Articles by Marcus Alves

Edu Arsenal technical director
9 July 2019
The former midfielder has agreed to return to north London – but what can Gunners expect from their new (old) man? 
8 May 2019
He began as an online sensation for his mid-match trickery, and won a high-profile move to Europe with Inter Milan. Then he disappeared. So where did the Brazilian trickster go?
17 October 2018
Was Ronaldinho's goal against England a fluke? Was winning the League Cup better than the World Cup? And how did he play two games in one night?! Your questions answered in August 2015...
Lucas Moura
2 October 2018
Tottenham’s in-form forward has enjoyed a fine start to the season in north London, but controversial opinions on social media have landed badly in his home nation, writes Marcus Alves
10 September 2018
Was it tough being ‘the next Pele’? Why did his move to Chelsea fall through? And did he really get the bus around Manchester? Your questions answered in March 2017...
Alisson Liverpool
18 July 2018
On his way to Anfield as the most expensive goalkeeper ever, Alisson elicits the highest of praise from his Brazil coaches. Marcus Alves delivers the lowdown...
2 July 2018
Neymar gets the headlines, but Philippe Coutinho is the player Brazil can't be without. Marcus Alves digs into the roots of his relationship with Brazil manager Tite
2 July 2018
Neymar may be Brazil's leading man at this World Cup, but a war is brewing between the country and its star striker, writes Marcus Alves
Ruben Neves Liverpool
19 April 2018
Marcus Alves explains how super-agent Jorge Mendes works to keep clients and clubs happy – by ensuring everyone has a place at the table
Roberto Firmino
14 March 2018
His gifts have gradually become appreciated in England, but 'Bobby' has previously been labelled “the new Afonso Alves” in his home country. Marcus Alves explains all...