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  • Marcin Bułka: Nice’s Penalty Specialist

    Club: OGC Nice Nationality: Poland Position: GK Preferred Foot: Right Height: 6’6”/199cm Age: 24 Strengths: presence, shot-stopping, ball-playing, line-breaking passes, composure, penalties Areas for Development: weak foot   At 24 years of age, Marcin Bułka has already developed his skills at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, but it wasn’t until making the move to OGC Nice…

  • Vitinha: The Portuguese Midfield Maestro

    Portugal find themselves just three matches away from claiming their second major trophy and winning the European Chamionship, and one player who has proven essential is Vítor Ferreira, or Vitinha. At 24 years of age, he has established himself as one of the finest central midfielders on the continent, and he looks set to play…

  • Fabian Ruiz: Spain’s Lanky Midfield Magician

    It’s sunny in Los Palacios y Villafranca, a city located in the province of Seville, Spain. There are trees shading you from the sun, but it suffices for people in the park. The population of this city is roughly 36,000, yet its the home to Jesus Navas, the only surviving member of Spain’s golden generation,…

  • Keep or Sell: Analyzing Paris Saint-Germain’s Squad Ahead of the Summer Transfer Window

    Okay, it’s finally happened. Almost a year after having to resort to intervention from Emmanuel Macron to get him to stay in Paris, Kylian Mbappe has finally left the French capital and moved to Madrid. For PSG bosses, it was the worst possible outcome. While losing your best-ever player, the greatest French player since Zinedine…

  • Wilfried Singo: Monaco’s Ivorian Right Back

    Club: AS Monaco Nationality: Ivory Coast Position: RCB, RWB, RB,  Preferred Foot: Right/Left Height: 6’3”/190cm Age: 23 Strengths: Pace, power, tackling, dribbling, strength, dynamism, passing, stamina, aerial duels Areas for Development: weak-foot, decision-making   It has been a stellar campaign for AS Monaco. One year after finishing sixth and missing out on European football, Monaco…

  • Lee Kang-In: PSG’s Korean Playmaker

    Talent development is a fascinating facet of football, one that feels a lot like a dice game with any possible outcomes regardless of the skillset and talent the player possesses. Many great talents have fallen by the wayside, not because they weren’t actually legitimately talented – even though some might reach that conclusion – but…

  • Oumar Diakité: The Ivorian Winger Poised for Greatness

    They say that modern football is losing something. “Recipes”, some on Twitter call it. The overwhelming sentiment being that the game no longer has enough players at the top level with flair, flamboyance, magic even. Players who have the ability to consistently come up with their own solutions, dribble past players and perform silky moves,…

  • Georges Mikautadze: Georgia’s Redeemed One to Watch at the Euros

    Saying it’s been a season of highs and lows for Georges Mikautadze is somewhat of an understatement. After finishing as Ligue 2’s Player of the Season with 23 goals and eight assists in the 2022/23 season, the French-born Georgian international started on a high with a goal involvement in each of his first-ever Ligue 1 games,…

  • Enzo Le Fée: Rennes’ Midfield Maestro

    Club: Stade Rennais Nationality: France Position: CM, AM Preferred Foot: Right Height: 5’8”/173cm Age: 24 Strengths: passing, dribbling, vision, tackling, shooting, football IQ Areas for Development: box-entry & shot frequency, aerial duels   There’s something about up-and-coming midfielders and the name Enzo. Enzo Fernández (23) has followed up his World Cup victory with Argentina by…

  • How Pierre Sage Took Lyon from Last Place to the UEFA Europa League

     On the 30th November 2023, unknown managerial rookie Pierre Sage was appointed as Lyon’s third manager of the season. Les Gones were only 12 games into the season but sat bottom of the league with just three points. Meanwhile behind the scenes, in-fighting and threatened lawsuits between new and old owners only fuelled the fire occurring…