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How Rosenior is rebuilding Hull, why Velasco is ready for more than MLS, the tactical reasons Villarreal sacked Setien and remember Lexi Potter

Good morning tactics fans and welcome to the Wednesday newsletter – full of analysis, scouting and tactics. Fill up on your football knowledge – follow the Total Football Analysis page and be part of the squad that want more than just a match report.

Today’s TFA Talent is Alan Velasco of FC Dallas – he’s a 21 y/o Argentine winger plying his trade in MLS but having scouted him, our TIPPSTER model suggests he could have an immediate big impact for any Tier 1 club in Europe.

On her TFA debut, Alexandra Hunt looks at how Liam Rosenior is rebuilding Hull City into playoff hopefuls in the Championship.

In-beom Hwang has left Olympiacos and signed for Red Star Belgrade (FK Crvena zvezda) – xGOLD first suggested Hwang as an interesting deep-lying playmaker profile similar to Nicolo Barella back in January 2023 and we followed him as a result, our TIPPSTER model suggesting he is capable of making a big impact at a Tier 1 club so this is a surprising move.

David Astill picks out a Chelsea player he says you have to keep an eye on this upcoming WSL season – Lexi Potter.

Angelo Preciado heads to Sparta Prague for €2.5m, leaving Genk – we scouted the RB for a client back in April 2023 and our TIPPSTER model graded as potentially making a medium impact at Tier 1 level, so this feels like a good move for Sparta.

Despite being without their key talisman Ivan Toney, Brentford’s attack is firing in the Premier League – Ahmed ElDaly looks at how they have adapted.

One of the Deadline Day deals that slipped under the radar was Andrew Omobamidele being snapped up by Forest from Norwich – xGOLD identified Omobamidele as an interesting profile at the start of last season and we scouted him throughout the campaign, believing he was ready for the step up to a Tier 1 league.

The September Total Football Analysis Magazine is on the digital shelves and ready for you to download – 25 articles covering all things tactics, scouting and data analysis. Get yours today.

Real Sociedad’s Takefusa Kubo is being linked to a Real Madrid return due to his impressive La Liga form – we scouted Kubo back in June and our TIPPSTER model has him as having the ability to make a big impact at a big Tier 1 club.

Fenna Kalma has been named 2022/23 Frouwen Eredivisie Footballer of the Year after a stunning season with FC Twente in which she scored 30 league goals in 20 games! Read our scout report looking at what the 23 y/o will add to her new team Wolfsburg in 2023/24.

Quique Setién has left Villarreal after a lacklustre start to the season follows a fifth-place finish last term. Setién’s side also started the 2022/23 campaign in poor form, which we explained the reasons for in this tactical analysis.

Meanwhile, Simone Inzaghi has signed a new deal with Inter, keeping him with I Nerazzurri until 2025. Relive his tactical performance versus Pep Guardiola that threatened to snatch immortality from the eventual treble winners with our 2022/23 UCL Final analysis.

Lastly, after bagging a hat-trick versus Newcastle United at the weekend, Evan Ferguson has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming games due to injury! Read about what makes the 18 y/o attacker such an exciting prospect with our player analysis.

That’s it for this today – we are back at the same time tomorrow. Spread the word!

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