Profiling PSG’s Next Midfield Gem – Christopher Nkunku

One of the criticisms directed towards Paris Saint-Germain in recent seasons is that they haven’t given their young players a chance. This criticism only grew louder following the sale of academy graduate and captain, Mamadou Sakho, to Liverpool in 2013 for £18M. Since Sakho’s departure PSG went through a period of losing some of their best[…]

Profiling Luxembourg’s 16 Year Old Wonderkid – Vincent Thill

Luxembourg is not a country we normally associate with producing great talent but finally someone has arrived who has bags of potential, the youngest player ever to be capped by Luxembourg, 16-year-old Vincent Thill, who is attracting interest far beyond the Grand Duchy. Thill was born in Luxembourg and started his playing career at Fola[…]

The Key Men Behind Nice’s Ligue 1 Title Challenge

Last season, OGC Nice outperformed all expectations to finish fourth in Ligue 1. But over the summer, hopes of repeating such success seemed to fade when they lost manager Claude Puel to Southampton and star player Hatem Ben Arfa joined champions Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer. However, Les Aiglons, under the tutelage of[…]

The Five Best Young Goalkeepers In Europe

It may not be the most glamorous position on the field, with strikers and attacking midfielders often stealing the glory, but no good side is complete without a top-class goalkeeper. Here are five of the best young emerging keepers in Europe… Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan When given his senior debut by Sinisa Mihajlovic last[…]

The Key Players Behind Monaco’s Title Challenge This Season

AS Monaco are looking like serious contenders for the Ligue 1 title this season. The Principality club has already thumped reigning champions Paris Saint Germain this term, laying down their marker and signalling that they are serious about claiming their first top division crown since 2000. Manager Leonardo Jardim has done a remarkable job of[…]

Looking Ahead For PSG

They are very much the perennial powerhouse of French football. Backed by vast swathes of cash and host to some of the continent’s best footballers, Paris Saint Germain are truly a force to be reckoned with throughout Europe. However, with manager Laurent Blanc leaving, to be replaced by former Sevilla manager Unai Emery, changes will[…]

Ousmane Dembélé – France’s Most Naturally Gifted Talent

Having taken Ligue 1 by storm since making his professional debut in November, Ousmane Dembélé has been catching the eye of scouts from a host of Europe’s top clubs. Considered the latest — and perhaps most naturally gifted – attacking player to emerge from the French production line, the 18-year-old Stade Rennais prodigy has already[…]

Zlatan Ibrahimović – The Serial Title Winner

This weekend Zlatan Ibrahimović scored four goals to help PSG seal the Ligue 1 title after a 9-0 demolition of Troyes. It’s the Parisians 4th league title in a row and it looks like that run will continue into the foreseeable future. It was also Zlatan’s 13th title in the past 15 seasons. This is a remarkable[…]

Monaco Are Ligue 1’s Answer to Portuguese Transfer Masters Porto

Ten games into the Ligue 1 campaign, AS Monaco are firmly ensconced in mid-table with 14 points from a possible 30. Les Monegasques finished third in Le Championnat on the final day of last season, earning a UEFA Champions League playoff berth, but Leonardo Jardim’s men currently find themselves seven points behind Angers SCO and[…]