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Griezmann enjoys life at Atletico
Antoine Griezmann has reiterated he is enjoying life at Atletico Madrid. The 25-year-old is said to be Manchester United’s main priority this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster a squad that has undergone significant change since his arrival at Old Trafford. The France international insists he is happy in Madrid - even speaking of his excitement about Atletico's new stadium – although he refused to close the door on a summer departure. "I feel great at the club and in Madrid," Griezmann told FIFA.com. "On a personal level I'm very happy, and in football terms we're about to move to a new stadium, which is very important. "We'll just have to see what the future brings, but for now I'm very happy here and I hope to win trophies with this club."
Busquets not optimistic about PSG tie outcome
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is not optimistic about their future in Champions League. The Spanish international spoke to the media after their harsh defeat against PSG in the first leg match of the Champions league round of 16. "PSG were the better side. The result may be hard to accept, but this is football. It's not a matter of spirit, they were just pressing better, were better in positioning and tactical game and completed their plan for the match. We didn't expect such a result, but this kind of things happen in football. We hope to fight back the difference, at least we will try to do it. However, I wouldn't lie, it would be very hard to complete a comeback," Busquets said.
Griezmann has doubts about Man Utd move
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has cooled speculation linking him with a summer move to Manchester United, admitting that he has 'doubts' about moving the England. The France international has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, with Griezmann understood to be United’s top priority in the summer. However, the 25-year-old has revealed he has reservations about switching the Vicente Calderon for the Premier League. “I have a lot of doubts about moving to England,” he told RMC. “I have a lot of doubts about my private life. “Everything like rain, bad weather… I need to feel happy outside."
PSG trash Barcelona 4-0 to secure massive advantage
Paris-Saint Germain made a heroic performance against Barcelona at Parc de Princes. Unai Emery's men managed to trash the renown Catalan side and literally decide the outcome of the duel. PSG started with passion and energy, creating numerous chances in front of Ter Stegen's goal. And finally, their efforts were paid off in the 18th minute. Angel Di Maria scored an amazing goal from a set piece, making the best present to his birthday. Ter Stegen was helpless and didn't even move. PSG didn't surrender and park a bus, but they kept on pushing forward, and Julian Draxler extended the French side's lead in the 40th minute. He received Verratti's well-taken pass and easily beat Ter Stegen in the all-German duel. Angel Di Maria didn't say his last word yet. The best Argentine on the pitch during the game managed to put another excellent shot right into the top left corner, making PSG's lead frightening. And finally, the other man who celebrated his birthday, Edinson Cavani, put the cherry on the cake with his powerful shot. 4-0 and a huge victory for PSG. They almost secured their place in the quarters and now need to stand their advantage at Camp Nou.
Under Armour offer huge deal to Real Madrid
Real Madrid may be changing their technical sponsor in coming months, Marca informs. As claimed by the source, Los Blancos are in negotiations with Under Armour. The USA-based company offer a huge contract to the Spanish side, with the yearly sponsorship of 150 million euros. Now the sides are in intense negotiations, and if they succeed and sign the deal it would be a record sponsorship deal in football history. Real Madrid are currently sponsored by the German manufacturer Adidas, which have become their partner in 1998. However, Adidas pay only 40 million euros per year and Real Madrid are not satisfied with this amount. Under Armour are currently providing clothing and football kits to Tottenham Hotspur.
Fabinho has been in talks with several clubs
Monaco defender Fabinho has been in talks with Arsenal, Barcelona and both Manchester clubs, according to his father. It has been revealed the 23-year-old Brazilian admires the job Jose Mourinho is carrying out at Old Trafford but would favour a move to Man Utd’s rivals Man City. "We have been in talks with Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and approached by Barcelona," his father, Joao, told J+1. "We like Manchester United and Mourinho’s work, but we have a soft spot for Manchester City." Note that Fabinho has made 35 appearances during this season.
Copa del Rey final will be staged at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon
Barcelona and Alaves will battle it out in Atletico Madrid's home stadium. This is good news for Los Blancos, as they were not keen to see their rivals celebrate a win in their backyard. Vicente Calderon has been Atletico Madrid's home stadium since 1966.But now its time for a new era for the Madrid club. Atleti move to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium from the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign. Last year's final was also at this stadium. Barcelona defeated Sevilla in 2016 to win the competition. Barcelona will be heading into this final with a bit of a boost, as they obliterated Alaves 6-0 last weekend.
Perez is stunned by Manchester United plans to hand Gea a new contract
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is stunned by Manchester United plans to hand David de Gea a new contract. The 26-year-old keeper remains Perez's priority target for the summer market and there had been a growing belief a deal would be done. Nevertheless, news that Red Devils plan to upgrade the Spain international's deal to the tune of €350,000-a-week has shocked Real. Such a deal would make De Gea close to Cristiano Ronaldo on Real's wage bill and rock morale inside the locker room.
Story of a Badge: Atletico Madrid
Vbet News continues the video series called "Club badge history" and today we are going to tell you about the origin of the badge of one of the most successful clubs in Spain and Europe - Atletico Madrid. We will be taking a look on its evolution throughout the years. Atletico Madrid has played in two UEFA Champions league finals in last three years, but do you know why they wear red and white striped shirts? No? Our video will tell you about that.
Ronaldo trains away from Real Madrid squad
Real Madrid have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo did not train with the first team on Monday, sparking concerns about his fitness. The 32-year-old Portugal international, with a record 96 Champions League strikes to his name, was on the receiving end of a heavy tackle in the 3-1 win over Osasuna at the weekend, with reports suggesting that he suffered a knock to his right leg. Gareth Bale, meanwhile, took full part in the session, having recovered from an ankle problem which saw him sidelined for almost three months, but is not expected to be risked on Wednesday. The La Liga club head coach Zinedine Zidane's charges are looking to win their third Champions League trophy in four seasons.