Former Wales coach Chris Coleman has responded to claims that Gareth Bale did not immerse himself in the Real Madrid setup. Coleman revealed that the former Tottenham star speaks “perfect” Spanish, canceling out accusations in the media that the forward refused to learn the language after many years.
The 30-year old is expected to feature on Wednesday when Madrid play PSG in the Champions League. The player is mending his relationship with Zinedine Zidane as they try to work better in the Frenchman’s second tenure. Coleman addressed peculations about Bale, saying the player orders food and greets fans in Spanish.
Real Madrid seems to have decided on Donny van de Beek, the Ajax midfielder as the cheaper alternative to Paul Pogba, the star player of Manchester United. Zinedine Zidane, the Madrid coach is looking forward to adding a creative side as a part of his summer rebuild. This has seen the La Liga club to spend on players like Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard, and Ferland Mendy.
Even though this France international tops the wish list of Zidane, Los Blancos have failed to agree on a sum with this club of the Premier League. Manchester United is not ready to allow the twenty-six-year-old who has also been associated with a comeback at Juventus to leave United this summer and is only ready to sell him at £150 million. Real Madrid is not ready to agree to the asking price of Manchester United. There have been reports that the club is recognizing Van de Beek, the Ajax star if they fail to land Paul Pogba. The club has seen his abilities in the last season and that too, first hand as he assisted Eredivisie club to defeat Spanish giants in Champions League’s last 16.
Real Madrid’s defeat in the Champions League at home to Ajax came as a shock to many as the Los Blancos were among the favourites for the title. However, the defeat is expected to trigger a response from club president Florentino Perez as it is believed that this could be busy summer for the club.
It is expected that several players would leave the club as Perez looks to fund a summer spending spree. Head coach Santiago Solari is expected to leave his post in the summer, Tottenham boss Maurizio Pochettino is one of the favourites for the job alongside serial winner Jose Mourinho.
Gareth Bale is one of the most professional footballers and he plays for both Wales and Real Madrid. He is famous for long distance strike, and his amazing ability to pass the ball to defenders.
Bale has been recognized for his tremendous speed, his great ability to pass the ball and his amazing left kick. The player is currently playing for the Real Madrid team and there are a lot of offers that are coming up for the next season in the upcoming transfer window. He has been praised on a number of occasions as he has managed to win for the nation he is playing for. His attributes of football have been amazingly great. During the year 2011-2013, he was named as the PFA player of the year.
The ex-Real Madrid star insists no raid on his former club is required, but admits a Brazil international left-back would raise the quality in Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo sees no need for Juventus to raid Real Madrid for the likes of Gareth Bale or Marco Asensio, but admits Marcelo may be a useful addition.
Real Madrid rebound and makes their place in the Champions League action after their rout of Viktoria Plzen. In fact, they are traveling once again and this time they are headed towards Stadio Olimpico of Rome where they are going to face Roma side. As a matter of fact, they share the leadership of Group nine with 9 points.
In case they are able to win, the European champions are going to ascertain their place in the Champions League around 16, as winners of the group have a game to spare. With the help of a draw game, the Whites will be able to qualify for the next round as long as CSKA are unable to do well in their game. Thereafter, the Madridistas is then going to have a combat with the Italians to garner the top spot.
Spain were tipped as likely favourites ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to lift the coveted trophy, and – JulenLopetegui at the helm at that time – was keen on guiding them to their second World Cup title in eight years, since they won the prestigious title in 2010, in South Africa.
But the Royal Spanish Football Federation could not sniff the storm ahead, and were knocked off their seats by a shocking stab on the back, when Lopetegui was handed the managerial rudder to steer Real Madrid, after club legend Zinedine ‘Zizou’ Zidane departed the La Liga outfit.
Brazilian attacker Willian has indicated that he is happy at Chelsea despite the ongoing speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid. The 29-year-old has been constantly tipped for a Blues exit since the close of last season but he appears primed to remain at Stamford Bridge ahead of the club’s maiden campaign under Maurizio Sarri.
Speaking after Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat, Willian said: “I’m happy here, I’m happy at Chelsea to play here. I’m looking forward to playing well and to win titles. I feel good. I feel good after three days of training, of course I am not my best performance, my best condition. But to play this kind of games is very important and I play, I think, 35 minutes which is good for me to keep improving. And we have to look forward because we have a great season to play and we’re going to try to win some titles.”
Real Madrid would be taking on Courtois from Chelsea but the latter needs a replacement for the shot-stopper. As Chelsea has not been able to find a replacement for Courtois it is uncertain whether Real Madrid would be able to get the player they want. Chelsea had been targeting Pepe Reina but that has not yet been confirmed. Hence, if Pepe Reina does not agree to come and join the Blues team Chelsea’s search would continue for finding a proper replacement for Courtois.
Courtois is available for transfer to any team for 35 million Euros and if he is not taken up by Real Madrid he would be taken by Stamford Bridge on free transfer mode next summer. That is when his contract will expire. While the shot-stopper is being eyed by Real Madrid, the player himself is also keen to return to Madrid as that is where his family roots are. However, Chelsea will stall the move until they find a suitable replacement.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is pleased with how Los Blancos coped with Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final first leg. The German champions started the game in a relatively brisk fashion and they bagged the opening goal after Keylor Navas made an indecision over Joshua Kimmich’s shot. Thereafter, Los Blancos were the ones who were more clinical in front of goal and Marcelo and Marcos Asensio scored in either half to secure a 2-1 triumph on the road.
Speaking after the game, Zidane was satisfied with the efforts of his players on the night, he said: “We’re very satisfied with the result, but we had a lot of problems in the first few minutes trying to take control of the game. The tie is far from over, it’s more than possible that Bayern could win in the Bernabeu, but we are very happy to have won 2-1 in Munich.” (more…)