Spanish Paper Talk: Real Madrid Secure Signing Of Brazilian Star

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Odegaard ready to train with Castilla while Illara heading for exit…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Real Madrid confirm the signing of Lucas Silva while other transfers in and out could yet happen.


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– Lucas Silva.

– Real Madrid seal the €14m signing of the Brazilian central midfielder. He will sign today and be presented on Monday.

– The Golden Boy: “I’m ready”. Odegaard will play for Castilla and also train with Carlo Ancelotti.

– Illarra: He doesn’t want to go to Athletic, but prefers to go to Arsenal in June.

– Espanyol 3 Sevilla 1: Bacca keeps Sevilla alive. He scores in the 91st minute and it will be decided at the Pizjuan.


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– Lucas Silva signed.

– The Cruzeiro Vice-President confirms that “the agreement is closed”.

– Illarramendi, close to leaving: “Nobody has said anything to me, but I want to stay”.

– And Odegaard presented: “If Ancelotti calls me up I will be happy”.

– The Brazilian central midfielder will cost €13m.

– The Rojiblanco fans believe in the comeback.

– Only 5,000 tickets are left. Atleti have gone through in seven of the 10 ties they have been 1-0 down.

– A Bacca goal in the 91st minute keeps Sevilla alive against a magnificent Espanyol .


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– Trident – 2.

– The great form shown by Pique, Mascherano and Busquets, another of the keys to the new Barca. The effectiveness of the trio allows the team to have conceded fewest goals in the League (9) and the Cup (1).

– Gerard brings elegance, the ‘little boss’ intensity, and Sergio adds to the balance.

– Espanyol 3 Sevilla 1: a great game. A great Espanyol put their passage into the semi-finals in the post.

– Luis Enrique’s ‘hand’ noted. Ter Stegen: “I also want to be in the starting XI in La Liga”.

– Against Elche, a switch.

– FA Cup, Cambridge-Manchester United: Valdes could make his United debut today after 10 months out injured.

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