Real edging closer to James Rodriguez

Real Madrid are edging closer to clinching the signing of Colombian winger James Rodriguez from AS Monaco.
The 23 year old was the recipient of the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the World Cup with six goals as he led the Colombian to the quarter finals in a team that lacked their biggest star in the form of Radamel Falcao. And that led to his stock rising manifolds with many European heavyweights keen on bringing the former FC Porto player to their clubs.

Real Madrid is keen to bring in the winger to the Santiago Bernabeu as they look to ship Argentine winger Angel di Maria with several Premier League clubs interested in his services and are willing to use the cash from his sale to fund a move for Rodriguez. Continue reading Real edging closer to James Rodriguez

Mourinho Comes With Praise Of Hazard

Chelsea manager José Mourinho has once again come in with full praise of midfielder Eden Hazard by saying that the Belgian international has the ability to create something out of nothing. He says that such players will be crucial to the Chelsea success in the coming years. Hazard is regarded as one of the best young players in the world. Last season was his most successful for Chelsea after scoring almost 20 goals and creating the same number through assists. Even though there were suggestions of fallout between Hazard and Mourinho towards the end of last season, it seems that they have made the differences.

Chelsea have already sold a couple of stars like Juan Mata and David Luiz in the last few months. There has been a suggestion that Hazard could also be sold in the summer transfer window. However, Mourinho has ruled out the departure of the 23-year-old by saying that he is one of the important players for Chelsea. It seems that he is planning to build a team around Hazard. The youngster is currently with the Belgian international team at the World Cup looking to get his team to the latter stages of the competition. Belgium will be taking on the United States in the last 16.

“I understand this beauty and these magic moments he [Hazard] brings to the game are what the fans enjoy the most. Obviously the fans enjoy and respect people like Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry – people that are so stable during the season and do an incredible job for the team – but people like Eden bring the magic and win matches in one action. They have the flair and the artist’s touch of the football. Next season will be very, very difficult, even more so,” said Mourinho.