It was reported on the 22nd June that the Hornets secured the signing of the England Under-21 midfielder Will Hughes for £4.5 million which is rising to £7 million, who apparently has been on their radar for a while and is awaiting to pass his medical test, once home from competing in a tournament with 

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This summer Wayne Rooney will probably have a few BBQs, he’ll probably go on holiday and he might even do a bit of boxing. But this might also end up being the most important summer of his footballing career. To date that career has unfurled in a fairly straightforward manner. Sure, there have been transfer 

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It was a move met with much derision when then Southampton Chairman Nicola Cortese sacked successful manager Nigel Adkins and replaced him with a little known Argentine named Mauricio Pochettino in January 2013 At the time it seemed quite an extraordinary move, particularly given that at that time Pochettino did not speak any English. The 

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Mention a former Chelsea winger signing for Liverpool and there would have been understandable trepidation on Merseyside in the past. Even setting aside the fierce rivalry between the two clubs, memories of Joe Cole trying his utmost but never quite making the grade are quickly followed by bitter flashbacks to Fernando Torres suffering the same 

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Juventus have released a statement confirming the exit of defender Dani Alves. The announcement- made by the club’s Chief Executive Beppe Marotta during a press briefing on Wednesday – all but confirms the Brazilian’s desire to reunite with his former boss at Manchester City. Alves had previously spent eight years at Barcelona before joining the 

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For the big six in English football, finishing top four in the Premier League is the same as surviving relegation. Without Champions League football, clubs suddenly panic, as there is the likelihood of having to sell off their stars, falling behind in the transfer window, and losing out on financial resources. This past season, Chelsea, 

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I’m sure when Lucas Pérez signed for Arsenal last summer, he dreamt of a twenty-one appearance season. He wasn’t in Wenger’s plans then and he isn’t now. Arsenal bought Lucas Pérez from Deportivo La Coruña for twenty million euros. It was hardy the marquee signing Arsenal fans wanted.   Who knew of Perez? Let’s be 

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Manchester City’s summer transfer business continues to impress with the club very close to announcing the arrival of Dani Alves on a two-year contract after his agreement with Juventus was rescinded on Monday evening. At 34 years old, this is certainly not a long-term move for Pep Guardiola however the Brazilian showed he still has 

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When he joined the Sunderland football academy only aged eight (8) not many people would have expected Jordan Pickford to enjoy such a meteoric rise in such a short time.   To fine tune his goalkeeping talents Pickford was loaned to Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City and Preston all relatively ‘unknown’ 

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With 100 million in the kitty and Wenger stating he is willing to sign players, who would be a possible transfer target for the Gunners? When weighing up the strengths and weaknesses in the Arsenal side based on positions, offensively they are sound, perhaps room for a striker. However, their main weakness would be that 

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  Olivier Giroud made twenty nine appearances in Arsenal’s 2016/17 Premier League campaign. Eighteen of those appearances were as a substitute. Therefore, out of thirty eight total Premier League matches Giroud only started eleven times.    Who plays up top when Giroud is on the bench? It’s either Sanchez, Welbeck, Walcott, or Lucas Perez. None 

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Deliberate sabotage in the name of a ‘broken’ fax machine may have set David De Gea’s move to Real Madrid up in flames two years ago, but the saga has seemingly – if not assuredly – reached its epilogue. A virtuoso demonstration of how determined Manchester United were to retain their first choice goalkeeper soon 

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Over the past few months, Kyle Walker has been the subject of intense transfer speculation. A series of newspaper reports labelled Walker an unsettled member of the Tottenham side, following a falling-out with manager Mauricio Pochettino.   Left out Walker was left out of two huge games at the back end of last season- the 

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So often in recent years Everton’s transfer business has been both disappointing and reactionary with players only arriving after key sales have been made. Ronald Koeman’s first summer in charge saw significant arrivals and his second is continuing in much the same manner with Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen both signing on Thursday. The latter 

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