With the close of the summer transfer window came another piece of key La Liga news with Antoine Griezmann’s buy-out clause returning to its original value of £92 million. As part of the contract extension agreement which kept the Frenchman out of Manchester United’s grasp this summer, the buy-out clause was temporarily raised to £183 

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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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On Thursday morning, Atletico Madrid received the news they had feared: an appeal against their transfer ban had been rejected and the punishment would be upheld for the duration of the summer transfer window. This means that Los Colchoneros are unable to register new players until January 1st 2018 as was the case with Barcelona 

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Antoine Griezmann could be lighting up the Premier League next season. That’s if Pep Guardiola gets his way. The Manchester City boss is said to be very interested in capturing the French international, and will assume a bidding war with rivals Manchester United for his signature. According to sources close to the Sunday Mirror, Guardiola 

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According to the Daily Mirror, Mourinho is eyeing up a possible move for rising Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez. At 21 years of age, the Uruguay starlet is one of Europe’s most coveted and best defensive prospects, and reportedly has a release clause set at £56 million. As stated by the Daily Mirror‘s John Cross: 

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Yannick Carrasco has penned a contract extension that will see him ply his trade for Atletico Madrid until 2022, the club revealed on Friday. The agreement comes following prolonged weeks of negotiations, after the 23-year old established himself as an integral team player in Diego Simeone’s side. The announcement comes as a breath of fresh 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  In two months’ time, Diego Simeone will celebrate his fifth anniversary as Atletico Madrid coach. In that time, he has established them as a force both domestically and in Europe with his cleverly organised defence and intense physical game. However, just as it seems we are adjusting to his 

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There is something about adversity that makes certain people thrive. With the news last week that Atletico Madrid would be unable to sign any new players during the next two transfer windows the club face an uncertain year ahead. However, with their head coach Diego Simeone never afraid of confronting a challenge head on it 

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid lock horns again in the final of the Champions League on Saturday in a repeat of the 2014 final in Lisbon. The circumstances are slightly different this time around though with both teams yet to win a trophy this season and this being their final opportunity. It is testament to 

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This week, Manchester United have been linked with a sensational £18m move for Atletico Madrid’s talented youngster Saul Niguez. Who is Niguez, and could he be just what United need to start climbing up the Premier League table? Lets face it, Man Utd have massively underachieved yet again this season. Van Gaal’s side were knocked 

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