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  • The Numbers Behind Cristian Romero’s €55m Move to Tottenham

    Italian transfer gurus Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano reported on Wednesday that Tottenham Hotspur had reached an agreement with the Bergamo side, Atalanta, on a deal to secure the services of Cristian Romero for a fee of €55 Million. Just how good is the 23 years-old Argentinian? Let’s take a look at the numbers.…

  • Player Analysis: Riccardo Orsolini

    After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Italy recovered in incredible fashion to win the 2020 European Championship under Coach Roberto Mancini. The former Manchester City and Inter tactician instilled an attacking philosophy and a great sense of belief to a squad that was lacking in international experience.   Some of the younger…

  • Player Analysis: Ricardo Pepi

    In a club that European scouts are familiarizing themselves with week by week due to the talent produced by the club’s academy, Ricardo Pepi is a standout product for FC Dallas. The club has shipped off Bryan Reynolds to Roma, Tanner Tessmann to Venezia, and Reggie Cannon to Boavista in the past 12 months, as…

  • Player Analysis: Mohammed Kudus

    Mohammed Kudus made his €9 million move from Nordsjaelland to Ajax to last summer, and his transfer got the Ajax faithful very excited and for good reason. Kudus’ combination of technical ability and impressive awareness had allowed him to stand out in the Danish side’s midfield, even at the age of 19. Ajax are obviously…

  • Player Analysis: Raphaël Varane

    Raphaël Xavier Varane. Elite. World-Class. The 27-year-old centre back has always been regarded as one of the world’s best in his position amongst football fans for the best part of a decade. Early on in his career, he was a highly coveted young prospect, who was bought by Real Madrid in June of 2011, just…

  • Player Analysis: Ben White

    As Mikel Arteta’s rebuilding project continues to take shape, one position some may not have expected to be on Arsenal’s shortlist was a centre-back. During the 2020/21 campaign, the Gunners had the third-best defensive record in the Premier League, conceding 39 goals. Arteta has already signed two centre-backs in Gabriel Magalhães and Pablo Marí whilst…

  • Stuart Dallas: The Versatile Footballer

    Despite being promoted to the Premier League after 16 years, Leeds United have had a wonderful season. Marcelo Bielsa’s side has played effective football at the same time, they have equally gifted spectators with amazing football. Leeds’s free-flowing football, the constant rotation of the players, the gradual attack with holding the ball possession delighted the…

  • Player Analysis: Pierluigi Gollini

    Moving from Italy to England is a switch that many Italian footballers have struggled with over the years. While the likes of Gianfranco Zola, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Paolo Di Canio, and Gianluca Vialli were able to have respectable careers in the English Premier League – Zola in particular is a legend at Chelsea – there have…

  • Player Analysis: Nicolò Rovella

    Italy won its first European Championship for the first time since 1968 when it defeated England on penalties in the Euro 2020 Final but its path to the final was impressive and delightful.   Coach Roberto Mancini encouraged a more possession-based philosophy compared to his predecessors and the Azzurri embraced that proactive mentality. Nicolò Barella,…

  • Player Analysis: Dembo Darboe

    The stench of brutal police intervention at anti-Lukashenko protests around Belarus festered long after the protests themselves, clouding opinions worldwide of the former Soviet republic. Once that became old news, plans to assassinate the much-maligned dictator emerged and were quickly foiled by his friends at the FSB.   And last but not least, the fiasco…