Showman Icardi must learn to thrive in the shadows at PSG

While certain players shy away from the spotlight, others are drawn to it in the knowledge it presents an opportunity to climb to the very top. These players are showmen, entertainers. And this week Paris...

United have created sink or swim season for Solskjær and club’s young...

It’s sink or swim at Manchester United this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjær landed both of...

Peñaranda finally ready to live up to £50m billing at Watford

It was in January 2016 that Watford completed the signing of a South American...

Alexis Sánchez: Manchester United’s worst ever signing

Fifty-four minutes into Manchester United‘s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town on Sunday afternoon, in...

Who wins the great Serie A striker shuffle – Juventus, Inter or...

The tired old cliché goes that Serie A is defensive and boring. But if...

Twenty players to watch in 2019/20: Marc Roca

Spain have managed to perfect it; the country churns out elite-level deep-lying playmakers-cum-ball-destroyers at...

Where should Bundesliga starlet Kai Havertz move next?

Kai Havertz is threatening to do the unthinkable. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is not only...

Kompany woes show clubs have to stop looking for new Guardiola

Every club wants to unearth their own Pep Guardiola. Barcelona started something when they...

Twenty to watch in 2019/20: Kik Pierie

Ajax knew last summer it was only a matter of time until one of...

Twenty to watch in 2019/20: Lee Kang-in

Being named the best player at the Under-20 World Cup isn’t the one-way pass...

Twenty players to watch in 2019/20: Fabio Silva

The 2018/19 season will not be fondly remembered by Porto fans. The club finished...

Twenty to watch in 2019/20: Antonio Marin

Croatia’s run to the 2018 World Cup final was a minor miracle. Where the...

PSG must end Neymar sideshow this summer if QSI dream is...

“The players are going to have to assume their responsibilities even more than before,”...

Twenty players to watch in 2019/20: Matheus Cunha

With a swivel of his hips, Matheus Cunha announced himself to Bundesliga fans. The 20-year-old...

Should Premier League elite be interested in Udinese’s latest star?

Udinese, perhaps more than any other club in Europe in the last 20 years,...

Clubs should be queueing at Lyon to land bargain of the...

It’s been a strange 12 months for Nabil Fekir. Heading into the final stages of...

Out of contract in 2020: Football’s best free agents at the...

Every summer there are a number of high-profile footballers who become free agents. Yet...

Thriving Ødegaard no longer Real’s ‘lost wonderkid’

As a 16-year-old, Martin Ødegaard had the world at his feet. Courted by nearly every...

Where next for football’s unloved superstar James Rodríguez?

Golden Boy status is as impermanent as it is glamorous. In 2014, James Rodríguez had...

Solskjær misfit Lukaku can thrive in Conte’s Inter revolution

Romelu Lukaku’s career is at a standstill. His £75million move from Everton to Manchester...

7 possible destinations for Antoine Griezmann

Yes, 12 months after releasing an hour-long feature on his decision to rebuff Barcelona’s...

Cillessen can’t afford another wrong move after Barça exit

It’s been a strange three years for Jasper Cillessen. The Dutch goalkeeper, who joined...

Premier League icons: Freddie Ljungberg

They recognised the number, but they didn’t recognise the name. Manchester United will go on...

Herrera departure would accelerate United’s need for midfield overhaul

Although the key goals have been scored by Marcus Rashford, and much of the...

Van de Beek: the subtle brilliance of Ajax’s midfield maestro

Like many of the stars of Erik ten Hag’s youthful Ajax side who’ve captured...

8 high-profile players destined to move this summer

The football is almost over but the transfer speculation is just beginning. With no World...

Without the right structure Barça risk wasting Messi’s final years

Having assumed the captain’s armband following Andrés Iniesta’s departure for Japan last summer, Lionel...

The 7 worst signings of the 2018/19 Premier League season

Premier League spending is once again expected to reach obscene levels this summer. The...

Arsenal and Spurs wise to pursue Milan’s modest star

There is little doubt Suso’s decision to leave Liverpool in 2015 was the right...