Kevin Bru has disclosed his experience at Clairefontaine and how it has shaped his career till date.

The Town midfielder recalled his time playing in his home country before his switch.

“It is a very, very good school for football. There were 1000 kids from Paris who had a test, a trial, and they picked only 23. I was one of them and I spent three years there, which was a very good time for me. In the French U19 team, I played with Etienne Capoue, who was with Tottenham and then moved to Watford this year. I also played with Bakary Sako, now with Crystal Palace after a time at Wolves, and Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle,” Bru said.

The Paris-born star was among the elite players that Clairefontaine academy, Le Centre Technique National Fernand Sastre, trained. The center has been a great launching pad for many of today’s top football French stars. Notable ones are Thierry Henry, Nicolas Anelka and Louis Saha. Continue reading KEVIN BRU TALKS CLAIREFONTAINE EXPERIENCE


Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has attracted a lot of interest from La Liga sides, according to reports.

Since Cazorla’s switch from Malaga in 2012, he has been a major contributor to the Gunner squad, but the La Liga seems to be keen on luring him back home. Spanish news source Fichajes, says that the 31-year old has many suitors in Spain as rumours regarding him not extending his stay in England start to filter.

Cazorla’s current deal at the Emirates is set to end in a couple of months, and many clubs are already getting set to acquire his services should he decide against a renewal. The report claims Valencia, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are happy to sign him if he returns to Spain. For now, it remains unclear if the Spain international will sign an extension in before June.

Last year, Cazorla could only force 15 games in an injury-plagued season. This term, he has been consistent and has been contributing to the squad’s performances so far. He has featured in all seven games this season, scoring two times. Also, Cazorla is a set to play when Arsenal face Swansea this weekend. Continue reading LA LIGA CLUBS WANT CAZORLA


The Fulham manager Martin Jol has said that the team certainly missed the presence of the former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov in the match against Manchester city. Fulham recently lost to the home match against Manchester city 2-1 in the most dramatic circumstances. They managed to take the lead in the first half through a penalty, but the Manchester city striker Sergio Aguero scored just before the break. Edin Dzeko then scored the winner for Manchester city with only a few minutes of normal time remaining. Fulham came into the match without the recently acquired star player Dimitar Berbatov.

The Fulham manager confirmed before the match that Dimitar Berbatov would not be part of the match due to a thigh injury, which is likely to keep him out of the match against Southampton as well. The 31-year-old had a fantastic start to his Fulham career after he scored two goals in his debut match for the club. He was once again expected to be the main threat for the club in the match against Manchester city. For long period of the match, it looked like Fulham would be able to get an unlikely point against the Premier league champions.

“Petric did well, coming back after three or four weeks out. But of course Berbatov has qualities that can make a difference against a team like Manchester City. Someone told me he’s played 10 times against them and lost only once which gave me confidence. So it was very disappointing for us when he got his injury on Thursday. We went 1-0 up against the defending champions but in the end got nothing. We needed a result to justify our first-half performance,” said Martin Jol after the match. Fulham have made a strong start to the season and are currently in the eighth position.