La Liga's Javier Tebas testifies in 2011 match-fixing trial - ESPN FC
La Liga president Javier Tebas says he is sure that a crime took place around the game between Real Zaragoza and Levante in May 2011, which is currently the subject of a match-fixing criminal trial. Spain's anti-corruption authorities maintain that Zaragoza's 2-1 win at Levante's Ciutat de Valencia stadium, which brought three points which saved the visitors from relegation that season, had been agreed in advance.
Cristiano Ronaldo knew he was going to be a star at 11 - ESPN FC
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo says the moment he knew he was going to be a star came during his first training session at Sporting Lisbon when he was just 11 years old. Ronaldo, 30, has won three Ballon d'Or trophies and four Golden Shoe awards, as well as two Champions Leagues, three Premier League titles, two Copas del Rey, one La Liga crown and an FA Cup over his career with Sporting, Manchester United and Madrid.
Reported Real Madrid target Rodrigo Bentancur happy at Boca - ESPN FC
Reported Real Madrid target Rodrigo Bentancur is happy at Boca Juniors for the moment, according to his father. Madrid have been tracking Uruguayan playmaker Bentancur, 18, according to reports, with Serie A side Juventus also said to have shown an interest.
Napoli, Roma bidding for Nacho | Football Espana
Real Madrid defender Nacho has two Serie A suitors as Napoli and Roma prepare to battle it out for the utility man. AS cites COPE as saying Roma have offered €8m for Nacho, who appears to be out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, who has left the cantera product out of his last two match day squads.
Martin Odegaard and Borja Mayoral: The future of Real Madrid - Goal.com
Despite the threat of an imminent transfer ban from Fifa, Real Madrid have reasons to feel relaxed about the future. In Martin Odegaard and Borja Mayoral, they have two teenagers who will soon be in the public eye, catching admiring glances from supporters and envious looks from fellow professionals.
Valencia, Villarreal ‘prepare for embargo’ | Football Espana
Valencia and Villarreal could be the next La Liga clubs to face a transfer embargo amid reports the pair are preparing for the sanction. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid were last week banned from registering new players for two transfer windows beginning this summer, though both are appealing the punishment, which was handed down for the improper registration of under-18s.
Aston Villa's Jose Angel Crespo joins Rayo Vallecano on loan - ESPN FC
Jose Angel Crespo has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the 2015-16 season. Crespo, who signed from Cordoba last summer, has played just once since signing for the club, with this sole appearance coming in October's home defeat to Stoke.