Transfers have existed ever since the introduction of player registrations by the FA, the world’s oldest football governing body, way back in 1885. For more than a century transfers have been an integral part of the game, as teams clamoured to bring the best players to their club in an effort to improve their teams.
You’ll often hear a footballer being described as a ‘complete’ player, but everyone probably has a slightly different understanding of the term. Marco van Basten, for example, was an extremely complete centre-forward, in the sense that he possessed virtually every key attribute expected of a world class centre-forward.
This was an incredibly difficult seven to compile, so I decided to come up with a system to make myself feel a little more confident with my eventual selections and their ordering.
There are some truly incredible players who have never played in a World Cup, including Britain’s most decorated footballer Ryan Giggs, Manchester United favourite Eric Cantona, Liverpool legend Ian Rush, and even a Ballon d’Or runner-up in the form of Bernd Schuster.
The 1950’s saw many significant changes to the world of football. It saw the passing of the great Hungary side and the rise of the Brazilians, the birth of the European Cup and tragically the passing of many enormously talented footballers in the Munich air disaster.
The Real Madrid legend would have turned 90 today.
The Portuguese forward has drawn level with Alfredo Di Stefano in the club’s goalscoring charts, netting his 307th strike last night.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has paid tribute to club legend Alfredo Di Stefano on Twitter, following the 88-year-old's death on Monday.
Manchester United ambassador believes prolific striker was one of the best he came across during his playing days.
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta left Manchester City midway through last month.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is said to be interested in doing a deal for Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have had the edge over Celtic in head-to-head games recently, admits Neil Lennon.
The winger recently left Leeds United to return to parent club Tottenham Hotspur.
Former Everton man Ademola Lookman has been linked with a return to England with Newcastle United.
Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United supporters will be hoping their respective sides add quality to their squads this month.
It looks like unlikely that Celtic will be re-signing the powerhouse this month.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luke Amos has impressed on a loan spell with Queens Park Rangers this season.
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want to sign the Celtic striker.
Liverpool winger Harry Wilson is currently showcasing his talent at Bournemouth.