Martin Odegaard looks set to leave Real Madrid on a two-year loan deal to Dutch giants Ajax, according to the latest speculation. The Norwegian has starred during a series of loan stints in the Netherlands, and surely deserves a chance in the first-team squad at Los Blancos.
The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem after previously making 43 first-team appearances on loan at Heerenveen, with both his stats and reviews this campaign showing a marked sign of progress. The midfielder has impressed once again in the Eredivisie this campaign by netting eight goals and providing nine assists to help Vitesse into a top seven spot. Continue reading →
A multitude of reports in the Spanish press on Monday stated that Real Madrid had informed long-serving goalkeeper Keylor Navas that his time at the club was up. The 32-year-old’s final game at the club is set to be against Real Betis on Sunday, in an opportunity for him to say his goodbyes to the fans after five years in the Spanish capital.
The Costa Rican appeared certain to leave the European champions last summer whenever their €40m deal for Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea was completed. However, the Costa Rican number one stuck it out in the Spanish capital and continually referenced his contract at the club and even stating ‘he would rather die’ than leave the Bernabeu. Continue reading →
The story of Jese Rodriguez is one of missed opportunity, bad decisions and misfortune. As he rose through the youth ranks at Real Madrid and into the first-team squad, his style of play drew comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and he was widely recognised as one of the best players in the world.
Three months ago, Jese celebrated his 26th birthday and even though he should be approaching an age where most elite footballers reach their peak, his career is lurching from one underperformance to the next. Reports in Spain now say Real Betis, where he is currently on loan, will not exercise the option to sign him permanently. Continue reading →
As soon as Barcelona went a goal down at Anfield in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, you could sense what was about to unfold. Liverpool, three goals down from the first leg, were shorn of attacking stars Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. This was as close to an unassailable lead for the Blaugrana as they were ever likely to get in the competition.
The manner of their collapse would be bad enough in isolation but held up against what had happened the previous year against Roma at the quarter-final stage, it really is close to unforgivable. Ernesto Valverde’s side held a 4-1 lead (in what did not reflect the play of the Camp Nou clash) before being blown away by a hungry, energetic side in the return. Continue reading →
Starting with Sevilla and Leganes on Friday night, there is another full schedule of 10 LaLiga games this coming weekend.
With Barcelona and Valencia still in European competition, will they be resting players? The two legs of the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals are on either side of this weekend which will influence team selections.
As always, we’ve taken a look at the fixtures from a LaLiga fantasy football viewpoint to help you with your picks for the weekend.
Have a read and see if any tips stick out which might suit your fantasy LaLiga team this weekend. Continue reading →