aymeric laporte

Aymeric Laporte – The ‘€ 40 million defender’ sought by English clubs

Football leagues across the world are entering the final stages of this season and that usually means frantic efforts on field to improve the finishing position. One other person whose action intensifies during this part of the season is the scout. Top clubs need to keep replenishing their talent pool to stay at the top of their domestic leagues and one player who is popping up on the radars of a lot of English clubs, that include Manchester United, Manchester City Arsenal  and Chelsea, is Aymeric Laporte. Laporte is a 20 year old French central defender who plies his trade at La Liga club Athletic Bilbao. At such a young age, Laporte has already become one of the first names to go onto the team sheet on match day, having played 27 of the 32 games in the league season. Laporte is a tall and physically dominating defender. He tackles well and his takeons usually end successfully. Apart from this Laporte also […] Read more »

Atletico Madrid training session

Fernando Torres – Real Madrid Game The Perfect Place To Reclaim His Crown

As Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid face off in the second leg of their Champions League Quarter-Final, a certain local boy might end up having a big say in the outcome. Here’s a look at the ups and downs of his recent years, and why he might be the man to watch in the biggest derby game in Europe. Read more »

Liverpool FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FC

Liverpool FC- Three 2014 Summer Signings That Reds Should Stick With Next Season

Its been a disappointing season for Liverpool all round. They lost Premier League’s best striker to Barcelona and they then lost Daniel Sturridge to injury very early on it the season- losing the strikeforce made the side unrecognisable from the one that competed for the title a year ago. They were looming in mid-table around November and crashed out of the Champions League prematurely too. Eventually, Brendan Rodgers got his side ticking again and they went on a 13 match unbeaten run (league). However, losses to Manchester United and Arsenal in the league and to Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final has put the gloom back in the red half of Merseyside. The summer signings have been cited as one of the major reasons for the setback of this season. With the exception of Emre Can, none of last summer’s signings have produced consistently or significantly. There is expected to be a decision on the future of the players that haven’t […] Read more »

REAL MADRID VS. MALAGA

Real Madrid Crisis: Do Bale & Modric Injuries Put Atletico on Advantage Before Champions League Encounter?

Real Madrid were successful in keeping the pressure over FC Barcelona by easily overcoming the challenge of Malaga at Santiago Bernebeu on Saturday. It was a lucky day for Carlo Ancelotti as he had the luxury of having a full strength squad available for selection. However, the joy of Mr. Ancelotti did not last long as two of his most important team members, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, secured an injury and Madrid are already on a backfoot ahead of arguably the season defining clash against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Read more »

Olympique Lyon vs Paris Saint Germain

Get Ready For A Thrilling Finish To An Exciting Ligue 1 Season

The French League is poised for a thrilling finish as PSG and Lyon engage in a two-way bid for the title. Marseille and Monaco are also there in the third and fourth place, respectively, closely behind, but it is unlikely that they will be able to make ground on the top 2 teams unless something extremely dramatic occurs. Let's examine the table and the top-4 teams currently. Read more »