Zach Lowy’s Stories
Gareth Bale and His Seven Complex Years in Madrid
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 as the heir to Ronaldo's throne, but despite a multitude of domestic and European silverware won in Madrid, he leaves as an outcast. What happened to tarnish such a successful legacy and can he hit the same heights in North London?
Five Years on the Slide: Barcelona’s Decline Explained
Fading stars, a failure to adequately replace club legends and a total lack of leadership at the top all came to a head when Lionel Messi handed in his transfer request. But how did the environment at Barcelona get so toxic that their greatest ever player was willing to walk away from the club that made him?
Arthur and Pjanić: Inside One of the Most Peculiar Transfer Stories in Recent Years
We take a closer look at why Barça pulled the trigger on the puzzling swap deal and how it's a sign of things to come in the post-COVID-19 transfer market
The Timo Werner Enigma
Where will the German prodigy fit into Frank Lampard's system and can he break Chelsea's no.9 curse?
Donny Van de Beek: The Answer to United’s Midfield Malaise?
A relative unknown before last season's Champions League campaign, Donny Van de Beek is now the top transfer topic for teams all across Europe. The Warm Up takes a closer look at the young midfielder’s rise and how he could bring Manchester United to the next level