The Bundesliga was the first of Europe’s “Big 5” leagues to wind up after an extraordinary and challenging season. Despite the limitations induced by the pandemic, there is much to take away.
Several shrewd free signings have taken place in recent years. The likes of Diego Godin, Aaron Ramsay, Ander Herrera, Franck Ribery, Hector Herrera, Gary Cahil and Adrien Rabiot would be some of the prominent examples. This season too, a few stellar names are up for grabs, and all for nothing!
Countless articles have been penned reflecting on Real Madrid’s glorious 2019-20 La Liga victory, but none have quite captured how everything came together at the Bernabeu
Largely, full-backs were the ignored men, there merely to make up the numbers in a team game. But all that is changing now. Full- backs are now amongst the most prized of players. There have been recent sales in multiple tens of millions of pounds for the likes of Kyle Walker, Aaron-Wan-Bissaka, Benjamin Mendy, and even Lucas Hernandez, who is also able to play more centrally. Why did this happen?
The final proverbial ‘nail-in-the-coffin’ moment for the bloc and its ideology may be what is unfolding in front of our eyes right now. The ongoing pandemic has exposed several fault lines in an already faltering EU.