Barcelona coach Valverde eager to work with Messi

Posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says he's looking forward to working with Lionel Messi. The Argentine penned a new contract earlier this month, though the pair are yet to speak face-to-face. Valverde stated: "He's a unique player. "It is a relief to have him under my command. He can play in all positions and his role will always be the same. "He is decisive, no matter where he plays."Full Story »

Nolito returns to Spain after single season at Manchester City

Posted Monday, July 17, 2017 by

Spain winger Nolito has joined La Liga side Sevilla from Manchester City after failing to settle in England, the Premier League club said on Sunday. Nolito was signed for City by manager Pep Guardiola from Spanish side Celta Vigo last July and made 30 appearances last season, scoring six goals. City announced his departure in a brief statement on their official website (, but...Full Story »

Theo the Viking

Posted Sunday, July 16, 2017 by

Alvaro Morata decided that his new teammate Theo Hernandez needed a new look, so he dressed him up as a Viking on social media. During a team meal in Los Angeles, the striker snapped a photo of the left-back and then added a cartoon Viking helmet on top. Given that the capital city team are often nicknamed the Vikings, it seems Morata is trying to Real Madridify the new arrival as soon as po...Full Story »

Zidane's plan doesn't change

Posted Sunday, July 16, 2017 by

Real Madrid secured a historic European and domestic double last season and it all started with their training camp in Montreal, which is why Zinedine Zidane is determined to keep the conditions much the same this summer in Los Angeles. He is happy with the facilities at UCLA and with the attitude of his players, so feels no need to make sweeping changes. Speaking with some journalists befor...Full Story »

Luis Suarez sends his support to stricken Ajax starlet Nouri

Posted Saturday, July 15, 2017 by

After Ajax midfielder Appie Nouri was confirmed as suffering from serious and permanent brain damage while playing for the club, Luis Suarez sent is kindest regards. As a former player of the Dutch giants, Suarez posted a photo of himself and Klaas Jan Huntelaar alongside the 20-year-old, when he was a small child. "Very sorry because of what happened with Appie, we are with you," he wrote...Full Story »

Raul to join Zidane on Real Madrid tour from July 21

Posted Saturday, July 15, 2017 by

Real Madrid are sending a key entourage out to the United States on July 21 with Raul Gonzalez on the plane alongside Florentino Perez as the ex-striker starts his new job. Formerly a LaLiga ambassador, Raul has left that role to learn the tricks of the trade at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, much like Zinedine Zidane did before him. In that regard, Raul's official title at Real in the coming mo...Full Story »

Barcelona sign Nelson Semedo for €30 million from Benfica

Posted Saturday, July 15, 2017 by

Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo has completed his €30 million move to Barcelona following a successful medical on Friday. The 23-year-old became a priority target for Barcelona this month after it became clear they couldn't get Arsenal's Hector Bellerin. Barca announced on Thursday that they had reached a deal for Semedo , after their transfer chief flew to Lisbon to negotiate them do...Full Story »

Marcelo: I haven't spoken to Ronaldo, but he knows we're with him to the death

Posted Saturday, July 15, 2017 by

Cristiano Ronaldo may have been linked with a move away from Real Madrid this transfer window, but Marcelo has insisted that the players have got the Portuguese forward's back and that the squad is just as united as it was before the summer break. Although the left-back hadn't spoken with his colleague about a potential exit, he had a message for him during the pre-season tour, which Ronaldo ...Full Story »

Barcelona defender Pique: New Messi deal just fantastic

Posted Friday, July 14, 2017 by

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is delighted Lionel Messi has settled on his new contract. Messi penned terms to 2021 with Barca last week after over a year of negotiations. Pique stated: "It is fantastic that the best player in the world stays with us. "This is good news because it will help us fight to keep winning trophies." Pique made the comments at a sponsorship event. He added: "Th...Full Story »

David de Gea to Real Madrid: Manchester United will reject £60m bid for star

Posted Friday, July 14, 2017 by

David de Gea is one of Real Madrid's top summer targets Real bosses are poised to table a £60m bid for the Spanish international in a move which is guaranteed to increase the bad blood between the two clubs. United and Real are both in Los Angeles on their pre-season tours and sharing the same training base at UCLA. The European giants have already fallen out over who has the best traini...Full Story »

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