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Why Premier League's best are chasing Brighton's White Wall

Some clubs have that knack for hitting signings out of the park when it comes to a certain positions. Atlético Madrid, for example, are famed for their ability to unearth and develop world-class strikers. Juventus, meanwhile, have had countless world-class defenders in recent years.  Brighton and Hove Albion are not a name you’d expect to see alongside these two clubs, but the Seagulls hav...

2 days ago
Why are Barcelona so prepared to let Ivan Rakitić go?

“He’s a fantastic player at every level. He does defensive work on the right-hand side to compensate [Lionel] Messi, he runs miles. In ball possession, he’s fantastic, he’s simple, and he’s effective.” That was José Mourinho’s take on Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitić earlier this year. The former Real Madrid coach went on to label the Croatian schemer, ‘One of the most underrated play...

3 days ago
Arsenal could transform major weakness into great strength with Spanish star

When it comes to signing centre-backs, Arsenal don’t exactly have a stellar record in recent years. Shkodran Mustafi has been calamitous. Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos often injured. Sokratis Papastathopoulos has underwhelmed. And David Luiz has been… well, David Luiz. William Saliba, signed from Saint-Étienne but loaned back to the Ligue 1 side, may buck this trend but he wo...

3 days ago
Analysis: The Tottenham players who can thrive under José Mourinho

In the quest to deliver a trophy, Daniel Levy has made a deal with the devil. Last night Tottenham Hotspur sacked Mauricio Pochettino, considered by many to be one of the best coaches in Europe, and replaced him with a man widely regarded as the antithesis of modern-day football. José Mourinho.  The Portuguese tactician is a serial winner having lifted trophies in Portugal, England, Spain and It...

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