Casemiro’s Man United transfer fee is second-biggest ever for a player over 30

9:00 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC Manchester United‘s swift move to agree a deal to sign Casemiro this week made headlines, while the potential fee they’ll pay Real Madrid — which sources have told ESPN is an initial £60 million (€70m), with another £10m (€11m) in add-ons — has raised eyebrows for a player who … Read more

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid aim to beat Liverpool to Jude Bellingham

The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Real Madrid set sights on Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham is a top transfer target for Real Madrid, … Read more

Everything you need to know about Man United new signing Casemiro

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro for €60 million, with a further €10m possible in performance-related add-ons, but is he the player to save the club? 2 Related Casemiro, 30, is widely regarded to be one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and has won almost everything … Read more

Casemiro intent on joining Man Utd – Ancelotti

7:15 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Casemiro wants to join Manchester United, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed, saying the midfielder wants “a new challenge” away from the Bernabeu. ESPN reported on Thursday that the Brazil international midfielder — who has won five Champions Leagues and three LaLiga titles in nine years at … Read more

LaLiga Confidential: ESPN asks players about life and football

Our first LaLiga Confidential focused on the players and their off-field pursuits. You’ll enjoy the results. Gabriel Meza The 2022-23 LaLiga season arrived on Friday (Stream LIVE games and replays on ESPN+ in the U.S.), so what better time to see how the players are feeling about soccer in Spain and much, much more? Having done … Read more

Man Utd at disaster’s door, Chelsea-Spurs gets feisty, Madrid rally while Barca sputter

With Spain’s LaLiga and Italy’s Serie A kicking off this weekend, all of Europe’s major football leagues are back in action. And even though the seasons are barely underway in leagues such as England’s Premier League and the Germany’s Bundesliga, there already has been plenty of drama and storylines. ESPN correspondents Rob Dawson, Alex Kirkland, … Read more

Real Madrid’s unlikely goal scorers cover up new signings’ struggles in a signature comeback win

6:53 PM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC David Alaba’s goal secured a win over Real Madrid in their LaLiga season opener at Almeria. David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) Real Madrid began their LaLiga title defence by overcoming a flat start in their season opener with a 2-1 comeback win over newly promoted Almeria. David Alaba netted a divine … Read more

Something fishy? Coentrao receives 2021 ban

Former Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao has been handed a one-match ban and an €850 fine — a year after he retired from football to pursue a career as a fisherman. Coentrao, 34, received the punishment from the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) for “insults and reputational offences” while playing for Rio Ave in a heated … Read more

Real Madrid cruising into new season while the rest of Europe plays catch-up

HELSINKI, Finland — As Real Madrid begin their quest to win six trophies in a single season, it’s remarkable how serene and untroubled their panorama is compared to the turbulence facing almost every domestic and European rival. Their daunting challenge begins with the UEFA Supercup here in Helsinki, against Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt, takes … Read more

Madrid women star alleges ‘dangerous’ culture

4:49 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Kosovare Asllani joined Real Madrid in 2019, when the club was still called CD Tacon. Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Real Madrid forward Kosovare Asllani has said there is an “unhealthy and dangerous environment” around the club’s women’s team, alleging the squad have been “constantly pushed to play injured.” … Read more