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La Liga News: 8 September 2015; Athletic Bilbao Secure New Sponsor, Getafe Join Twitter

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Odegaard snubbed Liverpool, United and City - TEAMtalk
Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard has revealed he snubbed the advances of Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United before signing for Real Madrid in January. The 16-year-old Danish star was chased by some of the biggest clubs in the world, but eventually plumped for Real Madrid, who could end up paying Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset up to 8.5million euros for his services, depending on various add-ons.

Cristiano Ronaldo to score more in La Liga than Lionel Messi - ESPN FC
Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will again out-score Barcelona rival Lionel Messi and finish as the top scorer in La Liga this season. Ancelotti, who coached Ronaldo the past two seasons at Real before being dismissed in May after a trophy-less year, is not concerned by the Portugal captain's failure to score in the opening two league games.

Keylor Navas deserves Real Madrid chance after failed David de Gea bid, says Terry Gibson | Football News | Sky Sports
Keylor Navas deserves a chance at Real Madrid this season after David de Gea debacle, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Terry Gibson. Navas joined Real from Levante last summer, although the 28-year-old spent the majority of the campaign warming the substitutes' bench behind first-choice Iker Casillas.

Rafa Benitez Real Madrid rotation doesn't bother me, says Colombia international James Rodriguez -
James Rodriguez is not concerned by Rafa Benitez rotating him from the first team in Real Madrid's opening games of the season. The Colombian was not in the starting XI for the Blancos 0-0 draw with Sporting Gijon but he starred for the team in their second game of the Liga season as they thrashed Betis 5-0.

Athletic Bilbao secure betting partner - SportsPro Media
Spanish soccer side Athletic Club Bilbao have announced a new betting partnership with Kirolbet. Under the deal the Spanish bookmaker will have prominent branding during the La Liga club’s home games at San Mames stadium and a presence across the club’s digital platforms.

Getafe finally join Twitter - Inside Spanish Football Inside Spanish Football
For years, fans have been calling for Getafe to join Twitter but the club appeared to be content posting any relevant content to their Facebook account or their own club website. However, the club has finally bowed to public pressure and opened their twitter account nearly 10 years after the social network became available to the public in 2006.

Clubs spend $2bn more on players' wages than transfer fees - ESPN FC
Clubs are now spending more on salaries for new players than transfer fees, official figures from FIFA have shown. The figures show that the total international transfer fees for last year was $4 billion (£2.6bn) but the value of the salaries associated with those transfers is $6bn (£3.93bn) over the term of the contracts.

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