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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Xabi Alonso announces his retirement from football, effective at the end of the season. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but I believe it’s the right time. I always thought it would be better to quit sooner rather than later. I still feel good, but I believe this is the right moment. I wanted 

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Medhi Benatia has successfully completed a switch away from the Allianz Arena after agreeing personal terms with the Italian champions Juventus. The loan spell – which cost £2.5 million- will be for the entire season with the additional option of a permanent transfer for £14.3 million over the next two years. The Moroccan makes his 

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With Arsène Wenger admitting Arsenal would make three signings this summer, the transfer rumour floodgates have opened for the Gunners. Having signed Mesut Özil, Alexis Sánchez, and Petr Čech in the recent past, they have been linked with many world-class players as well as Arsenal-esque targets such as Rob Holding. One of the most recent 

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Having finally confirmed Granit Xhaka’s arrival, Arsenal are currently weighing up a move for a defender and a striker. Even though the Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for younger prospects such as Kalidou Koulibaly and Kostas Manolas, a bid for Medhi Benatia looks likely. With Mats Hummels’ move to Bayern Munich confirmed, 

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Bayern Munich celebrated a fourth Bundesliga title in a row on Saturday, albeit without beer, with a 1-2 win at Ingolstadt, but by Tuesday the work was being put in place to secure a fifth. Pep Guardiola, the manager who has delivered the last three triumphs, will leave for Manchester City this summer but the 

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Joshua Kimmich has emerged on the scene in tremendous fashion at the Allianz Arena this season. The 21-year-old’s stunning display against Borussia Dortmund last weekend has got the footballing world talking. So how far can Kimmich go at Bayern Munich? The versatile midfielder, who began his senior career at VfB Stuttgart, made his Bayern debut 

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The arrival of Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool coupled with the relative struggles of Mario Götze in Munich has somewhat inevitably lead to suggestions that the pair could reunite at Anfield in the near future. While a January move is highly unlikely, this has the potential to be one of the biggest transfer stories of the 

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Can Bayern Munich win the Champions League? And why is it a huge deal for Pep Guardiola if they do? Well, it’s fairly obvious that to win the Champions League is something momentous, particularly if you do it with more than one club, but in recent years Guardiola has failed to pass the semi-final stage, 

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After making the shock move from ️Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich for £37m, the 23 year old Germany international has been struggling to replicate his old, prodigious self. The young exciting player, who had all eyes pierced at him from on-lookers and observers, failed to live up to that expectation at his new home. And 

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Bayern Munich’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummennigge wasn’t at the launch of his club’s new kit to hear the jeers from a number of supporters, but he did say he expected it. “I don’t know if they were booing Bayern Munich or just the transfer itself” he told Bild, referring to the exit of Bastian Schweinsteiger 

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Perhaps it was the speed of it that surprised. Even when Pep Guardiola had informed Bastian Schweinsteiger that a path out of Bayern Munich was free if he chose to take it, not many would have expected the midfielder to leave the club he has served for 17 years. But virtually out of nowhere arrived 

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So all the four favourites made it through to semi-finals, but what can we make of what happened? On Tuesday night: –  PSG showed the entire football world just how good, bad and limited their team is. Their first half at the Camp Nou was horrifying (entertaining if you are Barca fan), but in the 

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The second leg of the quarter-final is here, so what should we look forward to: Tuesday’s match-ups Barca will hope to finish off ‘Ibra-less’ PSG when the two teams collide in the Camp Nou. Now it’s true that Barca is not unbeatable and PSG does have the capability to bring down Enrique’s men, but let’s be 

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With the quarterfinals of Europe’s biggest club competition on the horizon, the good folks at Guarantee Tickets have created an excellent infographic below detailing the contenders and performances so far in the competition. Hope this round lives up to expectations, as always.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter @OPosts

Below is an infographic highlighting and detailing the round of 16 contenders in this season’s Champions League. It was created and designed by the folks at Guarantee Tickets. Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter @OPosts

In Marti Perarnau’s new book “Pep”, which accounts Pep Guardiola’s first year in charge of Bayern Munich, there is an enlightening extract which highlights just how obsessive the coach is. After a win over Hannover last September, Guardiola hides away from his family for several hours, going over and over videos of the match before 

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