Russian Transfer Deadline Day LIVE

22:54 BST: Back to Yann M'Vila. There's a couple of images going round purportedly showing a dejected M'Vila posting on Instagram that he's not going to Sunderland. We shall see. *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    * Make sure to read Toke Theilade's piece from yesterday about which deals we could see go through today:  *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *    *   … [Read more...]

Dinamo to Enter Collaboration With Agent Jorge Mendes

The Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes has for a long time been considered one of the most powerful men in football. Mendes and his company GestiFute represent some of the biggest names in the world of football, among these Cristiano Ronaldo, José Mourinho, Diego Costa, Thiago Silva, David de Gea, Angel de Maria, James Rodriguez as well as Ezequiel Garay and Danny from Zenit. Now it seems the Portuguese so-called super-agent is on his way into the Russian football scene, as he has signed a … [Read more...]

RFN Top 50 – 10-4

10. Seydou Doumbia, forward, CSKA On a personal level, 2015 has shot up and down for Seydou Doumbia as the Ivorian hitman finally secured his big move to Serie A with AS Roma, only to return with his tail between his legs in the summer on loan to CSKA. Despite an initial burst of goals that inspired the Army Men through to the Champions League group stages, his impact has diminished significantly; although his upper body strength is impressive, according to InStat only Edgar Manucharyan … [Read more...]

Garay and the Transfer Merry-Go-Round

After being a linchpin for World Cup runners-up Argentina, on the back of a successful season with Benfica in Portugal, interest was high in Argentine Ezequiel Garay with the defender being a top priority for some of Europe’s biggest clubs. So when the defender signed for Russians Zenit Saint Petersburg, it was seen as a one of the best deals within Europe. For £4.2 million, the club had acquired a top class defender who was bound to be the stronghold in any future success Zenit would have. … [Read more...]