Samuel Umtiti – Barcelona’s New Defensive Rock

It has been confirmed by both parties: a €25 million fee will see French defender Samuel Umtiti move from Lyon to FC Barcelona this summer. But what exactly are Barcelona getting for their money? Well, given their current financial constraints, the Blaugrana are getting just about the best centre-back that €25 million can buy. It[…]

THE REGENERATION OF LIGUE 1

Champions League fanatics will remember the times when Olympique Lyonnais became a main stay of the latter stages of the knockout rounds. A team filled with household names, a young Karim Benzema introducing himself to the world, Lisandro Lopez turning in performances that would endear him to Lyon fans forever and finally the mercurial Juninho[…]