Well, I have finally figured out how to incorporate Twitter into almost every avenue of my life so far. So now here it is, a series I will start called "Trending Topics In Soccer." with a location of the trending topics, for example: (Seattle) or wherever. So for the first post, the location will be "World Wide."
The "In" thing to do in world soccer lately has been to sign a Spanish midfielder. It seems like creative, technically gifted players are what teams want now. Manchester City bought David Silva, Barcelona has three of the top ten midfielders in the entire world, not to mention, they are all Spanish. Chelsea signed former Barcelona B player Oriol Romeu and former Valencia player Juan Mata. Both have been a huge part of Chelsea's success this season. Arsenal has been rewarded with fantastic form from Mikel Arteta, and these are just some of the big names out there. The next player that everyone is talking about is Barcelona product Sergi Roberto. Everyone who is anyone around the world wants this 19 year old midfielder on their side sooner than later. With the recent success of the Spanish National Team, and the U-21 squad, it seems that the future is bright for young, Spanish midfielders. Look for this trend to continue for years to come.
It seems like when Brazilian soccer is good, it is really good. Another trending topic is "Anyone that plays for Santos." Neymar, Ganso, and most of the other young talent at Santos FC are trying to be wooed by the likes of Spanish giants Barcelona, Real Madrid, English clubs Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal. Also Italian powerhouse AC Milan. Since Santos made it to the Club World Cup, but came up short to a fearless Barca side, the spotlight has been on its young, and exciting talent. Almost everyone wants a slice of the Santos cake, but it seems like the key players there, are content with staying in Brazil until after the 2014 World Cup. Look for teams to offer big money to Santos players, but come up short until after 2014.
With the transfer window just having been opened again, we will continue to see what Trending Topics emerge, and what will some struggling clubs do to change their clubs for the better.