Jorge Sampaoli's mission statement for his time as national team manager is to expand the talent pool with fresh legs. He is not one who manages through small improvements and iterations. It's either all or nothing.
In the world of agents and million dollar fees, there's a level of tapping up in every transfer. If you aren't writing public apologies, you aren't trying. Liverpool could still end up with an entire XI of players bought from Southampton by 2019.
Ernesto Valverde's initial challenge with Barcelona lies in rebalancing the club's reliance on the MSN forward line. He must usher in the next generation of players, pass the ball with purpose, and maintain a sense of self above the Barcelona fray.
The consensus is that Juventus and Real Madrid are as evenly matched as possible. This match will come down to the individual performances of both the likely and unlikely candidates.
Antoine Griezmann's been going to Manchester United for six months, if you're prone to believe the British tabloids.