- Read more »In a league that has dwindled over the past decade, it has been quite the surprise that the most exciting domestic competition this season has been Serie A.Italy have had a long standing tradition of competitive football throughout the 90s and 00s, but the league has been dominated by Juventus for the past six years which has reduced that somewhat.Yet, this season, Serie A remains the only competition in Europe’s top five leagues to still be embroiled in a fascinating title race.The Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Ligue 1 all have their Champions-elect, but it is Serie A who poses two candidates: Napoli and Juventus. Of course, everyone is accustomed to seeing the Old Lady lift the Scudetto come May, but it is Maurizio Sarri’s men who have posed a credible threat to their throne.Napoli have pla
- Read more »The transfer window might be shut until the summer, but teams across Europe will now start sending their scouting teams on missions to make sure they are finding the best available talent around the world.Every team wants a youngster in which they can develop and potentially sell-on for quadruple the amount they originally purchase them for some years down the line, and they will find those players scattered among Europe.Here are five players, all 21 and under, who are going to be in hot demand in the next 12 months:
France – Houssem Aouar, Lyon, central midfieldRelatively unknown to most of Europe, Houssem Aouar has been having his breakthrough s
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Europa League finalists last season and narrowing the gap on PSV at the top of the Eredivisie this term, Ajax are unlikely to recapture the glory days of the early-1970s or mid-1990s, but there is a sense they are on the cusp of a new era of success.
Not least because they are able to boast some of Europe’s most gifted young players, all thriving and developing alongside one another. Here are six Ajax youngsters destined for stardom.
Frenkie de Jong
Although he has only become a regular starter at the Johan Cruyff Arena this season, 20-year-old De Jong has been regarded as a prospect with elite potential within the Ajax academy system for some time.
A gifted dribbler with sharp vision and textbook technique, the youngster has already become the focal point of the Ajax senior side this term, the player through whom all the team’s attacks begin.
Most comfortable in central midfield, De Jong, whose ability to ghost past opponents and effortlessly pla
- Posted: January 25, 2018Categories: Leicester CityRead more »There has been plenty of conversation regarding Riyad Mahrez’s future at Leicester City over the past few seasons, and yet he remains at the Foxes.Last summer it was expected that the 26 year old was to leave Leicester for one of Chelsea or Arsenal, as he remained in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport for his phone to ring and be told the good news.However, that call never came and Mahrez has still been playing for Leicester for the first half of the season. With only a week left of the transfer window, it looks unlikely that the Algerian is going to move this January and will have to wait once again for his breakthrough.Mahrez is one of the most deserving players in the Premier League who belong in the group of clubs outside of the