Madrid Press: Fallout continues over summer business

Madrid Press: Fallout continues over summer business


There are two main stories dominating the headlines in the Madrid press this morning – the fallout over the summer transfer business at the club and the news that Real Madrid announced profits of more than 600 million euros for the 2013/14 financial year.

Florentino Perez has spoken out about the transfer deals carried out over the summer. Los Blancos signed James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas, Toni Kroos and Chicharito, and sold Xabi Alonso, Angel di Maria, Diego Lopez and Alvaro Morata.

The sale of Alonso and di Maria upset Cristiano Ronaldo, who last week said in an interview that if he was president of the club, the pair would have stayed at the Santiago Bernabeu. Perez has denied any issue with the Portuguese player though and claimed the club sold di Maria because he was asking for too much money.

The Argentinean winger, now at Manchester United, refutes those claims, and says Perez wanted the 75 million to recoup his layout for Kroos and Rodriguez.

Elsewhere, there are more injury concerns for Los Blancos after Fabio Coentrao missed training for Portugal ahead of their game with Albania. Real have already lost Sami Khedira for eight weeks with a thigh problems, and AS reports the Portugal left back pulled out of training with a knee problem and will be assessed by the Portugal medical team.


  1. I wish james Rodriguez had not come to Real Madrid, becaus his arrival is the major cause of disorderliness and disunity in the 10 time European Champions.

  2. The explanation of the Real Madrid’s boss shows the excessive greed of the people seating on money. Was Di Maria asking more than G. Bale, C. Ronaldo or James R.?
    He made some mistakes, he should admit them and ask the fans for forgiveness instead of irritating more people. People were happy and thankful when he brought in Cristiano, Bale and some others in the club. But in the time when the team starts shining again he pull out the best components. Of course the fans and players that really love the club will be frustrated. With the exception of Messi and more or less Nenmar, what other quality player can he find worldwide to replace Di M. at a lower cost?