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Archives: Transfers

Why Arsenal Would Pick French Defender Mathieu Debuchy Over Serge Aurier

Posted on by Chris Moore
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While Arsenal have been linked with plenty of right backs since the departure of defender Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, the Gunners may have finally found their man in Mathieu Debuchy.  The current France #1 right back (over Sagna), Debuchy … Continue reading

Senegal’s Cheikhou Kouyaté Signs 4-Year Deal with West Ham United

Posted on by James Ferrier
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West Ham United has confirmed the deal to bring twenty four year old defender, Cheikhou Kouyaté to the club for seven million pounds on a four year deal. The former Anderlecht player has expressed his desire to play in England … Continue reading

2011 Championship January Transfer Window Summary

Posted on by Kristian Downer

Well the Premier League may have blown everyone away on transfer deadline day, yet there was some important albeit less glamourous business taking place in the Championship. Sides across the league were busy securing the deals they hope will add … Continue reading

Wolfsburg’s Dilemma

Posted on by Double Pivot

Ah the rumor mill. Such a crazy addictive hobby. And it’s always a load of rubbish. The thing that will stir it up more than anything is a massive purchase. Due to the particularities of January and the desperation of … Continue reading

La Liga Review: The Guillotine Falls On Manolo Jiménez

Posted on by Andy Pineda

When Sevilla hosted cellar-dweller Xerez on Tuesday evening, an aura of uneasiness surrounded the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.  In the front of the Sevillistas‘ minds was the poor form of their team.  An extended run of indolent performances culminated on Saturday … Continue reading

Are The Big Clubs Broke ?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Barring a flood of deals in the last couple of days, this will go down as one of the quietest transfer windows in recent years. So far there have been very few actual sales with the majority of deals being … Continue reading

Hamburg signs “Van the Man“ from Real Madrid – Answering injury problems

Posted on by Florian Kolling

Immediately after Hamburg’s loss against Borussia Dortmund, the club officials announced the transfer of dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, who played for the Spanish club Real Madrid. Van Nistelrooy singed a contract till june 2011. Hamburg won the competition of … Continue reading

Counting Down To Transfer Madness

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s only days away from the opening of the transfer window — a time when much cash will be splashed and many sides will be re-shaped and benches re-inforced. Because there can be some major impact signings, I am waiting … Continue reading

The Bayern Munich Crisis – When God Was At Fault

Posted on by Florian Kolling

“I’m god, I’m always right about everything”, this speech was told by Louis van Gaal in the dressing room in front of his players. The reality of course is a bit different; Bayern Munich must grapple with one of its … Continue reading

Manchester United Signing Cleared By FIFA

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The controversy surrounding Manchester United’s signing of 16-year-old French prospect Paul Pogba has been cleared up. FIFA have ruled that Manchester United did not contravene any FIFA regulations in their recruitment of the young midfielder – specifically Article 19, which … Continue reading

Tim Vickery Talks About South Americans in the Bundesliga

Posted on by Double Pivot

First of all, I need to apologize. I interviewed Tim back at the end of August and am just now getting this out. I feel I did a disservice to the time he was so kind to give me. But, … Continue reading

Sevilla Flies Underneath the Radar

Posted on by Andy Pineda

While the press and the media focus most of their ink and font on the newly built Real Madrid and the continued brilliance of FC Barcelona, Sevilla carries on with their consistent good form.  On the surface, there is nothing … Continue reading

The Beeb’s Andy Brassell Talks Bundesliga Transfers

Posted on by Double Pivot

I had the opportunity to speak with Andy Brassell of the BBC’s excellent World Football Phone-in on Up All Night. I want to emphasize that for those of us who follow the Bundesliga, this show, although based in England, can … Continue reading

The Set: The 7 Best Transfers of the Summer (so far)

Posted on by Double Pivot

I tend to get too excited about the young kids, when they move. I will often over-value the transfers of the the Zuculini, Sven Bender and Lewis Holtby’s of the footballing world. I will see Ralf Fahrmann’s move to Eintracht … Continue reading

Why Do Players Prefer Spain over England?

Posted on by Diego Pestana

Beginning in December of 2008, rumors filled the web with information on Manchester City’s supposed done deal in signing Kaka from AC Milan, which at that time (before CR9’s transfer) would have made him the most expensive player ever with … Continue reading

Friday Links: Benzema Admits Turning Down United

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a few news stories that caught my interest over the last couple of days. Enjoy! Karim Benzema admits turning down Manchester United and Barcelona Jonathan Wilson’s article on the ties that existed between Romanian secret police and Dinamo Bucharest Ever … Continue reading