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Should Real Madrid look to sell Gareth Bale?
Should Real Madrid look to sell Gareth Bale?

Time for Gareth Bale to step up for Real Madrid When Gareth Frank Bale transferred to the world’s biggest club in the summer of 2013 for a record-shattering transfer fee, both fans and the player himself must have thought his destiny was to lead Real Madrid’s frontline for years to come. His first season went some way towards fulfilling that destiny with the Welshman scoring crucial goals in the finals of the Copa del Rey as well

Aug 4 2015
Barcelona players elect Andres Iniesta as new club captain
Barcelona players elect Andres Iniesta as new club captain

Iniesta captained the Barcelona side that triumphed over Juventus in the final of the 2014/15 Champions League Barcelona players have elected Andres Iniesta as the club’s new captain, the club’s official website stated.  All members of the first team squad had voted to nominate the four club captains for the 2015/16 season and Iniesta came out on top and will now succeed Xavi, who left the Catalan club this summer to join A

Aug 4 2015
Reports: Manchester United offered Real Madrid £100m twice for Gareth Bale
Reports: Manchester United offered Real Madrid £100m twice for Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale has scored 28 goals in 58 league appearances for Real Madrid Manchester United have reportedly made two attempts to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid this summer, as reported by The Mirror. Louis van Gaal had made two £100 million bids for the Welshman under increasing speculation that he is unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu. Gareth Bale endured a somewhat disappointing season in 2014-15, coming nowhere close to recreating

Aug 4 2015
Rumour: Barcelona, Roma chase Brazilian wonderkid Gerson
Rumour: Barcelona, Roma chase Brazilian wonderkid Gerson

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder only made his debut for Fluminense in February this year Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4 Top European football clubs Barcelona and AS Roma are locked in a battle to sign Fluminense star Gerson, according to media reports. The two teams are set to take on each other in a pre-season friendly tomorrow, but they are entangled in a battle off the field as well. The Catalan club have offered the Rio de Janeiro outf

Aug 4 2015
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo injured in training, Benitez rules out striker's exit
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo injured in training, Benitez rules out striker's exit

Benzema sustained a muscle pull in his right thigh while Ronaldo tweaked his back Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have both picked up injuries in training which will see them miss the Audi Cup which will be played in Munich. The two forwards were left out of the squad for the pre-season tournament which includes Tottenham, AC Milan and hosts Bayern Munich. Benzema sustained a muscle pull in his right thigh while Ronaldo tweak

Barcelona's Sandro Rosell and Josep Bartomeu could face jail over Neymar transfer
Barcelona's Sandro Rosell and Josep Bartomeu could face jail over Neymar transfer

Barcelona president at the time of the Neymar transfer, Sandro Rosell (left) and current chief Josep Bartemou Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell could face jail sentence over the Neymar issue, but the club will escape punishment after changes to Spain’s Criminal Code came into effect in June. The main changes relate to exempting companies from criminal liability when the alleged crimes are commit

Aug 4 2015
Explaining the structure at Barcelona - How the club functions on and off the pitch
Explaining the structure at Barcelona - How the club functions on and off the pitch

Barcelona at their best have represented the pinnacle of football FC Barcelona has long been revered for their style of play and despite certain tactical variants becoming fashionable or indeed passe, the Catalans have stuck rigidly to their principles in undertaking to play football a certain way. Aside from the occasional big signings, the Blaugrana try to utilise the talent available at their academy, La Masia and the reason isn’t

Aug 4 2015
10 most interesting transfer moves in Europe this summer
10 most interesting transfer moves in Europe this summer

Arturo Vidal at Bayern Munich is an intriguing transfer This window has been a mad one in terms of major and surprising transfers, particularly from clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan. Barcelona have made two signings despite having a transfer ban while Real Madrid haven’t made many big moves and are looking at youth now. With a lot of such transfers done and a lot of money spent, it will be interesting to se

Aug 3 2015
Human Rights Foundation criticises Lionel Messi for visit to Gabon
Human Rights Foundation criticises Lionel Messi for visit to Gabon

Messi’s attire while meeting the president had also come in for sharp criticism Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been criticised by the Human Rights Foundation for his visit to Gabon, ESPN FC reports. The non-profit organisation lashed out at Messi for his alleged support to the nation’s president who has been accused of electoral fraud and various human rights abuses. The four-time World Footballer of the Year’s trip

Aug 3 2015
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