Confirmed Transfers

Chelsea’s Next Great Defensive Hope Is A 20-Year-Old American

Chelsea's defensive record is in shambles: they've allowed 34 goals in 23 matches this campaign. Last season's title winning defense allowed only 32 goals throughout the entirety of the season. More worringly for the Chelsea heirarchy is that the situation doesn't have any immediate remedies in the form of contracted players. Their backline is comprised of ageing stalwarts John Terry, 35, Branislav Ivanovic, 31, and Gary Cahill, 30.

Transfer Rumor: Usain Bolt Will No Longer Join Manchester United Because Of Louis Van Gaal

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet and a long time supporter of Manchester United, has frequently reiterated his belief that he could turn out for the Red Devils. However, Bolt has now rescinded his own offer for a trial at Manchester United on the grounds of Louis van Gaal’s management style.

Why Alan Pulido Needs MLS To Resurrect His Career

In early 2014, it seemed Alan Pulido had the world at his feet. Pulido had capped his finest club season to date, scoring 24 goals in 40 appearances for Tigres, with a goal in the 2014 Copa MX Final. UANL would go on to defeat Oaxaca 3-0, capturing their third Copa MX overall and their first since the 1995/96 season.

A week earlier, he scored the tying goal in a friendly against the United States in Glendale, Arizona. This was his fourth goal for El Tri, adding to the debut hat trick he’d scored against South Korea in January.

Newcastle United Are Reportedly Weighing Up A January Transfer Bid For You

Newcastle United are struggling. They’re struggling for goals, they’re struggling to properly defend for 90 minutes and they’re struggling to get their fanbase behind a team that’s owned by a modern day slave driver and managed by the imprudently jubilant patch of hair that is Steve McClaren.

He Signed A Dream Contract With Barcelona. It Was All Over In A Matter Of Hours

Sergi Guardiola is 24 years old, which is certainly old enough to know that nowadays potential employers always check out your social media accounts for bad stuff.

This is why every college and career counselor ever tells you to make sure your social media accounts are either squeaky clean or uber-private before you apply for jobs, to make sure your reputation isn't damaged in the eyes of potential employers.

Guardiola, it appears, has never talked to a career counselor (we don't even know if European footballers have that sort of thing), because he went from this:

Rafa Marquez Is Coming Home To Atlas

Rafa Marquez debuted for Atlas when he was 17 years old. From there he moved to Monaco, then to Barcelona, then to New York Red Bulls, then to Leon, then to Hellas Verona.

Along the way he won one Ligue 1 title, four La Liga titles, two Champions Leagues, the Club World Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the Copa del Rey and the Liga MX Apertura and Clausura.

He's been named the Ligue 1 Defender of the Year and CONCACAF Player of the Year.

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.