Taiwo Awoniyi: Nottingham Forest transfer target assessed

Taiwo Awoniyi has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Nottingham Forest leading the race, Ninad Barbadikar explains what he could bring in his return to England. With his final kick of the ball in the Bundesliga, Taiwo Awoniyi ensured he left a mark on a Union Berlin match once again, this time ensuring that the club from Koepenick returned to European football. Urs Fischer’s side finished fifth in the league standings, guaranteeing a spot in the group stages of the UEFA Europa
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Scouting the Primeira Liga: the Next Players to Make the Step Up

Ninad Barbadikar looks at the players who could be the next to make the step up from the Primeira Liga in Portugal This summer, five Primeira Liga players made the move away from Portugal for transfer fees worth a total of £188.5m. Darwin Nunez, the highly coveted SL Benfica forward was signed by Liverpool for £67.50m; on top of that, with add-ons included, his fee could potentially go up to £85m, making him Liverpool’s most expensive player of all time.

Liverpool should go all in for Nkunku - his Sadio Mane-esque stats prove it

Liverpool should go all in for Nkunku – his Sadio Mane-esque stats prove it A standout performer for RB Leipzig for a few seasons now, Christopher Nkunku is just what Liverpool need to cope with Sadio Mane’s exit. France’s UEFA Nations League campaign got off to a shaky start in a 2-1 defeat against Denmark on Friday, June 3. Karim Benzema was the lone goal-scorer for Les Bleus, but Nkunku’s cameo provided the France faithful with much to be positive about. Benzema’s opening goal came from a

Clarence Seedorf and a Tale of a Career Like No Other

The Netherlands is a country of diverse cultures. A country where you can meet people from almost every ethnic group. A country that has become home for a generation that has been born elsewhere but have found their place amongst the Oranje. A country that is famous for being home to Vincent Van Gogh, for sheltering Anne Frank during the Second World War and where the world famous Rijksmuseum also stands. Amongst all the ethnicities, the Surinamese are a prominent people. Suriname, which was on

The inside story of Alou Kuol from South Sudan to Stuttgart

Alou Kuol’s rise from playing in the Australian youth leagues to becoming Sven Mislintat’s next potential diamond in the rough, has been exciting. Modern-day football is an intense business. The expectations from footballers are greater than ever before. When they step onto the pitch, the game has to be played with a laser-eyed focus. And amidst all of this, some may forget to enjoy the moment they are in. Alou Kuol is unique in that sense. His characteristic smile is a trademark feature and a

Scouting by the numbers – Finding the next Insigne, Bonucci and Immobile from Serie B

The Italian second division has never been in short supply of talent. In fact, the players coming through are growing year in, year out. There have been some legendary teams that have well-founded legacies in the Serie B. Zdenek Zeman’s famous Pescara team of 2011/12 or the Giuseppe Iachini Palermo side of 2014/15 were all full of exciting young players. The likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Paulo Dybala, Ciro Immobile, Marco Verratti amongst others have taken the very first steps of their glittering

Mateusz Klich: The numbers behind Leeds United’s midfield engine

Mateusz Klich has started all seven of the games so far in the Premier League and has not looked out of place one bit. In fact, Leeds themselves haven’t looked out of place at all. Of the three sides to have been promoted from the Championship, the Whites look set to do well and also challenge their opponents to up their game. Klich has played a major role in their early-season performances. His all-round play is crucial to Bielsa’s system and the Polish international’s presence in their midfie

Scout Report: Harry Winks | Tottenham’s midfield maestro in the making

Ninad Barbadikar provides a detailed scout report about Harry Winks, Tottenham’s midfield maestro in the making. When Luka Modric left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2012, there were many doubts as to who would lead this young and talented Spurs team, who would be their creative spark? Enter Gareth Bale. The Welshman had a Premier League campaign to remember in his final season at White Hart Lane, scoring 26 goals in all competitions, a career best for the pacy former Saints player. It was in