The failings of Aston Villa in the 2016/17 season were no mystery. Huge transfer fees and an excessive wage budget could only take them to mid table mediocrity, in what can only be seen as a terrible campaign. Though none particularly blame Steve Bruce for their shortcomings last season, he must this season show why
For many Atletico Madrid fans, replacing Radamel Falcao this summer was paramount. The Colombian had left the Spanish capital for Monaco with a scoring record of 70 goals in 90 games and the concern was that Atletico would struggle to find somebody to replicate El Tigre’s brilliance, despite the €45 million he was sold for.
It comes as a great statement of intent from Spurs, after Franco Baldini was hired as Technical Director by request of Andre Villas Boas to help attract the bigger names, that David Villa is being intensely linked with a move to White Hart Lane. The Barcelona forward, who has 12 months left on his current