As Neymar departed for Paris, few could have envisaged Barcelona settling into life under a new coach as quickly as they have. Seven La Liga matches later and Los Cules have racked up seven straight victories and sit an enormous seven points clear of title rivals Real Madrid, although the two behemoths still have to 

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Sunday October 1st will be a day that lives in infamy for many reasons in Spain, the Catalan independence referendum split the country as a whole, it sparked violent disturbances throughout the Catalan region, locals were met with significant force and some even appeared to be denied their right to vote. Inevitably the chaos spilled 

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Atletico Madrid’s pursuit of Diego Costa has been a lengthy process. At times it appeared as though Chelsea were going to be successful in their resolve to not lose face in the transfer market at the behest of a player, yet with confirmation of a £57 million switch coming last week, Los Colchoneros’ attacking corps 

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Converting chances has been the biggest problem for Real Madrid this season, over the course of the two draws with Valencia and Levante; Los Blancos took over 40 shots and converted just three of them. Sunday’s meeting with Real Sociedad saw Borja Mayoral handed a rare start and he scored with his very first chance. 

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Real Madrid have identified Spurs star Harry Kane as a striking option in next summer’s window, according to TalkSport. Madrid will make Alexis Sanchez their priority, but should a deal fall through, they will splash the cash to land Kane. Sanchez, of course, was close to a move to Manchester City and most outlets are 

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A few short weeks ago I could barely have envisaged writing such a piece, given the strength of Real Madrid’s squad and just how strongly they began the campaign with victories over Manchester United and Barcelona. Yet Los Blancos are struggling domestically in the absence of their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s total five-match suspension, as 

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With each passing transfer window, increases in both business and price are exponential with no signs of decline in sight. Even the restrictions that financial fair play and other governed regulations attempt to prevent are easily bypassed by clubs. The lack of strict penalties in place to punish those who break the rules are a 

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Barcelona’s summer transfer window has been a struggle with the club losing Neymar in the most spectacular of circumstances as well as failing to address key issues of concern, especially in midfield. This poor window, unlike this informative post, looked to be continuing as the club rather bizarrely pursued Philippe Coutinho, even making a final 

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Having examined groups A-D in this year’s Champions League, it’s now time to look at groups E-H.   Group E – Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor Like Manchester United, Liverpool have been handed a relatively easy and straightforward group, and it would be a failure if Liverpool weren’t to finish top. The attacking threat that 

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Real Madrid sensationally rejected the chance to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the closing days of the transfer window. Sanchez was the recipient of multiple bids from Manchester City, with their final one arriving on Deadline Day in excess of £55 million, but Arsenal refused to budge. Yet in a surprising move, reports in Spain 

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With the vast majority of Europe’s clubs preparing for a mad market dash before Friday’s La Liga transfer deadline, Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane can sit comfortably and enjoy a quiet end to the window knowing they have the near perfect squad. There was much talk earlier in the summer about how Los Blancos would 

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After a long drawn out ceremony in the centre of Monaco, we now finally know the fate of the remaining 32 clubs in this season’s Champions League. So, who now are the favourites, and which clubs are going to find it tough?   Group A – Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow Out of all 

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As Atletico Madrid head into the start of the La Liga season this weekend, the club would be forgiven for letting out the briefest sigh of relief after having negotiated a transfer window in which they couldn’t register new signings but haven’t lost any key first team players. Antoine Griezmann was expected to be the 

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All the talk in Spain has been about Barcelona and Real Madrid, and rightly so. Barcelona obviously have lost Neymar and are now frantically searching for his replacement. While Real Madrid have stayed steady and look stronger than ever, yet it seems that Kylian Mbappe will not be joining Los Blancos.   On the other 

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Well, it’s happened. Finally. After years of rumours as toothless as hearing your mate’s getting friendly with your mum Neymar is actually going to leave Barcelona and he’s leaving for Paris Saint Germain for the princely sum of £198 million. The deal is of course eye wateringly monstrous even in today’s inflated market. On top 

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Brazil great and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho told Gulf News in March that Neymar is ‘already at the same level as Ronaldo and Messi and we truly hope that one day he can get the Ballon d’Or and continue his success’. Just like Neymar, Ronaldinho plied his trade at Barcelona and 

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On Thursday 3rd August 2017,  the most intriguing transfer saga came to a conclusion. Barcelona announced they had received a record breaking transfer fee reported to be in the region of £198 million from Paris Saint-Germain for the flamboyant Brazilian playmaker Neymar.   Eyebrow raising The figures that are involved in the deal are astonishing; the 

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In a world dominated by ever increasing transfer fees, French club Paris Saint-Germain recently completed an eye-watering £198m move for Brazilian superstar Neymar from La Liga giants Barcelona, far surpassing the £89m fee Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba last summer. The Ligue 1 club will look to improve on last season in which they 

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I think most would agree that with a few exceptions, the prices being paid for players this summer are staggering, especially for those who aren’t any better than mediocre signings. Of course this was always going to be the case in the Premier League where television revenue fees have skyrocketed over the past 3 years 

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As soon as it became clear that Barcelona would have around £200 million burning a hole in their pocket then it was known one or two unlucky clubs would then face an onslaught as Barcelona look to reinvest the money brought in from Neymar’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool are one such team with the 

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FC Barcelona’s sale of Neymar Jnr is historic in that it’s the largest sale of any player in the history of football. And for one player, FC Barcelona pocket 222m euros. That’s gotta be good business for any football club. Let’s examine this in greater detail for a moment. Neymar Jnr plays as a deep 

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