January 22, 2009

Emerson:Kaka will join Real Madrid

First David Beckham revealed that he believes the Brazilian will play for Real Madrid, and now Emerson has said his team-mate Kaka is thinking about los Blancos.

Speaking to AS, Emerson revealed how hard it is to turn down the Spanish side, and that for any player it is an objective to play for them.

"Kaká has made his decisions and he is very intelligent, he is very young and doesn't worry about money. Interest is not official, but he is thinking about a future in Madrid," he declared.

"I have always said that Madrid wanted Kaká since two years ago, to be a real player you have to play for Real Madrid. If Kaká has the chance it would be ignored lightly, it would not be bad if he went to Madrid, but it depends on the player. Here is not bad, but Madrid is the top.

"All the players feel good if they play for a team such as Real Madrid, when they come knocking you cannot say no. If they arrive with an offer of 100 million or a good deal then it is tough to stay here. La Liga, for Brazilians, is easier, all is better for Kaká."

Emerson told how the Brazilian is in a difficult moment right now, but that he is more relaxed lately, and even joked with him about a move to Madrid.

"I think that for him it has been tough, because everyone has been speaking about a possible exit. Kaká is here, for now, in order to go to a great club. He could not go to Manchester City, who do not play Champions League and are not a big club. If he leaves, he will go to a great club, because he is a phenomenon," he mused.

"Now he is more relaxed after three very difficult days. A lot has been said about him that is wrong, like he thinks about the money. In a situation like this people speak a lot.

"This afternoon I said to him, 'You are going to Madrid in June,' and he replied, 'Calm down Puma (Emerson's nickname), one must be relaxed about everything.'

"Every footballer has to think about life in Madrid as an event, and the same for Kaká. Madrid are the only team who, when they call, you really think about, because they make you think."

January 20, 2009

Kaka 'wants to play at Real, says Beckham'

Ricardo Kaka and David Beckham
Brazilian midfielder Kaka, who rejected a record-breaking transfer from Manchester City, wants to play at Real Madrid next season, his AC Milan teammate David Beckham was quoted as saying Tuesday.

"Kaka wants to go to Real Madrid and not to City. I think he will become a Real player in June. I think someone has called him and that Kaka has made his decision," the former England captain told a friend recently, according to Spanish sports daily AS.

The paper said last week Kaka asked Beckham, who played for Real between 2003 and 2007, for information about the defending Spanish giants, the paper added.

Former Real president Ramon Calderon, who stepped down on Friday over allegations that he rigged voting at the club's last annual general assembly, promised to sign Kaka during his successful campaign to lead the club.

Real remains interested in signing the 26-year-old, according to AS.

"This is the best moment to recruit Kaka, he is the player who would benefit the team the most," an unnamed Real source told the newspaper.

Italian prime minister and AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi said late Monday that Kaka had decided to stay with the Italian side, having rejected a bid from City that was said to be of 100 million pounds (111 million euros/147 million US dollars).

Kaka is under contract with Milan through 2013.

January 18, 2009

Real Madrid 3-1 Osasuna La Liga Match Video

Sergio Ramos celebrating his goal againist Osasuna

Real Madrid ended a difficult week on a high note after coming from behind to defeat bottom-of-the-table Osasuna 3-1 at the Bernabeu, despite the visitors taking a shock first-half lead.

Following the resignation of club president Ramon Calderon on Friday and the boardroom in-fighting that preceded and followed his decision -- Los Meringues' week looked to be getting even worse when Javad Nekounam nodded Osasuna into a 19th-minute lead from Jaroslav Plasil's pinpoint cross.

It was the first goal Real had conceded since the 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in mid-December.

But Osasuna, who conceded two late goals to lose to Barcelona last weekend, gifted the hosts an equalizer when goalkeeper Roberto allowed Sergio Ramos' tame shot to loop over his body.

Argentine Gonzalo Higuain tapped-in his 12th goal of the season just after the hour mark after being set-up by Arjen Robben -- and Dutchman Robben added a third in the final minute.

Osasuna unlucky finished the match with 10 men after Juanfran was sent off for diving in the area, despite Pepe's challenge on him appearing to be a penalty.

The result sees the Spanish champions move up to second place in the Primera Liga table above Sevilla on goal difference. However, they remain a massive 12 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona.

Elsewhere, Valencia remain fourth but they are now four points behind Madrid and Sevilla after a 3-2 defeat at Athletic Bilbao, while Villarreal ended a miserable run of form with a 2-0 triumph over Real Mallorca to move up to fifth.

Villarreal had taken one point from their last 12 but a Joan Capdevila strike and a Giuseppe Rossi penalty got them back on the winning trail.

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January 17, 2009

Real Madrid wants Pennant

Jermaine Pennant

It was thought that Real Madrid had dropped out of the race to sign Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant with the likes of Milan, Sevilla and Portsmouth heading the queue for his signature.However, according to a report in British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror, Los Merengues have rekindled their interest in the 26-year-old former England under-21 international.Apparently, Los Blancos want the former Arsenal and Birmingham City wide-man to arrive at the Bernabeu on loan for the remainder of the season.They are attempting to broker a deal without spending much money as reports suggest that they are firm in the belief that they will sign Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer and are, therefore, saving funds for that moment."Everyone at the club sees Ronaldo as a done deal for next season," a Real Madrid insider is quoted as saying.Whether Liverpool will allow Pennant to go to the Spanish Champions on loan is questionable and the player himself may favour a move to a club where he is more likely to play regular first-team football.

Calderon Leaves Real Madrid

Ramon Calderon press conference before leaving Real Madrid Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon on Friday officially resigned over an affair involving unqualified delegates at the club's last board meeting.

Calderon made the announcement at a news conference at Real's Bernabeu stadium, confirming news reports from earlier in the day.

Vice-president Vicente Boluda will take over as interim president until elections can be organized.

Calderon was under massive pressure to quit when a news report earlier in the week said that he had sneaked unqualified delegates into the club's annual general assembly on December 7, in order to have his proposed budget and other measures passed.

At a tearful press conference, Calderon claimed that 'evil had triumphed.'

'I am not a coward,' he added, 'and I have nothing to hide...Neither directly or indirectly have I known about what happened in the club's last assembly.

Calderon then explained that he was handing over the presidency to close friend Boluda, who will prepare elections for May or June.

'I am leaving,' Calderon added, with tears in his eyes, 'with my hands clean and with my conscience clear, with less money and health that when I arrived, but with the pride of having served the most important club in the world.'

He finished by claiming that 'the success of those who have sought my destruction is also the triumph of injustice and evil. I have made mistakes, but not irregularities.'

Calderon's face revealed all the tension and anguish of what has been a traumatic week for him.

On Tuesday Marca raised eyebrows across Planet Football by claiming that Calderon had sneaked unqualified delegates into the December 7 assembly, in order not to be defeated by the increasingly vociferous opposition that has plagued him throughout his stormy two-and-a-half year reign.

According to Marca, Spain's best-selling paper, the unqualified delegates had not been club members long enough to be present at the assembly - or were not even Real members at all.

What made the scandal even more distasteful for Real fans was that, according to Marca, one of the 'infiltrados' was a paid-up member of local rivals Atletico Madrid.

Calderon immediately sacked the two employees he claimed were responsible for the scandal, whilst denying all knowledge of it himself.

On Wednesday Marca alleged that the two sacked employees were close friends of Calderon and were acting under orders from the orders from the president - allegations confirmed immediately be one of them.

Later on Wednesday Calderon claimed that it would be 'cowardly' to resign, and swore 'on my honour' to know nothing about the vote-rigging.

Spanish media reports claim that he was pushed towards quitting by his own board members, at stormy meetings on Thursday night and Friday morning.

January 02, 2009

Arsene Wenger to Real Madrid?

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According to English Newspaper "The Mirror", Real Madrid have offered Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal coach, €26 million to become their coach next season.
Real MAdrid's current coach is Juande Ramos who is sacked by Tottenham,but his contract end at the end of this season.
Unless the former Sevilla boss turns around the Real MAdrid's domestic form in remarkable fashion, or leads them to a 10th European Cup championship, a new gaffer will be required.
At the halfway point of the season, Arsenal are all but out of contention for the Premier League title. They sit fifth in the standings, 10 points behind leaders Liverpool.
Wenger is Arsenal's most successful manager, having collected three Premier League crowns and four FA Cups during his 12-year tenure.
I think Wenger would be a great choice for Real Madrid,I hope he comes to Real Madrid and get success with Real.