5 Footballers and their New Favourite Takeaways
There have been some big moves in the football transfer market this summer, with a hell of a lot of money swapping hands for some of the games hottest names. As a result, we get to watch a new season chock-a-block with new talent, with a number of footballers settling in a brand new city. Luckily, many football cities also have a load of great takeaways! Let’s speculate on what they should be ordering.
Moving from: FC Barcelona
Moving to: Chelsea
What he’s hungry for: Authentic Spanish cuisine that he has grown used to enjoying during his time at Barcelona.
What he should order: The generous portions of homemade paella from La Casita in Streatham, made with succulent corn-fed chicken, spicy chorizo and fragrant saffron – the real taste of Spain from one of London’s favourite takeaways.
Moving from: Chelsea
Moving to: New York City (currently on loan to Manchester City)
What he’s hungry for: Something to whet his appetite for the MLS when he heads to the Big Apple in 6 months.
What he should order: Some American favourites: the double-stacked, cheese-loaded New York burger, covered in tomato sauce, available from New York Shakes and Grill in Manchester.
Moving from: Barcelona
Moving to: Arsenal
What he’s hungry for: Chilean cuisine is famed for its love of fish. Then again, so is Britain, so he’s in luck!
What he should order: Fish & chips from, suitably, the Arsenal Chinese Food and Fish Bar, working his way through tender cod, flavoursome haddock and tangy scampi during his time in North London.
Moving from: Chelsea
Moving to: Everton
What he’s hungry for: Now a permanent signing after spending a year at the Merseyside club on loan, he’ll be after somewhere that can fulfill the Belgian love of moules frites – a Belgian mussel dish.
What he should order: The spicy Szechuan mussels from Chinese Express in Wavertree. Liverpool has one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe, and his 5 year contract means he has loads of time to explore their delicious cuisine.
Nationality: English (though raised in Portugal)
Moving from: Sporting CP
Moving to: Tottenham Hotspur
What he’s hungry for: The chance to relive the delights of the Portuguese cuisine that he’s grown used to while growing up in the Sporting youth academy.
What he should order: The new hot and spicy Piri-piri chicken wings, peppered with mouthwatering spices, from award-winning Firezza in Crouch End, a stone’s throw away from his new home ground.
Have any recommendations for your club’s new signings? Let us know! Enjoy the new season, football fans!
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