Ramirez yet another kid off the Barca conveyor belt

Ramirez yet another kid off the Barca conveyor belt

Barcelona's winner in their 1-0 La Liga win at Villarreal came from Sandro Ramirez, yet another promising teenager from the club's famed academy.

Haddadi can go all the way

Haddadi can go all the way
Barcelona have never been shy in promoting from their fabled La Masia academy. The Catalans have been on an accelerated recruitment drive in this transfer window but the looming transfer ban over the next two windows will give the La Masia graduates even more opportunities. One of the brightest of the current crop of graduates is Munir El-Haddadi, already being dubbed by some as the new Messi.

Alli's chance on big stage

Alli's chance on big stage

Manchester United play in the secound round of the Capital One Cup for the first time in 19 years when they face MK Dons from League One. In the Dons line-up will be one of their rumoured transfer targets in Dele Alli.

I've plans to emulate Sterling

I've plans to emulate Sterling 

Jordan Ibe impressed on loan at Birmingham and believes he can edge into Brendan Rodgers' first-team plans.

Sinkala feels at home with Sochaux

Sinkala feels at home with Sochaux 

Zambia midfielder Nathan Sinkala hopes to stay at Sochaux beyond the end of his loan from TP Mazembe.

Bachirou's Comoros dream

Bachirou's Comoros dream
One of the stars Comoros match against Burkina Faso was 23-year-old midfielder Fouad Bachirou, who plays for Greenock Morton in the second tier in Scotland. The France-born player was first approached by Comoros officials a few years ago, when he was still on the books of Paris Saint-Germain.

Afriyie Acquah adding to Ghana midfield riches

Afriyie Acquah adding to Ghana midfield riches

Parma midfielder Afriyie Acquah has dreams of playing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals and relish a meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Waris could be Ghana's secret weapon

Waris could be Ghana's secret weapon

Majeed Waris is glad he went on loan from Russian Premier League giants Spartak Moscow to Ligue 1 relegation strugglers Valenciennes. He is enjoying his time in France, because he is finally getting regular playing time and scoring again.

Carvalho will be world class

Carvalho will be world class

Portuguese football has produced far more than its fair share of truly world-class players over the last decade and a half.

Arsenal ready to sign whizz kid Zelalam

Arsenal ready to sign whizz kid Zelalam 

Arsenal whizzkid Gedion Zelalem is set to sign his first professional contract with the club.

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