One to Watch: Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu
Oct29

One to Watch: Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu

Gerard Deulofeu first caught the eye of English football fans during his year-long loan at Everton in the 2013/14 season. The silky Spaniard excited the Goodison crowd in spells with his direct style and trickery on the wing. However, his parent club Barcelona opted to send him to Sevilla last term, but the move failed to work out and now the 21-year-old is back on Merseyside – only this time, it’s permanent. Here we take...

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One To Watch: Real Madrid & Croatia playmaker Mateo Kovacic
Oct21

One To Watch: Real Madrid & Croatia playmaker Mateo Kovacic

Following an impressive spell with Inter Milan, Mateo Kovacic left the San Siro for Real Madrid in the summer.  But who is the Croatian star and what has he added to a star studded Madrid side? What position does he play? As many young players are, Mateo Kovacic is versatile in his positioning. Across three seasons at Dinamo Zagreb, the 21-year-old capably performed in a central attacking midfield role, as a number 10 behind the...

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One To Watch: Turkey & Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoğlu
Oct08

One To Watch: Turkey & Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoğlu

Following an impressive debut season with Bayer Leverkusen, Hakan Çalhanoğlu is being linked with a move to some of Europe’s bigger clubs. But who is the Turkish playmaker and what does he bring to the table? Shot investigates….. What position does he play? Bayer Leverkusen’s German-born Turkey international, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, is a rising star in the German Bundesliga who is able to accommodate a range of attacking...

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One to Watch: Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez
Sep29

One to Watch: Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez

What position does he play? FC Barcelona are not a side known for lacking in attacking power and phenomenal flare, so their new starlet, Sandro Ramirez Castillo, is in good company at the top of the field. The 20-year-old is a right footed, highly mobile forward who has, as a result of the abundance of competitive talent at Camp Nou, developed his game in recent years to make him capable of venturing out wide, covering either wing and...

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One to Watch: Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Sep22

One to Watch: Jeff Reine-Adelaide

After impressing in pre-season, 17-year-old Jeff Reine-Adelaide is expected to make his professional debut in the not too distant future. Here we tell you more about the France-born starlet…. What position does he play? In an Arsenal side renowned for being cursed with persistent injuries, versatility is often viewed as a particularly valuable commodity, and their 17-year-old prospect, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, fits those...

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One to Watch: James Ward-Prowse
Aug21

One to Watch: James Ward-Prowse

One of the latest products of Southampton’s renowned academy has recently and rampantly completed his breakthrough to the first-team. James Ward-Prowse has a significant season ahead after establishing himself last term, where he created an impressive 33 chances on what some might class as his debut season as such. A central midfielder whose trademark taking of free-kicks is one that is talked about up and down the country, the St...

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