Strike while the iron is hot.
It’s an adage football administrators would be wise to heed, as a combination of injuries and regression in form often sees a once-treasured player’s value plummet.
Here’s a glance at nine players across Europe’s top leagues who could have once fetched an extravagant fee only to have their transfer appraisals curtailed:Isco (Real Madrid) Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images Sport / Getty
Real Madrid’s mismanagement of the Isco situation verges on criminal. Arguably Spain’s best player at the World Cup, Isco should have been one of the capital city club’s pillars this season, especially [...]
The Champions League semi-final draw was held Friday in Nyon, Switzerland, and the sounds of Bavarian groans were mixed with Merseyside glee as supporters of the four sides assessed their lots.
On the continent, things aren’t always as they seem, and while the Liverpool faithful may be ecstatic to draw Roma with a trip to Kyiv on the line, Eusebio Di Francesco’s men will be content to concede possession and force the high-flying Reds to penetrate a robust midfield and backline.
In the Spanish capital, Real Madrid supporters must be wondering what Zinedine Zidane and Co. have done to deserve a third consecutive league leader. For all the talk of Los [...]
Bayern Munich has Sevilla at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening for the second quarterfinals of the Champions League. The Bundesliga champions appear to have the mission effectively settled in light of the fact that they have the 2-1 advantage and scored two objectives in the contradicting field in the principal amusement played in Spain a week ago.
Sevilla originates from a genuine 4-0 crush, against Celta Vigo, in La Liga, a weekend ago, an outcome that stretched out to four matches without a win. Bayern Munich, then again, rides in the Bundesliga in the wake of winning the 28th title a weekend ago, because of a 4-1 triumph over Augsburg.
So with another [...]
Carlo Ancelotti has complimented Bayern Munich, who has won the sixth consecutive Bundesliga title. This was the Twitter message of the Italian coach who started this season in the Bavarians before being replaced by Heynckes: “I do my wishes to Bayern, the players, the club, the fans and my friend Heynckes.”
Meanwhile, Arjen Robben, wanted to warn the team after the next triumph in the championship: “From the outside there was no doubt that we would win the championship, but we really had to do it. In the Bundesliga you can not achieve anything without work. We have to enjoy this moment, but to remain focused on the rest of the season, “said the [...]