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Youth Watch: In-demand Benfica midfielder is Europe's top teen

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Youth Watch: In-demand Benfica midfielder is Europe's top teen Stars from Ajax, Benfica, Toulouse and Monaco all feature in Youth Watch this week as we round up the best rated teenagers across Europe from the Easter weekend fixture.10. Mika Godts (Ajax) - 7.33 vs PEC ZwolleMika Godts marked his second ever league start for Ajax with an assist in Sunday's 3-1 wi...

Youth Watch: Hato excels in Ajax draw as Santos shines for Strasbourg

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Youth Watch: Hato excels in Ajax draw as Santos shines for Strasbourg Youth Watch returns to take a look at the best rated teenagers across Europe the past weekend. A Barcelona sensation claims top spot this week, while Strasbourg, Burnley, Ajax and Feyenoord teens also shone as we run through the top 10.10. Wouter Goes (AZ Alkmaar) - 7.13 vs FC VolendamWouter Goes pu...

Rampant Liverpool dominate Europa League Team of the Round

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Rampant Liverpool dominate Europa League Team of the Round After two thrilling weeks of Europe League round of 16 action, we take a look back at the standout performers across both legs. Included in our Team of the Round are players from Roma, Marseille, Liverpool, Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham and Qarabag FK.Mile Svilar (Roma) - 7.2124-year-old Roma ...

Why Man Utd target Neves is tipped for a gargantuan 2024

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Why Man Utd target Neves is tipped for a gargantuan 2024 Very few clubs can successfully fast-track the development of young talents like SL Benfica. Their knack for integrating these players into the first team and selling them for huge profits has made them one of the top operators in the market.Joao Neves' trajectory over the last 12 months signals tha...

Youth Watch: Man Utd winger Garnacho ranked Europe's best rated teen

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Youth Watch: Man Utd winger Garnacho ranked Europe's best rated teen This week on Youth Watch, a Manchester United star takes top spot in the teengage top performers across Europe, while two Brighton youngsters also make the cut. Players from Benfica, Besiktas and Bayern Munich also make the cut as we run through the top 10.10. Patrick Dorgu (Lecce) - 7.50 vs Fiorent...

Who is Joao Neves? The teenager to succeed Casemiro at Man Utd

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Who is Joao Neves? The teenager to succeed Casemiro at Man Utd There is nothing quite like a drawn out transfer saga at Manchester United in their bid to add a new central midfielder. Fans will remember Ander Herrera's long-protracted switch to Old Trafford back in 2014, and who can forget the failed efforts to sign Frenkie de Jong almost 18 months ago? It also...

Arsenal and Man Utd stars make Champions League Team of the Week

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Arsenal and Man Utd stars make Champions League Team of the Week The Champions League’s group stage continues to serve up entertainment, and we’ve taken a look at some of the best performers from the competition’s fifth matchday. Represented in our best XI are players from Shakhtar Donetsk, BSC Young Boys, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Bar...

Assessing the young centre-backs on Man Utd's January wishlist

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Assessing the young centre-backs on Man Utd's January wishlist We're less than two weeks into November and yet teams are already drawing up their January transfer lists. Manchester United are likely to delve into the market in the New Year as they seek to shore up their backline and we assess four young centre-backs reportedly on the Premier League side's short...

Why Antonio Silva would be perfect for dire Man Utd

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Why Antonio Silva would be perfect for dire Man Utd SL Benfica have been one of the most shrewd operators in the market over the last decade. Their incredible scouting network works in tandem with their top class youth academy to develop players who can regularly break into the first team.Playing in a less competitive league also allows the Liga Port...

Assessing Liverpool target Florentino and why he'd be Fabinho's ideal replacement

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Assessing Liverpool target Florentino and why he'd be Fabinho's ideal replacement Liverpool's decision to leave Fabinho out of their 32-man that travelled to Germany for pre-season last week all but spells the end of the Brazilian's time at Anfield. Fabinho is set to be the latest player to make the move to Saudi Arabia, with Al-Ittihad believed to be closing in on the the 29-yea...