Raphael Varane: future world’s best?

Raphael-VaraneThe former Lens academy graduate has broken onto the first team scene this year at Real Madrid, possibly the most competitive club in the world to make a name at, and has shown maturity far beyond his mere 19 years this season. He produced an assured, man-of-the-match performance in his first ever appearance in the world’s biggest club fixture, El Classico, and looks set to enjoy a long relationship with Madrid if he continues to produce performances such as the one he produced only 2 weeks ago. Continue reading

The Milanese Triumvirate: Balotelli, El Shaarawy and Niang.

article-2272132-17452D5B000005DC-230_634x389The signing of Balotelli in this year’s January transfer window represented much more than the return of an old fan of the club. It represented the completion of what is a conglomerate of the three hottest talents in Serie A at this time, all playing as one beautiful combination of devastating pace, panache, flair and power. Continue reading

Could Christian Benteke be the Missing Link in Belgium’s Starting Line-up?

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Plucked from obscurity for the at the time seemingly excessive fee of £7 million, the former Genk 22 year-old has lit up the Premier League this season for Aston Villa and has been the only spark of light in a struggling team and these performances have seen him implanted firmly in the Belgium starting XI. Continue reading