Frenkie de Jong's Barcelona Shirt Number Is Revealed as Midfielder Settles into Life at Camp Nou

​Frenkie de Jong will wear the number 21 shirt at Barcelona this season, as La Masia graduate Carles Alena switches to number 19. The Dutchman occupied the squad number throughout his four-year association with the Amsterdam side, and wearing it, he earned himself iconic status, helping his side to an Eredivisie title and a Champions […]


Lazio defender Senad Lulic frustrated after Sevilla defeat

Lazio defender Senad Lulic was left frustrated after being dumped out of the Europa League by Sevilla. Lazio paid for poor finishing and a rejected penalty appeal, as they lost 2-0 to Sevilla, going out of the Europa League 3-0 on aggregate with both teams down to 10 men. Lulic said, “It’s a real disappointment, […]


Real Madrid president Florentino: Brahim Diaz has quality, magic and personality

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has welcomed new arrival Brahim Diaz from Manchester City. Los Blancos completed the signing of the 19-year-old from City on Sunday evening and he was presented on Monday. “It’s a special and exciting day,” Perez said. “We are working to strengthen the present and the future with talent of the […]


Espanyol inform Arsenal price for Real Madrid target

Espanyol have informed Arsenal how much it will cost to sign Mario Hermoso. The centre-back has been superb for the La Liga side this season. Former club Real Madrid have a buy-back clause for Hermoso, reportedly worth 7.5 million euros. While Los Blancos ponder over whether to re-sign the Spaniard, TMW have claimed Espanyol have […]


Spain move for Man City defender Aymeric Laporte

Spain are making a move for Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte. While a regular with France’s youth teams, Laporte is still to hear from Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps about a senior call. Sport says the Spanish Federation are now making a concerted move to convince Laporte to declare for La Roja. Laporte, a former […]


Figo: Real Madrid have handled Ronaldo departure well

Real Madrid legend Luis Figo says the club can handle the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Figo said Juventus striker Ronaldo was “an impressive player” but “life continues” and the new players “will make history”. “Madrid play very well and you have to congratulate them on their performances after the Ronaldo era,” said Figo. “Real Madrid […]


REVEALED: Lopetegui rethink inspired Real Madrid equaliser

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is being credited for rescuing a point at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Marca says Lopetegui’s decision to change his planned substitution in the second-half was key to their equaliser. The coach planned to throw on Isco in the 61st minute with Bilbao 1-0 ahead and take off Gareth Bale. Isco […]


Porto midfielder Herrera welcomes Roma, Inter Milan interest

Porto midfielder Hector Herrera favours a move to Serie A in January. Herrera has been linked with Tottenham and met with Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui in recent weeks. However, Correrie dello Sport says Italy is the destination Herrera is prioritising as his contract runs down. AS Roma made an attempt for the Mexico captain […]


Robinho: Why I chose Real Madrid over Barcelona

Robinho has explained why he chose to join Real Madrid ahead of Barcelona when leaving Santos. The Brazilian is now playing in Turkey with Sivasspor. He recalled: “It may seem hard to explain, but it is not. “Real was the club that showed the most interest in me at the time. Both clubs are fantastic […]


Former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli wants Serie A return

Former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says he’s seeking a Serie A return. Since the 2014 World Cup, Prandelli has been with Galatasaray, Valencia and Al-Nasr. “I have so much enthusiasm and desire to start again, I can’t wait,” the former Fiorentina coach told Sky Italia. “It will depend on a lot of factors, but I’m […]