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  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s Renaissance at Bayern Munich

    When you mention Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to casuals or non-Bundesliga watchers, the rhetoric would still be his failed stint at Stoke City or how he has the best agent because of how he subsequently got moves to PSG or Bayern. However, the rise of Choupo-Moting as one of the key cogs in the Bayern machine…

  • Amadou Onana: The Lowdown on Everton’s Belgian Midfielder

    Sean Dyche’s imminent arrival may have breathed new life into Everton’s season, but they look set to lose the one man whose boundless energy has kept their head above water and given Dyche a fighting chance of staving off relegation. Amadou Onana has been touted with a move away from Merseyside in January, despite only…

  • Armand Laurienté — Sassuolo’s French Spark in Attack

    When Sassuolo lost Gianluca Scamacca, Jeremie Boga and Giacomo Raspadori in the summer of 2022, you would forgive the fans if they believed the attacking spark that they’ve been known for under Roberto De Zerbi and Alessio Dionisi to be fading. However, the performances from Armand Laurienté, who was captured from Lorient late that summer, have…

  • Bartłomiej Drągowski: Spezia’s Polish Goalkeeper

    From Wojciech Szczęsny to Łukasz Skorupski to Łukasz Fabiański, Poland have produced a treasure trove of goalkeepers over the past few decades, and the next one up may just Spezia’s 25-year-old goalkeeper Bartłomiej Drągowski.   In 2014, Drągowski made his senior debut for Jagiellonia Białystok, where he began his career. At the age of 16,…

  • Alex Grimaldo: The Spanish Left Back Making an Impact in Benfica

    As Benfica’s magnificent campaign under Roger Schmidt rolls on, with just one defeat in seventeen and four points above second-placed Braga, As Aguias have blessed the Primeira Liga with some stand-out performers this season like Enzo Fernandez, Florentino Luis, Rafa Silva and Goncalo Ramos. However, while the attackers and midfielders grab the headlines, this has…

  • Shaun Maloney Becomes Manager of Wigan Athletic

    Shaun Maloney was made a sensational return to Wigan Athletic as manager, ten years after he won the FA Cup with the club under Roberto Martinez. Maloney has worked at Celtic under Brendan Rodgers before moving to the international stage as Assistant Manager to Roberto Martinez with the Belgium Men’s National Team. During that time,…

  • Reinildo Mandava: Atletico Madrid’s Mozambican Defender

    On May 23, 2021, French minnows and serial underdogs LOSC Lille made history. With their 2-1 victory over Angers, Lille became Ligue 1 champions for the first time since 2011, beating a PSG side tipped to repeat as French champions for the fourth straight time. A key part of their success was Mozambican fullback Reinildo…

  • Loïs Openda: A Shinning Light for Belgian and French Football

    Talk of a global short shortage of goal-getters may well have been exaggerated if one dares to bask in the aura of a young striker making a name for himself in Ligue 1. Belgian Loïs Openda sent a shockwave through French football when scored and assisted another helping high-flying RC Lens to vanquish the behemoths…

  • Malo Gusto: Analyzing Chelsea’s Incoming French Right Back

    The Olympique Lyonnais academy is renowned for producing brilliant technical players such as Nabil Fekir, Anthony Martial and the current Ballon d’Or holder, Karim Benzema. Now, it appears as though the French club have struck gold once more with an academy graduate; this time, a right-back by the name of Malo Gusto. The 19-year-old has…

  • Player Analysis: Rico Lewis

    Following the rise to superstardom of academy graduate Phil Foden, it appears as though Manchester City have unearthed yet another gem. Rico Lewis has quickly become an important part of Pep Guardiola’s setup for Manchester City and it appears the club have found a long-term replacement for the aging Kyle Walker within their own ranks.…