Real Madrid to sell 7 players, Premier League star offers himself to Barcelona, and more La Liga news: 27 January 2019
Just like the WWE counting down to Royal Rumble, LaLiga clubs of counting down to the end of the transfer window. The Spanish sides are very busy in the transfer market trying to get the players they need, but the time is running out with just 6 days to go for the winter transfer window to end.
Barcelona have got two players this month but only one will be playing for them this season. Real Madrid have got Brahim Diaz for now but are looking for more. And meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are close to sealing the deal for Alvaro Morata.
Here are the top news and rumours of the day involving the Spanish sides:
Ernesto Valverde unhappy with Pep Guardiola's approach
Barcelona have secured the signing of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax but they were not the only club interested in signing him. The Dutchman himself confirmed that he spoke with Manchester City and PSG, but it was the approach from Pep Guardiola that has irritated Valverde.
The current Barcelona manager believes that Guardiola was wrong in talking directly with the player who is under contract at Ajax. "Talking with a player that is under contract with another club is something that can't be done. Doing something like that is not in my personal code, however, it is true that everyone has their own way of acting in these situations," said Valverde.
"Everything is dependent on De Jong, and how he performs. He will need to adapt, despite coming from a club with a similar philosophy to Barcelona. He is young, and that needs to be taken into account, but we are always looking to bring in players that can improve us," added the Barcelona manager in his press conference.