Browsing summer transfers

Barcelona vs Real Madrid – The Arms Race Never Ends

Posted on 28 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

In the world of the Spanish La Liga, there is only room for two teams. Even if both Barcelona and Real Madrid don’t enter this season as champions, something that hasn’t happened in ten years, the focus is always on them and on the signings they’ve made this summer – Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos to begin with. We all know there’s going to be more. More

English Premier League 2013 Summer Signings

Posted on 3 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The summer transfer window is done, as Tottenham come up as the biggest spenders in the Premier League with Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela being their biggest signings, but most … More

Most Exhausting Summer Transfer Sagas in 2013

Posted on 1 Aug, 2013, by in Featured

Along with the many big signings we’ve seen this summer, there have been those transfer targets that just won’t leave the headlines, yet make no move at all. Gareth Bale in the Tottenham-Real Madrid link, Luis Suarez and his ploy to leave Liverpool, Wayne Rooney and his attempt to leave Manchester United, Robert Lewandowski wanting only Bayern Munich and Barcelona rejecting every offer being made for Cesc Fabregas. More

Bayern Munich – The Cost of Building the Current Squad

Posted on 25 Apr, 2013, by in Featured

Building a dominant side such as Bayern Munich have been in 2013 takes more than just an excellent youth system, which is apparent in this squad, but also making quite a few expensive signings over the years, unlike other Bundesliga sides, bringing players like Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez and Arjen Robben for huge sums, totaling at €235.3 million. More

Manchester United – The Cost of Building the Current Squad

Posted on 9 Oct, 2012, by in Featured

Despite the general perception of some, almost every important player on the Manchester United team has been purchased for quite a hefty some, with the current squad of players, including Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Nani, Antonio Valencia and Shinji Kagawa, assembled for a total of £364 million. More

Juventus FC – Cost of Building the Current Squad

Posted on 27 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

The big Italian clubs hardly base their squads on home grown talent, and Juventus are no different, spending just under €200 million to assemble the current group of players, some on co-ownership deals, with Gianluigi Buffon, arriving back in 2001, still the most expensive player on the team. More

Arsenal FC – The Cost of Building the Current Squad

Posted on 18 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

Despite common belief, Arsenal don’t get all their players from their youth system, and even there, half of them are purchased from somewhere else. Arsene Wenger has an eye for talent, yes, but he needs to spend to get that young talent, with the current squad of Arsenal players assembled for £163.4 million. More

FC Barcelona – The Cost of Building the Current Squad

Posted on 14 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

While most people view Barcelona as a club that mostly uses home grown talent (which is true, to an extent), the current crop of purchased players, beginning with Eric Abidal in 2007, the only pre-Guardiola player outside player still with the squad, cost €211.5 million to assemble, including David Villa (the most expensive signing in the history of the club), Cesc Fabregas and Dani Alves. More

Transfer Rumors 2012 – Alessandro Del Piero to Liverpool

Posted on 5 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

While Sydney FC in Australia claim to have Alessandro Del Piero signed on a $2 million contract for the upcoming season, Liverpool’s frantic race to get some sort of support to their striking force has led them to the name of the 37 year old Italian legend, although it might be a bit too late. More

Roundup of the 2012 Summer Transfer Deadline Deals

Posted on 1 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

The last day of the transfer deadline heading into the 2012-2013 season across Europe showed how far financially English clubs are when compared with the rest of Europe, as Manchester City stood out with five signings (Javi Garcia, Maicon, Nastastic, Richard Wright, Scott Sinclair), followed by Tottenham, adding Hugo Lloris and Clint Dempsey. More