Free Transfer XI: The best bargain Bosman deals your club could sign this summer

With crazy sums being quoted for potential transfer moves this summer, it might seem that the notion of “value” in the transfer market has fallen by the wayside. Yet, it is not necessary for teams to pay £30m-and-up to improve their squad. There are plenty of quality players with expired contracts, available for no fee […]

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An Englishman in Sweden: Graham Potter and the remarkable rise of Östersunds FK

Ahead of their history-making Europa League qualifier against Galatasaray we look at the remarkable rise of provincial outfit Östersund FK’s to the top of Swedish football… “I don’t think British managers can compete for the top jobs at the present moment because they haven’t got the experience of winning titles or playing in the Champions […]

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4 summer transfer targets for Brighton as they prepare for Premier League life

With the new Premier League season fast approaching, clubs are working overdrive to secure new players before the season kicks off. For the three newly-promoted clubs, strengthening is particularly important. Having already looked at possible targets for Newcastle United, let’s move on to Brighton – who are they looking to bring in ahead of their […]

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Romelu Lukaku v Alvaro Morata in stats: Who would be the best striker for Manchester United?

For months it has looked as though Manchester United would be replacing the outgoing Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Real Madrid‘s Alvaro Morata. But with both clubs seemingly at an impasse for weeks, United appear to have ended their interest in the Spain international. Instead, they have turned to a former Jose Mourinho charge in Romelu Lukaku. […]

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Alexandre Lacazette: What are Arsenal getting for their money and is he worth the hype?

With Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette set to complete a club record £52.7 million move to Arsenal, many Gunners fans will be left thinking “is he the the man to lead our line and maybe bring the title back to the club?” Thankfully, those of us who have spent the last few seasons watching Lacazette will be able […]

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The Magic of Marcelo Bielsa: Sometimes brilliant, sometimes bad, never boring

On 8th March 2012, Athletic Bilbao stormed past Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford in the Europa League last-16. Their performance was so impressive that Sir Alex later admitted his team simply couldn’t cope. It made all of Europe take note of the Basque side. Their manager? Marcelo Bielsa. On 24th April 2015, […]

Lorenzo Pellegrini: AS Roma’s big new signing aiming to continue a proud legacy

Generation Next is our regular section on Just Football scouting and reporting on the best upcoming young talents in world football today. In our most recent edition we looked at the Senegalese top talent Ismaila Sarr. Now we head to Italy to look at the Under-21 talent who’s made a big move this summer… Sassuolo’s […]

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Transfer Tracker: Is Hakan Calhanoglu AC milan bound?

Just a few short years ago Hakan Calhanoglu was considered one of the most exciting young players in Europe. Indeed, on these very pages we named the Turkish international among the top 10 most exciting young talents to watch in the German Bundesliga in 2014. Calhanoglu’s enterprising style of play, along with his dazzling array […]

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Victor Lindelof starter pack: all you need to know about Manchester United’s £31m ice man

July 1st 2017 will mark the start of a new chapter in the life of Victor Lindelof. The Swedish international centre-back will formally complete his move to Manchester United and link up with the squad ahead of their pre-season trip to USA, where he will make his debut. Whispers of a move to Old Trafford […]

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From Lampard to Totti, five football legends who retired in 2017

When reflecting on the 2016/17 season, it’s important to remember more than just the trophy winners and great goals. It’s a time to look back on the legends that decided to hang up their boots at the end of the season. The football world won’t be the same without these guys. Retired football legends 2017 […]