1. Sergio Ramos-David De Gea Saga Has Become Power Struggle for Real Madrid, United

    Marca 's weekend headline was both succinct and celebratory: "Thanks a €239 million," the Madrid-based daily gleefully said , pointing toward a trail that has become "one of the most expensive in European football...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 4 hours ago 7,588 reads 42 comments

  2. 6 European Under-21 Stars Who Should Be on Real Madrid's Radar

    The 2015 European Under-21 Championship reaches its conclusion on Tuesday, with Portugal and Sweden meeting in the tournament's final at the Eden Arena in Prague...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 day ago 7,079 reads 4 comments

  3. Swift Handling of Arda Turan's Exit Important for Atletico Madrid's Summer

    "We run too much here," ran Marca 's headline in Madrid, accompanied by an image of a weary-looking Arda Turan in the foreground and a typically animated Diego Simeone barking instructions behind him...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 days ago 2,323 reads 9 comments

  4. 4 Possible Replacements Should Real Madrid Sell Sergio Ramos

    Could Sergio Ramos leave Real Madrid ? It seems possible, but the transfer saga surrounding the star defender is likely to rumble on for some time and remains extremely difficult to predict...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 2 days ago 11,036 reads 23 comments

  5. Scouting Real Madrid Summer Transfer Target Shkodran Mustafi

    Real Madrid have made contact with Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi , according to the player's agent, with Los Blancos quietly considering possible replacements for Sergio ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 days ago 6,993 reads 15 comments

  6. 1 Summer Transfer Rumour Real Madrid Fans Do Not Want to Come True

    As ever, Real Madrid are among the big players in this summer's transfer window, with Los Blancos heavily discussed in relation to some of Europe's biggest names...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 4 days ago 9,989 reads 83 comments

  7. David De Gea to Carry Heavy Burden If Both Ramos, Casillas Have to Make Way

    In Madrid, AS has called it the "triangle." David De Gea, Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos: one rising star and two Real Madrid legends; one who wants to come, one who wants ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 5 days ago 7,620 reads 18 comments

  8. Xavi's Influence Had Been Waning, but Barcelona Will Greatly Miss His Presence

    Luis Enrique sat at his post-match news conference, his Barcelona team having just captured a domestic double with victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 7,507 reads 27 comments

  9. Jackson Martinez and Luciano Vietto Signings Can Make Atletico Madrid a Force

    Diego Forlan. Sergio Aguero. Radamel Falcao. Diego Costa. Jackson Martinez. The lineage continues. On Tuesday, Martinez's agent, Luiz Henrique Pompeo, confirmed that his client ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 23,039 reads 36 comments

  10. 5 Areas for Gareth Bale to Improve on with Real Madrid Next Season

    The second-season syndrome—so common, yet so seemingly unavoidable for many. In 2014-15 at Real Madrid , Gareth Bale was another one to suffer its effects...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 6 days ago 12,891 reads 41 comments

  11. What's the Outlook for Real Madrid Fringe Players Under Rafa Benitez in 2015-16?

    It was January, a weary-looking Real Madrid had just been dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Atletico Madrid and a gruelling schedule was still to come...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 7 days ago 11,581 reads 18 comments

  12. Why Raul Garcia Is the Atletico Madrid Player with Most to Prove in Pre-Season

    Run your eyes over the current Atletico Madrid squad. On almost every line from top to bottom, there is a player who embodies the essence of Diego Simeone , carrying the all-powerful Atleti manager's characteristic ferocity onto the pitch..

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 8 days ago 1,484 reads 3 comments

  13. Ranking Real Madrid's 2014 Transfer Window Signings on Last Season's Efforts

    As it often is, the summer transfer window was a busy one for Real Madrid in 2014, as the club once again made a number of high-profile splashes into the market...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 8 days ago 10,011 reads 21 comments

  14. Real Madrid Would Be Foolish to Deny Sergio Ramos the Contract He Deserves

    The ball in the back of the net, Real Madrid one goal up, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos charged toward the corner flag...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 days ago 9,219 reads 48 comments

  15. Ranking Atletico Madrid's 2014 Summer Signings on Last Season's Form

    The 2014 summer transfer window was an extremely busy one for Atletico Madrid , who were forced into a rapid rebuilding effort following the departures of several key players...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 days ago 2,287 reads 6 comments

  16. Summer Transfers Who Would Fit Rafa Benitez's Real Madrid Style

    When Rafa Benitez was presented as Real Madrid manager at the Santiago Bernabeu in early June, there was a specific topic those in attendance were keen to discuss: style...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 9 days ago 10,543 reads 11 comments

  17. Why Lucas Silva Is the Real Madrid Player with Most to Prove in Pre-Season

    It was a familiar scene. In the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu , Real Madrid President Florentino Perez stood behind the microphone proudly welcoming a new face to ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 11 days ago 15,222 reads 20 comments

  18. How Real Madrid Can Get the Best out of Gareth Bale in 2015-16

    By the end it had become savage, an underwhelming season that had fuelled simmering frustration culminating in hyperbolic reactions and rage. " Gareth Bale , the Invisible Man," ran one of  Marca 's headlines in May...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 13,362 reads 54 comments

  19. Thomas Vermaelen Has Pre-Season to Show Barcelona He Can Wind Back the Clock

    It turned out to be among the most ill-fated statements of the year. "We have no doubt about [his] fitness," declared then-Barcelona director of football Andoni Zubizarreta at the presentation of Thomas Vermaelen last August...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 14,675 reads 12 comments

  20. Summer Transfers Who Would Fit Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid Style

    After an anticlimactic season in 2014-15, Atletico Madrid enter this summer's transfer window looking to accelerate an evolution in the team's style...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 12 days ago 6,733 reads 21 comments

  21. Neymar Can Expect Physical Treatment at Barcelona After Red Card vs. Colombia

    "Everyone here is against Brazil," roared Dani Alves afterward, the tension of a feisty clash still palpable in the Chilean capital, Santiago. Colombia had defeated the Selecao 1-0 at the Estadio Monumental...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 21,172 reads 57 comments

  22. 5 Real Madrid Youngsters Who Could Taste 1st-Team Action in 2015-16 Season

    Real Madrid had just finished sweeping aside Cornella in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie at the Santiago Bernabeu , Los Blancos having finished the contest with a collection of players remaining of the pitch defined by youth...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 14,464 reads 14 comments

  23. Cynicism Subsiding, Rafa Benitez Now Carrying Cautious Optimism at Real Madrid

    The cynicism had been fierce, Real Madrid fans almost universally united in their rejection. "Klopp is Real fans' top pick," declared Marca in late May, even as Rafa Benitez closed in on the manager position at the Santiago Bernabeu ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 14 days ago 6,683 reads 19 comments

  24. Why Fernando Torres Can Come Good for Atletico Madrid in 2015-16

    Fernando Torres had the ball in the net, Keylor Navas ' feet rooted to the turf as it looped past him into the right corner...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 15 days ago 6,884 reads 9 comments

  25. Real Madrid's Dream Summer Transfer Window Would Be One of Stability

    A season gone, a feeling of emptiness widespread and only a currently divisive national side to watch, Madrid on Sunday turned its attention to 2015-16...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 15 days ago 13,721 reads 37 comments