Learning the soccer transfer market through text analytics

With soccer’s January transfer window set to open in a matter of days, rumours about potential blockbuster transfers are already brewing. Given the chaotic nature of this past summer’s transfer window amidst a global pandemic, there was no shortage of uncertainty and speculation in the market. In this QSAO article, analyst Rylen Sampson uses text data from various soccer blogs to determine the legitimacy of various transfer sagas from this past summer and makes predictions for January’s transfer window.