It is clear that Arsenal need to make some vital additions to the squad for them to compete for the title next year. Manager Arsene Wenger has come under plenty of scrutiny in recent weeks as his side’s best chance of securing the league win faded rather feebly. They will be in the market for 

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Ruben Neves has made plenty of headlines in 2015. The 18-year-old has been with Porto since he was eight years of age and has made his way up the ranks. For him, the tough part was beating competition to claim his spot in the starting XI, and Fernando’s sale to Manchester City gave him the 

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The Italian champions paid FC Porto 26 million Euros for the services of dynamic Brazilian full back. Many of the Europe’s heavyweights, prominent among them Manchester City and Real Madrid, had Alex Sandro in their viewfinder for some time.   What he brings He is a tenacious defender who combines well with his teammates when 

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Analysis of the Big Three after summer transfers and pre-season friendlies As ever, the summer transfer market has seen many of the Primeira Liga’s top players leaving Portugal in exchange for more high-profile leagues or a huge hike in their salaries, or for the exceptional few, both. As for the incomers, a mixed bag of 

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How mightily relieved Atletico Madrid must be that they tied Diego Simeone down to his new contract back in March. The coach that delivered their first title in 21 years in 2014 has seen that squad, which also lost the Champions League so narrowly to neighbours Real in Lisbon, gradually dismantled but while players can 

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Portugal is not only a popular destination for holiday-makers during the summer months. Professional football clubs across Europe often turn to the Primeira Liga to boost their squads ahead of the new campaign. Whether it’s a proven performer or a bargain-basement buy, there are plenty of high-quality options available for every club (and every budget) 

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Porto’s Colombian striker Jackson Martínez has agreed to join AC Milan, FC Porto’s president, Pinto da Costa confirmed last week. “I learned just now that Jackson has chosen Milan. This is what he wants, the destination is irrelevant as far as I am concerned. I want him to be happy.” The Rossoneri look set to 

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It may be a slight on the lack of strength in depth of La Liga that its most poverty-stricken clubs can fight competitively to continue to demand a place in Spain’s top league. It is a miracle that Eibar, the city with a population of 28,000 and the club whose stadium hosts just 5,200 fans, 

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Ricardo Pereira is one of a number of young prospects who were thrown in at the deep end at Vitória Guimarães – and grew up fast. The northern club was in financial meltdown in 2011 when newly appointed coach, the aptly named Rui Vitória, decided to start from scratch, relying on largely unknown youth players. 

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So all the four favourites made it through to semi-finals, but what can we make of what happened? On Tuesday night: –  PSG showed the entire football world just how good, bad and limited their team is. Their first half at the Camp Nou was horrifying (entertaining if you are Barca fan), but in the 

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The second leg of the quarter-final is here, so what should we look forward to: Tuesday’s match-ups Barca will hope to finish off ‘Ibra-less’ PSG when the two teams collide in the Camp Nou. Now it’s true that Barca is not unbeatable and PSG does have the capability to bring down Enrique’s men, but let’s be 

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With the quarterfinals of Europe’s biggest club competition on the horizon, the good folks at Guarantee Tickets have created an excellent infographic below detailing the contenders and performances so far in the competition. Hope this round lives up to expectations, as always.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter @OPosts

  In the quarter finals of the Champions League and still very much in the race for the La Liga title after they thumped Granada 9-1 on Sunday, Real Madrid’s season is far from over. Form has fluctuated nervously to leave the future of manager Carlo Ancelotti in doubt, but the prospect of becoming the 

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Bought by FC Porto in the summer of 2013, Juan Fernando Quintero’s performances in pre-season friendlies, notably in the prestigious Emirates Cup tournament in London, and then early in the 2013/14 campaign, appeared to indicate the northerners had struck gold again. An exhilarating dribbler, powerful shooter – usually with his magical left foot – and 

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