Pedri has taken to life as a Barcelona player in an exceptional way. His performances beg the question of what impact he could have at the Euros this summer.
Spain’s underrated second division continues producing excellent talent year in year out. By the time that Borussia Dortmund had decided to pick up Mikel Merino from the Segunda Division, he … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Finding the next Morata, Pedri, and Merino in the Segunda Division
The arrival of Brenner has created a seismic shift in Major League Soccer. FTF explores five new MLS stars to watch. America is no longer just for Europe’s ageing stars … Continue Reading Beyond Brenner: Five exciting MLS transfers to watch in 2021
The highs and lows of Ralph Hasenhüttl and Southampton’s marriage have made it anything but dull. Were he to leave St Mary’s in the coming years, who should replace his work and character?
Donyell Malen has already played at clubs of special striker pedigree. Yet rather than buckle under the legacies of van Basten, Henry and Ronaldo, he is making his own name in the game.
Can a club made up of entirely academy players and U23 stars compete at senior level? This is the story of MŠK Žilina and how a pandemic began an experiment. … Continue Reading The story of MŠK Žilina: A club back from the COVID-19 brink
The disastrous MediaPro deal fiasco has left Ligue 1 clubs starving for capital, and a talent migration is likely. Jack Walton scouts five young talents likely to move.
The Italian second division has never been in short supply of talent. In fact, the players coming through are growing year in, year out. There have been some legendary teams … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Finding the next Insigne, Bonucci and Immobile from Serie B
The UEFA Europa Conference League launches in 2021-22, FTF takes a look at the potential line-up for the competition and how it will function. There have been many murmurs about … Continue Reading What is the UEFA Europa Conference League and who could play in it?
Scotland’s top flight is currently awash with young talent that could make for smart buys across Europe. Patrick Caskie scouts five such players going under the radar.
Diego Simeone is Atletico, and Atletico is he. However who would be the best candidates to succeed his reign when he eventually leaves?
Many of the current and past stars in the French national team setup can proudly claim to have made their first steps in France’s second division. It has been nothing … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Finding the next Ndombele, Mahrez and Kanté from Ligue 2
Gian Piero Gasperini has changed the landscape for Atalanta in his five years at the club. But who would make the appropriate candidate to take over when he leaves. These three young coaches could make the perfect successors.
From Lewandowski to Modric, Eastern European talent are currently thriving on the world-stage, these seven players will be hoping to follow suit. Eastern European football is enjoying a renaissance. From … Continue Reading Scouting Eastern European talent: Seven players to watch
PSG announced themselves under new coach Mauricio Pochettino with a breath-taking 4-1 win away at Barcelona last month. Key to this were the roles of two midfield talents.
The Zweite Bundesliga has always been a source of great talents for the Bundesliga and the rest of Europe – this summer shall be no different. One of the most … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Five underrated youngsters from 2.Bundesliga