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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Barcelona’s failure to retain their La Liga title came about because of a multitude of different factors, including a lack of consistency throughout the campaign as well as the disruption caused by Luis Enrique announcing his upcoming departure midway through the season. With that being said it must also be accepted that Real Madrid have 

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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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