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Summer transfer deals so far – Ligue 1

Thanks to Clairfontaine's talent and PSG's new money, UEFA's big four is now a big five. Here are some early Ligue 1 transfers to add to the lustre.

Thanks to the talent coming through Clairefontaine, French football’s national youth academy, as well as the added interest and competition fostered by Qatari investment in Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1 has grown in respect and quality. Talent is just as eager to arrive as leave these days. Over the past three days, we’ve looked at early transfer business in La Liga, ... Read More »

Barcelona was wrong to let youngster Jordi Mboula go

Jordi Mboula

In case you’ve never come across the name Jordi Mboula, then kindly permit us to school you a little. Mboula was that exciting and electrifying youngster, who shone the brightest in last season’s U19 UEFA Youth League. That’s why we can’t help but query Barcelona’s resolve in allowing such player leave. Read More »

Three talking points from France’s 3-2 win over England

Another week, another dose of International football to keep us happy. This time England travelled to Paris, France to take on their flamboyant neighbours in a blockbuster friendly. Both teams dropped points in their respective World Cup qualifiers over the weekend, meaning this match was used as a proving ground to show their true quality. Read More »

Arsenal set to increase record bid for Kylian Mbappé

Arsenal have had a club record fee rejected for Kylian Mbappé. The Gunners offered AS Monaco £87m for the teenage sensation but it was deemed not worthy enough. Now the 18-year old is set to be subject to a bidding war over the summer, as every top European club wants his signature. Arsène Wenger has now added his name to the ... Read More »

Kylian Mbappe: Where will the AS Monaco starlet end up moving to?

This season, it feels like we’ve seen the birth of one of world football’s upcoming stars; Kylian Mbappe. The teenage sensation burst onto the scene for AS Monaco, and he is truly spearheading both their Ligue 1 push and Champions League hopes. It seems inevitable that one of Europe’s elite will come calling soon, so where will he end up? Read More »

Bastia Supporters Reënact Dumas’ The Corsican Brothers

Bastia supporters let the world feel the pain of their Corsican brothers on Easter Weekend, disrupting their Ligue 1 match against Olympique Lyon.

In 1844, Alexandre Dumas (père) wrote a novel about vengeance centered on two conjoined brothers separated at birth but who still felt each other’s pain. It was titled The Corsican Brothers. Cheech and Chong lampooned it on film in 1984. The cinematic world felt Dumas’ pain. On this Easter weekend, Olympique Lyon felt Corsica’s pain when Bastia fans caused their club’s match against OL ... Read More »

Ligue 1 Title Race Set To Go The Distance

Thanks to Clairfontaine's talent and PSG's new money, UEFA's big four is now a big five. Here are some early Ligue 1 transfers to add to the lustre.

At the start of the season, nobody would have predicted France’s top tier would have been the captivating and competitive league we are getting. With ten games left to play in Ligue 1, Monaco leads the pack but only by three points – as both Paris Saint-Germain and OGC Nice try to dethrone them. Read More »

Tiemoue Bakayoko proving why he is a wanted man

Not entirely a household name just yet, but remember his name, he is footballs next biggest thing. Tiemoue Bakayoko is a wanted man, and he has done nothing but enhance that fact on Tuesday Evening in front of supporters across the world in the Champions League, completely bossing the midfield when his side took on the might of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester ... Read More »

The three most outstanding French teenagers this season

Thanks to Clairfontaine's talent and PSG's new money, UEFA's big four is now a big five. Here are some early Ligue 1 transfers to add to the lustre.

The French Ligue 1 is renowned for grooming and nurturing raw talents who in the long run blossom into some of the best players in the world. And this season hasn’t been an exception with teenagers taking the French top flight by storm with superb and improbable performances way beyond their age. Read More »

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