Barcelona star Lionel Messi has finally agreed Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in the World. Manchester City midfielder believes Casemiro is the engine behind Real Madrid resurgence. The Los Blancos has dropped interest in David De Gea and now they want to sign this man.
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5. ‘Casemiro is the force behind Madrid transformation’- Fernandinho
Manchester City midfielder believes his Brazil teammate is the hidden force behind Real Madrid transformation. The holding midfielder has been key to the Los Blancos since Zidane took over the team 18 months ago. He has allowed Toni Kroos and Luka Modric to create and assist goals. He does all the dirty work in the middle of the Park.
“Casemiro has totally transformed Real Madrid. In the last two or three years, he’s been playing regularly and has given great stability to them and to Brazil as well.” Fernandinho said.
“I am very happy for him, that he was able to leave Brazil to show his true value. He is one of the great players in the position in world football.”
The Spanish giant thrashed Italian side Juventus 4-1 to defend their Champions League title at Cardiff last Saturday.
4. Madrid drop De Gea interest, to focus on Donnarumma
Real Madrid has reportedly ended their pursuit of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. The Red Devils want a record €70 million for their man. It will be a World record for a shot-stopper since Buffon joined Juventus for €30 million more than 20 years ago.
According to Goal.com, the Los Blancos want to shift their focus to AC Milan 18-year-old shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma. He has refused to sign a new deal at San Siro and his current deal expires in 2018.
3. ‘I want to RETIRE at Barcelona’- Messi
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has said he wants to retire at Camp Nou after agreeing to a new deal. The Argentine has reportedly agreed on a four-year contract extension. The 29-year-old will remain at the club until 2021 with an option to extend by one more year.
“It’s what I always wanted and dreamed. I would love to finish my career at Barcelona,” Messi told Tencent Sports.
The five times World Player of the year made his debut at the Club in 2004. He has helped the club win four Champions League crowns among other titles.
2. Morata close to Premier League switch
Manchester United has increased their offer for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to £60 million. The Red Devils tabled a bid worth £52m but the Los Blancos said their man is worth £78 million.
According to The Guardian, Jose Mourinho is determined to bring in the striker he gave a chance during his days at Santiago Bernabeu. The Club is looking for a young striker to take over from outgoing forwards Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
1. BIG NEWS- ‘Best in the world’- Messi finally agrees Ronaldo is the Best (See Quotes)
Barcelona star has hailed Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine has said the rivalry between them is created by the press. The five times World Player of the Year went on to say the Champions League winner is one of the best in the World today.
“That thing about our rivalry is something more invented by the press than by us,” Messi said to Tencent Sports.
“What we want is to do our best every year, to do the best for our teams and what is spoken from outside is not something I give importance to.
“He is a phenomenal player who has many qualities that year after year he improves and that is why he is one of the best in the world”