Transfers: Ezri and Erhun on the move

In a busy opening to this summer’s Transfer Window, there were moves for no fewer than five Platinum One clients in the past week, with Ezri Konsa, Erhun Oztumer, Graham Burke, Rory Gaffney and Oscar Gobern all joining new clubs. Ezri, an England Under 21 international, signed for Championship side Brentford on Monday, from Charlton…

TeamPO successful at 45th PFA Awards

Platinum One was well represented at last night’s 45th Annual PFA Awards, with three clients being selected in the PFA Teams of the Year. Luton Town’s Alan Sheehan (pictured above) and Coventry City’s Jack Grimmer were chosen by their peers in the League Two Team of the Season, whilst it was two from two for…

Modest Liam Miller a kind young man who will be sadly missed

Platinum One CEO, Fintan Drury, remembers former client and close friend Liam Miller, who sadly passed away at the weekend (The Irish Times). The eulogy has become such a part of our culture it’s often hard to distinguish truth from fable. It doesn’t matter a great deal I suppose; it’s important to speak well of…

Rapid rise continues for Ethan

Taken from Sky Sports – 10 January 2018 Chelsea wonderkid Ethan Ampadu has made the breakthrough this season but how good can he become? Nick Wright spoke to those who knew him at boyhood club Exeter City about a remarkable rise which is only just beginning… Chelsea supporters have grown accustomed to seeing a big-haired…

Ethan Ampadu makes first Chelsea start as Blues beat Everton 2-1

Platinum One’s Ethan Ampadu made his first competitive start for Chelsea last night, playing 90 minutes in the Blues’ 2-1 win over Everton in the EFL Cup. Having come on as a substitute in the previous round against Nottingham Forest, Ethan partnered England international Danny Drinkwater in central midfield, putting in an assured display. On…

Paolo Vernazza speaks to BBC Sport on life as an Intermediary

#TeamPO‘s Head of Football – UK, Paolo Vernazza spoke to BBC Sport’s Emma Saunders last week, prior to the Premier league clash of his former clubs, Watford and Arsenal – which the Hornets ran out 2-1 winners. Having began his career at Arsenal, Paolo joined Watford in 2000, going on to make 96 appearances for…

Liam Brady appointed as Football Director of Platinum One

The Board of Platinum One Sports Management (UK) Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Brady to the position of Football Director. Commenting, the company’s Chairman, John Coulter, said, “When Liam finished with Arsenal last May, it presented us with an opportunity to recruit, to a senior executive role, someone who has a…

#TeamPO’s Ethan Ampadu signs professional contract with Chelsea FC

Platinum One’s Ethan Ampadu has signed his first professional contract with Chelsea Football Club, after joining the Blues this summer. Ethan, pictured with Platinum One’s Andrew Douglas, made 13 appearances for Exeter’s first team last season and became the club’s youngest player after making his debut aged 15 years, 10 months and 26 days against…

Brentford complete signing of #TeamPO’s Ollie Watkins

It has been an extremely busy summer transfer window for Platinum One to date, and this week we secured another move for one of most-sought after young talents, PFA Young Player of the Year – Ollie Watkins. Ollie’s move to Brentford from Exeter City follows the transfers of Will Hughes (Derby County to Watford), Kevin…

Will Hughes makes Premier League move to Watford

Platinum One client Will Hughes has today completed a permanent transfer to Premier League side Watford from Derby County. The 22-year-old has joined the Hornets after an undisclosed fee and sell-on agreement was reached by the two clubs. The England Under-21 international made 187 appearances for the Rams after making his debut as a 16-year-old…