Transfers

Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

What Is Donny Van De Beek Doing At Manchester United?

Former Netherlands forward Marco van Basten believes Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek's lack of game time is bad for his rhythm and the 23-year-old should have joined a club where he can play more regularly.

United signed Van de Beek from Ajax on a five-year contract in the close season with British media reporting that they paid the Dutch side an initial fee of $45.59 million. But the Dutch international has made only four substitute appearances in the Premier League and was not used in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Saturday.

Philadelphia Teen Signs With RB Salzburg, Breaks Transfer Record For Homegrown Player

The Philadelphia Union are transferring homegrown midfielder Brenden Aaronson to Austria's FC Red Bull Salzburg after the 2020 MLS season.

The team said the deal announced Friday includes a record transfer fee for a U.S.-based homegrown player — "close to $10 million," according to NBC Sports.

Is Mario Götze's Move To PSV The Signal Of A New Era Of Eredivisie Transfers?

About once every transfer window, there's a transfer that makes you stop, do a double take, and say "wow."

When PSV Eindhoven announced the signing of Mario Götze on a free transfer last week, many soccer fans (myself included) were shocked to see a global superstar leave Germany for the lesser Eredivisie. 

Freddy Adu Signs With European Club, Swears This Time He’ll Do It Right

Freddy Adu has signed with a professional club after a near two-year hiatus. Before I begin blabbing about America’s forgotten star let me provide you with the information you want. Adu signed with Österlen FF in the third tier of Swedish soccer.

The most avid Adu fans will have to do some super deep digging to find an Österlen FF stream and I wish them the best of luck. I know this isn’t the European club you were hoping for but at least Adu seems excited.

MLS Target Chofis Scores From Halfway Line For Chivas

Eduardo “Chofis” López is reportedly looking for a way out of Guadalajara after seven years with the senior side. The 26-year-old has only appeared in seven of Chivas’ 13 Torneo Guardianes matches so far, and he’s had to make due as a substitute in each — totaling just 122 minutes to go with zero goals and zero assists.

Here’s Just How Much Transfer Spending Has Declined Due To Covid-19

BERN — The amount of money spent on international transfers in the window which closed on Monday dropped by more than 30 percent compared to the corresponding period last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, global soccer body FIFA said in a report on Friday.

FIFA announced that a total of $3.92 billion was spent by clubs worldwide between June 1 and Oct. 5 in the transfer window this year, compared to $5.8 billion a year ago.

It’s Obviously Not A Good Time, But Pogba Wants To Tell You About His Real Madrid Dream

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba said he would love to play for Real Madrid one day but for now his focus is on helping his club side improve on their poor start to the Premier League season.

The 27-year-old World Cup winner admitted in 2019 that he wanted to leave United but no major offers came in for him and he spent most of last season sidelined with injuries.

Jack Wilshere And Danny Welbeck Without Clubs Following Transfer Deadline Day

As the transfer window slammed shut on Monday, two former England internationals were left stuck outside in the cold.

Ex-Manchester United and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck and former Gunner Jack Wilshere ended the trading period without clubs after their contracts were terminated.

Welbeck was released by Watford after their relegation from the Premier League left them looking to cut their wage bill. Media reports said the 29-year-old, who has suffered a series of injuries in his career, was earning $130,000 a week at the club.

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