Telefonica buys La Liga 2015-16 rights for 600M euros - ESPN FC
The Spanish league says it has sold domestic broadcasting rights for the 2015-16 season to telecommunications company Telefonica for €600 million ($670 million). A joint statement by both parties on Friday says the agreement covers rights broadcast TV and audio coverage of La Liga, second division and Copa del Rey matches.
Iker Casillas 'will announce Real Madrid departure today' - Eurosport British
The Spanish newspaper calls it, "El dia del adios" - "The day of the Goodbye" - and claims that Real Madrid's club captain will officially move to Porto. Similar reports have appeared during the week, but a disagreement over who will foot the player's tax bill apparently held things up.
Marcelo signs new Real Madrid contact until 2020 - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have announced Marcelo has extended his contract with the Liga club until 2020. Marcelo, 27, signed for Real from Fluminense in the 2007 January transfer window. The Brazil wing-back has gone on to make 320 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 23 goals.
Coentrao to miss Madrid pre-season? | Football Espana
Fabio Coentrao will miss Real Madrid’s pre-season after reporting back to training with an injury, according to AS. The newspaper claims the Portugal defender was unable to take part in training on Friday, leaving him a major doubt for the trip to Australia on Sunday.
Casilla close to Madrid? | Football Espana
Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is just "hours away" from becoming a Real Madrid player, according to AS. The newspaper claims an agreement has been reached between the Madrid cantera and Los Blancos in principle, leaving only the small matter of a fee to be negotiated.
Angel Correa unveiled at Atletico Madrid after heart surgery - ESPN FC
Angel Correa was finally presented as an Atletico Madrid player on Friday after a year-long wait. While having a medical before completing his €8million move from San Lorenzo to Atletico 12 months ago, doctors discovered that Correa had a tumour in his heart.
Atletico Madrid sign Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco from Monaco - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid have signed Belgium international Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco from Monaco, the clubs announced on Friday. Ferreira-Carrasco, 21, put pen to paper on a five-year deal. L'Equipe reported that Atletico would have to pay €20 million plus bonuses for the attacking midfielder, while Marca said the 2013-14 Liga champions would spend €15 million on 75 percent of his sporting rights.
Stuttgart swoop for Insua | FourFourTwo
Emiliano Insua has agreed to join Stuttgart from Atletico Madrid, signing a three-year contract. The former Liverpool defender moved to Atletico from Sporting Lisbon in 2013, but made just seven La Liga starts for the Vicente Calderon club. He was loaned out to Rayo Vallecano last season, where he made 24 league appearances, scoring one goal.
Immobile inching closer to Sevilla? | Football Espana
According to Bild, only the small matter of valuation – to the tune of €1m – is preventing an official announcement from being made by either club. Nonetheless, a deal worth €13.5m is expected to go through before the end of the weekend, with the Italian striker believed to be keen on making the switch.
Celtic 1-0 Real Sociedad: Nadir Ciftci assists Gary Mackay-Steven's winner | Sky Sports
Nadir Ciftci made an instant impact on his Celtic debut, providing the assist for Gary Mackay-Steven to secure a 1-0 win over David Moyes’ Real Sociedad. Striker Ciftci, who signed from Dundee United this week, came off the bench and won a free-kick late on, which he then laid off for Mackay-Steven to fire home from inside the box.
Sheffield Wednesday sign Alex Lopez on loan from Celta Vigo | Sky Sports
Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed the season-long loan signing of Alex Lopez from Celta Vigo. The 27-year-old midfielder will spent the entire 2015-16 campaign at Hillsborough, subject to international clearance.
Official: Pezzella joins Betis | Football Espana
Real Betis have confirmed the signing of defender German Pezzella from River Plate on a five-year contract. Announcing the news on their official website, the La Liga new boys have purchased 50 percent of the Argentine’s playing rights and will unveil the player on Monday at 13:00 CET.
Official: Malaga snap up Tighadouini | Football Espana
Malaga have completed the signing of Moroccan winger Adnane Tighadouini from NAC Breda for a reported €800,000. The Netherlands-born starlet, 22, landed in Andalucia on Friday and subsequently passed a medical, before putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.
Official: Levante swoop for Ghilas | Football Espana
Levante have signed former Cordoba attacker Nabil Ghilas on a season-long loan from Porto, with the view to a permanent move next summer. The Algeria international, 25, touched down in Levante on Thursday night, before agreeing personal terms a day later. Although a medical has not yet been performed, it is expected to be a formality, given his positive fitness record.
Levante 3-0 Celtic XI | videocelts.com
The match culminated an extensive training period for the Celtic squad which was largely made up from last season’s u-17 side which lifted the Glasgow Cup at Hampden. In contrast Levante had a number of La Liga regulars in their side with experience of playing Barcelona and Real Madrid on a regular basis. Last season Levante completed La Liga in fourteenth place.