1. Scouting Report: Will Arsenal Replace Thomas Vermaelen with Joel Matip?

    Could Schalke's Cameroonian international Joel Matip—a 22-year-old, 6'5", 194-pound centre-back/central midfielder —be Arsenal 's Thomas Vermaelen replacement? To address that hypothetical, this article grades Matip vs...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 7,193 reads 9 comments

  2. Scouting Report: Is Yacine Brahimi Liverpool's Adam Lallana Alternative?

    Could Granada 's Algerian international Yacine Brahimi —a 24-year-old, 5'8", 150-pound left-forward —be Liverpool 's alternative to Southampton midfielder Adam ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 4,624 reads 9 comments

  3. Scouting Report: Will Arsenal Replace Thomas Vermaelen with Toby Alderweireld?

    If Thomas Vermaelen plans on running down his contract, could Arsenal replace him with Atletico Madrid 's Belgian international, Toby Alderweireld? To cover that hypothetical, ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 7,137 reads 15 comments

  4. Scouting Report: Should Manchester United Sign Jonathan Mensah?

    Could Evian Thonon Gaillard's Ghanaian international Jonathan Mensah—a 23-year-old, 6'2", 183-pound , defender—become a legitimate summer transfer window target for ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 12,844 reads 29 comments

  5. Scouting Report: Should Chelsea Sell Christian Atsu?

    Should Chelsea sell Ghanaian international Christian Atsu — a 22-year-old, 5'8", 150-pound , forward — to the highest bidder in the summer transfer window? To address that question, this article will grade Atsu's performance vs...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 18,584 reads 50 comments

  6. Scouting Report: Is Admir Mehmedi the Next Bundesliga Top Scorer?

    Can Freiburg's Swiss international Admir Mehmedi—a 23-year-old, 6'0", 168-pound centre-forward—transition into one of the Bundesliga's top scorers? To address that ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 1,268 reads 1 comments

  7. Scouting Report: Should Bryan Ruiz Get Another Premier League Shot?

    With Bryan Ruiz 's club, Fulham , relegated to the Championship, should a Premier League team give the 28-year-old, 6'2", 174-pound Costa Rican international another chance? ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 8,515 reads 22 comments

  8. Scouting Report: Is Max Gradel Liverpool's Adam Lallana Alternative?

    Could Saint-Etienne's Ivory Coast international Max Gradel —a 26-year-old, 5'9", 152-pound winger—be Liverpool 's transfer alternative to signing Southampton midfielder ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 6,689 reads 27 comments

  9. Scouting Report: Is Victor Ibarbo Liverpool's Adam Lallana Alternative?

    Could Cagliari 's Colombian international Victor Ibarbo —a 24-year-old, 6'2", 172-pound forward—be Liverpool 's transfer alternative to signing Southampton midfielder ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 7,928 reads 16 comments

  10. Power Ranking the Week's 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours: Xavi to Al-Arabi?

    Bleacher Report presents a power ranking of the 20 hottest transfer rumours, news and signings. So, how will these 20 transfer rumours be ranked? The rumours will be ranked according to name recognition...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 29,911 reads 37 comments

  11. Scouting Report: Can Claudio Bravo Win the Starting Barcelona Goalkeeping Job?

    Real Sociedad 's Chilean international Claudio Bravo, a 6'1", 185-pound goalkeeper , is a Barcelona summer transfer window target, per AS (via Tom Conn at Inside Spanish Football )...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 15,521 reads 39 comments

  12. Scouting Report: Can Australian Young Gun Adam Taggart Shock Spain?

    Should Australian national team manager Ange Postecoglou give Socceroos young gun Adam Taggart a start against Spain at the 2014 FIFA World Cup? To address that question, here ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 1,151 reads 0 comments

  13. Scouting Report: Is Hong Jeong-Ho Primed for Breakout Bundesliga Season?

    Can Augsburg's South Korean international Hong Jeong -ho, a 24-year-old, 6'1", 163-pound centre-back, make inroads into his Bundesliga career next season? To address ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 1,696 reads 4 comments

  14. Scouting Report: Is Sofiane Feghouli Liverpool's Adam Lallana Alternative?

    Could Valencia's Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli —a 24-year-old, 5'10", 157-pound right attacking midfielder—be Liverpool 's transfer alternative ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 8,700 reads 35 comments

  15. Scouting Report: Is John Brooks the Future of United States Soccer Team?

    Can  Hertha Berlin 's United States international John Brooks, a 21-year-old, 6'4", 170-pound centre-back, transition into an elite defender for the USMNT?  To address that ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 7,385 reads 22 comments

  16. Scouting Report: Is Vincent Enyeama Arsenal's Top Goalkeeper Target?

    Could Lille's Nigerian international Vincent Enyeama , a 31-year-old, 6'0", 192-pound goalkeeper, be a summer transfer window target for  Arsenal ? ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 6,663 reads 6 comments

  17. Scouting Report: Did Hoffenheim Sign a Transfer Bust in Ermin Bicakcic?

    Will Hoffenheim 's Bosnia and Herzegovina international Ermin Bicakcic , a 24-year-old 6'1", 183-pound centre-back, turn into a transfer bust for the club? To address that question, ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 1,724 reads 2 comments

  18. Scouting Report: Is Granit Xhaka Destined for Manchester United?

    Could Borussia Monchengladbach 's Swiss international Granit Xhaka, a 21-year-old 6'1", 181-pound central midfielder, be a summer transfer target for Manchester United ? To ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 27,119 reads 26 comments

  19. Scouting Report: Will Everton Manager Roberto Martinez Sign Cristian Rodriguez?

    Could Atletico Madrid 's Uruguayan international Cristian Rodriguez, a 28-year-old, 5'10", 178-pound left winger, be a summer transfer window target for Everton manager Roberto ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 6,884 reads 3 comments

  20. Scouting Report: Is Sokratis the Answer to Barcelona's Defensive Troubles?

    Could Borussia Dortmund 's Greek international Sokratis Papastathopoulos, a 26-year-old, 6'1", 187-pound centre-back, be a summer transfer window target for Barcelona? To ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 17,750 reads 25 comments

  21. Scouting Report: Should Arsenal Sign Netherlands Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen?

    Arsenal need to sign a goalkeeper, so could Netherlands international Jasper Cillessen from Ajax be a feasible target during the summer transfer window? To cover that scenario, ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 13,820 reads 16 comments

  22. Scouting Report: Could Cameroon's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Improve Liverpool?

    Liverpool need to bolster their squad, so could Mainz 's Cameroonian international Eric Maxim Choupo -Moting be a summer transfer window target? To cover that hypothetical, here ...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 3,465 reads 5 comments

  23. Scouting Report: Is Ivan Perisic Liverpool's Adam Lallana Alternative?

    The proposed £25 million transfer of Adam Lallana from Southampton to Liverpool , per Andy Hunter of The Guardian , reaches another day without a conclusion...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 6,938 reads 8 comments

  24. Scouting Report: Is Ivan Rakitic Barcelona's Upgrade over Cesc Fabregas?

    Sevilla 's Croatian international Ivan Rakitic is aiming to make a big impression at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which sets him up nicely for his impending move to Barcelona, per Sport (h/t Lucas Brown at Sky Sports )...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 27,595 reads 64 comments

  25. Power Ranking the Week's 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours: Marco Reus to Barcelona?

    Bleacher Report presents a power ranking of the 20 hottest transfer rumours, news and signings. The rumours are ranked according to name recognition—the less identifiable the rumoured player is, the lower the rumour will be ranked and vice versa...

    Allan Jiang Written by Allan Jiang about 3 months ago 8,500 reads 2 comments