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  • How Declan Rice Has Become West Ham’s Key Man

    West Ham United’s English starlet, Declan Rice continues to be linked to Frank Lampard’s free-spending Chelsea for a fee north of £70 million although David Moyes is looking to keep hold of the ex-Ireland international if the Hammers are to stand any chance of staying in the Premier League and improving on their underwhelming 2019/20…

  • Scouting Report: Wesley Fofana

    After bouncing around several clubs in the suburbs of Marseille, Wesley Fofana joined Saint-Étienne’s academy in 2015, before signing his first professional contract on May 15, 2018 at the age of 17. Fofana would have to wait a whole year to make his debut, coming on as a substitute for Pierre-Yves Polomat in a 3-0…

  • Scouting Report: Mark McKenzie

    While Brenden Aaronson has received plenty of hype with the Philadelphia Union this summer, his teammate Mark McKenzie has been making headlines of his own in the City of Brotherly Love. The 21-year-old center back has had an impressive 2020 campaign so far and was a crucial part in the Philadelphia Union’s semi-final run in…

  • Scouting Report: Édouard Mendy

    There are a few examples of a meteoric rise and late bloomer more compelling than that of Édouard Mendy – a goalkeeper who signed his first professional contract at 24, in the second tier of French football, and who is set to play Champions League football at 28. Whether he remains at Rennes or moves…

  • Scouting Report: Donny van de Beek

    Donny van de Beek may have played his final game for Ajax after he was absent from Erik ten Hag’s squad for Saturday’s friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt and absent against Union Berlin.   The midfielder has been heavily linked with a summer exit and former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, currently Ajax’s CEO,…

  • Ashley Williams: Liberia’s Exciting Young Goalkeeper

    When you think of Liberia, you think of George Weah, one of its greatest sons. A legendary footballer who shone in Europe during a highly decorated career which included him becoming the first and only African player to win the coveted Ballon D’Or in 1995. Since his heyday, Liberia have not produced any players as…

  • The Best U-21 Defensive Midfielders in Eredivisie

    After a brief spell of underwhelming performances by both the national team as well as the domestic clubs in Europe, Dutch football is on the rise again. While the Netherlands has always produced top talents, it seems more and more Eredivisie teams are giving youngsters a chance to prove themselves than ever before.   In…

  • Scouting Report: Dayot Upamecano

    In the 2015 U-17 Euros, France marched past the opposition en route to their second U-17 Euros triumph, in a tournament that saw them score 15 goals and concede just two. But from that squad that achieved glory in Bulgaria, few names are starting regularly for Europe’s top sides.   Of the select few, Faitout…

  • Brenden Aaronson: America’s Next Star in Europe?

     Brenden Aaronson could be the next MLS player to make a move to Europe this summer window. If reports are to be believed, the 19-year-old is being closely monitored by Bundesliga clubs Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hoffenheim and Freiburg, Scottish Champions Celtic and Belgian Champions Club Brugge. But who is the Philadelphia Union starlet, and why is…

  • Scouting Report: Konstantinos Tsimikas

    Yesterday, Konstantinos Tsimikas was announced as Liverpool’s first signing of the summer 2020 transfer window, the first ever transfer window in which the Reds have been reigning Premier League champions. Liverpool agreed to pay £11.75 million for the Olympiakos man after failing to negotiate a fee for Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis.   He’s already impressed…