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Why Joao Palhinha was Bayern’s big target, Sunderland’s latest smart signing, the best attacking corners in Sweden and why Bakayoko is wanted by many

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Sunderland had a very interesting window, bringing in a lot of high-quality young talent. One that stood out was Nazariy Rusyn signed from Zorya – xGOLD highlighted Rusyn as a striker with a similar data profile to Kylian Mbappe, meaning we had to scout him further. Our video-scouting graded him as a Tier 1 potential player using our TIPPSTER model.

Djurgårdens IF have the most devastating attacking corner routines to be seen in Sweden – Karim ES analyses them and reports back.

Stoke City were very busy in the window and one other deal that caught our eye was the signing of Junior Tchamadeu from Colchester – xGOLD highlighted the right-back early last season and we video-scouted him throughout, our TIPPSTER rating saying that he was ready for a move to a Tier 2 club, therefore Stoke makes a lot of sense.

Portsmouth Football Club have had a great start to their League One season – Jack Manship looks at their attacking principles under John Mousinho.

Alessio Castro-Montes left Gent in the window, signing for title rivals USG – we scouted Castro-Montes back in June 2023 and our TIPPSTER scouting model graded him as Tier 2 potential.

Juventus Women’s Australian coach Joseph Montemurro has extended his contract with the Turin-based club until 2026. You can read our analysis previewing his move to the Serie A side following his time at Arsenal from 2021 right here! How far can he take the Italian club?

Off the back of the news Sergio Ramos is set for a historic return to Sevilla 18 years after leaving the Andalusia club for Real Madrid, we’ll share our 2021 data analysis highlighting five centre-backs who, at the time, we felt had the potential to become the next Ramos — how many still have world-class potential?

João Palhinha’s deadline day move to FC Bayern fell through, but you can still read back over our 2021/22 analysis of how the former Sporting CP man would be key to Wolves’ midfield rebuild last term.

Despite alleged late-transfer window interest from Brentford, Johan Bakayoko ultimately remained at Philips Stadium. Our scout report analyses why the Belgian winger has become such a hot commodity in European football.

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