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Mosope Ominiyi
Mosope is an enthusiast of young talent across European football. Former sports editor at VAVEL, he writes for a range of different sites - follow him @Football365Mo to keep updated with his writing on various platforms.

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Premier League
Gylfi Sigurdsson leads Everton by example
08:00 Sunday 21st October 2018

Gylfi Sigurdsson netted his 50th Premier League goal with aplomb two weeks ago during Everton's 2-1 win over Leicester City. It was a fantastic finish, one which epitomised the Iceland international's return to form after a forgettable…

France
Who is Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele?
15:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Tanguy Ndombele was the only new addition to Didier Deschamps' France squad for Les Bleus' upcoming international fixtures, but those who follow the 21-year-old closely will know that his first senior call-up was only a matter of time…

England National Team
Why Mason Mount's England call-up is no surprise
17:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

Gareth Southgate's latest England squad selection had a more youthful look to it when the news was announced on Thursday. The headlines were dominated by a talented trio earning their first senior call-ups, as Leicester playmaker James…

Premier League
Stan Kroenke completes Arsenal takeover: What now?
17:00 Monday 1st October 2018

Stan Kroenke completed the full takeover of Arsenal Football Club, following an agreement made last month with minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov to buy the Russian's 30% stake. Usmanov's holding was the lone stumbling block…

Spain
Sevilla and Quincy Promes: A partnership destined to blossom?
12:00 Thursday 20th September 2018

Sevilla completed the signing of Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes, for a reported £17 million, on Spain's transfer deadline day. Since arriving three weeks ago, the 26-year-old has made two cameo appearances, but with time, will be expected…

Championship
Why Jack Grealish's failed Tottenham move is a blessing in disguise
12:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

Over the past few months, Jack Grealish would have been a frustrated man. It was clear he wanted to join Tottenham, they too were interested in his services but failed to agree a fair transfer fee with Championship side Aston Villa.  It's…

International
DBU's embarrassing dispute ends: Wales to face full-strength Denmark
08:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Wales began their Nations League campaign in style with a 4-1 thrashing over the Republic of Ireland on Thursday. Ryan Giggs won his first home game in charge. Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu earned more admirers. In all, it was an impressive…

International
France vs Germany: Tricky test awaits both in Nations League opener
09:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

France's recent World Cup winners were greeted to a heroic welcome at their Clairefontaine training base this week. It's now time to move on, though. The new season has already begun. International breaks are never too far behind.  …

Transfers
Hoffenheim a bold but valuable move for Arsenal's Reiss Nelson
08:00 Tuesday 4th September 2018

Reiss Nelson completed a season-long loan move to Hoffenheim four days ago. Given the ever-increasing trend of talented English youngsters heading abroad, this deal is more promising than most. Nelson, 18, has been heralded as Arsenal's…

Italy
An English prospect abroad: Why Juventus signed Stephy Mavididi
15:00 Monday 27th August 2018

Stephy Mavididi signed for Juventus from Arsenal in a surprise €2m deal on 17 August. The move divided opinion among supporters and neutrals alike. The 20-year-old is another talented Englishman who has opted to challenge himself…

France
Who is PSG's €37 million signing Thilo Kehrer?
09:00 Wednesday 22nd August 2018

It's rare for Paris Saint-Germain to splash the cash on a defender. It's the area in the squad that most needed attention. So, the club decided to pay Schalke 04 €37 million (£33m) for Thilo Kehrer. The 21-year-old…

Premier League
Where next for Chelsea's Tammy Abraham?
12:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Amid all the transfer madness, spare a thought for Tammy Abraham. Twelve months ago, the striker found himself in serious demand. He broke records aplenty while winning several individual accolades at Championship side Bristol City,…

France
Why now is decision time for PSG's Adrien Rabiot
08:00 Saturday 28th July 2018

With a year left on his existing deal, Adrien Rabiot has an important decision to make in the coming days and weeks. Paris Saint-Germain are eager to keep him. Why would they not? He has a wealth of experience for a 23-year-old and is widely…

Premier League
At Fulham, will Aleksandar Mitrovic's third time pay for all?
09:00 Wednesday 25th July 2018

Aleksandar Mitrovic played an integral role in Fulham's Premier League promotion last season. He scored 12 goals and created 15 chances in 15 Championship appearances. His performances were made more impressive by the fact he had only…

Premier League
Why Tottenham's Mousa Dembele must consider his next career move carefully
09:00 Thursday 19th July 2018

Moments arrive when even the best footballers are forced into making tough decisions to advance their career. The primary example this summer is Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid, but Mousa Dembele is no different. The Tottenham midfielder…

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