Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid, Erling Haaland with Barcelona will be great for LaLiga

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has said he would like to see Barcelona sign Erling Haaland and Real Madrid to land Kylian Mbappe this summer for the good of the competition. Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland has been linked with a move at the end of the season with Barca and Madrid among the top clubs interested … Read more

Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A championships still up for grabs

A few weeks ago it looked like Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League was unassailable as Pep Guardiola’s side looked to be masterminding a dominant defense of their title. Less than 14 days ago, City’s straightforward 2-0 win over Brentford propelled them 12 points clear at the summit above Liverpool in … Read more

Aubameyang’s reward for returning Barcelona to Champions League could be getting replaced by Haaland

Barcelona’s nearest LaLiga rivals — Real Betis, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Real Sociedad and their next opponents at Camp Nou, Athletic Club — will be roaring Xavi’s team on to victory in Naples on Thursday. The Europa League, which they are in danger of exiting after only managing a 1-1 draw with Napoli in the first … Read more

Grading the summer’s transfers now

It’s been over six months since the summer 2021 transfer window ended. If you’ve already forgotten how amazing it was, just remember that both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo switched clubs, while the likes of Arsenal spent over £150 million on new players despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on football’s finances around the … Read more

USMNT’s Sergino Dest was ‘spectacularly good’ in Valencia win

5:34 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has said Sergino Dest is an example of the progress being made at the club after a “spectacularly good” performance against Valencia. Dest, 21, was struggling with fitness issues when Xavi was appointed in November and subsequently spent the best part of two months … Read more

Aubameyang stars for Barcelona, ​​Kane stuns Man City, Serie A race tightens: Weekend Review

Barcelona found a new hero this weekend in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, just as Manchester City were reminded of the one that got away as Harry Kane inspired Tottenham. Meanwhile, Milan’s big two dropped points in their Serie A title pushes, while Luis Suarez went all spectacular again. Here are Sam Marsden, Mark Ogden, Julien Laurens and … Read more

Xavi wants Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona ‘for many years’

10:47 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN-FC Xavi Hernandez has backed Frenkie de Jong to be at Barcelona “for many years,” praising the midfielder’s improvement since the coach took over earlier this season. The Netherlands international has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou in recent months, with Barca’s difficult financial situation — and increased … Read more

Ousmane Dembele’s Barcelona career might be over after this season, but he still has a part to play

2:13 PM ET Sid Lowespain writer Dembele’s cameo vs. Napoli was a good one, especially given the tension between him, Barcelona and the fans in 2022. Eric Alonso/Getty Images “Well, the fans didn’t take any notice of me, that’s for starters,” Xavi Hernández said. Twenty-five days after FC Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele had been handed … Read more

LEGO release model of Real Madrid’s Bernabeu home … just as stadium is being redeveloped

10:30 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN-FC Real Madrid fans feeling nostalgic about the redevelopment of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium will be able to recreate its former, iconic look themselves after LEGO released a construction kit to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the LaLiga club’s ground. The Bernabeu, named after the club’s former president, has been … Read more