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Madrid’s treatment of this trio shows Perez’s ruthlessness
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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...
Zidane fires back at Madrid, says Perez didn’t support him
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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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Madrid eye Raul and Low as possible replacements for Zidane

Reports in Spain suggest that Real Madrid have lined up a plan B option if Zinedine Zidane decides to leave the club and have identified club legend Raul and Germany boss Joachim Low as their top targets to replace the Frenchman. Zidane has just one year left on his present contract with his side still have it all to play for this season. Los Blancos are just 6 points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid and are also in the quarter-finals of this season's UEFA Champions League. It can be recalled that the Frenchman quit the club two years into his first spell in 2018 and has been under pressure this season after his side's slow start to the season. He has been linked with an exit and the Madrid hierarchy ae lining up contingencies if he decides to leave. Therefore, club presid...
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Real Madrid to offer new contract to Ramos

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is expected to be handed a contract extension in the summer. The defender will also have to live up to the demands of a new contract as expectations are high on Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane. The veteran center-back has established himself as one of the most consistent players at Santiago Bernabeu since he joined the club in 2005. He has been applauded by fans for the reliability he offers the team. Ramos, 34, started his professional career with Sevilla and has carved a niche for himself as one of the influential figures in the round leather game. He has won multiple accolades in the sport and will easily pass for one of the best defenders the game has ever produced. READ: What has happened to Schalke 04? His contract will expire in 2021, wi...
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Perez – Madrid tried to sign Pogba and Lewandowski

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed that the club have attempted to sign Paul Pogba and Robert Lewandowski in the past. Real were linked with a move for Pogba throughout the summer while Lewandowski has been a rumored target for Los Blancos in the past. Perez outlined the difficulty of landing the aforementioned players in a chat: "There are players who don't get sold. "We went for Lewandowski for several years and nothing happened because he has no clause, and they [Bayern Munich] won't sell him. "There's no way. And that's happened with Pogba. "When certain players can be sold, we can go for them." READ: Lionel Messi not friends with Ronaldo but would honor his dinner invitation It could be recalled that Paul Pogba admitted wanting a new challenge in...
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Perez – Ramos wanted to leave Madrid for free

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that club captain Sergio Ramos demanded to leave the club for China on a free transfer. According to Perez, Ramos and his agent approached the club with a claim that they had received a mouth-watering offer from China. However, the club declined the defender's request. In a chat with radio station Onda Cero, Perez said: "They (Ramos and his agent) came to see me in my office and told me they had a very good offer from China but the league rules over there wouldn't permit them to pay the transfer fee." "What was I going to tell him? We said this couldn't happen but we'd speak to the club to satisfy him but that Real Madrid could not afford to let its captain leave for free as that would set a terrible precedent for other players...
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Balague – Real Madrid are threatening players with Mourinho

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has claimed that Real Madrid are threatening players with the appointment of former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. The Los Blancos have been struggling this season, as newly appointed interim manager Santiago Solari has failed to steady the ship as expected. Jose Mourinho has been linked with a return to Real Madrid since his dismissal from Man United. In light of this, Guillem Balague, speaking on his show, GB Transfer Podcast, doubted the rumors and added that he's trying to gather more information on Jose Mourinho's next move. "Jose Mourinho will be wanted until the end of his career there's no doubt that there is always a place for him," he said. READ: Gattuso handed 1 game ban for confronting referee in Supercup loss ...
Four players that can replace Ronaldo at Madrid
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Four players that can replace Ronaldo at Madrid

Tuesday was one of those days where football fans were left in awe as a footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo called it quits at Real Madrid and officially made a move to Juventus in the Serie A. This was a move that no one saw coming, although reports of its likelihood emerged recently. Ronaldo played his part effectively for the Los Blancos and has now left a huge void for the Real Madrid hierarchy under the leadership of Florentino Perez to fill. The Portuguese was a hit at the Santiago Bernabeu and replacing him with similar quality, or at least close to, won't be a mean feat, as this would definitely cost the Los Blancos a fortune in the present inflated transfer market. Regardless, we've taken a look at the current players plying their trade in Europe's top clubs, and we've i...
Iniesta – It would annoy me a bit if Neymar joins Madrid
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Iniesta – It would annoy me a bit if Neymar joins Madrid

  Andreas Iniesta has revealed that he would be annoyed if former Barcelona star man Neymar leaves PSG to join La Liga rivals Real Madrid. Reports suggested that Madrid president Florentino Perez attempted to acquire Neymar's signature before he joined Barcelona in 2013, and also opined that Neymar would stand a decent chance of winning the Ballon D'Or if he made a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. READ: Modric criticizes VAR goal line technology after CWC fixture Luis Suarez had recently said that Neymar had huge admiration for Barcelona and would not move to Real Madrid, although Iniesta was quick to point out that there was a possibility as he had seen strange things happen in the past. When asked if he could see Real Madrid side parading Neymar in the future when Ronal...
Perez reveals that he jokingly asked Dani Alves to join Real Madrid
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Perez reveals that he jokingly asked Dani Alves to join Real Madrid

  Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that he recently crossed paths with Dani Alves and jokingly asked him to join Real Madrid. Perez was being interviewed on the El Transistor Radio Show and disclosed that they met at the FIFA Awards ceremony. READ: JUVE PRESIDENT TEASES CONTE, GIVES UPDATE ON POGBA'S TRANSFER INVESTIGATIONS “I bumped into him in the lobby and as usual, he was very friendly. “We shared a small joke – I informed him again that he should have joined Madrid and he told me not call him!” Dani Alves opted for Ligue 1 giants PSG in the summer after falling down the pecking order at Juventus, and nearly joining Manchester City. Pered then went further to show his support for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, although his side appears t...