Wolves defender Nelson Semedo and midfielder Ruben Neves in “The Ultimate Wolves Christmas Debate” – Portugal edition (Video)

Veselin Trajkovic Follow Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.Continue Reading

Eric Dier: Tottenham defender on clean sheets, Jose Mourinho and creating his own app

Tottenham’s nine-game unbeaten run is the current longest in the Premier League this season”I’m resident wicketkeeper,” laughs Eric Dier, after being spotted donning goalkeeping gloves during Tottenham’s training ground cricket matches.Clips of those Hotspur Way knockabouts reflect the general feel-good atmosphere at a club who sit top of the Premier League table heading into Sunday’s…Continue Reading

Madrid defender Varane non-transferable amid Man Utd links – Zidane

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insisted star defender Raphael Varane is non-transferable amid links with Manchester United. United have been long-term admirers of Varane and the Premier League giants are reportedly preparing an offer for the 27-year-old France international. But Zidane dismissed speculation over Varane’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu, where the Frenchman has…Continue Reading

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez picks up knee injury on international duty

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has picked up a knee injury on international duty. Apparently, Gomez hurt his knee during a training session with the national team. The 23-year-old has been outstanding for the Reds since Virgil van Dijk’s injury against Everton and it will be interesting to see how Liverpool cope without him in the…Continue Reading

Inter defender Bastoni one of three players added to Italy squad

Alessandro Bastoni, Gian Marco Ferrari and Mattia Zaccagni have been added to Italy’s squad for their upcoming triple-header of fixtures. Centre-backs Bastoni and Ferrari will provide cover for Angelo Ogbonna and Alessio Romagnoli, who both picked up injuries for their club sides over the weekend. Bastoni was initially named as part of the Under-21s squad but…Continue Reading

Ruben Dias: Is Man City defender right man to replace Vincent Kompany?

Ruben Dias has 19 Portugal caps after captaining his nation at youth levelManchester City believe they have uncovered the heir to former captain Vincent Kompany with the signing of Ruben Dias from Benfica – so could he be the player to fix their defensive problems?Portugal international centre-back Dias, 23, has joined Pep Guardiola’s side for…Continue Reading

Tottenham sign defender Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid

Reguilon’s transfer was confirmed shortly before Spurs announced Gareth Bale would be rejoining the club on loanSpain defender Sergio Reguilon said he was delighted to be joining Spurs from Real Madrid alongside his idol Gareth Bale after signing a five-year deal.Reguilon, 23, came through the youth set-up at Real and made his first-team debut in…Continue Reading

Arsenal plot raid on £68m defender loved by Liverpool and Klopp

Date published: Sunday 2nd August 2020 3:04 Mikel Arteta and Arsenal technical director Edu are in agreement over a raid for a Liverpool-linked centre-back who holds a £68m release clause. The Gunners finished the season strongly, picking up the club’s 14th FA Cup trophy at Chelsea’s expense on Saturday. But despite the cup success, their…Continue Reading

Leipzig defender deals big blow to Arsenal as he signs new deal

Date published: Friday 31st July 2020 1:38 RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has decided to pen a new contract at the Bundesliga side despite interest from a number of clubs, including Premier League outfit Arsenal. Upamecano has emerged as one of the most highly-rated young defenders in Europe after three-and-a-half stellar years in the Bundesliga. With…Continue Reading

Arsenal defender will stay despite transfer rumours, says his agent

Date published: Wednesday 29th July 2020 3:49 Sokratis Papastathopoulos will stay at Arsenal even though transfer rumours suggest otherwise, says his agent Konstantinos Farras. The defender has been a bit-part player under Mikel Arteta this season and has struggled for game time. The Spaniard has preferred the centre-back pairing of David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi…Continue Reading