Generation Next: Meet Gerson – Fluminense’s young Brazilian prodigy tracked by Barcelona and Roma

#GenerationNext is a regular feature on Just Football tracking the best young players in world football and the next big stars you need to know about. Next in the series, Brazilian football writer Gordon Fleetwood profiles Gerson – the young Brazilian prodigy attracting interest from Barcelona and AS Roma… Name: Gerson Santos da Silva Date […]

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Aaron Ramsey: Choosing between ‘sublime’ Alexis Sanchez and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale impossible

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has said it would be too difficult for him to choose between Alexis Sanchez and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. The 24-year-old midfielder was asked to pick between Arsenal team-mate Sanchez and Bale, his colleague at international level for Wales. Ramsey however stayed diplomatic in his response, raving about the quality of both […]

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Arturo Vidal, Geis, Di Santo… 10 notable Bundesliga transfers of the 2015 summer window so far

With the new season fast approaching, the 18 Bundesliga clubs are busying themselves in the transfer market as they look to strengthen their squads ahead of the 2015/16 campaign. There have been some high profile departures from the German top division, but a host of clubs have also splashed the cash on exciting summer signings. Let’s […]

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‘Physically perfect’ Aleksandar Mitrovic ‘will be a success’ at Newcastle United – The view from Serbia

Much has been said of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic’s £13 million summer move from Anderlecht to Newcastle United. After the paucity of spending at St. James’ Park in recent years (fans protesting against owner Mike Ashley held a ‘NUFC – Balance Sheet Champions’ banner after one game towards the end of last season) splashing that […]

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Ibe, Lovren, Gomez… Seven things we’ve learned from Liverpool’s pre-season so far

by Ross Tyson You can never read too much into pre-season; but then again it is your team’s players playing the same sport they will be playing during the regular season, so you can’t ignore it, either. Liverpool rounded off their pre-season with a rather flat 1-1 draw against a Malaysia XI after victories against […]

Manchester United swoop for new goalkeeper with Sergio Romero signing

Manchester United have tonight announced that Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero has signed a three-year contract at Old Trafford, with the option to extend for a further year. BREAKING: We're pleased to announce Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero has signed on a three-year deal #WelcomeRomero — Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 27, 2015 “I am absolutely delighted to […]

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Liga MX 2015 season preview – Everything you need to know about the new season in Mexico

For those of you that don’t follow the Mexican league here’s a short explanation of how it works. Each season is split into two stages, the Apertura (Opening stage) and Clausura (Closing stage). Both stages consist of a single round robin, and after 17 matches the top 8 qualify for the play-offs, a straight double-legged […]

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Eight players Aston Villa could spend the £32.5m Christian Benteke money on

Aston Villa are rich! Or at least £32.5 million richer, after the sale of star striker Christian Benteke to Liverpool this week. With £16m of that cash burning a hole in their back pocket as an upfront payment (the rest to be paid gradually), Aston Villa and Tim Sherwood in particular will be wanting to spend a […]


Transfer Tracker: Dissecting the Baba Rahman rumours as Chelsea, Real Madrid, Roma and Arsenal lie in wait

Profiled by us last season in our Generation Next section on the world’s best young players, Baba Rahman is a man in demand this summer transfer window. Prince Narkortu Teye takes a look at the case for each club chasing him, in the latest edition of our Transfer Tracker… There’s no denying that Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman’s outstanding […]

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PLAY: Scouting – Time for a complete overhaul and a new modern approach?

In May we re-launched PLAY – our in-depth coaching and youth development section here at Just Football. If you missed our latest column on motivation and how it can make or break a career from the beginning make sure to check it out. Now, with the summer transfer window open, Stephen Fraser talks us through how methods […]