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Crippy Cooke

Crippy can be found on Twitter (@CrippyCooke) He is a sports journalist who has written for the Independent, Bleacher Report, Huffington Post, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph among others. Crippy treats football gossip with a dash of cynicism and loves tearing apart outlandish rumours.

Why Villa landing Bailey is a bittersweet moment

Aston Villa confirmed on Saturday that they’d reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen for Leon Bailey, pending a medical and finalising personal terms. The 23-year-old...

Villa must sign Tuanzebe after Man Utd confirmed Varane transfer

Manchester United confirmed the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid on Tuesday in a deal that could be worth up to £42 million. With...

Aston Villa must sell Trezeguet

Aston Villa have significantly strengthened their attack this summer with the signing of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City. They are also trying to lure Leon...

Villa need Nakamba but Sanson and interest from PL duo could force him out

Marvelous Nakamba has an uncertain future at Aston Villa as he didn’t always command a starting place last season and has interest from Crystal...

Hourihane tipped to remain at Aston Villa on one condition

Conor Hourihane featured in Aston Villa’s 4-0 friendly win over Walsall and is still highly respected by supporters, but it may be the last...

Arsenal signing Lokonga is bad news for Willock whose future is uncertain

Arsenal confirmed the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga on Monday, but the news of his arrival won’t be welcomed by everybody. One teammate who could...

Eddie Nketiah could leave Arsenal in less than seven weeks

Eddie Nketiah could be on his way out of Arsenal before the summer transfer window shuts. He is surplus to requirements and has little chance...

Arsenal must sell Willian

Willian's future at Arsenal is unclear this summer as he’s underperformed in the last 12 months and is eating up a large chunk of...

Nelson likely to exit Arsenal after failing to make breakthrough

Reiss Nelson’s future at Arsenal is up in the air after a disappointing season that saw him make very few appearances under Mikel Arteta. The...

Maitland-Niles could leave Arsenal this summer

Ainsley Maitland-Niles faces an uncertain future at Arsenal this summer. The 23-year-old has struggled for playing time in north London and spent last season on...

Bernard’s Everton future is up in the air

Bernard faces an uncertain future at Everton after a disappointing season under Carlo Ancelotti. The 28-year-old struggled for form and playing time in 2020/21 and...

Delph faces uncertain future at Everton

Fabian Delph has a lot to consider this summer. He’s had a disappointing stint at Everton and has one year remaining on his contract,...