Spurs New Boy Faces Fight for First-Team Minutes

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Once his medical is complete and the finer details are ironed out, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou will sign for Tottenham Hotspur. The deal is reported to be for around €13 million and he is another young player with great potential joining Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. You can read more about his strengths and weaknesses in Andrew Gibney’s FourFourTwo Talentspotter piece. If we are […]

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How could Brexit affect Ligue 1?

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Britain’s decision to leave the EU is a monumental geopolitical event. It will have far-reaching consequences in all areas of society and economics. Football is not immune from this. French football, in particular, will be watching with interest. Ligue 1 and the Premier League have become intrinsically intertwined, with England being the prime destination for France’s best talent. Could the Brexit […]

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Floyd Ayite to Fulham

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After rumours linking Nottingham Forest with SC Bastia’s winger / centre-forward Floyd Ayite after they brought in Philippe Montanier as their new manager, the Togolese international has signed for Fulham on a three-year deal with an option for one more. BREAKING: Please join us in welcoming Floyd Ayité to Fulham Football Club! > https://t.co/dnojOftiyE pic.twitter.com/qcxc0mTTRI — Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 1, 2016 […]

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What will Philippe Montanier Bring to Nottingham Forest

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The appointment of Philippe Montanier as the new coach at Nottingham Forest came as a surprise to quite a few people in France. Perhaps the same way as his arrival at Stade Rennais did back in 2013. After great success at Real Sociedad, the former goalkeeper turned up in Brittany and offered hope to the Rennes fans, hoping to usher […]

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Chelsea Set to Win Race to Sign Michy Batshuayi from Marseille

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On Monday evening, news broke that Crystal Palace had agreed a fee with Olympique de Marseille for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi. That must have triggered a few alarm bells around Europe and 24 hours later L’Equipe and RMC were reporting that Chelsea have jumped in, sealing a €40 million move. Confirmation de l'info de l'Equipe. #Batshuayi c'est fait à #Chelsea pour […]

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Paris Saint Germain appoint Unai Emery as new coach

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PSG have begun what is expected to be a summer of sweeping changes by appointing Sevilla coach Unai Emery to replace Laurent Blanc. Although Blanc won back-to-back domestic trebles with the Ligue 1 champions, he pays the price for a disappointing Champions League exit at the quarter-final stage to Manchester City. Blanc’s sacking seemed inevitable after PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi […]

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Marseille in Trouble: Turbulent Times Ahead for OM

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Marseille are a club on the descent. It was a turbulent season in which the club parted ways with two coaches, finished in its worst league position in 15 years and suffered numerous hits to its global image through an investigation into shady transfer deals, coupled with crowd trouble in a number of games in the 2015-16 campaign. Suffice to say, the […]

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Scouting: Leicester City Bid for Claudio Ranieri’s “Makélélé”

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On Monday night, RMC journalist, Mohammed Bouafsi reported that Leicester City had made a €10 million bid for OGC Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy. It comes on the back of suggestions that N’Golo Kante is on his way out of the club this summer, with the 23-year-old heralded as his replacement. Leicester a transmis ces dernières heures une offre (~10M€) pour […]

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