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Yeah' date=' he's much more likely to play at Real ahead of Ronaldo, Ozil and Di Maria :rolleyes: Pellegrini's a huge fan of his and he's good on a much more consistent basis than Nasri.[/quote']

Completely agree with this, his career is more likely to be ruined by sitting on the bench at Madrid for large chunks than being with a manager who fundamentally believes in him and knows how to get the best out of him, he would be almost guarenteed to start the large proportion of City's matches. I am sure most City fans would see him as better options than the vast majority of the squad they have already.

Also why join a club without a manager vitally important to know the manager wants you and can explain how he sees you fitting in to the system/style of play he wants. Isco also has the likes of Silva, Navas who he can instantly gel with on and off the pitch.

As a neutral even though City are clearly miles ahead of my team at present these are the types of players you want to see in the PL, genuine top class quality.

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Spain won the U-21 Euro Cup .

Campeones :))))

Another proof for those who are saying the spanish era is over....They are right :rolleyes:

Peace out B)

Oh, you are in the Spain thread again. Haven't seen you since the Heynckes announcement. Saw you a lot of times before that in here though :rolleyes:

Congrats to Spain. Expected win.

Amazing that Real still ain't got a manager.

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Malaga starlet Isco has revealed that he has received offers from both Real Madrid and Manchester City' date=' but is still to make a decision on his future.

I would like to see him at Madrid rather then City, where his career wil go downhill.

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Yeah' date=' he's much more likely to play at Real ahead of Ronaldo, Ozil and Di Maria :rolleyes: Pellegrini's a huge fan of his and he's good on a much more consistent basis than Nasri.[/quote']
Completely agree with this' date=' his career is more likely to be ruined by sitting on the bench at Madrid for large chunks than being with a manager who fundamentally believes in him and knows how to get the best out of him, he would be almost guarenteed to start the large proportion of City's matches. I am sure most City fans would see him as better options than the vast majority of the squad they have already.

Also why join a club without a manager vitally important to know the manager wants you and can explain how he sees you fitting in to the system/style of play he wants. Isco also has the likes of Silva, Navas who he can instantly gel with on and off the pitch.

As a neutral even though City are clearly miles ahead of my team at present these are the types of players you want to see in the PL, genuine top class quality.[/quote']

Could not agree more with, dare I say it two of the more level headed forumers on here :P.

Move to unmanaged Madrid where you will fight for a place in the starting 11 or become an integral player for City.

He has the talent to be an instant success and with that achieve god like status at City.

Be curious to see what Tony has to say in reply to your two posts, I suggest he will say nothing but I will wait with bated breath.

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Could not agree more with' date=' dare I say it to of the more level headed forumers on here :P.

Move to unmanaged Madrid where you will fight for a place in the starting 11 or become an integral player for City.

He has the talent to be an instant success and with that achieve god like status at City.

Be curious to see what Tony has to say in reply to your two posts, I suggest he will say nothing but I will wait with bated breath.[/color']

I can picture a Spanish midfield.

Possibly

Navas - Isco - Silva

Don't you think?

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Oh' date=' you are in the Spain thread again. Haven't seen you since the Heynckes announcement. Saw you a lot of times before that in here though :rolleyes:

Congrats to Spain. Expected win.

Amazing that Real still ain't got a manager.[/quote']

Hey how are you my german bro , miss talking to you , well....yeah i am back but not as active as before still have a couple of things i must finish , so busy these days .

I am amazed that Real Madrid has got no manager until now , really poor adminstration policy :confused:

It was better for Heynckes to retire with a treble . ;)

See you around

Peace out B)

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I can picture a Spanish midfield.

Possibly

Navas - Isco - Silva

Don't you think?

I'd switch Isco and Silva. Isco can play out wide whilst Silva really suffers there. I'd expect both to be more central anyway with Navas hugging the flank. [same applies with Nasri in for Isco if he doesn't join]

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:eek: what about meeeeee

He'd be competing for the defensive berths. Back-up with Rodwell for Toure and Fernandinho IMO.

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Valencia believe that they need to make an overall €24million if they are to break even over the summer and avoid getting into a worse financial position.

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has hinted that he would love a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, citing the club as a dream for any player.

Young Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno has claimed that he is not in talks with the club over leaving or extending his contract at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, amidst rumours that he was a target for several clubs.

Real Maxdrid are set to stun the world yet again with a mammoth contract offer for their star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks set for a whopping £132million new deal.

Premier League side Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to the Daily Mail.

With all three out of contract on 30th June, none have been offered new contracts. Argentine keeper Cristian Álverez, Bulgarian midfielder Martin Petrov and midfielder Raúl Baena are all leaving Espanyol

Former Real Madrid and Hercules winger Royston Drenthe is set to join English Championship side Reading, according to his agent.

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The LFP have released their annual statistics for attendances at games in Liga BBVA for the 2012-2013 season.

Each season the statistics are released by the LFP, which reveal which clubs are filling their stadiums most often in La Liga. For the second consecutive season, Granada CF top the list when it comes to filling their stadium most regularly, with average attendances at 90.4% capacity. Interestingly however, Granada CF showed a decline on the previous season, when they averaged 94% of capacity.

Some interesting stats there about filing stadiums.

1 Granada CF Nuevo Los Cármenes 22500 20342 90.4 2 Athletic Club Bilbao San Mamés 40000 36105 90.3 3 Málaga CF La Rosaleda 29500 25171 85.3 4 Deportivo La Coruña Raizor 34600 29384 85 5 Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 80000 67678 84.6 6 Atlético Madrid Vicente Calderón 54581 44895 82.2 7 CA Osasuna Reino de Navarra 19800 16259 82.1 8 Real Sociedad Anoeta 32000 23790 74.3 9 FC Barcelona Camp Nou 98772 71235 72.1 10 Valencia CF Mestalla 52000 37192 71.5 11 Celta Vigo Balaídos 30000 20037 66.8 12 Sevilla FC Sánchez Puzjuán 45500 30000 65.9 13 RCD Mallorca Iberostar Estadi 23142 14884 64.3 14 Rayo Vallecano Vallecas 14708 9241 62.8 15 Real Zaragoza La Romareda 34596 21447 62 16 Real Betis Benito Villamarín 55500 33935 61.1 17 Real Valladolid José Zorilla 26512 16137 60.9 18 Levante UD Ciutat de Valencia 25354 15128 59.7 19 RCD Espanyol Cornellà 40500 20926 51.7 20 Getafe CF Coliseum 17000 8689 51.1

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Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing to personal wage terms with Barcelona and Spain U21 midfielder, Thiago Alcantara according to Sky Sports’ La Liga.

Athletic Bilbao have officially announced the appointment of former Valencia manager, Ernesto Valverde for the next two seasons

Manchester City to reportedly sign Malaga’s Isco this Sunday, Tevez will be sold to Milan for 10 mill

Celta de Vigo are reportedly eyeing a loan deal to capture Chelsea’s highly rated Spanish youngster Oriol Romeu, who has failed to establish himself in the Chelsea first team.

Reports indicate that Barcelona striker David Villa still has the option of moving to another club in Spain, with news that Atletico Madrid are still interested in signing the former Valencia man.

Higuain to Arsenal making him the top earner

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It s been reported that City will not go after Cavani and instead will lure Isco to the Etihad with the promise of playing time.

Arsenal and Wenger will be hoping that Higuain can bring that same scoring form to England, but only after the Frenchman agrees to meet Higuain’s £150,000-a-week wage demands.

The move is expected to be completed for a fee between £20-£25million, with Wenger keen on keeping the figure as close to the £20million mark as possible.

http://www.footballfancast.com/premiership/arsenal/arsenal-lead-transfer-race-for-la-liga-ace

Tottenham’s pursuit of much needed striking reinforcements will reportedly see Andre Villas-Boas smash the North London side’s transfer record fee in pursuit of Valencia forward Robert Soldado according to the Daily Mail.

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Interesting write up:

THIAGO

The midfielder hit three goals for Spain Under-21s in their 4-2 Euro win over Italy on Tuesday, but could be set to leave after his release clause was reduced from €90 million

Europe's elite watch with interest. Thiago Alcantara enhanced his growing reputation on Tuesday evening as the midfielder hit a hat-trick to steal the show in Spain's Under-21 European Championship triumph in Israel against Italy. Now he could be set to leave Barcelona this summer for a cut-price €18 million - and the Catalans can only have themselves to blame.

Barca boasted about Thiago's release clause rising to €90 million when the Catalans renewed the midfielder's contract in 2011, amid similar speculation about a possible departure. However, failure to participate for a stipulated amount of minutes in 2012-13 has now seen that clause plummet from the previous prohibitive total to an attractive €18m. And Thiago will consider his options.

The clause, which was insisted upon by the player's agent (Pep Guardiola's brother Pere) after talks with Thiago and his father, Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho, stated that the midfielder must feature for 30 minutes or more in 60 per cent of Barcelona's matches last term. And although he did play in exactly 60% of games (Thiago featured in 36 club fixtures in 2012-13, out of a possible 60) and average well over half an hour per match (with 1904 minutes in total), he failed to complete the required amount in 15 of the 36 matches.

That means any club wishing to sign the talented 22-year-old can do so for a bargain €18m before August 1, when the clause returns to €90m.

Catalan daily Sport claimed on Tuesday that the player wants to leave Barcelona after talks with coach Tito Vilanova failed to convince the midfielder to stay at Camp Nou next season. However, Thiago has not expressed a desire to depart the Catalan club and still hopes his future lies at Barcelona, with more talks with Tito planned once he returns home from Israel.

Asked about a possible move in the lead-up to the European Championship, Thiago replied: "We will see after the Euros." And although he has been told to be patient by team-mate Xavi, it is the Spain star and Andres Iniesta who have restricted the younger man's appearances at Camp Nou. With Cesc Fabregas also around and Lionel Messi omnipresent in the Barca line-up, plus Neymar to come into the team after his summer signing, the midfielder may find it even more difficult to play in 2013-14.

It is not a case of being unhappy at Barcelona, but of wanting to play first-team football. Thiago harbours hopes of making Spain's squad for next year's World Cup in Brazil, but knows he must feature much more regularly to have any chance of joining the senior team next summer.

On Tuesday, he played as the 'focal point' in attack for Spain's Under-21 side and headed home unchallenged following an Alvaro Morata cross to give la Rojita the lead. He then controlled and volleyed to make it 2-1 with his left foot and sealed a 'perfect' hat-trick in just 40 minutes by converting a penalty with his right. Later, when Spain won another spot kick, he handed the ball to Isco instead of going for a fourth.

The midfielder is not yet the finished article and he frustrated fans by losing the ball too often at times last season, while he was previously and persistently told by former coach Guardiola to minimise the tricks and keep it simple during games. At only 22, however, he has the vision and technical ability to blossom into one of the world's best ball players.

Guardiola's Bayern Munich and Manchester United are both interested in signing the Spain star, while Manchester City may fancy pairing the 22-year-old with another successful Spaniard, David Silva, and a number of other clubs will also watch and wait for developments.

Barca, meanwhile, will try to convince Thiago to stay and fight for his place as the midfielder returns to the Catalan capital this week. Had they given him more game time last season, however, the player's release clause would have remained at €90m and there would have been no question of him leaving the Camp Nou club for such a price. That was poor management and someone else may now benefit from Barcelona's blunder as Tuesday's Most Valuable Player is now available for the next six weeks at a cut-price €18m: the bargain of the summer.

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BREAKING: Real Madrid reportedly sign Malaga’s Isco for €30 million

According to Spanish radio station, Cadena SER, Real Madrid have completed the signing of the Spanish U21 star and will complete the medical when the player returns from holiday in Ibiza.

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On Friday evening, Sevilla confirmed the capture of promising 19 year-old Racing Santander winger Jairo Sampiero, a product of the youth system at the Cantabrian club.

Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is nearing a move to French club AS Monaco and will finalize a deal early next week.

According to reports from Madrid, Rayo Vallecano have made enquiries to Italian side Udinese, with a view to a loan move for striker Alex Geijo.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is looking to strengthen his back line with the capture of young French centre back Kurt Zouma, according to Spanish daily newspaper AS

Levante have announced the signing of Real Murcia goalkeeper Javi Jiménez. On Friday,

Aston have completed the signing of Sevilla left back Antonio Luna, who joins the Birmingham based club on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £2million.

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has had not contact from Spanish giants Barcelona, claims the player’s agent Michele Gerbino.

Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu has confirmed that he will sign a new deal with los Che, keeping him at the club until at least 2017

MLS side, Seattle Sounders have reportedly presented an offer to Levante centre-back, David Navarro, who is out of contract on 30th June.

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On Friday evening' date=' Sevilla confirmed the capture of promising 19 year-old Racing Santander winger Jairo Sampiero, a product of the youth system at the Cantabrian club.

Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is nearing a move to French club AS Monaco and will finalize a deal early next week.

According to reports from Madrid, Rayo Vallecano have made enquiries to Italian side Udinese, with a view to a loan move for striker Alex Geijo.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is looking to strengthen his back line with the capture of young French centre back Kurt Zouma, according to Spanish daily newspaper AS

Levante have announced the signing of Real Murcia goalkeeper Javi Jiménez. On Friday,

Aston have completed the signing of Sevilla left back Antonio Luna, who joins the Birmingham based club on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £2million.

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has had not contact from Spanish giants Barcelona, claims the player’s agent Michele Gerbino.

Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu has confirmed that he will sign a new deal with los Che, keeping him at the club until at least 2017

MLS side, Seattle Sounders have reportedly presented an offer to Levante centre-back, David Navarro, who is out of contract on 30th June.[/quote']

Mmmm wonder what happened to Unicef? they clearly dont care about the children anymore

:o

Looks like Sounders have enough cash to over throw City atm :eek:

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Bit harsh there as UNICEF remains at the back

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wish more teams would follow their lead

No he would be on a free

Ahhh there it is

:P

Agreed :) about the only thing I like about Barce' date=' although I fear its to increase their following :(

Fat wages though?[/color']

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