Barcelona swoop for Valencia defender Jeison Murillo


Barcelona have made their first move of the La Liga January 2019 transfer window, by bringing in 26 year old defender Jeison Murillo on a loan dea until the end of the season, from Valencia.

Colombian international Murillo has appeared just once in league action for Marcelino’s side so far this season, after joining from Italian side Inter Milan in the summer.

Murillo initially signed on a two year loan contract at the start of last season, with an obligation for Valencia to buy inserted into the details the deal.

Valencia exercised the purchase option at the start of the season, after he made 17 La Liga appearances in 2017-18, as they returned to the Top Four in Spain. However he has become more and more of a fringe player this season, and now Barcelona have accepted a purchase option on him at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

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Alberto Moreno open to La Liga return


Spanish international Alberto Moreno has opened the door on a return to La Liga, after he outlined in a recent interview that he was considering an exit from Liverpool.

Moreno has firmly become second choice left back with the current Premier League leaders, following the outstanding form of Scotland captain Andrew Robertson in the past two seasons.

Injuries, Robertson’s form and a decline in performances when called upon, indicate that Moreno’s days at Anfield are numbered, a view he added weight to at the end of 2018.

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‘Back on Track’ AC Milan owe much to Gattuso


AC Milan were whispered about as potential title challengers at the start of the season, based on transfers fees laid out and an apparent change in mentality at the club.

Much of the moves in the summer were motivated by a desire to get Milan ‘back to where they belong’ after seasons of underperformance and no Champions League football since 2014.

Previous boss Vincenzo Montella oversaw a wave of new signings in the summer, totalling over £175m, with Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Hakan Calhanoglu and Franck Kessie all signing on the dotted line at the Rossoneri. Continue reading

Best Premier League Defenders – Week 15

It was a quiet week for defenders in Premier League as there were only four clean sheets during the 15th-round of games. Two of those clean sheets came in a single match as West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace played out a goalless draw. Continue reading

Top Five Fantasy Defenders – Premier League – Round 38

Hector Bellerin Arsenal
Another year is nearing an end in the life of football fans as we move towards the last gameweek in Premier League. Chelsea have already been crowned the league champions, and the relegation battle was also settled last week. Continue reading