Lautaro Martínez – Atletico’s next great Striker?

Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero, Diego Forlan, Radamel Falcao, Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann have all made names for themselves at Atletico Madrid this century and if rumours are to be believed, Los Rojiblancos might have unearthed another top class forward with the signing of Racing Club frontman Lautaro Martinez. The 20 year-old joined Racing in[…]

The Five Young Stars Whose Careers Are Stalling This Season

Football is rich with tales of prodigious young players who burst onto the scene and announce themselves as the next big thing, only to slide rapidly into obscurity and mediocrity; burning brightly before quickly fading away. Whether it’s down to an inability to handle pressure, the dreaded ‘second season syndrome’ or early burnout, young players[…]

Future Stars – Atlético’s Flying Fullback Theo Hernández

  Footballing brothers usually get a lot of attention and Lucas and Theo Hernández are no different. The brothers are regarded highly across Europe, both are defenders and are on the books of Atlético Madrid. Their father, Jean-François, was also a defender and he too played for Atlético Madrid. During the summer both Manchester City and Barcelona showed interest[…]

Analysing The 5 La Liga Signings Who Could Have The Biggest Impact This Season

There may not have been a new Galáctico superstar signing at Real Madrid this summer, and Barcelona have focussed more on bringing in young, versatile players to add balance and competition for places within their squad, rather than splash €80 million in another Neymar or Luis Suárez. But there has still been plenty of interesting[…]

Top Ten Big Money Failures

Whenever a superstar footballer is involved in a transfer, the deal is usually a costly one. As football has developed, the market has too, meaning the more money in the game, the higher the value of a player. Every summer, it seems to keep increasing, and ‘value’ is relative. Perspective is the most important factor[…]

Sevilla Extend Spanish Dominance

Sevilla won the Europa League for the third time in as many years after beating Liverpool 3-1 in Basel. This was the fifth time they have lifted the trophy in the past eleven seasons. The Andalusians title means that with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid clashing in the Champions League final in Milan, Spanish clubs will have won[…]

Five Stars of La Liga Who Need to Kick-Start Their Season After the International Break

Jackson Martínez – Atlético Madrid Signed for €30 million in the summer, Atlético’s lust for the Colombian was hinged on the fact that they felt they had a ‘guaranteed’ striker; one who could come in from day one and add the striking firepower necessary for them to challenge for the title again. After Mario Mandzukic[…]

Highly Skilled Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco Now Thriving at Atletico After Initial Period of Adjustment to Simeone’s Methods

“It was a little difficult to adapt. But now I’m good physically and in all other departments as well,” explained an overjoyed Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, after his starring role in Atletico Madrid’s impressive 2-1 win over Valencia. His wonderful performance was the perfect way to cap off a brilliant week for the Belgian wizard. It all[…]

Atletico Madrid Add Individual Flair to Solid Foundations

Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title triumph in 2013/14 was one of the greatest achievements in modern football history. Diego Simeone’s outfit, the third team in Spain, came out on top in what was widely considered to be a two-horse race between Barcelona and Real Madrid. While there are plenty of examples of upsets of a[…]