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SoccerKakis X The Goal Assembly Podcast: Lee Kang-in & Takefusa Kubo, Prodigies Collide At Real Mallorca

Korea and Japan are leading Asian nations but rarely have generational talents from each state played together at the same club.  Considering that, we are witnessing a rare spectacle as exceptional talents Lee Kang-in and Takefusa Kubo will be playing alongside each other at Real Mallorca in the LaLiga this season. Together with Russell Tan, […]

Podcast: Transfer Deadline Madness – The Rest of Europe Edition

Of course, we wouldn’t only cover the Premier League. Jack would never allow it. Besides looking at Kylian Mbappé’s failed move to Real Madrid and what this means for all parties involved, we look at Moise Kean’s move to Juventus, Luuk de Jong’s surprise move to Barcelona, Eduardo Camavinga’s move to Santiago Bernabéu, Antoine Griezmann’s […]

…And Lionel Messi Is Joining PSG

Because of course he is… I am not one for cheesy quotes or sayings. Most are dumb, many tend to not be true in reality, and they are just fairly annoying. There is one in particular that has been on my mind lately. No, a rising tide does not lift all boats. It simply crushes […]

Lionel Messi Is Leaving Barcelona…

The unthinkable has actually happened… History unfolded before our very eyes today, August 8th, 2021. Stood at the podium, with the Spanish media before him and the entire world intently glued to their screens, Lionel Messi, maybe the greatest footballer of all time, confirmed the news that had dominated all of our lives for the […]

United Finally Signed Jadon Sancho

It only took them a year or so to pay up… Well, I am sure you all saw the news. After a year of relentless pursuit and countless low-ball offers, Manchester United’s unrelenting desire to get their man finally paid off. Jadon Sancho is a Red Devil, and Fabrizio Romano can finally go about his […]

Jesse Lingard and the Story of Second Chances

How Jesse Lingard’s rise from the ashes is the feel-good story of the season in the Premier League… We all undoubtedly know who Jesse Lingard is at this point. The English attacking midfielder has seemingly been in the world’s eye for years now, and not necessarily for the right reasons. The kid from Warrington, a […]

On Everton’s Addition of Joshua King

The most 11th hour signing of the window… Among the interesting stories from a quiet Transfer Deadline Day, the player who seemed to be involved in the biggest tug-of-war saga was Bournemouth striker Joshua King. The 29 year old Norwegian was a fixture of the Cherries team during their time in the Premier League, and […]

On Liverpool’s Signing of Ozan Kabak

And Ben Davies, but mainly Ozan Kabak… Liverpool signings are like London buses. You wait forever for one to show up and two show up at the same time. The Reds’ center back crisis has been well-known for quite a while now, and an additional season-ending injury to Joel Matip has only made it substantially […]

On Martin Ødegaard’s Move to Arsenal

Out of the blue… Earlier this week, Arsenal announced the signing of 22 year old Norwegian dynamo Martin Ødegaard. The player joins on a six-month loan from Real Madrid without any option or obligation to purchase, having turned down the opportunity to rejoin Real Sociedad on a similar six month loan deal. He was specifically […]

On Fikayo Tomori’s Move to AC Milan

Are you sure, Chelsea? On Sunday, AC Milan announced the loan signing of young English center back Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea. The player joins the Italian giants on loan for the rest of the season, but the loan also, perplexingly, includes a buy option of around €30 million (£25 million) should Milan want to make […]

On Moussa Dembélé’s Transfer to Atlético Madrid

Best for all involved? The first of Olympique Lyonnais’ Champions League heroes looks to be out the door, as young French striker Moussa Dembélé looks to be close to sealing a transfer to Spanish giants Atlético Madrid. As reported by Sky Sports’ transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the deal will be a six-month loan deal with […]

The Curious Case of William Saliba

Why the Frenchman is nowhere to be seen, and how internal politics at the football club may cause Arsenal to miss out on a bright young star… In July of 2019, Arsenal completed a massive transfer coup in signing Saint-Étienne’s wunderkind teenage center back William Saliba for a reasonable-but-not-insignificant fee of £27 million. The Gunners […]

On Dominik Szoboszlai’s Move to RB Leipzig

Keeping it in the family… Yesterday, RB Leipzig announced the signing of Hungarian international and wunderkind sensation Dominik Szoboszlai from sister club RB Salzburg in Austria. The youngster will join Leipzig in January on a four and a half year deal after the club activated his €25 million release clause. The move is a coup […]

“It’s Over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United”

On Mino Raiola’s perplexingly-timed comments, why the timing was so poor, and what it means for all parties moving forward… Earlier yesterday, football super-agent Mino Raiola made the, let’s say interesting, decision to give an interview with Italian outlet Tuttosport regarding Paul Pogba’s situation with Manchester United. The Frenchman’s contract at United expires at the […]

An Unexpected Reunion

Why Gareth Bale could, and could not, be exactly what Tottenham needs… Tottenham announced the shock resigning of Gareth Bale this past week, with the player returning to North London on loan from Real Madrid. It was a deal that seemed to come out of the blue, almost seemingly being a tacked-on extra to Tottenham’s […]

A Brand New Midfield

What Everton’s new signings mean for Carlo Ancelotti’s team and their chances at finally challenging the Big Six… Everton have been active in the transfer market, bringing in three big name signings in a matter of a week. Allan Marques, James Rodríguez, and Abdoulaye Doucouré joined the Toffees from Napoli, Real Madrid, and Watford, respectively, […]

Tonali the Rossonero

What Sandro Tonali’s shock move to AC Milan shows about how Milan, and Inter, pursued this deal and how both are viewing next season… Feature Image by chatst2 from Pixabay Sandro Tonali, Brescia’s star midfield wunderkind and seemingly preordained future of the Italian National Team, is close to a deal to sign with AC Milan. […]

Donny van de Beek is a quality signing but is he a priority for United?

I have mixed feelings about Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek. Recently, BBC Sport reported that Manchester United have agreed to personal terms with the midfielder and have negotiated a £40 million move with Ajax. On paper, it represents a well-calculated move by Manchester United. Like Bruno Fernandes, United haven’t overpaid for the Dutch […]

Yes, Nathan Aké is worth 41 million pounds.

Is Nathan Aké worth 41 million? The short answer is yes. Manchester City have recently signed Nathan Aké from Bournemouth for 41 million pounds. It is hardly surprising that Aké chose to leave the Cherries following their relegation. A player of his calibre should not play at the Championship, and it was only a matter […]

On Leroy Sané’s Move to Bayern Munich

Super Bayern 2.0 A long-rumored and long-teased transfer has finally been made official. Leroy Sané, after three very solid years of lighting up the Premier League, with a fourth basically ended through injury, has returned to his native country to sign with Bayern Munich. Due to his contract winding down at Manchester City, Sané’s move […]

On the Arthur-Miralem Pjanić Swap Deal

And what it tells us about…well…a lot, really… So a week or so ago, rumors started to come out around a very peculiar deal. Barcelona and Juventus were in discussions over a deal for Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanić, which is not necessarily old news. People had been covering Barcelona’s potential interest in Pjanić for a […]

Arsenal’s Guendouzi Situation

On the crossroads facing Arsenal and their young French midfielder, and why the right choice may not be the obvious one… Mattéo Guendouzi arrived in North London as an unknown, rose to be a promising and exciting young prospect in an Arsenal team with several exciting young talents, but just as quickly as that all […]

On Timo Werner’s Move to Chelsea

Frank Lampard finally has his man… Feature Image by Andreas H. from Pixabay German striker Timo Werner was among the hottest commodities in Europe after an incredible season for RB Leipzig. Several teams were after the German’s signature, but it seemed he was destined to a move to Merseyside to join his countryman Jürgen Klopp […]

Where Next for Thiago Silva?

4th October 2011 will be a dark day that Jack Transou will remember for the rest of his life. On that fateful day, Qatari Sports Investment bought Paris Saint-Germain, and it marked a new era of Parisian dominance in French football. While Thiago Motta and Alex arrived in the Winter transfer window, it was the […]

The Paul Pogba Question

Is there room on Solskjær’s new project for the Frenchman, or is his time in Manchester over? Feature Image by Jakub Mularski from Pixabay Paul Pogba. Merely the mention of his name could make Graeme Souness incensed. The French midfielder is firmly in the prime of his career, with a World Cup winner’s medal to […]

Sign him up! Odion Ighalo to United is a NO-BRAINER

When Manchester United announced the signing of Odion Ighalo on deadline day, it would be safe to say that everyone in the footballing world was caught by surprise. It was no secret that the club was scouring the transfer market for a striker. Even before Marcus Rashford’s long-term injury, the Red Devils were short on […]

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