December 1st, 2014

Aaron #1

Transfers have begun! Real Madrid to sign Asensio from Mallorca.

Real Mallorca starlet Marco Asensio has confirmed that he is poised to sign for Real Madrid.

The 18-year-old winger is expected to finalise a €3.7 million transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu during the January transfer window, with reports suggesting the Blancos will be loaned back to the Spain Under-19 international back to the Segunda Division side for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign.

Asensio has now revealed that he has agreed terms on a five-year contract with the reigning European champions.

“We will see what happens this week because in this club anything can happen," the teenager told Cadena SER. "Real Madrid have decided and I am really happy.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the finalisation of the deal in order to make everyone calmer - the club, me and Real Madrid.

“It is an honour that the best clubs are fixed on me, and Real Madrid are the best of the best. The agreement is for five seasons and now it's for me to enjoy."

Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti also confirmed on Monday that Asensio is set to be a presence at the Spanish capital club after the end of the current season.

"Marco Asensio is a very good player," the Italian told reporters. "That's why we are talking with Mallorca to bring him in next summer."


FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 nominees revealed

On Monday the first of December FIFA revealed the nominees for the award rewarded to the best footballer in the world. The three nominees for men are:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Manuel Neuer (Germany)


Nadine Kessler (Germany)
Marta (Brazil)
Abby Wambach (USA)

The candidates for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football:

Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid CF)
Joachim Loew (Germany/German national team)
Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atletico de Madrid)

The nominees for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football:

Ralf Kellermann (Germany/VfL Wolfsburg)
Maren Meinert (Germany/Germany U-19 and U-20 national teams)
Norio Sasaki (Japan/Japan national team)


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Monday news round-up (including FIFA Puskás Award shortlist)


GK Gigi Buffon: “the wall”
RB Lilian Thuram: “the animal”
CB Thiago Silva: “complete”
CB Fabio Cannavaro: “the pitbull”
LB Maxwell: “elegant, simple as that”
RW Andres Iniesta: “magic”
CM Patrick Vieira: “the leader”
CM Xavi: “perfect, very simple”
LW Pavel Nedved: “because he is a machine”
FW Lionel Messi: “genius”
FW Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “The God”

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Which 11 players would you have in YOUR Dream Team?