Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website; he has written for various different news outlets in the British, American press and has had a successful career in football news reporting, mostly through his influence and presence on social media. He aims to integrate statistics in the sport whilst keeping his analysis focused on the non-quantifiable parts of the Game such as tactics and playing style.

Chris Wood joins Burnley for a record-breaking £15m

Burnley were the surprise of the first Premier League matchday with a surprise win against reigning champions Chelsea in a five-goal thriller involving a Sam Vokes’ double and a red card for the Blues. However, their next game against West Brom showed both defensive and offensive problems. Burnley seem to now have solved this problem, or at least bolstered the quality of their roster on the offensive side of things. It has been one of the hottest Premier League rumors this past week, it is now official; Chris Wood is now a Premier League player following a transfer between Leeds United and Burnley for a club-record fee of £15 million. This also makes Wood the most expensive New Zealand player

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Barcelona closing in on Jean-Michaël Seri transfer

Despite FC Barcelona’s renewed interest in Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembélé in the past two weeks, the exceedingly high asking prices of Dortmund and Liverpool seem to have had a chilling effect on Barcelona’s interest in the two superstars, both wanted as Neymar replacements following his record-breaking transfer to PSG. However, it seems that another Barcelona target from July should be getting closer to Catalonia and farther from last season’s Ligue 1 surprise team, OGC Nice. Despite signing Paulinho in order to bolster the quality of their midfield for a reported amount of €40m, the Catalan club is ready to pay the same amount in order to bring in another signing; Jean-Michaël Seri. The Ivorian midfielder has been dubbed as

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United sweeps Swansea in 4-0 thrashing

It has been quite a while since Manchester United fans had seen two fantastic back-to-back performances in the Premier League; or at least, as fantastic as wins by four goals. In fact, today marked the first time in more than a hundred years where United scored at least four goals in each of their two opening games. More on their splendid performance at Liberty Stadium. Before entering this game, both teams were looking for a victory after starting the season undefeated. Swansea, the hosts, had been undefeated for six consecutive Premier League games, whereas Manchester United were freshly out of a 4-0 victory against West Ham last weekend. With the win in their minds and a positive mindset going into

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Barcelona signs Colombian defender for £8million

After losing out on the signing of Colombian star Davinson Sanchez, it seems as though FC Barcelona were quick on finding a replacement signing, without having to go too far away from Davinson’s register – replacing the Colombian… with another Colombian. Following a rather disappointing defensive showing against Real Madrid in both home and away fixtures of the Spanish Supercup, reports claimed Ernesto Valverde has been seeking reinforcements in the backbone of the starting XI, which was only one of the many faults that cause Barcelona’s defeat. In order to bolster the quality of his roster, Valverde has then completed the signing of Palmeiras defender and 22 year-old Colombia international Yerry Mina, for a reported fee of around £8 million.

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Tottenham agree £42m fee for Barcelona target

As transfer market deadline day is approaching, many teams who have yet to make any big-name moves are starting to become more active in the transfer market. With bids coming from all over Europe for their superstars and wonderkids, Ajax has been struggling to keep their players settled in the Eredivisie, therefore being forced to negotiate with deals for players such as Davy Klaassen or Jairo Riedewald. The next player to leave Ajax though? Davinson Sánchez. Following weeks and weeks of speculation where many were criticizing Tottenham’s quiet transfer market period, Mauricio Pochettino officialized the arrival of the club’s first summer signing. Many described Tottenham’s real summer challenge as keeping their key players following a successful Premier League campaign, as

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Premier League Week 1: United first leaders of the season

This first week of Premier League was indeed quite an exciting one, starting with Arsenal’s victory over Leicester at the Emirates, and closing with Pogba helping Manchester United up in first position, making them the first leaders of the 2017-18 Premier League season. Arsenal’s comeback against Leicester City Already discussed in our earlier news this week, Arsenal kicked off the Premier League campaign with a remarkable comeback against Leicester. On a day marking the debuts of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alexandre Lacazette for their respective teams, only the latter managed to score, though the spotlight was more directed towards Granit Xhaka and Olivier Giroud’s performance in the second half. Jamie Vardy’s brace did not go unnoticed as well, as it now

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Lazio wins Supercup thriller over Juventus!

It was earlier tonight at the Stadio Olimpico of Rome that Lazio triumphed over Serie A champions Juventus in a 3-2 thriller that saw the likes of Ciro Immobile and Alessandro Murgia make history in front of thousands of supporters. The hosts first opened scoring with Ciro Immobile transforming the penalty he had won moments ago, despite Gianluigi Buffon jumping on the right side. Juventus and Lazio would neutralize each other’s chances for the rest of the half, with Buffon being the main reason they are still in the game at half-time. The second half would be much more goal-heavy. Nine minutes after the break, a fantastic delivery from Parolo would see Ciro Immobile score his second of the night

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Sevilla makes first offer for Bacca

FC Sevilla has already proved to be quite ambitious this summer in terms of transfers, making seven incoming deals including the returns of Manchester City flop Jesus Navas and Argentinian international Éver Banega. Now more than ever, they seem to be closing in on an eighth signing According to la Gazzetta dello Sport, Sevilla are planning a move to return their former star striker from AC Milan, Carlos Bacca. Despite reports claiming interest from Sevilla regarding a possible transfer of Stevan Jovetić (Fiorentina), the Spanish club could make an offer in the next hours. Marseille have already come forward to AC Milan with a loan offer with an option to buy for Bacca, though the offer had been rejected as

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United rejects latest Spurs bid for Anthony Martial

According to The Independent, Manchester United have rejected Tottenham’s latest bid for star striker Anthony Martial. Tottenham have been rather quiet this summer as they have yet to officialize any transfer going in, despite letting international fullback Kyle Walker leave to Manchester City. It seems as though they are now putting themselves back on the map with a recent attempt at buying Anthony Martial from Manchester United. Manchester United have spent hundreds of millions of pounds this summer, signing Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelöf and replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Romelu Lukaku. The arrival of Lukaku would make for tougher competition for a spot on the starting XI, with Rashford and Wilson also being able to play as strikers. However, it seems

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Barça closing in on Paulinho!

Although the rumors linking the Brazilian international to Barcelona have been more quiet in the past weeks, Barcelona seems to be getting closer to a deal with Guangzhou Evergrande regarding the transfer of their star midfielder Paulinho. This year just like many years before, Barcelona have been very active in the transfer market (even more following the record-breaking departure of Neymar to PSG). Rumors linked various midfielders to the squad; Marco Verratti, Jean Michaël Seri, Paulinho being some of them. Now more than ever, it seems as though Barça could finally officialize a major signing for the first time this summer, as an agreement between the Spanish club and the player seems to have already been decided. The Mirror reports

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