest active football stadiums in the world

Anfield and Parc Des Princes then and now. For any football club, the stadium stands as a symbol, an architecture that affixes history and its proud heritage with the beautiful game. Throughout the years, several stadiums in top-flight football have witnessed historic matches – games that have shaped the landscape of the sport, and in the process have transformed these grounds of yesterday into the cathedrals of today. Stadiums l

Jun 25 2015
Analysing the opening fixtures of the 2015/16 Premier League
Analysing the opening fixtures of the 2015/16 Premier League

Liverpool face a very tough beginning to the 2015/16 season The Premier League season came to a head less than a month ago and already teams are looking to the upcoming campaign after the fixture list was announced on Wednesday. Clubs up and down the country will be planning for the start to the season in the hope of hitting the ground running to boost their chances of achieving their goal.  There may be a little under two months until

Jun 18 2015
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