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Germany has an inexplicable ability to produce top talent one after the other, with exciting youngsters popping up on a regular basis. Players like Mario Götze, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Andre Schürrle can almost be seen as the previous generation of talent; despite being only 21, 21 and 23 years of age respectively. In recent times, new talents have emerged and are ready to set the world alight – Leon Goretzka, Matthias Ginter, Erik Durm, Timo Horn, Jonas Hofmann and Emre Can are but a few. Regardless of how highly these youngsters are rated, the performances of late of a particular young man are getting some highly deserved attention.

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It did not take long for Jose Mourinho to make his first signing after returning to Chelsea, following news that Bayer Leverkusen winger Andre Schurrle would be joining the Europa League champions for a fee of around £19m. The 22-year old adds yet more attacking firepower to a team that is already blessed with brilliant forward players such as Eden Hazard and the sumptuous Juan Mata. But just what exactly will he offer the team and his new manager? In short, a lot.

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Diego da Silva Costa, the Brazilian Spaniard who has been burdened with the responsibility of filling the void that Radamel Falcao left at Atletico Madrid when he departed for France in the summer. Liverpool showed a major interest in the forward during the last transfer window and some reports suggested that The Reds had met the release clause in his contract of around £20m but he stayed put in Madrid. More recently, given his more than impressive start to the current campaign, Arsenal is the latest Premier League club to be linked heavily with the striker with Chelsea also keeping tabs. So what is it about Diego Costa that is attracting the big clubs?

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If David Moyes can finalize a deal to sign Thiago Alcantara this week, he may never pull of a better signing at Manchester United. A bold claim, I will admit. Here’s why I think so;

Foremost is Thiago’s obvious talent. Regular followers of football will know all about Thiago and his rise to the Barcelona first team squad, the comparisons to Xavi, and match-winning performances in consecutive under-21 European Championships. In the final two years ago, Thiago scored a stunning goal from 40 yards. Last week, he scored a perfect hat-trick; header, left foot, right foot.

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It seems that we have finally arrived at the moment that could bring some real joy to Arsenal fans after many disillusioned summers of transfers. Gonzalo Higuain has agreed terms with Arsenal, which in effect means that a transfer could be completed in the early days of the transfer window opening, as reported by the Guardian. There is no doubt that Arsenal fans will be licking their lips at the prospect of this transfer, but how will he fit into the structure of Arsenal’s formation?

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Newcastle thought they had him, but it now appears that Harry Redknapp has finally got his hands on a player that he has been interested in for some time now. Loic Remy was a target for Harry while he was in charge of Spurs, and he carried his interest in the French striker to his role as QPR boss, and has seemingly managed to convince the player that his future lies with the relegation battlers rather than the Magpies. So what has Harry Redknapp paid £8m for?

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