Hierro: Real Madrid should sign Haaland and Mbappe

Real Madrid great Fernando Hierro said the LaLiga champions should sign both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. In-demand Borussia Dortmund sensation Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe have been linked with moves to Madrid. Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes it would be easier for Los Blancos to sign Haaland instead of Mbappe due to the financial situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But former Madrid skipper Hierro – who won five LaLiga titles and three Champions League trophies among other honours during his career at the Santiago Bernabeu – wants…

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Transfer Rumours: Kane added to Madrid’s shortlist as alternative to Haaland and Mbappe, Ronaldo eyeing return, Man Utd to sign Donnarumma

Could Harry Kane end up at Real Madrid? Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland is one of Europe’s most sought-after and expensive players, while Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe also commands a hefty fee. With that in mind, Tottenham’s Kane has reportedly emerged as a transfer target in the Spanish capital. TOP STORY – MADRID ADD KANE TO LIST Real Madrid are interested in signing Tottenham star Harry Kane, according to SER Deportivo. Madrid have been heavily linked with in-demand Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. But…

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UCL: ‘Real Madrid still hungry for Champions League GLORY’ Modric

Luka Modric believes Real Madrid’s older players are still hungry for Champions League glory. Croatia midfielder Modric, 35, has lifted the trophy four times with Madrid since he joined them in 2012 and is the eldest of seven players in their squad aged 30 or over. Sergio Ramos (34), Karim Benzema (33), Marcelo (32), Toni Kroos (31), Nacho (31) and Eden Hazard (30) are the other Madrid players of a certain vintage. Los Blancos did not make it beyond the last 16 in the previous two seasons after defeats to…

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Santos: Ronaldo focused on winning World Cup amid club speculation

Cristiano Ronaldo’s club future may be unclear but Portugal coach Fernando Santos insists the 36-year-old is dreaming about playing at and winning next year’s World Cup. Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Juventus this close season, including speculation linking him with MLS, along with a possible return to Real Madrid. Amid that, Santos moved to clarify that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was committed to playing for Portugal at the World Cup as they chase their maiden Jules Rimet Trophy. “[Cristiano] has a big dream, that one…

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‘Phenomenal’ Odegaard delights Arteta at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has heaped praise on Martin Odegaard for how he has started at Arsenal, calling the midfielder’s effort “phenomenal”. Odegaard joined Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid towards the end of the January transfer window. He is yet to register a goal or an assist in eight outings for the Gunners, prompting former players like Martin Keown and Nigel Winterburn to criticise his start. But Arteta has been highly impressed by the 22-year-old and is thrilled with how well he has settled, amid speculation over whether Arsenal will opt…

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Zidane hopeful on Benzema availability for blockbuster Madrid derby

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is hopeful his leading marksman Karim Benzema will be available to return from injury in Sunday’s huge LaLiga derby against leaders Atletico Madrid. Benzema is Madrid’s top-scorer this season with 17 goals in all competitions but has missed their past three games due to an unspecified knock. The France international’s finishing touch was missed in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad, which leaves third-placed Los Blancos five points behind Atletico having played a game more. “We hope he can be with us, but we have…

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Zidane accepts half-time changes may have cost Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane held his hands up and accepted his half-time tinkering may have cost Real Madrid in their 1-1 draw at home to Real Sociedad on Monday. Madrid were the more threatening of the teams in the first half at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, with Mariano Diaz hitting the crossbar from close range in a lucky escape for the visitors. But, seemingly unhappy with his team’s performance, Zidane altered his setup at the interval to go with a back three, only for Portu to ghost in at the back post…

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Real Madrid target Camavinga: It’s nice when big clubs are interested

Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga admitted “it is nice when a big club is interested” amid ongoing links with LaLiga champions Real Madrid. Camavinga has been tipped to make the move from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes to Madrid, who are long-time admirers of the France sensation. Ligue 1 holders Paris Saint-Germain, Serie A champions Juventus and Manchester United have also been linked to the 18-year-old midfielder. “Of course it is nice when a big club is interested in you,” Camavinga told Canal as speculation mounts over his future. “[But] me, I…

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Ronaldo is one goal shy of becoming top scorer in football history

After scoring Juventus’ third goal in the match against Sassuolo on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo became the joint top scorer for official goals in football history. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the third goal in Juventus’ 3-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday and with that he became the joint-highest scorer for club and country in the history of the game. With 759 career goals, Ronaldo equalled Josef Bican, the Austrian-Czech striker who played between 1931 and 1955. In the first week of the year, the Portuguese icon edged past former Brazilian great Pele’s…

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Mbappé, Haaland… The team Real Madrid plan to boast by 2022

Real Madrid have three names at the top of their shopping list as they prepare for a generational handover in the Bernabéu first team. As Diario AS has been reporting, there are three players at the top of Real Madrid’s transfer wish list as they prepare for a process of generational change. In addition to Kylian Mbappé, who is Los Blancos’ priority target for summer 2021 and would be the franchise player in the club’s sporting project of the future, Madrid are working to bring in Eduardo Camavinga and Erling…

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