All posts tagged "Transfers"

Mandzukic - or someone else? (pic: getty)

Striker search – is Mandžukić the right choice?

Fernando Torres, Sergio Agüero, Diego Forlán, Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa. They have all held the expectation of rojiblanco fans in recent years, and since the latter’s departure last week to Chelsea, the question on everyone’s lips is – who will lead the line at the Vicente Calderón next season?

It now looks set to be Mandžukić, but is he right fit, or is there a better option available?

Soapbox Suzy: Enough transfer talk!

Filling in for the fabulous Susanne Offerman this week, I take a stab at venting my end-of-summer frustrations. Can’t wait to have you back, Suzy! It hasn’t even been 48 hours since the transfer window closed, and I am already losing patience with it all. How much longer must one wait before everyone is satisfied

Gimenez is presented by Atletico Madrid

Giménez: “Signing for Atlético is a huge step forward”

Not much fanfare surrounded the presentation of  Uruguayan central defender José María Giménez that took place on Wednesday, likely due to the fact that the deal for his transfer from Uruguayan side Danubio was completed three months ago. The player is still fairly unknown to Spanish supporters, but his record, in any case, is at

Jorge Pulido in Baku

Rubén Pérez loaned out, Pulido joins Real Madrid

Atlético have agreed to loan out midfielder Rubén Pérez to newly promoted Elche for next season. This will be the fourth consecutive year out on loan for the 24-year-old canterano. Rubén Pérez previously spent time at Deportivo, Getafe and Betis. He made his single first-team appearance for Atlético as a substitute against Getafe in 2010.

David Villa presented by Atletico Madrid

Villa: “For me, Atleti is the best team in the world”

A VIP room full of journalists and a teeming Vicente Calderón awaited the unveiling of our new number 9, David Villa. After having passed his medical exactly a week ago, the forward was finally presented as an Atlético player. As is usual when presenting new players, president Enrique Cerezo delivered a speech highlighting Villa’s trophy-filled

demichelis presented by atletico madrid

Demichelis: “This is a group of winners”

A packed VIP room witnessed the presentation of Argentine defender Martín Demichelis. The player joins Atleti for a single season, after turning down a three- season contract from River Plate, the team where he made his debut back in 2002, and where he had promised to return after seeing out his contract with Málaga. “I

david villa passes medical at atletico madrid

AF Pow-wow: Villa, or Atlético, to the rescue?

Following a few weeks of animal trapping, growing corn and squash and making pots out of clay, our Indios have returned to the village to deliberate over Atlético’s surprise signing of veteran striker David Villa. Here’s what our tribe had to say: Martin: My first reaction about the deal, apart from a bit of shock,

Caminero calling the shots for Atleti (AS)

Atlético doesn’t pay ‘Hacienda’ 50% of transfer income

For several years now, Atlético fans and members of the Spanish press alike were under the impression that fully half (50 per cent) of Atleti’s transfer income had to be handed over to Spain’s tax authorities as part of a levy imposed to collect on past-due taxes. AS reveals, however, that is not the case.

Luis Filipe of Deportivo

Atlético inch closer to Luis Filipe deal

After negotiations broke down it seemed unlikely Filipe Luis would be an Atlético player next season. Apparently Atleti even threatened to take Deportivo to court over a €2m debt from the Zé Castro transfer, a power-play that might have forced Depor back to the negotiating table. Today newspaper AS reports the two clubs only have

Iván Benítez joins from Barcelona

Two new players for Atlético B

Antonio Rivas has welcomed two new players to Atlético B. Last week the club announced the signing of goalkeeper Iago Herrerín, today deals with Iván Benítez and Jorge Miramón were made public. The two players add some experience to this young team, while it now looks more certain that one of Jorge Pulido and Paco