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Barcelona contact Bayern Munich over Thiago transfer

Barcelona have upped their efforts to bring midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara back to the Camp Nou, according to Marca. The 26-year-old Bayern Munich star is expected to leave the Bavarians this summer and his former club have contacted his current employers about a possible transfer. During his time at the Catalan outfit, Thiago was seen as the man to one day take over the reins of Andres Iniesta, and following the latter’s departure, he may well just do that next season. Thiago, five years on The Spaniard, who is currently…

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Real Madrid complete deal for Santos wonderkid Rodrygo

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Santos forward Rodrygo for €45 million, as reported by Goal. The 17-year-old will not join Los Blancos until July 2019, giving him another year to develop in Brazil. This deal is similar to the one that will see Vinicius Junior move to the Santiago Bernabeu from Flamengo this summer. Real Madrid get new Brazilian wonderkid Rodrygo joins after a breakout season, having only made his debut in November last year, aged just 16. He went onto become Santos’ youngest player in the…

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RFEF President Rubiales: Spain players stayed out of Lopetegui sacking decision

Spain’s players did not want to get involved in the decision over whether Julen Lopetegui should stay or be sacked on the eve of the World Cup. That is according to RFEF President Luis Rubiales, just moments after announcing that the Spanish manager was dismissed. Lopetegui, yesterday, confirmed that he would be joining Real Madrid for the forthcoming season, but the short notice to proximity to the World Cup has angered Spain’s football governing body. #LopeteguiOut According to renowned Spanish football journalist, Guillem Balague, 51-year-old Lopetegui was contacted over the…

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Former Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez linked with Spain job

Rafael Benitez has become a contender for the soon-to-be vacant Spain managerial job, according to the Daily Express. This comes in the wake of Julen Lopetegui’s decision to join Real Madrid from next season, which has led to his sacking as national team coach on the eve of the World Cup. Current Newcastle United manager Benitez is in line to replace him, having been linked with the position in 2016 prior to Lopetegui’s appointment, but it is unlikely to be until after the tournament in Russia. Benitez not guaranteed to…

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Gerard Moreno returns to Villarreal for club-record fee

Villarreal have completed the signing of Espanyol striker Gerard Moreno on a five-year deal for a reported club record fee. The 26-year-old Spaniard returns to Estadio de La Cerámica after three seasons in Catalonia. Marca has stated that Gerard will head back to the Yellow Submarine for €20 million, slightly more than Villarreal spent on signing Karl Toko Ekambi (€18m) from French side Angers last week. Gerard returns The Spaniard left the Valencian side three years ago, after failing to nail down a regular starting place, having risen through the…

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World Cup 2018: Group B Team Profile – Portugal

Profile Nickname: A Seleção das Quinas (Selection of the Quinas) Group: B Best World Cup: Third, 1966 Last World Cup: Group stage, 18th Odds to win: 25/1 (Bet365) How did they reach the World Cup? Portugal were drawn into Group B, coincidentally, during the UEFA qualification stage for the World Cup. With the likes of Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia and Andorra in the same pool, it looked like a piece of cake for the European champions. Yet, their main rival for the sole automatic qualification was Switzerland, and it was…

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World Cup 2018: LaLiga XI not going to Russia

Monday’s release of the final World Cup squads for all 32 nations did not surprise too many, with many of the shocks coming the weeks before. Yet, while there will be an abundance of talent on show in Russia, there are still many top-quality players missing out n football’s greatest tournament. We take a look at the Best LaLiga XI that will not be playing at the World Cup this summer…

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World Cup 2018: LaLiga XI going to Russia

All the final World Cup squads have been announced and as expected, there is plenty of talent heading to the Russian shores. While some national managers chose to finalised their teams early, the deadline for the 23-man squads was on Monday, with a few leaving it late. Yet, there is no shortage of world-class players heading to the 21st edition of the World Cup, and several Spanish-based stars will be fighting for the chance to lift the most coveted trophy in football. We take a look through the best XI…

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World Cup 2018: Spain’s One to Watch Marco Asensio

This Spanish World Cup squad is filled to brim with talent, with many already holding distinguished careers and feared by opponents at the highest level. There are few who are unknown to fans worldwide, but if there is one player who is not expected to find a regular starting place but has the ability to cause trouble and make a real impact off the bench, then it is Real Madrid’s midfield dynamo Marco Asensio. Whether he is bamboozling defenders with his mazy and direct running or rifling a 30-yard screamer…

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World Cup 2018: Spain’s star player Sergio Ramos

\When Julen Lopetegui named his final 23-man squad for the World Cup, there was an excitement that they could reclaim the title they won eight years ago. Filled with a mixture of experience and youth, it is a side that has the potential to do great things this summer. While there were some notable exclusions, it is hard to argue that the Spanish coach has not covered every basis in his search for the perfect squad. Many world-class Spaniards There is talent across every inch of the pitch, with a…

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