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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No team is littered with players who scream ‘European stalwarts’ quite like Real Madrid. B arcelona, Manchester City and most recently PSG have come erringly close, still the Los Blancos stand head and shoulder above the rest. But why not? After years of firing in the dark, the ‘Galacticos’ approach has finally paid off as 

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News of Real Madrid finally making a concrete move for Kylian Mbappe has sent the transfer window into a spiral with Monaco likely to pocket £161 million in total from any deal to sell the teenage forward. Both Los Blancos and Manchester City are in the running with the up-front fee more than likely to 

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With preparations for the 2017-18 season well under way, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has once again been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Spanish giants Real Madrid have been chasing his signature for the past two seasons after a series of scintillating performances over the years, which have caught the eye 

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Many have expressed incredible surprise at Tuesday’s announcement that confirmed James Rodriguez, the star of Colombian football, had joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid. It wasn’t just the nature of the move that caught people by surprise but rather the price, with the Bavarian giants agreeing terms on a deal 

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It seems as though Real Madrid’s summer transfer window could be about to spring into action with the club ready for two significant departures this week. With Juventus desperate to find a replacement for Dani Alves, it seems set that Brazilian right-back Danilo will leave the Bernabeu for Turin with the finishing touches being put 

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This year’s European Under-21 Championship is held in Poland, where current champions Sweden tried attempting to fend off their competitors, hoping to retain their crown and win it for a second year running. However, the main favourites going into the competition were Spain, Germany and England, with England losing to Germany on penalties and Germany 

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When you are back-to-back European Champions it is very difficult to pick a point in your team which needs improvement and thus for the second consecutive summer Real Madrid are living through a rather uncharacteristically quiet transfer window. Whist he was recently elected unopposed to serve a fifth term, Florentino Perez is presiding over a 

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Reports emerging from Spain have sent shock waves in European football and the world over regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s alleged decision to quit Real Madrid. The disenchanting decision by the Portugal skipper was supposedly arrived at due to mistreatment and lack of respect by Spanish tax authorities. The 4-time Ballon d’Or winner is being accused by 

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The biggest news of the transfer window so far is undoubtedly that Ronaldo wants out of Real Madrid. Since leaving Manchester United in 2008 he has devoured records quicker than I devour shrimp, which is pretty darn fast. But fresh on the back of the news that Ronaldo is under investigation for tax evasion he 

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David de Gea to Real Madrid has been one of those transfer sagas that simply refuses to go away with the Spanish stopper linked with a move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu almost every single summer. Following the fax machine debacle which prevented a switch going through on the deadline of the summer transfer window 

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Every single transfer window involves a high profile saga which seems to drag on for almost the entirety of the summer and this year it is likely that James Rodriguez’s protracted move away from Real Madrid will take on this role. The Colombian will leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer with several clubs interested 

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Zinedine Zidane cut off a nonchalant figure as Real Madrid faced the tough assignment of retaining the Champions League against perhaps the tournament’s most astute defensive side- Juventus. The first forty-five minutes had everyone at the edge of their seats with an end-to-end half that saw the score leveled 1-1 at the interval. Real Madrid 

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Turn your minds back to the tumultuous summer of 2015. A ‘faulty’ fax machine stopped the transfer of David De Gea to Real Madrid – about the only good Louis van Gaal ever did at Manchester United. Two years later and Madrid’s interest in United’s goalkeeper is still hot. The Spaniard has already confided in 

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The much-awaited Champions League final gave the football fans too much to talk at least till the next clash of these two football superpowers. The excitement was reflected in the well-fought score line of 1-1 of the first half. Though it intensified further in the second half as Zizou made some subtle changes in the 

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Cristiano Ronaldo was at his resplendent best as Real Madrid blitzed past Juventus with a 4-1 victory to claim a record 12th Champions League title. The win in Cardiff meant the Los Blancos became the first team to successfully defend Europe’s most illustrious club cup competition. Although Juve registered an ebullient start, it was Real that 

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Juventus have been arguably the outstanding team in this year’s UEFA Champions League. Having come through their Champions League group stage finishing on top and undefeated, they eliminated Porto in the last sixteen, Barcelona in the quarterfinals, and Monaco in the semi finals and only conceded one goal in the process.   Excelling at the 

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If the age-old adage ‘patience pays’ can be used with reference to a football player  then that would perfectly describe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the Borussia Dortmund forward or winger. The French-born Gabonese endured a lot of ‘footballing pain’ to be where he is right now. Christened after his father, Aubameyang has risen through the football ranks to 

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It’s a well documented saying in the salary-cap driven NFL that once you gather a group of extremely talented players, you simply can’t pay everybody and a similar situation is unfolding at Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane simply finding it a case of not being able to play everybody. Los Blancos are on the cusp 

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It’s no secret that clubs crave for continental success, and this desire is even more pronounced when it comes to Europe. The UEFA Champions League, which was previously known as the European Cup, happens to be one of the most fiercely competitive and most popular club competitions in the world. The fiercely competitive nature may 

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After a week in which Manchester United were heavily linked with a summer move for James Rodriguez, the Colombian playmaker did little to pour cold water over such speculation when he engaged in what felt like an emotional farewell with the Bernabeu on Sunday evening. Rodriguez was substituted midway through the second-half of Real Madrid’s 

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