Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has defended fellow teammate Gareth Bale, who was booed by Los Blancos fans for the second game in a row.
The Wales international bagged two assists in the 3-0 Champions League triumph over APOEL Nicosia, but he still received a chorus of boos from the club’s supporters.
Bale was substituted in the 82nd minute to be replaced by Borja Mayoral, and he was met with by a cacophony of whistles, although his teammates tried to silence them with a round of applause. Following the game, a number of Los Blancos players came in the Welshman’s support with Casemiro insisting that the attacker remains influential to their style of play.
Speaking to Marca, he said: “He was a very strong player for us and I hope he continues to be so. We try to protect the players we have. We are always defending our own. It shows that we are a family. I defend my team-mates as if they were my family and I am with them until the end. With the quality he has, things will be going well for him one day.” Continue reading Real Madrid star Casemiro defends Gareth Bale after boos from fans
There is increasing speculation that Gareth Bale could move back to the Premier League this summer if his current employer Real Madrid successfully lure Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.
Bale has not contributed as much as expected following his record £85 million move from White Hart Lane in 2013. With his reported salary of £600,000 per week – net £350,000 after tax – Madrid might cut him from the squad.
Isco has been brilliant in Bale’s place and with a teeming reservoir of local talents; the Spanish side might shift things to another direction. Bale’s tenure at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has been mixed. His calf injuries might not allow him reach his zenith and as he ages he would likely contribute lesser while earning more. During Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure when the club ended up trophy-less, Bale was jeered by a section of the fans and since returning he has not impressed as much.
With Jose Mourinho’s Man United team focused on returning to being a football superpower, Bale’s addition would be a big plus. The Red Devils tried signing the Welshman in 2007 when he moved from St Mary’s to White Hart Lane. They were serious with signing him four years ago as well but Bale preferred the move to Spain. Continue reading WOULD BALE SUCCEED ON PL RETURN?
Kylian Mbappe is one of the most sought out youngsters in the world of football as the French attacker is only 18 years old but has already been highly praised for what he has done with his current club As.Monaco in the previous 2016-17 season.
It was during that season when Mbappe managed to showcase his skills as he scored 15 goals and provided his teammates with 8 assists which is impressive for a player that is 18 years old.
The 2016-17 season of Ligue 1 reached it´s end on May 20 of 2017 and from there on out, clubs began to show interest in signing the rising star. Real Madrid, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are the top clubs that have been attempting to secure the services of the French player who has already been compared to the likes of his retired country mate Thierry Henry. Continue reading Is Kylian Mbappe, the successor of Bale in Real Madrid?
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville reckons that Eden Hazard has the capability to become as good as Neymar or Gareth Bale, but he says thatHazard has struggled to do so because of consistency issues.
The 26-year-old came up with an incredible reputation as one of the highly talented youngsters in world football. He has been at Chelsea for five years after having joined the club for around £ 32 million. In this period, he has managed to win several honours including the Europa League and the Premier league title. On an individual basis, Hazard was crowned as the PFA Player of the Year during the 2014-15 season.
However, Hazard failed to improve on this campaign as he had a season to forget in the 2015-16 campaign. Now, though, he appears to be one of the top players at Chelsea once again, although not necessarily the best. Hazard has scored 10 goals and created 4 in 25 appearancesthis season. Continue reading Eden Hazard Needs Consistency to Reach Gareth Bale Levels, Says Neville
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is set to move his wedding date to Emma Rhys-Jones forward.
The player pushed changed the wedding plans after the father of his bride was jailed in the United States for six years.
Since his fiancée’s dad Martin Rhys-Jones could leave jail early, Bale and Emma are reportedly now planning a lavish ceremony during the summer. The news is in contrast to the backdrop that members of the family are targeted by drugs gang for transactions gone bad.
The plans features tight security nonetheless as Martin would give his daughter away to Bale in a church.
“Emma and Gareth are thrilled that Martin should be coming out early. They have been told he is being released in June provided he doesn’t misbehave,” a source close to the family said.
The source added that the wedding would be a sort of get-together for the whole family but that the security would be top notch. Continue reading INJURED BALE WANTS TO GET MARRIED FASTER
Real Madrid superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are reported to be the new two to get new deals at the club.
In September, the La Liga giant is expected to spend as much as £350 million on new players’ deals only. It comes as a response to a lost appeal to lift the 2017 transfer embargo. This means Real Madrid is prevented from registering new players until January 2018.
The deal is also means Real are truly not done with 31-year old Ronaldo, as it means he would retire at the club. Ronaldo is expected to agree to the four-year contract that will ensure he plays until he is 35. The salary is believed to be in the region of £500,000 a week. Continue reading MADRID RESPOND TO TRANSFER BAN APPEAL FAILURE