Transfers

Marco Fabian Is Headed To Germany

The Mexican exodus to the German Bundesliga might turn out to be a thing. After Chicharito transferred to Bayer Leverkusen from Manchester United this summer, then proceeded to rip the Bundesliga apart (he was named Bundesliga player of the month for November, and was just named player of the week for last week), another Mexico international attacker is headed to Germany — Marco Fabian is officially headed to Eintracht Frankfurt.

This is exciting news, because Fabian can do stuff like this:

5 MLS-Based Americans That Need To Test Themselves Abroad

The opening of the January transfer window provides MLS-based players an opportunity to test themselves in the top European leagues, if only for two-months on a loan deal. For the sake of the United States national team, these loan deals are instrumental in providing American players an opportunity to progress. 

Chicharito reveló por qué dejó el Manchester United

Javier "Chicharito" Hernández finalmente ha salido y ha dicho por qué se fue del Manchester United. No es que no supiéramos ya por qué se fue.

Como era de esperar, Chicharito descubrió que Louis van Gaal era mucho menos fanático que el anterior entrenador Sir Alex Ferguson. Chicharito dijo en una entrevista con la televisión española (citas cedidas por Marca) que van Gaal intentó que se fuera nada más llegar el holandés al Manchester United.

He Just Led His Team To An MLS Cup. Now He's Being Sold To Santos Laguna In Liga MX

The Portland Timbers’ left-back Jorge Villafana is reportedly on his way to Liga MX club Santos Laguna for a transfer fee of just under $1 million. Villafana was a crucial part of the Timbers defense that led Portland to their first ever MLS Cup title. 

While leading Portland in both appearances and minutes played throughout the course of the campaign, Villafana also chipped in with a goal and four assists from the fullback position. 

Ronaldo Can Save Man United And Build Its Youngsters Into Future Stars

After Manchester United’s dismal Champions League elimination at the hands of Wolfsburg this week, Manchester United fans from around the world must have looked at each other and said: “What the hell just happened here?”

All the promise going into this season has disappeared. United’s inability to put together a cohesive and effective attack has lead to their early Champions League exit, and all the people who were excited about the madman master Van Gaal last season are just about ready to call for his head.

One Of The Best Young Strikers In Europe Was Exiled To Brazil. Can He Claw His Way Back?

He started out as one of the most promising strikers of his generation. Fans raved about him and managers wanted to coach him, but he hit a wall of injuries all of a sudden and his career went crashing down. Regarded by Mexico's manager Juan Carlos Osorio as one of the best wingers in world soccer today, this player is nicknamed after a bird. And like the legend of another famous bird, he is rising from the ashes of his crumbled career. Yes, I’m talking about Alexandre Pato. 

Barcelona Maybe Can't Afford Messi, Suarez And Neymar

Barcelona have perhaps the greatest forward line ever assembled, but for how much longer?

According to The Sun (so take this information with however many grains of salt you feel are appropriate), Barcelona's wage bill is 73 percent of its total revenue.

The Sun also reported that Barca are planning a £423 million renovation of the Camp Nou.

Here's Why Neymar Will Stay At Barcelona, No Matter What His Dad Says

Neymar's astounding string of performances has managed to get him in the mix to be one of the top players in the world. Nonetheless, off-the-field issues keep the superstar's future very murky.

Roman Abramovic Uses Technology As Chelsea's Secret Weapon

The beautiful game is constantly evolving and adapting with the times and technology on and off the pitch. A perfect example of this is the technology used by London and Premier League giants, Chelsea FC.

Ronaldinho Thinks Neymar Could Do It On A Cold Wednesday Night At Stoke

It's a question posed to any footballer who succeeds in the relative atmospheric comforts of Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1: "but could he do it on a cold Wednesday night at Stoke?" The implication being that in the cold of England in winter, players from lesser footballing areas like the Mediterranean and South America would wilt like the dead flowers they are. It is a perfect example of (false) Premier League exceptionalism.

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