Former Real Madrid defender Pepe is set to move to the Premier League, based on latest reports. The Portuguese star could be a Wolverhampton Wanderers man if the move from Besiktas comes through as expected. The Portugal international moved last summer from Spain to Turkey, and could yet move again to England as the Premier League new boys want an experienced player to man their defence.
The former Manchester United defender, Gerard Pique was shown a full treatment from Madrid supporters on the night of Spanish Super Cup (second leg), as his side, Barcelona fell to defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu. That was the night when his side were embarrassed while the Spaniard was roundly mocked by the crowd. Gerard Pique therefore agreed for the first time since joining Barcelona that he felt inferior to their all-time rivals, Real Madrid.
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema said that he has no reason to leave Real Madrid at the moment.
He stated that he is happy at the club and that the team is in a good phase at the moment. The French striker said that it has been a long time since Real Madrid has had such a good team and that he has no reason to leave the club.
Indeed the Spanish club has won the Champions League twice in a row, and they are favorite to win the trophy again this year.
Karim Benzema only has one year left on his contract, and there is speculation that he might be moving elsewhere when his contract is over. Read More
Real Madrid are set to hand striker KarimBenzema a new deal for his efforts in helping the team to yet another Champions League title.
The French star netted 17 times in all competitions last term as Real did a double, lifting the La Liga title despite last minute heated chase from Barcelona.
The Spanish side is reportedly set to land AS Monaco teenage star KylianMbappe this summer in a world record deal. There are fears that the club would sell of the player with Arsenal and a few other top sides are named interested employers.
There were reports that Mbappe would not agree to the deal if one of Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale does not leave. Benzema was the likely candidate to be kicked out as Ronaldo was a player emeritus and Bale was yet to fully deliver the goods for his record move. Read More
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. Read More
It’s been almost 2 years since KarimBenzema has represented France at the international stage in a competitive match as the Real Madrid player is not being valued by the head coach of the French national side Didier Deschamps.
This is something that has started to seriously worry and frustrate KarimBenzema as the 29 year old attacker is one of the most influential players for Real Madrid along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale but despite playing such a big role for the Spanish club, Benzemacant even get called up to play for France.
There is no doubt whatsoever that KarimBenzema is one of the most talented players in the world of football as he has consistently been able to perform at a high level with Real Madrid which has allowed him to make over 30 appearances in almost every single season with the Spanish club.
However, this has not been enough for him to play for his national side in over 1 year and Benzema has recently voiced his thoughts concerning his current uncomfortable position as the French attacker said: Read More
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. Read More
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted that he needs to improve if he wants to score more goals with Real Madrid.
Despite the fact that he has recently scored two goals to help the Spanish team draw with Borussia Dortmund, the French international has come under intense criticisms for his form this season.
Karim Benzema said that he is aware of the critics and that he is working hard in order to improve. He admitted that he has not been consistent since the start of the season and that he wants things to change. He said that he is doing extra work on the training ground in order to improve his finishing and feels that he is becoming better each week.
The French player said that it is not easy to play at a club such as Real Madrid and that it is not guaranteed that you will score every week. Read More
David Beckham has stated that former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane is the best manager for Real Madrid.
He said that the French manager has a thorough knowledge of the club during his time playing for the club and that he is the right person in the right place.
David Beckham believes that Zinedine Zidane can have the same impact that Pep Guardiola had at Barcelona and he believes that the team is progressing under him.
The former England midfielder said that Zidane was a successful player and has won various trophies with different clubs. This places him in a position where he can understand players and know what they need.
David Beckham believes that Real Madrid has some great players in Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and that they are definitely going to compete for trophies this year. He said that La Liga has also become quite competitive with clubs such as Atletico Madrid and Sevilla competing for trophies now. He believes that this is a good thing for competition as sometimes fans can become fed up to see only Barcelona and Real Madrid competing for the title. Read More
France hosted the UEFA Euro’s 2016 and the French national side was one of the favorites of winning the international competition as they had a mix of experience along with youngsters in the squad as well as having a number of highly rated players such as: Paul Pogba, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Patrice Evra.
Despite having a well-rounded squad, Didier Deschamps and his team failed to win the latest edition of the tournament and had to settle with a 2nd place finish as they lost to Portugal in the finals.
KarimBenzema could not participate in the 2016 edition of the Euro’s due to a scandal that he was involved in along with Mathew Valbuena where both of them had an issue with a sex tape.
The French striker of Real Madrid might had given France the final push that they needed in order to win the UEFA Euro’s 2016 but because of this scandal, he was not eligible to make it in.
He is now able to participate in the upcoming international competitions for France but it seems like the head coach of the French national side Didier Deschamps does not have KarimBenzema in his plans.
Didier Deschamps has recently talked about KarimBenzema’s current situation and it doesn’t look like the player of Real Madrid will be performing for the French national side anytime soon as the 28 year old striker said: Read More