Robin Bairner

Robin Bairner

Robin Bairner is a football writer who has been working on Scottish, French and European football for over 15 years and is recognised as one of the outstanding English-language sources for Ligue 1. He has been a correspondent at several major tournaments, including the 2014 and 2018 World Cups as well as the 2016 European Championship in France. Has previously appeared on Goal and in publications such as the Blizzard, When Saturday Comes and the Guardian.

Sevilla star Jules Kounde playing for France ahead of Euro 2020

Real Madrid and Man Utd target Kounde shows he's not just a centre-back

  • Thursday 24 June 2021 16:22
Former Tottenham starlet Marcus Edwards playing for Vitoria against Sporting CP

Ex-Spurs wonderkid nicknamed ‘Mini Messi’ set for big Sporting CP move

  • Thursday 24 June 2021 15:43
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Portugal against Hungary at Euro 2020

‘Staying at Juve a bigger challenge for Ronaldo than PSG move’

  • Thursday 24 June 2021 13:17
A decade of QSI at PSG: The huge net spend that bought Neymar, Mbappe but no Champions League

PSG's 10 most expensive transfers of all time

  • Thursday 24 June 2021 12:00
Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane at Euro 2020

Pogba defends ‘Juventus’ haircut amid Man Utd uncertainty

  • Thursday 24 June 2021 11:20
Martin Odegaard is becoming an increasingly prominent player at Arsenal after arriving from Real Madrid

Odegaard reveals how Ronaldo helped him at Real Madrid

  • Thursday 24 June 2021 10:41
‘We will have discussions in the next few weeks’ – Arteta confident of striking Odegaard deal

Odegaard sets Madrid targets after discussing Arsenal return

  • Thursday 24 June 2021 10:17
Ancelotti names dream signing, top rival and decides on Ronaldo v Messi

Juventus' 10 most expensive transfers of all time

  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 17:05
Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid, La Liga 2020/21

PSG out in front as FOUR clubs battle to sign Ramos

  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 13:41
Man Utd boss Solskjaer has hinted at a new deal for Paul Pogba

Why Man Utd should push a Pogba-Varane swap with Real Madrid

  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 12:38
Klopp rejects calls for him to replace Germany manager Low

Fake news! Why Liverpool signing reports are off the mark

  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 11:29
Real Madrid transfer target Kylian Mbappe playing for PSG in Ligue 1, 2020/21

‘Mbappe has asked to leave PSG’ – Real Madrid on alert as France star seeks to force move

  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 10:42
Lionel Messi playing for Barcelona in La Liga, 2020/21

No agreement in place for Messi as Barca cut star’s wages

  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 09:39
Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele picked up an injury playing for France against Hungary at Euro 2020.

Out for four months? Why Dembele’s injury is a catastrophe for Barcelona

  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 17:49
Spain’s Euro 2020 squad shows how far Real Madrid have fallen

‘Horrible, horrible Spain’ slammed by ex-Real Madrid star

  • Monday 21 June 2021 22:00
Lionel Messi, Barcelona, 2020/21

Laporta’s ominous message as Messi deal ticks down

  • Monday 21 June 2021 19:28
New Barcelona signing Memphis Depay shoots of the Netherlands against North Macedonia at Euro 2020

Memphis makes De Boer transfer prophecy come true with Macedonia strike

  • Monday 21 June 2021 18:40
How could Chelsea line up with Harry Kane?

Man City launch record-breaking offer for Kane

  • Monday 21 June 2021 17:54
Where does Gini Wijnaldum’s future lie as Inter and Barca circle for Liverpool ace?

Wijnaldum rejected THREE clubs to make PSG move

  • Monday 21 June 2021 17:16
Zidane, Flick, Conte out, Mourinho in – 31 coaching changes already in Europe’s big five leagues

Mourinho claims manager has held a grudge against him for 17 YEARS

  • Saturday 19 June 2021 13:12