Skills

With Burnley Under New Ownership, We Scout Some Potential Transfer Targets For The Club

The long-overdue Burnley takeover was finally finalized on Thursday, providing happy news to Burnley fans who were frustrated by their club's lack of transfer spending this year.

The biggest question is whether the Clarets will stray from their current transfer model: buying players playing in England, often from the Championship, for low fees and molding them into dependable Premier League starters (or better).

Transfer Market Parity: Which Players Had The Biggest Changes In Transfer Value In 2020?

2020 has been a tough year financially both for clubs and for players.

The economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen transfer values deflate, with the value of many players decreasing independent of their form on the pitch by 10-20 percent.

For clubs this means their assets are worth less to go with a sharp decrease in revenue caused by matches without fans. For players, this means their skills are worth less as well as a decrease in salaries.

Utah Royals Say One Last Goodbye Before Kansas City Relocation

Professional women’s soccer is returning to Kansas City for the first time since 2017 as the National Women’s Soccer League announced on Monday that Utah Royals FC is relocating to the City of Fountains.

Scouting Potential Solutions To Liverpool's Center Back Crisis

If Liverpool didn't have an injury crisis at center back before, it certainly does now. After losing Virgil van Dijk to a knee injury in the Merseyside derby last month, Joe Gomez is now expected to miss most of the season after injuring his knee during England training on Wednesday.

Which EFL Championship Stars Are Ready To Make The Jump To The Premier League?

The talent pipeline from the EFL Championship has always been strong, and in recent years it has consistently produced some top-level stars.

Last season, Dan James (Swansea to Man Utd), Neal Maupay (Brentford to Brighton) and Jarrod Bowen (Hull to West Ham) were just a few of the players who made an impact in the Premier League seasons after arriving from the Championship. This year, four more high-profile, second-tier players made their move to England's top league.

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