Spanish Paper Talk: Angel Di Maria Exit Makes Way For James Rodriguez

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Di Maria expected to finalise his €75m move to Manchester United this week…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti pays tribute to Angel Di Maria for his services to the club.


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– ‘World star’.

– The price of a Galactico. Real Madrid sell Angel Di Maria to Manchester United for €75m and €15m in bonuses. Many are shocked at the price-tag despite Di Maria’s ability, with Real doing well to essentially cover the cost of the signing of James.

– Return of the culture of effort.

– Luis Enrique gets the boat to run – Lionel Messi (2) and Munir, goal scorers.

– The champions start the defence of their title.


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– Di Maria gives way to James Rodriguez.

– Carlo Ancelotti commends the Argentine, who is joining United for €80m. However, having now allowed him to leave, it will be up the Colombian star to replace him in the team and ensure that they won’t miss Di Maria.

– ‘He has done a fantastic job for us’.

–  Barca 3-0 Elche Double for Messi and the consecration of Munir.

– The champions defend the title in Vallecas.


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– It’s back.

– Messi scores twice and works hard in a win with good feeling.

– A goal from the young Munir completes the party despite a red card for Javier Mascherano at the end of the first half.

– Juan Cuadrado: ‘There is still time’. The Fiorentina star could yet secure a move to Spain before the transfer window deadline, but it continues to be unlikely the longer that it is held off.

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