Tottenham put up a heck of a title fight in 2016/17 as the club attempted to chase down Premier League champions Chelsea, but Spurs have been inactive this summer as Mauricio Pochettino‘s group gears up for next month. The London side finished second in the PL a season ago — a record-high for the club during the modern Premier League Era. However, Pochettino and Co. have made no moves in the transfer market this summer, while its competitors — Chelsea, Manchester United, etc. — have all made significant roster additions to bolster their lineups. Defender Jan Vertonghen says that Spurs must compete with the rest of the PL’s elite in the transfer market if the club is to finally realize its goal
Leipzig have so far refused to budge in negotiations for a player that scored eight goals and assisted on seven more to help them finish as runners-up to Bayern Munich last season, but the presence of a £48m release clause, valid from next summer, and the size of Liverpool's next offer may prove too tempting.
Soccer is back in the headlines and there’s plenty of technology to eat up alongside all the on-pitch action. The UEFA Women’s Euro championship is currently being played out with England ladies arguably currently outperforming their male counterparts in terms of skill and entertainment value. Across the pond we are also enjoying the US ladies soccer team in the women’s World Cup group stages and other competitions. Where soccer facilities (and yes, we do say ‘football’ in the UK) used to mean terrace standing room only for fans (or bleacher seating at best) and a meat pie and pint of beer (hence the expression ‘pie & pint’) at half time, the world of soccer has gone through that so-called process of digital transformation.