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Real Madrid Announce Stadium Development Plans

5 Aug

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed plans to redevelop the Santiago Bernabeu, a move which will cost 340 million.

Despite splashing out on world-record signing Gareth Bale for just short of the 100 million mark, Perez has claimed the club are ready to spend another 340 million in an attempt to improve the club’s legendary home stadium.

Perez said: “The redevelopment will cost between 300m and 400m.”

“The winning project will be awarded in the next few weeks.”

The Bernabeu which currently holds over 85,000 fans is now set to be upgraded further; as yet no figures of seat numbers have been revealed.

The report suggests that Perez is keen to ensure all fans are seated under a roof which could indicate as well as more seats being added; a roof could also be part of the development, although I would think this would be very unlikely.

Madrid’s home ground is third in the list of the largest stadiums in Europe, just behind the Nou Camp and Wembley.

Source: Goal.com

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Liverpool Transfer News: Real Madrid ‘Convinced’ They Will Sign Luis Suarez

12 Feb

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Real Madrid are ‘convinced’ Luis Suarez will be their player next season after making the Liverpool striker their number one transfer target, according to the Evening Standard.

Suarez’s four-goal heroics against Norwich in the Premier League last night exemplified exactly why he is currently one of the hottest prospects in European football and why Real want him so badly.

Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and president Florentino Perez have agreed that signing the Uruguayan should be their top priority in the transfer market amid doubts over the future of Karim Benzema.

The Spanish giants are also wary of a fresh approach from Arsenal, who bid 1 over 40 million for Suarez over the summer, and will do what it takes to beat Arsene Wenger’s side to the 26-year-old’s signature.

Ancelotti believes a front three consisting of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Suarez would be an unstoppable combination and, as they did with Bale, Real are prepared to pay what it takes to make that happen.

It would likely take a bid of up to 45 million in order for the dream triumvirate to come to fruition, though high-ranking Bernabeu officials have started talking openly at how convinced they are Suarez will eventually swap Merseyside for Madrid.

The La Liga club haven’t ruled out a January bid, though a summer move is considered more likely, and the Spaniards are becoming increasingly more confident Suarez will be theirs by next season.

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FIFA 14 Updated Cover – Gareth Bale In Real Madrid Shirt Replaces Spurs!

30 Oct

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The publishers of FIFA 14, Electronic Arts, have updated the box art of the upcoming football simulation title to feature Gareth Bale in a Real Madrid shirt.

The 24-year-old was formerly depicted in the colours of Tottenham Hotspur on the front cover of the game, the club he left for Madrid in a world-transfer record deal earlier this summer.

The change means there are two La Liga stars depicted on FIFA 14 s cover, with Lionel Messi of Barcelona starring alongside the Wales international.

For the first time ever in the long-running FIFA series, there will be no Premier League stars represented on the box art of the popular game.

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The change makes a lot of sense considering the necessity to keep things current, while EA had previously ruled out dropping Bale as their cover star following his switch to the Spanish capital.

Bale joined Madrid for a fee rumoured to have been around the 85 million mark, making him football’s most expensive player.

And though the cover of FIFA 14 has now been updated to feature him in the colours of his new club, fans can still see the former Southampton ace in a Spurs shirt in the official demo, which launched on PS3 consoles today.

fifa 14 is set for release in America on September 24th and in Europe on the 27th, and will launch on old and current gen consoles PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One.

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