Gossip La Liga 

The latest on the Neymar saga

The drama surrounding the biggest transfer rumour of the summer could be coming to a close with reports announcements will be made on Wednesday by either Barcelona or Paris Saint Germain. After defeating Real Madrid in their preseason friendly, Neymar did indeed travel to China to fulfil PR commitments for one of Barcelona’s sponsors. According to Catalan paper, Sport, upon fulfilling those commitments, Neymar will then fly to Qatar where he will meet up with PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, to finalise the last details of his new contract. Neymar would…

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Blog La Liga 

Real Madrid – A Fans View

Gerry Johnston spoke with Real Madrid fan, @TheRMFan  about the season ahead in the latest of our Fans View Series. Real Madrid won La Liga and the Champions League last season. How important was it for the club to win the league title after a few years without winning it? One resonates Champions League with Real Madrid – the hunger, the desire, the sheer determination that goes with it is unmatched by another club. But then winning the league is extremely important too. On two fronts: to take away the authority…

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Match Centre 

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Dinamo Bucureşti

Athletic Bilbao will perhaps leave the happier team after drawing 1-1 with Dinamo Bucureşti in Romania. New coach Jose Angel Ziganda chose a strong starting line up in Romania featuring many starters from last season such as Adruiz, De Marcos and Laporte. The Basques made the perfect start, scoring a vital away goal in the 20th minute. Exteita flicking on Benat corner for Laporte to head Los Leones in front from a tight angle. There was very little between the sides at half time and the game continued in a similar…

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La Liga News 

Former Man City Caicedo to join Lazio

Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo has landed in Italy to undergo a medical and sign for Lazio, according to reports. The 28-year-old has been given permission to skip the club’s pre-season tour and look for a solution in his desire to move to either Lazio or La Liga new boys Girona. Following their return to Spain’s top flight, Catalan side Girona, now linked with Man City, have already begun recruiting for the new season. Having held discussions with Espanyol last week, it was expected that former City striker Caicedo was set to…

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La Liga News 

China visit cancelled as Neymar ‘involved in a transfer’

A visit to China following the US Tour has been cancelled by Barcelona stating Neymar is ‘involved in a transfer’, according to reports. The Brazilian forward was expected to head to China as part of Barca’s promotion obligations for new sponsor Rakuten and kit supplier, Nike. Jordi Blanco from ESPN claims that a source informed him that the former Santos man could make a sensational move to French side Paris Saint Germain following the Asian visit, however, that tour has now been cancelled with the Chinese company releasing a statement. And here is…

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La Liga News 

Dos Santos joins brother at LA Galaxy

Jonathan Dos Santos has completed his move from Villarreal to LA Galaxy, according to reports. Reports in American media claimed earlier this week that the La Liga side had received an offer in the region of €5m for the former Barcelona midfielder as they seek to go one better than a Conference Play-off semi final this season. And, whilst reports of a bid were true, the figure is just less than that amount and has now been agreed for €4.3m, with the midfielder having been presented on Friday morning. “Jonathan is…

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La Liga News 

VIDEO: Neymar fights Semedo, storms out of training

Barcelona duo Nelson Semedo and Neymar have been involved in a training ground bust-up which resulted in the latter exiting the session. Brazilian international Neymar has been embroiled in transfer talk this summer, being linked on a daily basis to a sensational move to Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain. The former Santos mad has been relatively quiet on his future in recent weeks, despite PSG claiming they would be able to afford his £195m release clause and offer him a huge annual figure. Barca have been quiet too, with…

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La Liga News 

Neymar will not return to Barcelona after El Clasico

Neymar will not return to Barcelona with the rest of the squad following the US Tour El Clasico fixture with Real Madrid, according to reports. The Brazilian forward will head to China as part of Barca’s promotion obligations for new sponsor Rakuten and kit supplier, Nike. Jordi Blanco from ESPN claims that a source informed him that the former Santos man could make a sensational move to French side Paris Saint Germain following the Asian visit, however, no announcement is expected until after the trip. Neymar has been subject to…

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La Liga News 

Meetings held over Perez exit from Arsenal

Lucas Perez’ agent has landed in London to begin talks over a summer exit from Arsenal, according to reports. Having left the Galician side for Arsenal last summer, Perez found playing time hard to come by under Arsene Wenger, despite the Frenchman’s admiration of his ability and season prior to the move, where he scored an impressive 17 goals in 37 games. Just 11 appearances in the Premier League have seen he Spaniard looking to leave, and with the arrival of French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates,…

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La Liga News 

Villar quits FIFA and UEFA roles

Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar has resigned his positions in FIFA and UEFA after being arrested last week. Spain’s Guardia Civil released a statement last week confirming the arrest for Villar and four other people working for the Spanish FA during a raid on the Federation headquarters. Villar is accused of charges related to improper management, misappropriation of funds, corruption and making false documents. The raids were carried out as part of Guardia Civil’s anti-corruption operation called SOULE and charges are now being pursued. And, following the raids and…

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