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Low-risk Skov the ideal project for Pochettino

He’s a nice man, Mauricio Pochettino. The kind of man your mum would approve of. The kind of man you’d want your daughter to date. The kind of man who would be invited around for tea with the family, on the proviso Mike Dean wasn’t invited, of course. Yet in January, the usually pleasant Argentine became somewhat irritated. And it was because of transfers. Well, more the lack of...

2 days ago
City have finally found the replacement metronome Pep needs

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tackle. That’s what Manchester City want in a replacement for Fernandinho: a midfield metronome that can defend. Saúl Ñíguez is the latest player linked to the Premier League champions, a path trodden by Fred, Jorginho, and Frenkie de Jong before him. The first two of those options moved to rivals in England – Manchester United and Chelsea – and it seems, so far...

2 days ago
Lost in shadows at Juventus, Dybala needs Europe's elite to step in

Manchester United. Liverpool. Inter Milan. Those are the three clubs named as potential destinations for Paulo Dybala, the Argentine playmaker who wants out of  Juventus this summer.  According to Italian media, the forward’s agent is holding talks with this trio in an attempt to engineer a move away from Turin. Dybala, it is claimed, wants to escape Cristiano Ronaldo’s shadow. It’s not the sort...

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Merseyside, the seaside, Croydon: Giroud’s options for a summer move

Imagine Olivier Giroud’s last ten months… now apply that to your own life. You take some time away from your day job to undertake a freelance project. In the process, you win the biggest prize in the field, bringing glory and happiness to your nation. Then you return to the day job, the old nine-to-five, and it’s like none of that ever happened. “Of course it’s frustrating,...

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