How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?

Following the recent news that Premier League clubs will not be obliged to let Portuguese stars represent A Seleção during the international break in March, Aaron Barton looks at what Fernando Santos’ squad could look like for the World Cup Qualifiers v Azerbaijan, Serbia and Luxembourg. Why might clubs not allow their Portuguese players to leave? The issue is due to COVID-19, FIFA has recently … Continue reading How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?

“I Just Want to Leave” – André Villas-Boas Offers His Resignation

During today’s pre-match press conference ahead of Marseille v Lens, André Villas-Boas told journalists he has already submitted his resignation to the board and is waiting for their approval, citing the signing of Olivier Ntcham from Celtic as the last straw. It is the latest in a long line of dramatic events surrounding the French club. André said, “The window ended with the arrival of … Continue reading “I Just Want to Leave” – André Villas-Boas Offers His Resignation

Abel Ferreira Masterclass Sees Palmeiras Hammer River Plate

Last night, Abel Ferreira’s Palmeiras gave themselves a real chance of making their first Copa Libertadores since 2001 with a near-perfect performance. The Brazillian side ran out 3-0 winners in Buenos Aires over Argentinian heavyweights River Plate, despite coming into the game as underdogs. Rony, Luiz Adriano and Matias Viña the goalscorers for Verdão.  River Plate, the club with the third most Libertadores titles (4) … Continue reading Abel Ferreira Masterclass Sees Palmeiras Hammer River Plate

2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced

The 2020 Quinas de Ouro winners were announced today by the FPF (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol). The awards ceremony recognises the work done by Portuguese athletes and coaches during the 2019/20 season and is organised by A Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF), do Sindicato dos Jogadores Profissionais de Futebol (SJPF) and da Associação Nacional de Treinadores de Futebol (ANTF). This seasons edition of the Quinas … Continue reading 2020 Quinas de Ouro Winners Announced

Portugal’s New Golden Generation

A Seleção, Portugal’s national team, is currently enjoying the best period in its 99-year history. Fernando Santos’ men are the current European champions, UEFA Nations League champions and have one of the best squads in world football both in terms of quality and depth. However, even after all of the glory and ecstasy of the previous four years, there is a strong feeling in Portugal … Continue reading Portugal’s New Golden Generation

“He’s Already Showing His Quality” Hansi Flick Speaks on Tiago Dantas and His Impact So Far

After Wednesday’s Champions League clash between German giants Bayern Munich and Diego Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid, two friends met to exchange shirts and conversation. The pair in question were Portuguese duo Tiago Dantas and João Félix, former teammates and Seixal academy graduates. Bayern manager Flick joined the pair for a minute or two, before giving Dantas a hug and leaving the two wonderkids to it. … Continue reading “He’s Already Showing His Quality” Hansi Flick Speaks on Tiago Dantas and His Impact So Far

Pep Guardiola Tips Bernardo for a Better Season

Pep Guardiola, in an interview with numerous media outlets, has spoken about his ongoing faith in midfielder Bernardo Silva, his issues last season and has tipped him to have a big impact this season. “He was exhausted, his mind was exhausted” “He was injured in some moments and he didn’t reach the levels of previous season, but it happens. I’ve an opinion that if there’s … Continue reading Pep Guardiola Tips Bernardo for a Better Season

Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens

Earlier this month, midfield prodigy Florentino Luís left Benfica for AS Monaco on a season long loan. After a difficult 2019/20 season that saw him start just eight games, the U17 and U20 European champion arrives in France looking for an increase in his playing time in order to aid his development and fulfil his enormous potential. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada caught up with … Continue reading Florentino Luís to Monaco: The Expert’s View with Julien Laurens

Every Portuguese Player to Score in the Premier League

This article is from the 2020/21 season. The scoring tally will be updated weekly. With the likes of Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes and Pedro Neto starting the 2020/21 season strongly, Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada takes a look at every Portuguese player to score in the Premier League, with insight and clips of some of the best. Cristiano Ronaldo – 102 goals (Manchester United) A … Continue reading Every Portuguese Player to Score in the Premier League

Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way

SL Benfica tonight officially announced the departure of 23-year-old central defender Rúben Dias. The Portuguese international joins Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City for an initial €68 million, with another €3.6 million in performance-based add-ons. The Seixal product all but confirmed his departure last night both in his goal celebration and his words in a post-match interview. Dias wore the captain’s armband for the night, a symbolic … Continue reading Rúben Dias Joins Manchester City, Otamendi Goes the Other Way

Diogo Jota signs for Liverpool FC

Diogo Jota tonight completed his transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Liverpool FC. The 23-year-old attacker has signed a five-year-deal at the Merseyside club for an initial £41 million, rising to £45 million in add-ons according to Liverpool FC journalist James Pearce. The Portuguese international initially signed for Wolves on a loan from Atlético Madrid. His first season with Wolves was an overwhelming success and the … Continue reading Diogo Jota signs for Liverpool FC

Wolves target Vitór Ferreira: All You Need to Know

Just two days after their capture of FC Porto golden boy Fábio Silva, Wolves are once again shopping at the Dragão, this time for 20-year-old midfielder Vitór Ferreira aka Vitinha. The rumours are that Vitinha will join on an initial loan with an option to buy at the end of the season for just €20 million, emphasis on the word just, because if he fulfills his early … Continue reading Wolves target Vitór Ferreira: All You Need to Know