When Arsenal stunned the football fans and followers in England and around Europe last year, by smashing the club transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, the Germany internetional revealed that Arsene Wenger was a big reason for his decision to become a Gunner. Not only did the Frenchman phone Ozil personally, using [.
Why would DI Maria leave Real Madrid (European Champions and statistically the greatest club in Europe i.e the world) for Manchester United who would not be even playing Champions League this season. For starters it is because Real Madrid had pecuniary issues with Di Maria's agent about how should the player of his [.
Manchester United enter transfer negotiation with Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Italian media have been reporting for the past 48 hours or so that Serie A giants Juventus have almost sealed a deal for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. Sportmediaset even claimed that the Bianconeri have agreed a personal deal with the Mexican striker and are waiting for a response from Manchester United.
Angel Di Maria revealed on Thursday that he was told about the significance of the number 7 at Manchester United by Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the Argentine former teammates at Real Madrid.
During his official presentation as Manchester United player, Di Maria said he was eager to follow in the footsteps of the great players who have previously donned the club's most important shirt, from George Best though he wore 8 and 11 just as often to Bryan Robson, from Eric Cantona to David Beckham and Ronaldo himself.
Complete the sequence: Angel di Maria, Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll, Robinho, Andrei Shevchenko, "X".
For those who don't instantly recognise what connects the aforementioned soccer players make a note of the eventual answer, because it's a nailed on pub quiz question it's a chronologically descending list of the players signed by English clubs that have broken the British transfer record.
Manchester United officially announced the signing of Angel di Maria amid the backdrop of a 4-0 insult at the hands of impudent league one side MK Dons. So abject was their display that if you were watching both teams for the first time you would struggle to believe United was the team purchasing the£60 million player.
Angel Di Maria has released a personal statement following his transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United, in which he insisted he never wanted to leave the Spanish capital.
Di Maria, 26, spent four years at Madrid, capitulating a superb final season with a Champions League victory. In his letter, he insisted he never wanted to leave Madrid for United, but that he felt forced to do so.
Manchester United have signed Angel Di Maria for a British record fee of £59.7million. The Argentina international midfielder joins on five-year contract. This news should delight all the United fans and of course, Louis van Gaal who has finally made a marquee signing, with four days before the transfer deadline.
As is the done thing these days, Angel Di Maria has penned an open letter to the Real Madrid fans after signing for Manchester United yesterday, thanking them for their support over his four years in La Liga and yadda yadda yadda.
In a passage that is sure to warm the cockles of United fans, Di Maria also admitsthat he never actually wanted to leave Real (we can only assume it was written before last night's League Cup horror show), but that the club made it impossible for him to stay by not valuing him enough and then circulating "lies" to eventually force him out.
Manchester United may still have some serious question marks defensively, but did finalize the acquisition of one of the world's best attacking players in landing Argentine winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
Di Maria signed a five-year contract with Man United on Tuesday after passing a medical.
Manchester United has smashedthe British transfer record to sign Argentina and Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria for £59.7million.
Typically when a transfer is made, clubs are reluctant to confirm the price they paid to sign a footballer. But in this case, in an act of bravado and to prove that the club is investing in the future, Manchester United publicly announced the £59.
Real Madrid chief explains Angel Di Maria sale to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid legend and current director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has admitted the Champions League winners need to sell their best players in order to accommodate the club sign world class players.
It's rubber-stamped and official: Angel Di Maria is now 100% a Manchester United player after passing his medical at Carrington this morning and putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at Old Trafford.
United have announced the news via their club site and via their Twitter feed, with Di Maria's £59.
Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Angel Di Maria.
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United," he said. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for.
According to growing reports, AS Monaco have agreed to send Radamel Falcao on a season long loan to Real Madrid for a fee believed to be near £20 million. The Spanish giants will also have the option of signing the striker on a permanent basis at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.
News of Falcao's move to Madrid began surfacing on Thursday after CNN and beINSPORT contributor Tancredi Palmeri claimed a deal between the clubs had been reached on his Twitter account.
Arsenal's Big-Money Target Desperate For Move, Rejects Offers From Several Clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
To play for Real Madrid is a dream for most footballers around the world. Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is no different. The 28 year-old is desperate to join Los Blancos from AS Monaco, according to reports from Spanish website El Confidencial.
I'm admittedly not a big fan of transfer rumors. During most silly seasons (the winter and summer), I prefer napping to blogging about soccer. In a recent Bleacher Report article, a journalist describes his methodical process in trying to pin down, unearth, and then break a soccer transfer. They key appears to be building contacts with agents, players, and clubs ("sources" in journalism) but then keeping your mouth shut until the last possible minute.
Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto'o, has announced his retirement from international football today in a tweet posted on his personal account. He thanked the nation of Africa for their support and thanked his fans as well. The 33-year-old recently signed with Everton, thus ending his one-year stay with Chelsea for a two-year deal with the Toffees.
It appears Xabi Alonso isn't finished making news today.
Fresh from the announcement that he has retired from international competition, Alonso is reportedly on the verge of a £5 million move to Bayern Munich, according to storiesemanating from Germany and Spain. Should the deal take place, speculation is the 32-year-old will sign a two-year contract with the Bundesliga champions.
Following the news of Angel Di Maria's£59.7 million transfer to Manchester United, reports emanating from Spain and France are saying that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made it his top priority to sign AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao before the conclusion of the transfer window.
The signing of Falcao has been the president's obsession for the majority of the summer.
When midfielder Xavi announced his international retirement earlier this month, it signaled a new era for the Spanish National Team.
La Roja's midfield is now set to see the departure of another mainstay from its "Golden Generation" as Xabi Alonso announced Wednesday that he is retiring from international competition after 114 appearances and an impressive 16 goals mostly from deep-seated midfield position.
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has confirmed his retirement from international competition via an open letter, as well as hisofficial Twitter account. The announcement signals the end of an eleven-year career with the Spanish national team. He becomes the second member of Spain's "golden generation" to retire following Xavi Hernandez announcement earlier this summer.
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Real Madrid unveil dragon designed 3rd Jersey 2014/15 by Yamamoto is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Real Madrid took the help of renowned Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto to unveil their new 3rd/UCL away kit for the upcoming season.
Revealed: Real Madrid's 3rd kit for 2014-15 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid and Adidas have launched their new kit that will be worn in this season's UEFA Champions League. The world footballing giants will wear the all-black kit as they attempt to become the first side to ever defend the Champions League.
Angel Di Maria may not be the man to provide the "miracle" Louis van Gaal is looking for to enable United to become serious title contenders this season, but he will ensure a big step in the right direction following a tumultuous few years at Old Trafford.
The fact that the vast majority of the usually hard-to-please Madrid supporters wanted the Argentine international to stay says it all.
AC Milan appear to have identified a replacement for Mario Balotelli.
According to reports in Italy, AC Milan are currently in talks to acquire "El Niño" Fernando Torres on a season-long loan from Chelsea. With Chelsea's acquisition of Diego Costa, Torres has been dropped to second string, though if Chelsea do sell the Spanish international, they'd have just Didier Drogbaas a true backup for Costa.