Juventus should swallow pride and pay big to rectify Orsolini error

Juventus do not make many mistakes in the transfer market. Selling Riccardo Orsolini to Bologna in June might be one. The 23-year-old joined I Rossoblù last summer after spending 18 months on loan at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. Since then he has scored seven times and assisted a further four goals in Serie A – form the Old Lady have taken notice of. Kings of the free transfer in recent year...

Why Mr Southampton Ward-Prowse is the Saints' most-important player

James Ward-Prowse is the sort of player every Premier League manager would love to have. Except he’s not always been appreciated by his bosses at Southampton. Until now. The Saints’ journey since returning to the Premier League in 2012 has been a rollercoaster ride. Highs and lows, a cup final, European jaunts and Great Escapes. And plenty of managers. While the men in the dugout haven...

3 days ago
Under-appreciated Lukaku will eclipse Icardi by firing Inter to Scudetto

Internazionale made the bold decision during the summer transfer window to loan out Mauro Icardi. Though the Argentine forward had fallen out of favour at San Siro, showing a player with 111 goals in 188 Serie A games the exit door was risky. As shown on countless occasions throughout history, failing to replace a goalscorer can end a season before a ball has even been kicked.  But new coach Ant...

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10 Big-name free agents your club could sign this summer

Money in football is just going up and up and up. Be it transfer fees, player wages, ticket prices or TV deals. It’s rare you get something for value – let alone nothing – but in just a few months time there’ll be a crop of big-name free agents on the market. Clubs can approach anyone whose contract is expiring in under six months so long as they play outside of that nation to strike a...

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