Global LaLiga News 

European giants keep a close eye on Savic

Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic is believed to be in talks over a summer transfer away from the Wanda Metropolitano, with Juventus and Chelsea the two clubs in discussions with the Montenegrin defender. Sky Sports Italy report that the club, who yesterday announced that an agreement was in place to sign French winger Thomas Lemar, may sell 27 year-old Savic, who made 36 appearances for the club last season and was an unused substitute in the Europa League final against Marseille. Should Savic choose to move to Stamford Bridge, it…

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Global LaLiga News 

Lerma set for Premier League move as Bournemouth make £16m bid

AFC Bournemouth look set to make Levante’s Jefferson Lerma their first summer signing after making a £16 million bid for the midfielder. Sky Sports understand that a deal for Lerma, who is in Colombia’s World Cup squad, could rise to £19 million when add-ons are taken into account. 23 year-old Lerma signed a permanent deal at the Ciutat de València in 2016 having played for the squad on loan the season before. Although the club finished bottom of La Liga that year, Lerma impressed for the side, where he featured…

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LaLiga News Spain 

Breaking: Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain coach

The Royal Spanish Football Federation have sensationally sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before their first match in the World Cup following confirmation of the 51 year-old as the new Real Madrid manager. Lopetegui, who began his professional career at Castilla and played once for Los Blancos, was confirmed as the new boss at the Bernabeu yesterday, signing a three-year contract only a month after extending his contract as the national side’s boss. Born in the Basque town Asteasu, Lopetegui was omitted from the other big names in…

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Blog LaLiga News 

Sevilla remember Scottish roots in 128th anniversary

To help commemorate the club’s 128th anniversary, Sevilla have included a framed copy of a Scottish newspaper where the club’s foundation and first match are described in detail in their permanent exhibition at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. The club was founded in 1890 by a group of British men who were celebrating Burns Night in the Andalusian city. Among them were Edward F. Johnston from Elgin and Hugo MacColl, from Glasgow. Johnston was elected as the first President of the club, while MacColl became the first captain, along with…

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Gossip LaLiga News 

Valencia pass on Luciano Vietto permanent deal option

Valencia have informed Luciano Vietto that they will not be activating the purchase option in his loan agreement, with the Argentinian returning to Atletico Madrid for the new season, according to AS. Vietto arrived at the Mestalla in January and made an immediate impression, scoring a hat-trick in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 victory over Las Palmas. The goals and performances started to dry up however, with the 24-year-old scoring only twice in 13 league appearances as well as failing to find the net in a further four…

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Gossip LaLiga News 

Atleti to strengthen squad with Cavani and Suso double swoop

Following the arrival of La Liga News UK’s Young Player of the Year 17/18 winner Rodri from Villarreal, Atletico Madrid are looking to continue their transfer activity by signing Edinson Cavani and Suso. Mundo Deportivo have reported that Atleti are back in for Cavani having been close to securing his signature two years ago. The newspaper believes that the 31 year-old, along with his brother and representative Walter Guglielmone have already met with club representatives in the Spanish capital. The Uruguayan, who extended his contract with the Parisian club last…

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Global LaLiga News 

Barca take to Argentina following Griezmann snub

With La Liga News UK revealing that Antoine Griezmann is set to stay at Atletico Madrid, it is believed that Barcelona are now looking to sign Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavón this summer. It has been heavily reported in the Spanish press that Griezmann was set to end a four year stay at the capital for a move to the Catalan side. Following the club’s Europa League win over Marseille however, it is believed that the Frenchman has told Atleti of his desire to remain at the Wanda Metropolitano, meaning…

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Global LaLiga News Spain 

World Cup 2018: LaLiga players heading to Russia

With the World Cup soon approaching, countries around the world have finalised their squads, following the 4th June deadline. While some nations chose to select their final sides early, there were still a few who left it late to announce their 23 players earning a seat on the plane to Russia. Spain manager Julen Lopetegui chose a largely LaLiga-based squad, but here we take a look at all the players playing their football in the Iberian country. Group A Russia: Villarreal’s Denis Cheryshev has been included in the host nation’s…

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Global LaLiga News 

Jasper Cillessen: a wanted man in London

According to reports in Spain, both Arsenal and Chelsea have approached Barcelona to check goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen’s availability this summer. Sport state that both Premiership sides are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper and Cillessen is a player that has attracted the London clubs. The 29 year-old has mostly played in Copa del Rey games since his arrival in 2016. The Catalan side have won the trophy in two successive seasons however and Cillessen has had some outstanding performances in the tournament, including finding Philippe Coutinho with a 70…

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LaLiga News 

From Real to Renfrewshire? Guti to be interviewed for Saints post

Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti Hernandez has today been identified as a candidate who shall be interviewed for the St Mirren managerial position this week. Sky Sports understand that Hernandez is part of a shortlist including former MK Dons manager Robbie Neilson and Jim McIntyre, a former striker at Reading. The 41 year-old, currently the coach of Real’s Juvenil A squad, has been tipped to take the top job at the Santiago Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane’s resignation last week. Back in April however, AS reported that Guti was planning on…

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