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Bale Marca Madrid

Bale Going, Staying, Gone!

Bale Marca MadridDepending which paper you read in Spain this morning Gareth Bale is either staying at Spurs or has already agreed his deal with Real Madrid. If you read them all however, you may be left slightly confused.

While Mundo Deportivo run a story saying Ancelotti doesn’t see it necessary to sign Bale and suggests Madrid need no more players, Marca have it all over their front page that a deal for Bale has been agreed. Not only that but the player has told Tottenham that he wants to leave and is set to sign a 10 million euro per year package with the Spanish Giants.

Marca also say that Ancelotti won’t be finished there and that Luis Suarez will be joining him at Madrid. Wow, what a dive fest that will be if Suarez, Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all end up playing together. -Marca also report (again) that Ronaldo will end his career at Madrid and will sign a new contract in the coming days for 15 million euros per year!

Marca’s other stories today are that Spurs are set to sign Roberto Soldado and that Valencia will look to sign one of Leandro Damiao, Fred or Manchester United’s Chicharito as a replacement.

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Higuain, Bale, Suarez, Reina News

Higauin Bale Suarez ReinaAccording to Marca, Arsenal have raised their bid from 21 to 26 million euros for Gonzalo Higuain. They report that the Argentine striker, currently back in training with Madrid, wants to leave but that Real Madrid won’t accept less than 40 million euros for him.

Thanks to a statement from Liverpool Managing Director, Ian Ayre, Madrid are aware that Arsenal have already had a formal bid rejected for Luis Suarez for 40 million euros and are prepared to hold out until a similar offer comes in.

Meanwhile, Livepool’s Pepe Reina is said to be the target of his former boss and current Napoli manager, Rafa Benitez. It is thought that Napoli have turned their interest to Reina, who is valued at 13 million euros by Liverpool, due to problems coming to an agreement with QPR for Julio Cesar.

And lastly, Mundo Deportivo are reporting this morning that Real Madrid could end up missing out on both Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez as both Tottenham and Liverpool stand firm, insisting that their prized assets are not for sale.

They report that Spurs have offered to double Bale’s current wage packet in order to keep him at White Hart Lane. However, Florentino Perez is desperate to land a ‘Galactico’ for this season and may end up offering Angel Di Maria and/or Gonzalo Higuain to Spurs in part of an offer that will better Manchester United’s supposed upcoming 70 million euro bid.

If Tottenham remain stubborn then it is thought Perez may attempt to use the two Argentinians as part of the bait in the Suarez deal instead.

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Next Barcelona Coach: Maradona (+weekly round up)

Next Barcelona Coach: Maradona (+weekly round up)

Can’t see the video? View it on youtube

In this week’s round up of what the Spanish football papers have to say:

Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale move to Real Madrid is off – Zinedine sees nothing.

Angel Di Maria offered to European clubs … Manchester United in particular

Sevilla’s Jesus Navas going nowhere – Daily Star say he’s going to Man City. They’ve not done their bloody homework. Did you expect them to?

Maradona to become Barcelona manager.

Swansea Cty’s Michael Laudrup to manage Real Madrid

Random Brummy chat

Other mentions go to: Arsenal, Juande Ramos, Lionel Messi, Obefemi Martins, Lauent Koscielny, Cristiano Ronaldo. Yadda Yadda. That’s it, see you next week x

Posted in Arsenal, Barcelona, Birmingham City, Latest News, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Swansea, Tottenham Hotspur, VideosComments (0)

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Top 15 World Footballers by Market Value

Top 15 Footballers by Market Value

Rooney-Aguero-Falcao-Transfer-ValueAs the January transfer window approaches, AS look at who is worth the most in the transfer market and discover that there are 15 players in the world that are valued at more than €40m.

The Madrid-based paper have highlighted the fact that 9 of the top 15 play in the Spanish La Liga. Just three players from the Premiership make the top 15: Rooney in 4th position is valued at €60.2m; Aguero is 7th (€53.7); and Hazard is 11th (€43.7).

Valued at €140m Lionel Messi tops the list compiled by Brazilian consultants, Pluriconsultoria , and the rest of the top 15 is as follows:

Top 15 World Footballers by Market Value

Messi – €140m
Ronaldo – €96.3m
Iniesta – €68.4m
Rooney – €60.2m
Falcao – €56.1m
Neymar – €55m
Aguero – €53.7m
Fabregas – €51m
Silva – €51m
Ozil – €44m
Hazard – €43.7m
Di Maria – €43.6m
Benzema – €42.5m
Thiago Silva – €40.5m
Buquets – €40m

So that’s four from Barcelona, 4 from Real Madrid, 1 from Atletico Madrid and one each from Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Pluriconsultoria analyse 16 factors to come to their conclusions including age, technical quality, finishing ability (passes as well as shots), force, position, level of championship, titles and international appearances. All sounds a bit championship manager really. Of the above you’d thik only Falcao and possibly Neymar would move in January, and if they do I wonder how close it would be to the value given above. Sadly for Spurs fans Gareth Bale doesn’t make the top 15 so according to this publication could be off for less than €40m. Doubtful though isn’t it.

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Spanish Football News: Round up of last few days

Spanish Football News: Round up of last few days

Video of what the papers say in Spain:

More on the Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid story.

Racism alert: Espanyol’s Ghanian player, Wakasa, accuses referees of targeting him for his colour.

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale to ask for a move to Real Madrid. Spurs will accept €60m. Madrid won’t pay.

Jose Mourinho talks to Maicon after Man City Champions League clash and pokes fun at Rafa Benitez, describing him as ‘the fat one’ and joking that Marco Materazzi will probably join him -a sarcastic comment based on Materazzi’s great dislike of Benitez. Reminded me of this great video of Mourinho and Materazzi crying when parting for the final time.

More about Mourinho’s strained relationship with the board and Perez in particular, currently at it’s lowest point.

Brazil sure Guardiola ‘would sign tomorrow’.

Cristiano Ronaldo €125m move to PSG.

Barcelona could play in the French league if Catalonia gain independence.

Barcelona win 4-0 away at high flying Levante in best performance of the season, and this with (after Alves went off injured in 13th minute) 11 players that came through their youth set up at La Masia! – Valdez, Montoya – Puyol – Pique – Alba, Xavi – Busquets – Iniesta, Pedro -Fabregas – Messi.

6 Spanish players in top 15 midfielders of the year.

Stoke City and Liverpool chasing Lazio’s 25 year old striker, Mauro Zárate.

Posted in Barcelona, Espanyol, Latest News, Liverpool, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, VideosComments (0)


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