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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The imminent departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain leaves Barcelona in an unenviable position with just one month to go in the summer transfer window. The club are now light in two positions within their starting line-up and are about to have a cool £197 million burning a hole in their pocket. However this could 

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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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Transfer stories involving Barcelona are nothing new, yet seldom do the Catalan giants find themselves in the position of such stories linking one of their stars with a move away from the Camp Nou. Reports in Italy on Monday evening suggested that Paris Saint-Germain would be willing to pay the Brazilian’s £197 million buy-out clause 

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Reports emerging from San Sebastian had suggested that Adnan Januzaj is on the verge of joining Real Sociedad on a permanent move, which has now been made official. Manchester United have allegedly accepted a fee in the region of £9.8m for the winger who has completed the move. The 22-year old was prompted to push 

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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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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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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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