After winning last year’s La Liga title with a relentless final sprint, Real Madrid are betting on practically the same group of players as they seek to successfully defend a domestic crown for the first time since 2008. With their finances squeezed by the Covid-19 pandemic and their squad already well rounded, Real have had […]
One thing which has not changed so much for Real Madrid is bad luck with injuries. They were missing key first teamers for September’s game in Seville including Dani Carvajal and Isco and the situation is even worse now with Solari possibly without seven senior players for Saturday’s game, including attackers Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale […]
Vermaelen was caught out of position when El Zhar headed in the equaliser and Gerard Pique was caught in possession moments later, allowing Rodriguez to slam the ball into the roof of the net and give Leganes, in their third season in the top flight, an unlikely yet thoroughly deserved win.
In addition to Rodríguez’s sale, Madrid also transferred right back Achraf Hakimi to Inter Milan for a reported fee of 40 million euros ($47 million). It reportedly earned more than 13 million euros ($15 million) from the transfer of youngster Óscar Rodríguez to Sevilla, and also profited from the sales of some lesser known players […]
Rodriguez, the former Porto man, thus rejoins Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti, who is currently at the helm of the Liverpool based club. It was Ancelotti, then the manager at Real Madrid, who had been instrumental in bringing the Columbian to Madrid in 2014.
He enjoyed an impressive debut season with Los Blancos, scoring 13 goals in 29 LaLiga appearances, though he fell out of favour when Zidane took charge and signed for Bayern – then coached by Ancelotti – on a two-year loan in 2017.
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A price tag of £22 million might seem low for a player of Bale’s calibre, but let us not forget that he is already 31. On top of that, he has a very poor injury record which has one of the key reasons for his underwhelming time at Real.
While representing Real Madrid, James Rodriguez was named La Liga’s best midfielder after scoring 13 goals and providing 13 assists in 29 games during the 2014-15 season. He has won eight domestic titles, across four countries. The playmaker has also claimed two Champions League titles with Real Madrid.
Another manager taking control of his club’s transfer dealings is Ronald Koeman. The Barcelona boss has thrashed out personal terms with Lyon’s Memphis Depay, but needs to sort a transfer fee with Lyon. Koeman also wants to bring in Stefan de Vrij from Internazionale – but what about a big-money move for his clubmate, striker […]