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.

5 Young Euro 2020 Standouts Who Deserve Big Transfers This Summer

International tournaments often seem like a red carpet event for the biggest names in world football, yet often the most intriguing players on the pitch are the up-and-coming stars, the b-listers of the footballing world, if you will.

Euro 2020 introduced us to a wide range of talented young players. Some were familiar by name and statistical output, but this was the first chance for them to prove themselves on such a large stage. Others were relative unknowns, ony entering the public footballing consciousness within the last month.

Well, Well, Well. Look Who Just Showed Up At The Parc Des Princes

Paris Saint-Germain have signed Spain defender Sergio Ramos on a free transfer after he left LaLiga club Real Madrid, the French Ligue 1 side announced on Thursday.

Ramos left Real last month after failing to reach an agreement to extend his 16-year stay in the Spanish capital. He helped Real win four Champions League titles and five LaLiga trophies.

Balotelli Signs For Fifth Club In Past Three Years In His Transformation To Pure Journeyman

Mario Balotelli. Now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time. A long time. The Italian striker who dazzled the world a decade ago has drifted into an abyss of irrelevancy. So, where is Balotelli now? The 30-year-old signed a new contract that will see him playing in Turkey for the 2021-22 season.

Newcastle Legend Henri Saivet Finally Leaves The Club After Eight Appearances In Six Seasons

In football, as in life, sometimes it's better to be lucky than to be good. And if you were a decent French-speaking footballer in the first half of the 2010s, there was a chance that Newcastle United's bulging pocket book and obsession with Ligue 1 players would make you a very rich man.

The "French Revolution" began after Newcastle's Premier League promotion in 2010, as the club signed French winger Hatem Ben Arfa and Ivorian holding midfielder Cheick Tioté. Ben Arfa and Tioté were just two of the 20+ French-speaking players Newcastle signed over the next half-decade.

Un Vikingo En Puebla: Con Un Espectacular Video, La Franja Anuncia A Fernando Aristeguieta

El Puebla anunció la contratación del delantero venezolano Fernando Aristeguieta, proveniente del Mazatlán FC. La llegada del Colorado es para sustituir la baja del ahora internacional peruano Santiago Ormeño, quien se marchó al León.

La presentación del jugador, por cierto, fue maravillosa. La Franja subió un video a sus redes sociales y que a muchos seguro les recordó la serie Vikings de Netflix. Obviamente, nada es al azar: uno de los apodos de Aristeguieta es El Vikingo.

Meet Ben, The Englishman Who Doesn’t Speak Spanish Playing For Chile In Copa América

When you look at the Chile national team, one player might appear out of place. Ben Brereton is not your usual Chilean; he doesn’t even speak Spanish, the primary language spoken by the rest of the team. The English-Chilean forward had played with England's U19 and U20 national teams for almost five years before switching to Chile's squad this year for the Copa América.

Fiorentina Breaks Transfer Record To Nab Speedy Forward From Stuttgart

Fiorentina has pulled off a fine piece of business by securing the services of the highly sought after forward Nicolás González. The 23-year-old Argentina native arrived last week from Stuttgart to complete a $25.3 million move.

González moved to Stuttgart from childhood club Argentinos Juniors in 2018 and went on to score 23 times and assist 10 goals in 79 games for the Swabians. He played a key role in the side that won promotion to the Bundesliga in 2019-20, scoring 14 goals. He missed much of last season through injury after suffering a torn muscle fiber. 

After Securing Promotion, Norwich City Aiming To Build Premier League-Capable Squad

Norwich City was crowned champion of the EFL Championship for the second time in three years following a 4-1 victory over Reading on May 1.

For manager Daniel Farke and the Canaries, the priority now is to avoid a repeat of the immediate relegation suffered in 2019-20. To that end, Norwich has wasted no time this offseason bringing in additions to the squad. Farke and sporting director Stuart Webber have already secured the signings of four players before the summer transfer window officially opens. 

PSG Signs Kylian Mbappé’s Little Brother, 15, To 3-Year Deal

While Paris Saint-Germain sweats over Kylian Mbappé's future at the club, his younger brother Ethan has signed a three-year youth contract until 2024, the Ligue 1 side said on Friday.

Ethan, 15, has played for PSG's youth sides in the past and joined Senny Mayulu in signing for the next three seasons.