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Renato Sanches to Swansea: Great Business for All

After a difficult first season in Munich, Renato Sanches found himself needing regular, first team football. For someone who has just turned 20, it’s essential he plays, making his loan move to Swansea City a clever move for him personally, but also for Swansea and Bayern. Sanches already knows his new manager, Paul Clement, after […]

The glory and despair of the devilishly talented Louis Saha

This article originally appeared on These Football Times It was 23 January 2004 and Manchester United had finally got their man. Over £12 million was the eventual fee United paid Fulham for Louis Saha – brought in to lessen the goal-scoring responsibility on Ruud van Nistelrooy in the absence of an injury-stricken Ole Gunnar Solskjær. […]

Thiago and Rafinha: more than just your average brothers

This article originally appeared on These Football Times Born to a World Cup-winning father in Mazinho, Thiago and Rafinha Alcántara have been surrounded by football and its culture for as long as they can remember, including growing up with cousin and current Valencia forward, Rodrigo. The two brothers came through the ranks at Barcelona, at […]