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Pele

Pele prefers Messi to Ronaldo - but perhaps he himself was more like the Portuguese

Talk of a collapse and a hospital stay would appear to be exaggerated. Pele’s spokesman is adamant that the great man is merely suffering from t...

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez is heading to the right side of Manchester

Something about Manchester City’s pursuit of Alexis Sanchez always seemed ill-considered. The Chilean remains an outstanding player, of course, ...

Malcom

Tactical analysis: What would Bordeaux forward Malcom bring to Arsenal?

For months now, speculation has been rife over the future of Bordeaux winger Malcom. The 20-year-old Brazilian has been linked with big-money moves to...

Pogba

Paul Pogba now looks like the £89m player Manchester United signed

Paul Pogba put in another great display for Manchester United on Monday as his team beat Stoke 3-0 at Old Trafford. His form continues to go from stre...

Verdi

Simone Verdi faces a huge decision: stay at Bologna, or join Napoli?

A manager going over to placate a group of supporters angrily demanding an explanation to some decision or other is an all too familiar scene in Italy...

Southampton

Poor recruitment has not helped Pellegrino at Southampton, but manager is also to blame for poor form

Four Premier League wins by the end of November will usually land you in mid-table, as it did for Southampton this season. On November 26 Saints steam...

Alisson

Why have Argentina fallen behind Brazil when it comes to producing quality goalkeepers?

The phrase ‘Brazilian goalkeeper’ does not, historically speaking, inspire a great deal of confidence. This is a little harsh. True, Feli...

James Wilson

James Wilson is in last-chance saloon with Sheffield United loan - is he good enough to make it at Manchester United?

James Wilson has secured a loan move away from Manchester United this week, as it was announced on Wednesday that he has joined Sheffield United until...

Ross Barkley

Football’s secrecy culture is highly damaging

Earlier this week, a British newspaper ran an article lifting the veil on Philippe Coutinho’s recent move to Barcelona. Comprising a series of p...

Diego Costa

Diego Costa’s return helps Atletico Madrid turn back the clock and bare their teeth again

Atletico Madrid’s home clash against Getafe, a mini-Madrid derby in itself, was to be overshadowed by everything else last weekend. Diego Costa ...

Funes Mori

Why Ramiro Funes Mori has something to offer Argentina’s World Cup challenge

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is on a tour of Europe, meeting his players, judging their form and fitness, and explaining to them what he intends to ...

Jordan Veretout

"Complete midfielder" Veretout puts Villa struggles behind him at Fiorentina

There is a chapter in Monchi’s book about integrating new signings, particularly those from abroad and how the unforeseen can determine whether ...