Giles: Bale need to leave Ronaldo to be great
Republic of Ireland national team legend Johnny Giles commented on Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale's potential in world football and the disadvantages of playing in the same team with Cristiano Ronaldo. "It seems to me that he[Bale] needs to get away from Ronaldo to make the final step," Giles wrote in the Irish Independent. "His problem is that he is trying to find room to express his talent in a team controlled by a gigantic ego. Bale is good enough to be the main man but he can't be while Ronaldo is around. "While Ronaldo, with all his money and medals, still feels the need to show off, still stands on the tips of his toes to make himself big in team photos, Bale gets on with his work and plays for the team," the legend concluded. Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have been playing together for Real Madrid since 2013. The Wales international has played in 22 games in the current season, having scored nine goals and assisted four times.
Cantona calls Suarez diving “football porn” (video)
Manchester United and France national team legend Eric Cantona criticized Barcelona striker Luis Suarez's behavior inside the box during Barcelona vs PSG clash. “Suarez is not a biter any more, he’s a diver. Not a very good one, way too dramatic," Cantona said during Eurosport show Commissioner of Football. “Such blatant cheating with this hand on the throat, look of agony, bullshit! This is football porn. Kids should not be allowed to watch.” “For some, it was a miracle on grass. For others it was the heist of the century. Either way, it was epic," the former MU captain added. Here is the video of Luis Suarez actions in the episode, where Barcelona won a penalty kick opportunity against PSG. https://youtu.be/5brUDkVobUM
Simeone confirms Griezmann leave possibility
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone commented on Antoine Griezmann's possible leave during the next summer transfer window. "Could Griezmann leave this summer? Yes because there is a release clause and there are no guarantees. From here on in, I don't know what can happen,” Simeone told AS. "I spoke to him in the summer holidays, we spoke a lot and he stayed - he told me that he would stay if I stayed. He then spoke to his agents to sign the [contract] documents," the manager concluded on the topic. Important to note that the French striker is believed to be Manchester United's primary target for summer. Antoine Griezmann has featured in 40 games in all competitions of the current season, having scored 22 goals and assisted 11 times.
Villarreal eye Manchester City player
Villarreal are eyeing Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravi, El Desmarque informs. According to the source, the Spanish side are monitoring the situation around the Chilean goalkeeper who has already lost his place in the Citizens' main squad. Willy Caballero is namely the first choice for coach Josep Guardiola. Villarreal are in seek of an alternate goalkeeper as their current No. 1 Sergio Asenjo has picked up a severe injury and will be out till September. The Chilean goalkeeper being in lack of playing time might take the opportunity of returning to La Liga. Claudio Bravo has featured in 19 English Premier League clashes in the current season having conceded 25 goal.
Top-10 funniest tweets from world football
The social media is a hilarious platform… To be more precise, the social media’s combination with strange people makes it a hilarious platform. World football is made of strange people, so the sector of Tweeter which is managed by the football players, clubs and journalists has given some unbelievably funny output any football fan should see. Below we present top-10 funniest tweets anyhow connected to the world football. Dean Windass and his unbelievable social media skills Dead Windass is a former professional striker who has played in various English football teams. They say changing the club changes your identity. This fact explains why the player was talking to himself on Tweeter! Those were two different Deans! Wayne Rooney and another example of not being in a good relationship with your alternate self Wayne Rooney has many weird tweets. I mean he is bad at hashtagging, some of his tweets absolutely don’t make sense, others are just a list of the same word… Anyway, this one is still outstanding among his already not so mainstream tweets. He gets into an argument with himself and threatens himself. Enjoy! David Gold and his obvious vision problems West Ham Chairman David Gold initiated transfers of two unbelievable players back in 2015: Pedro Obiang is a Spanish midfielder who moved from Sampdoria, Angelo Ogbonna is a centre-back who is playing for Italia national team and moved to West Ham from Juventus… Now, dear readers, please, pay attention to David Gold’s caption and the Italian national team logo on Ogbonna’s jersey!
Neymar:’Coutinho would fit in Barcelona’
Neymar believes his compatriot at Liverpool would be a perfect fit for the Spanish giants. "A Premier League player that I would like to have in Barcelona is Coutinho," Neymar told PokerStars ahead of the game. "I believe Philippe Coutinho is a player that would totally fit in Barcelona. The last player that moved from Liverpool for Barcelona was a huge success at the Catalan club. In case Leo Messi decides to retire early the Brazilian wing duo with Uruguayan striker in the middle can be a lethal force in La Liga and on European level. However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would be reluctant to let the 24-year-old winger go, as the club has serious task of finally winning the Premier League trophy.
Real Madrid to battle Barcelona for Mahrez transfer
Barcelona face competition from Real Madrid for Leicester City attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez. Barcelona and Liverpool have been linked with the 26-year-old this week, nevertheless according to Don Balon, Real are also eyeing the Algeria international. The Serie A titleholders players would welcome Mahrez's arrival, with the attacker likely to arrive for summer flop Paco Alcacer. Nonetheless, Real are also scouting him, where manager Zinedine Zidane is a favourite of Mahrez. Indeed, should it become a straight shootout between Barca and Real, Mahrez is expected to choose Madrid thanks to Zizou's influence.
Barcelona offer Isco a massive signing bonus
Barcelona have offered Isco a massive signing bonus to quit Real Madrid. According to El Chiringuito, the Real midfielder has held talks with the La Liga titleholders, along with his father. Barcelona have offered the 24-year-old a five-year contract plus a staggering €20 million signing on bonus. Nevertheless, sources say "it will be a very difficult signing". For their part, news of Barca's offer has been greeted by disbelief inside Real, though they accept Isco wants to leave this summer.
Man Utd and Chelsea will battle for Atletico fullback
Chelsea and Manchester United have launched a battle to sign Atletico Madrid fullback Jose Gimenez. According to AS, both English clubs are in contact with the 22-year-old defender, who has welcomed their approach. The Uruguay international has seen his career stall this season as Atletico manager Diego Simeone has chosen other options to partner Diego Godin at the heart of his defence. Red Devils head coach Jose Mourinho, particularly, has been in regular contact with Gimenez's camp and there's a belief Atletico will be ready to sell this summer.
Chelsea plan to steal Atletico Madrid star from Man United
Premier League table-toppers Chelsea look to snatch a deal from league rivals Manchester United. Manchester United's deal with Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is very close to becoming a reality Manchester Evening News reports, informing that Antoine could cost United as much as £86m. The Atletico Madrid forward is planned to replace Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney who is close to returning to his boyhood club Everton at the end of the season. But Roman Abramovich looks to upset the EFL Cup winners and secure a deal for the Blues. Transfer Market Web reports Antonio Conte wants to lure in the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are very close to securing their 2nd Premier League title in 3 years, and the France international may have a tough decision to make. Griezmann, 26, has been targeted by many top clubs including Bayern Munich, Manchester City, PSG and others. Griezmann, 26, has been targeted by many top clubs including Bayern Munich, Manchester City, PSG and others.