On the eve of the UEFA Champions League final, the FC crew break down what Liverpool and Real Madrid need to do to lift the trophy. Liverpool fans at John Lennon airport gave their score predictions as they prepared to fly to Kiev to watch their team in the Champions League final. Gab Marcotti and
ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe explains what’s delaying Antoine Griezmann from making a decision on his future. Julien Laurens provides insight into the difficult decision Antoine Griezmann faces: staying with Atletico Madrid or joining Messi at Barcelona. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone speaks about the future of his star striker. Antoine Griezmann was handed the man
Joe Riley Defender Joe Riley has left Manchester United to join League One side Bradford City on a two-year contract. The 21-year-old right-back, who captained United’s under-23s last season, made two first-team appearances for the Premier League club. “Manchester United has been my home, my family for the last 15 years,” Riley wrote on Twitter.
Ian Darke likens Belgium to a band who can never get a number one. The ESPN panel question if Roberto Martinez can get it right for Belgium’s golden generation. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop delves into rumours surrounding Neymar, Willian, Anthony Martial and more in Transfer Rater. Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop believe Alvaro Morata’s regression
ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe explains what’s delaying Antoine Griezmann from making a decision on his future. Toby Alderweireld to Man United? Jorginho to Man City? ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno breaks down those rumours and more in Rumour Rater. Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta was presented as Vissel Kobe player. Julien Laurens provides insight into the difficult
Toby Alderweireld to Man United? Jorginho to Man City? ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno breaks down those rumours and more in Rumour Rater. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola jokingly asked the fans to leave whilst he took his opening tee shot at the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am. Man City’s Vincent Kompany tells Alexis Nunes how
Toby Alderweireld to Man United? Jorginho to Man City? ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno breaks down those rumours and more in Rumour Rater. Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has said Atletico Madrid are interested in Fabinho, and admitted other key players could also leave the club this summer. Fabinho, 24, was linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester
After Andres Iniesta’s last game for Barca, the FC crew assess his place among Spain’s greats and whether he can go out on top at the World Cup. Spanish champions Barcelona ended their campaign with a 1-0 home win over Real Sociedad and paid an emotional farewell to departing captain Andres Iniesta. After 22 years
Blackburn Rovers Manchester United are among a host of Premier League and Championship sides are tracking Blackburn Rovers’ teenage sensation Jake Garrett, sources have told ESPN FC. Garrett, 15, is highly regarded within the corridors of power at Ewood Park and is tipped for a big future having already featured for the club’s under-18s side.
Roberto Mancini explains how much of an honour it is to be appointed the next manager of Italy. Amid rumours Emre Can could move to Juventus, Jurgen Klopp has no interest in discussing the German’s plans ahead of the UCL final. Roberto Mancini says Gianluigi Buffon has revealed his future plans to him and could
The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep
The season is over, but the transfer business is only just beginning for Europe’s top clubs. ESPN FC’s club correspondents discuss who will be in the firing line in the summer window. BARCELONA (Sam Marsden) Rough budget: President Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club start every summer with the same budget: €60 million plus whatever
Julien Laurens explains Paul Pogba’s state of mind following a season which occasionally saw strained relationships with manager Jose Mouinho. Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard has slated Paul Pogba’s progress at Manchester United, although he is worried the midfielder could dominate the FA Cup final. Manchester United captain-turned-coach Michael Carrick has dismissed suggestions Paul Pogba’s
ESPN FC’s Taylor Twellman explains why the onus is on D.C. United and not Wayne Rooney to make his potential move to Major League Soccer a success. The FC panel analyse the challenges facing Wayne Rooney, how he might be received at D.C. United and why he might love or hate the MLS experience. Sebastian
Cristiano Ronaldo says Liverpool remind him of Real Madrid from a couple of years ago. Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson examine the styles of Real Madrid and Liverpool and how they combine to set up a potentially thrilling UCL final. Zinedine Zidane issues a warning to any doubters who are writing off Cristiano Ronaldo ahead
Memphis Depay scored 19 goals in the 2017-18 Ligue 1 season. Scouting spotlight looks at Memphis Depay’s reformation, a target on Chelsea and Manchester United’s radar and a striker with a chequered past. Memphis Depay — Lyon Widely regarded as a flop at Manchester United, Depay has rebuilt his career in France, playing a leading
DFB Pokal Final: Robert Lewandowski (53′) Bayern 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt With former Bayern Munich stars lining up to criticise Robert Lewandowski’s impact, the FC crew assess whether such comments are necessary. The FC crew examine Poland’s outlook for the 2018 World Cup and whether they will be hindered by over-reliance on Robert Lewandowski. The transfer
A look behind the scenes at Anfield as Liverpool head to the Champions League final in Kiev, Ukraine. A look behind the scenes at Anfield as Liverpool head to the Champions League final in Kiev, Ukraine. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told SFR Sport that Liverpool have not made contact regarding a transfer for Nabil
Germany Under-17 international Josha Vagnoman is a target for a host of top sides in Europe. Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are battling a number of German sides for Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman, sources have told ESPN FC. Vagnoman is regarded as as one of the brightest young talents in German football, making his senior debut
Gemma Soler reports pitchside on what was said regarding Antoine Griezmann’s future after Atletico Madrid’s win over Marseille. The FC crew respond to your tweets about Antoine Griezmann, Bayern Munich and sports gambling in the U.S. Plus, they recap the royal wedding. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone speaks about the future of his star striker.