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Zidane questions Bale's 'enormous' price
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Zidane questions Bale's 'enormous' price

Sep 9 2013, 8:30am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Sep 9 (IANS) Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed his surprise at the amount the Spanish club paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

Madrid, Sep 9 — Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed his surprise at the amount the Spanish club paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur. Although Real Madrid sources...

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Zidane questions Bale's 'enormous' price

Sep 9 2013, 8:30am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Sep 9 (IANS) Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed his surprise at the amount the Spanish club paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

Madrid, Sep 9 — Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed his surprise at the amount the Spanish club paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

Although Real Madrid sources say the club paid 91 million euros, Tottenham say that Real Madrid agreed to pay just over 100 million euros for the player, who was officially presented to the fans and the press a week ago, reports Xinhua.

Speaking on French TV station, Canal+, Zidane, who is close to Madrid president Florentino Perez, didn't deny that the club had paid the higher figure for Bale, but questioned the wisdom of paying so much money for the player.

Zidane was for a while the most expensive player in the world, joining Madrid for a fee of around 75 million euros and establishing himself as one of the heroes of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

"I admitted that I was not worth 75 million euros and today I feel the same way: that no player is worth that. It is incomprehensible with all that is happening today. Two clubs agree a price without feeling forced to do so. Sadly that is the way football is," said the Frenchman.

Zidane had some advice for Bale, who very clearly is going to be under the spotlight when he returns to Spain.

"Bale understands the impact of his arrival: he is coming to the best club in the world and he is doing so with this enormous transfer fee. I lived through that and for the first three months it was very difficult and I even wondered if the best thing was to leave, but if you concentrate on what happens on the pitch, things happen more naturally and my job is to tell him to play as he knows how and not to pressure him," he said.

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Arsene Wenger Convinced of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Class

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Embargoed: adidas Predator Accelerator

Aug 26 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: Soccerlens

Embargoed: adidas Predator Accelerator - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Adidas have released a remake of their 1998 classic football boot the Predator Accelerator. The boots were released in the build up to the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.  Football legend Zinedine Zidane is most closely linked with this boot that was also worn by the likes of David Beckham and Alessandro Del Piero. Zidane is back to help promote the Adidas P ...
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Man United sign Di Maria for British record fee

Aug 26 2014 2:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation. The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking United’s spending to about 130 million pounds ($215 million) in the summer ...
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Man United sign Di Maria for British record fee

Aug 26 2014 2:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation. The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking United’s spending to about 130 million pounds ($215 million) in the summer tra ...
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Man United sign Di Maria for British record fee

Aug 26 2014 2:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation. The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking United’s spending to about 130 million pounds ($215 million) in the summer transfer window as England’s most successful club seeks to revive its fortunes under ...
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Man United sign Di Maria for British record fee

Aug 26 2014 2:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation. The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking United’s spending to about 130 million pounds ($215 million) in the summer transfer window as England’s most successf ...
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Arsenal vs. Besiktas: Key Takeaways from Arsene Wenger's Pregame Presser

Aug 26 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Arsene Wenger has challenged Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to emulate some of the game’s great midfielders by shining in a host of different positions ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Besiktas. Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the second leg of the Champions League qualifier with Besiktas—a tie currently poised at 0-0—Wenger backed the young England midfielder to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane by shining in both wide and central midfield ber ...
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Is Angel Di Maria Worth €90 Million to Manchester United? Absolutely

Aug 25 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The exact financials are yet to be agreed, but by the time the “i’s” are dotted, “t’s” crossed and signatures attached to the necessary documents, Angel Di Maria’s move from Real Madrid to Manchester United will have become one of the most expensive pieces of business in football history. Marca, having pegged the initial transfer fee at €75 million, on Monday reported an additional €15 million would be built into the tr ...
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Part two of adidas' Predator Revenge plan unveiled

Aug 25 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

After revealing the first in what adidas are calling the Predator Revenge pack last week with the brilliantly retro Instinct 94 boot, the second in the series is alive. The new boot, modeled after 1998's Predator Accelerator, is sure to see fans recall some of their favorite football memories. The original Accelerator took Zinedine Zidane, among others in the France side, to the World Cup trophy way back when. Henri Szwarc/Bongarts/Getty ...
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Better than Zidane? Maybe one day, says Eden Hazard after taking number 10 jersey at Chelsea

Aug 22 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Mirror Football

The Belgium midfielder feels the Blues' range of stars can out-dazzle the rest as they aim for Premi ...
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