Tebas: I didn't have a war with Messi

Tebas: I didn't have a war with Messi

EFE Javier Tebas has defended LaLiga’s decision to publish a statement about Lionel Messi’s contract, when LaLiga insisted that the only way he could end his contract unilaterally would be by depositing the 700 million euros of his release clause. The president of the league said he has nothing against Messi and that LaLiga would have done the same for any other Spain-based player whose contract was being disputed in such a way. “I didn’t …

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Luis Enrique praises Ansu Fati’s ‘bravery and daring’ after Spain win

Luis Enrique praises Ansu Fati’s ‘bravery and daring’ after Spain win

Spain boss Luis Enrique was full of praise for Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati after his team’s 4-0 Nations League win over Ukraine on Sunday. Fati was handed his first Spain start and did not disappoint. He won a penalty in the second minute and scored his first international goal in the victory. Lucho offered his thoughts on Barcelona’s latest starlet after the match. “It’s not normal for him to have this spark and self-confidence at …

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No Asensio as Real Madrid return to training

No Asensio as Real Madrid return to training

REALMADRID.COM Real Madrid got back to work on Monday at Valdebebas with their eighth training session since the start of pre-season, although there was no Marco Asensio. He instead worked out in the gym as he awaits the results of tests on the knee pain he has been feeling. While Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal and Andriy Lunin were all at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Sunday for Spain vs Ukraine, they weren’t back at …

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Courtois' first season wearing the No.1

Courtois' first season wearing the No.1

ngel RiveroMARCA Thibaut Courtois has confirmed that he will wear the No.1 shirt for Real Madrid this season. This is the first time in his club career that the Belgian goalkeeper has worn the No.1 shirt – although he has used it for his national team. Whether at Genk, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea or Real Madrid, until now he has always preferred to have No.13 on his back or has had to have that number. “When …

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Reguilon's schedule: Coronavirus test, recover from injury and plan future

Reguilon's schedule: Coronavirus test, recover from injury and plan future

Real Madrid Will recover from ankle sprain in Madrid EFE Sergio Reguilon is expected to continue his recovery from an ankle sprain at Valdebebas on Tuesday. The left-back suffered the injury during his Spain debut against Ukraine at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Sunday evening. On Monday, he will undergo a coronavirus test at home before returning to Real Madrid‘s training ground on Tuesday. He won’t be able to join up with Zinedine Zidane‘s squad …

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Ansu Fati's contract can be automatically extended… according to Barcelona

Ansu Fati's contract can be automatically extended... according to Barcelona

Barcelona Release clause would rise to 400m euros Adelantado Barcelona are very confident about Ansu Fati‘s future. The Catalan club tied the teenager down to a new deal in December 2019, which can be unilaterally and automatically upgraded to a professional contract once he gets his first-team shirt number for the new season. The 17-year-old’s deal, which currently runs until 2022, will then be extended to 2024. His release clause will also increase from 170 million …

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Raphael Varane signs with CAA Sports

Raphael Varane signs with CAA Sports

Real Madrid Same representatives as Dele Alli and Ancelotti EFE Raphael Varane has agreed to hire agency firm CAA Sports. CAA Sports bought Base Soccer Agency in 2019 and represent more than 300 football players and coaches, including Dele Alli, Carlo Ancelotti and Fran Kirby. After an agreement with Jorge Mendes‘ Gestifute company, CAA Sports also manage the marketing side of players and coaches like Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho, James Rodriguez and Joao Felix. Varane currently …

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Ansu Fati vows to work hard to impress Ronald Koeman at Barcelona

Ansu Fati vows to work hard to impress Ronald Koeman at Barcelona

Ansu Fati vowed to keep working hard and to take advantage of the chances handed to him by new manager Ronald Koeman after scoring for Spain on Sunday. The 17-year-old netted his first goal on his first start for the national team in the 4-0 win over Ukraine, becoming Spain’s youngest goalscorer in the process. Fati spoke after the match about how welcome he’s been made to feel by the Spain team and his happiness …

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Ansu Fati, Jorge Mendes and the new contract

Ansu Fati, Jorge Mendes and the new contract

Barcelona Significant interest in the Barcelona starlet It has been 12 months since Ansu Fati first broke on to the scene in the Barcelona first team. Ernesto Valverde wasn’t afraid to throw the then-16-year-old in to the fold at the Camp Nou, but called for calm amidst the speculation of superstardom. Now, a year on, the teenage forward is even shining at international level, becoming Spain‘s youngest ever scorer. Luis Enrique called the 17-year-old up for …

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Real Madrid take off under Dupont

Real Madrid take off under Dupont

Realmadrid.com Real Madrid have completed their first week of pre-season training. Those not on international duty this month have taken part in the first seven days of pre-season under the watchful eye of Gregory Dupont. The French fitness coach won the squad over with his work to prepare them during the end of last season and now he’s whipping them into shape again. Atlas “We’ve all been working at home, so it’s easier for us …

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