Rennes’ Jonathan Pitroipa: The German opinion

Rennes captured the signing of Hamburg winger Jonathan Pitroipa this week, and who better to tell us all about him than HSV and Bundesliga expert @dan_bu After weeks of uncertainty and negotiations between the clubs, HSV’s Jonathan Pitroipa was finally allowed join Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais for a basic fee of about €3.5 million. After three years in Northern […]

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“There’s only one Juninho!” – Juninho Pernambucano

Lyon Juninho

When discussing Lyon’s successes in the 2000s, it is difficult not to mention the talents of Brazilian midfielder Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Junior, better known as Juninho Pernambucano.  The midfielder certainly played a big part in the successes of the club, participating in eight seasons with the French giants and winning the league title in seven of those seasons.  Overall […]

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The Mysterious Marvin Martin: “Little Xavi”

Until June 6th few people outside of France knew who Marvin Martin was, but following a dreamlike 15 minute cameo in a friendly against Ukraine, the 23 year-old left the Donbass Arena pitch being hailed by L’Equipe as “the new Zidane”, spectacularly leaping to the attention of European football fans. A surprise to outsiders perhaps, but Martin’s success is not […]

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Potential Tottenham Target – M’Baye Niang

Ligue 1’s final match-day saw seven teams including Caen on the verge of relegation. Hoping to avoid defeat they would play host to 2nd place Marseille in what was always going to be a tough end to the season. Against the odds it was Franck Dumas’ side that took a surprise early lead through Yohan Mollo’s 7th minute strike. With […]

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Moussa Sissoko: Wanted by Newcastle United and Liverpool

Earlier this week it was rumoured that Premier League sides Newcastle United and Liverpool, as well as Ligue 1 side Lyon, were in talks to sign Toulouse FC’s 21 year-old midfielder Moussa Sissoko. Although Newcastle has since dismissed reports that they are negotiating with the player, the fact remains that the player will almost certainly depart the Stadium Municipal this […]

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Lille beat PSG to the signature of Dimitri Payet

With most transfer stories focusing on who PSG will try and sign with their new found Qatari millions, Lille’s signing of Dimitri Payet shows that money can’t buy you everything. Payet’s future came down to a straight fight between LOSC and PSG and it was the Champions that came out eventual winners. The Reunion born forward decided to join Rudi […]

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The Next Big Thing: Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa

Since Qatari Investment Agency’s takeover at Paris Saint-Germain, the majority of current transfer stories surfacing in France relate to Les Parisiens’ interest in one player or another. However, a French youngster who has been attracting long-standing interest from the capital club, and is probably one of their more realistic prospective targets is Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa.

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Gervinho – The New Man at Arsenal?

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar.  There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”  ~Charles Richards Transfer negotiators at Arsenal take note. Most summers at the Emirates are spent embroiled in the latest drawn out transfer saga. More often than not it involves Cesc Fabergas, the “will he won’t he” drama that fills most […]

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