Manchester City fans should celebrate Tevez’s departure

Carlos Tevez has ended his four-year stay at City and joined Italian champions Juventus in a deal potentially worth £12m. Tevez has signed a three-year deal for an initial £10m fee and will wear the number 10 shirt previously worn by Alessandro Del Piero. It was an inevitable sale of a player who had only […]

Franco Baldini Needs To Be Ruthless At Tottenham Hotspur

It’s late June, and football fans are starving to death. Not literally of course, that would be weird and tragic. But the diet of football people gorge on between August and May (June and July too if there’s a major tournament) is taking its toll, as the all-you-can-eat buffet that is the domestic season is […]

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Thiago to Manchester United, Higuain to Arsenal

Thiago to Manchester United 18/6/11 – Thiago: “I would be lying if I said that my dream is to succeed at Barca. My dream is to succeed in football. I want to be a player who people remember for ever.” 29/6/11 – Thiago signed a new four year contract which sets his release clause at […]

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Afellay to Liverpool or Tottenham and Fer to Everton

Ibrahim Afellay to Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur 14/10/10 – Afellay: “Playing in the Premier League would be the best for my prestige. I’d like to play for Liverpool or Manchester United – the top level prospect for any player.” 24/10/12 – Afellay: “Arsenal were interested in me in the last few years at PSV and […]

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Aspas to Liverpool and Cavani to Chelsea or Manchester City

Iago Aspas to Liverpool 26/12/12 – Swansea City and Atletico Madrid both confirm their interest in Aspas. 31/12/12 – Paco Herrera, Celta Vigo coach: “The president has made it clear Iago will not leave until the end of the season, so I am quiet.” 15/1/13 – Paco Herrera: “It seems that there is the possibility […]

Should Manchester United sign Fabregas?

Pre-season is notable for two things; new football kit launches and wild transfer rumours. While the new Manchester United football kit arrived earlier this month there seems to be more rumours every day as new boss David Moyes settles in to his role. But who will become his first big signing? It will be a […]

Who should be in charge of a club’s transfer policy?

There appears to be a genuine feeling of contempt towards the role that is the ‘Director of Football’ in this country. The infringement on the manager is not taken kindly, the manager is the boss and the boss rules with an iron fist, he should have autonomous control over any duties regarding the team. That […]

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Lewandowski to Manchester United, Arsenal target to Juve and Cavani to Chelsea

Lewandowski to Manchester United 12/12/12: Hans-Joachim Watzke, club executive: “As often as I am talking to Robert, I do not have the impression he wants to leave us. We will have to make decisions in this case at the end of the season. We may decide on economical factors. Would it be best to cash […]

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Chelsea captain to Monaco, Manchester City striker to Liverpool, Hulk to Chelsea

John Terry to Monaco 3/6/13 – Jose Mourinho appointed manager of Chelsea, who Claude Makelele was sacked after John Terry threatened to hand in a transfer request after the manager claimed he would drop him. 6/6/13 – Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager: “I am a coach who looks for a meritocracy. Whoever I think is best […]

Tottenham need to sell Scott Parker this summer

There is a big summer in the transfer window ahead for Tottenham, with an emphasis on bringing in players of quality to strengthen the squad sufficiently to challenge for a top four Premier League place once more. However, Andre Villas-Boas must also look to sell a number of players that are not in his plans. […]

What will Tottenham Hotspur star think of Damiao’s already trademarked celebration?

In June 2011, Tottenham Hotspur were linked to 21-year-old Brazilian striker, Leandro Damiao, for the first time. The manager at the time, Harry Redknapp, was keen on bringing him to Spurs that summer and his club, Internacional, were resigned to him leaving. However, Internacional president Giovanni Luigi managed to persude the youngster to sign a new […]

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Hulk to Chelsea, Ginter to Arsenal, Damiao to Tottenham Hotspur

Hulk to sign for Chelsea 12/8/12 – Hulk: “I have left a door open for being transferred to another league. I have preference for playing in the Premier League or the Spanish Liga, because they are the two leagues that are the most seen all over the world.” 3/9/12 – Hulk signs for Zenit Saint […]

PICTURES: Rooney’s lead role in Manchester United kit launch

Manchester United launched their 2013/2014 kit yesterday and it may have surprised some to see Wayne Rooney in such a prominent role. On the final home game of last season Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that the striker had asked to leave the club for a second time in three years. Ferguson has since retired and […]

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Mourinho to Chelsea, Benteke to Liverpool, Navas to Manchester City

Mourinho to Chelsea 1/6/13: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez speaks to Sky Sports News. “Mourinho is going to Chelsea. Probably on Monday he will be their new manager. We wish him good luck.” 2/6/13: Mourinho speaks to Spanish football TV show Punto Pelota “I’m going to London on Monday and at the end of the […]

Manchester City exodus

Much of the speculation has focused on which stars the big-spending Citizens want to sign, with Napoli’s £50 million-rated Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani and Cagliari defender Davide Astori said to top their shopping list. However, UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations and the Premier League’s squad size restrictions mean there are likely to be more exits […]

Chelsea defender keen on Rooney move

Chelsea defender David Luiz says everyone at the club would welcome Wayne Rooney with open arms. The England striker, once a firm favourite with betting fans in the first goalscorer markets with Paddy Power, has appeared to fall down the pecking order at Manchester United in recent months and outgoing boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed […]

Did Manchester City buy and sell the right players? From Nastasic to Balotelli, Rodwell to De Jong…

City’s limp title defence can largely be attributed to this season’s poor recruitment. Taking into account transfers from both the summer and January windows, our net spend is around £14m, with five players arriving, and five leaving. As the season draws to a close, it seems appropriate to assess the impact of City’s ins and outs. […]

Another Arsenal fan chooses Manchester United

Manchester United players are expected to receive a guard of honour at the Emirates this weekend after clinching the title with their 3-0 win over Aston Villa earlier this week. Given the bitter rivalry these two teams used to enjoy it is unlikely to be a moment that the Arsenal fans will be relishing. To […]

Does Welbeck have a future at Manchester United?

Following rumours last week in the football betting news that Manchester United are the latest club to be taking a look at Atletico Madrid goal machine Radamel Falcao it might be time to assess who is likely to make way for the Colombian should he move to Old Trafford this summer. Whether it’s Falcao or […]

Falcao to Manchester United? Read what he said about joining Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City

Spanish newspaper Marca are today reporting that Atletico Madrid striker, Radamel Falcao, is set to join Manchester United this summer. Apparently United are keen to include Javier Hernandez in the deal whilst Atletico are looking for cash only, which would favourite the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, both of whom he has been linked […]

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