ISCO FINALLY SHOWS HIS TRUE WORTH

It all started at La Roselda arena where Malaga fans were treated to intelligently silk and mesmerizing dribbles of a 19-year old.


Isco had just broken out of Valencia’s youth team, got scooped by Malaga and wasted no time in showing the world the kind of stuff he was made of.

After the successful second seasonwith theAlbicelestes, big teams came calling but he chose to remain with Malaga who was at that time putting together an exciting team headed by Manuel Pellegrini and were about the same time undergoing a management take over from billionaire Al Thani who made it clear he was ready to spend. The Chilean-led side will go on to have a successful campaign and even qualify for Europe.

Real Madrid came calling afterwards in a move that saw the insatiable Galaticosscoop the league’s best two breakout stars in the mould of Isco and then heralded heir to Xabi Alonso – Asier Illarramendi.

Given Madrid’s reputation, the new inputs had trouble slotting into the top 11 as a back and forth progression, coupled with the almost annual change of coaches, threw the youngsters to obscurity with Isco making more bench cameos than actually starting while Illarramendi’s case was even worse. Continue reading ISCO FINALLY SHOWS HIS TRUE WORTH

TIANJIN CONFIRM KARIM BENZEMA BID

The owner of Chinese soccer club Tianjin Quanjian Shu Yuhui has confirmed that the outfit is trying to lure Real Madrid star Karim Benzema to China.


The club, which has signed numerous top football stars in the world, would have to limit their wishes with new rules that would allow for a reduced number of foreign stars in China.

Speaking to Chinese TV, Yuhui said: “We made a bid for Benzema. Our club had a massive investment plan for the new season but it was tightened up by the new rules. We need an out-and-out striker so we made a bid for Benzema.”

Yuhui was speaking to Tianjin Sports Channel and he seemed to be against the new regulations regarding transfers. The Chinese Football Association said that foreign players in the 2017 season would be limited in the wave of clubs running to buy the biggest and most talented players abroad as against developing local talents. Continue reading TIANJIN CONFIRM KARIM BENZEMA BID