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Toni Kroos opens door to contract extension with Real Madrid
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Toni Kroos opens door to contract extension with Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has given a hint that he will extend his contract beyond next season. The German has now been with the La Liga giants for 8 seasons and his spell at the Bernabeu has been very successful. In the period, Kroos has won 2 La Liga titles, 3 UEFA Champions Leagues, and more at the club and will be looking to add more laurels this season. Meanwhile, the player continues to be very impressive although he is in the closing stages of his career. At 32, the midfielder is still impressing under new boss Carlo Ancelotti. The player entered into a new lease of life after retiring from international football. He has been very energetic and has been playing a vital role in midfield for Los Blancos. He has been a key man for the Madrid side in their time at the t...
Courtois and Valverde to return for Madrid against Getafe
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Courtois and Valverde to return for Madrid against Getafe

According to reports, La Liga have cleared Thibaut Courtois and Federico Valverde to play against Getafe on Sunday.  It can be recalled that both players tested positive for Covid-19 after tests were conducted on Wednesday alongside the likes of Vinicius Junior and Eduardo Camavinga. However, the aforementioned players have returned negative tests except for the Brazilain and were waiting to be cleared to return to action for Los Blancos. Marca suggests that they've gotten the needed clearance as Courtois and Valverde are free to play while Camavinga will return to action after serving out his suspension. READ: The top 10 best Canadian soccer players of all time With regards to Courtois, it seems that his test was a false positive as he is fully vaccinated and didn't complai...
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Benzema signs one-year contract extension with Madrid

Frenchman Karim Benzema has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension with Real Madrid that will keep him at the club until 2023. The French striker has been in incredible form since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from the club in 2018. Since then, he has scored at least 20 goals in the three La Liga seasons that have followed and has also registered 24 assists in that period. He has also been a major mainstay in the team and is one of those players that have not been majorly affected by injuries in recent years. Karim Benzema has missed just 7 La Liga games for Los Blancos in 3 years. READ: Lingard ready to leave United if not assured of regular playing time He has also begun the 2021/22 season on a high as he scored a brace in Real Madrid's season opener away to A...
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Ceballos has overstayed his welcome at Real Madrid

Real Madrid are interested in selling midfielder Dani Ceballos this summer and have slapped a €30 million price tag on him according to a report by ABC. The midfielder who was previously on loan at Arsenal didn't do much to make him indispensable at the Emirates and thus force them to make the loan deal permanent. His contract with Real Madrid expires in 2023 but the club are not interested in extending the deal with the likes of AC Milan and Real Betis, reportedly interested in signing the midfielder. READ: Real Madrid lower asking price for Varane Ceballos will be able to leave Real Madrid for good after plying his trade in the Premier League with Arsenal in the last two seasons. The Spaniard had plans to establish himself and was not interested in another loan deal. Meanw...
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Real Madrid lower asking price for Varane

Real Madrid have reduced their asking price for French defender Raphael Varane with Man United supposedly interested in a deal. The France international has not yet responded to the contract offer by Los Blancos with his current deal set to expire next summer. The Spanish giants do not want the Frenchman to leave for free next year and have made it clear that they will sell him if they cannot get him to commit his future to the club with a new deal. Based on a report by  Diario AS, Real Madrid are beginning to believe that Varane may refuse to sign a new deal and also know that his current contract situation will lower his value in the eyes of rival clubs that may be interested in his services. Therefore, they've reduced his asking price from €60million to €50million and this is e...
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Madrid’s treatment of this trio shows Perez’s ruthlessness

Real Madrid are arguably the biggest football club in the world and this can hardly be up for debate.  The legendary Spanish outfit also have the most popular president in the person of Florentino Perez and it comes as no surprise that they continually dominate various areas of the game with regards to club football. However, it appears that the club does not prioritize the feeling of players when they are in control. Real Madrid FC under the leadership of Florentino Perez is not a loyal club and this is evident in their treatment of three of their most prestigious players in the last decade. It's no more news that fans of the club show no love for players who are not at their best at every point in time.  GET THE BEST FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY They want the player...
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Ancelotti set to be confirmed as new Real Madrid boss

According to reports in Spain, Premier League outfit Everton FC may be set to lose their manager Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid are preparing to re-appoint the Italian. Speculations have intensified in the past 24 hours and there are claims that an announcement on the confirmation of the move could happen today. The Toffees were on course for great things in the game after convincing one of the most elite managers in the game in recent times to take over at Goodison Park in December 2019. After his arrival, Ancelotti helped the Toffees get their season back on track although they had to settle for 10th place at the end of the 2020/21 Premier League season as they missed out on Europe. READ: Bielsa and Leeds – An impressive Premier League return after 16 years It can be recal...
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Zidane fires back at Madrid, says Perez didn’t support him

French manager Zinedine Zidane has proven beyond doubt that he's one of the new era managers to look out for in the forthcoming years although some schools of thought are not yet fully convinced by his managerial prowess. Regardless, the Frenchman has opened up about his second departure from the managerial role at Real Madrid and has fired back at the club less than a week after leaving the job. Zidane decided to leave the role last week and this is the second time in three years after stepping down last Thursday. The decision came after Los Blancos ended the season without silverware for the first time in 11 years. READ: Copa America left without any host as Argentina is stripped He has been silent since the departure but came out swinging in an open letter to fans published ...
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Marcelo dropped from team after a furious row with Zidane

According to reports, Marcelo has been dropped from Real Madrid's squad for the crucial La Liga game against Granada on Thursday due to a training ground row with manager Zinedine Zidane. Their fellow title contenders and league leader Atletico Madrid won 2:1 against Real Sociedad on Wednesday night and this means that Los Blancos must claim all three points away to Granada to keep their title hopes alive. Five points separate the two city rivals presently, and the exclusion of Marcelo from the team sheet ahead of the game called for concern especially as his fellow full-back Ferland Mendy is out for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, a report by Goal claims that the Brazilian's absence is due to a furious clash with Zidane during training on Tuesday. They added that the 33-year-o...
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Courtois’ dad blasts Hazard for laughing with Chelsea team

Thibaut Courtois' father has blasted Eden Hazard for unprofessionalism after he was pictured laughing and smiling after Real Madrid were eliminated from the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League by Chelsea on Wednesday night. It was Hazard's first return to Stamford Bridge after his exit to Real Madrid in a huge deal in 2019. After the game, he was seen smiling with his former colleagues Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy. These reactions by the Belgian at full-time after his side's elimination has seen fans vent their frustration, leading to Courtois' father brandishing the playmaker as unprofessional. 'Its really not smart for Eden to do that,' Thierry Courtios told HLN Sportcast. 'He probably didn't think twice about it, but those images are painful for Real Madrid fans. 'If...