Kovacic has been called up for Real Madrid's opening fixture against Sporting Gijon

Inter Milan Have Made A Huge Mistake By Selling Mateo Kovacic

Real Madrid announced the signing of Croatian starlet Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan for a reported fee of €30 Million. Inter manager Roberto Mancini came out and squarely blamed UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regime for offloading the highly rated 21 year old to the Los Blancos. Mancini and Inter may have made a huge mistake by selling Kovacic. Kovacic’s sudden switch from Inter Milan to Real Madrid took everyone by surprise. While Madrid fans wholeheartedly welcomed the arrival of the talented Croatian International into their ranks, the news of Kovacic’s departure from their club, left the Inter fans stunned. Kovacic’s exit from Inter follows closely on the heels of the departure of talented Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri from the club. Shaqiri joined English club Stoke City on a 5 year contract for a fee of £12 million. Manager Roberto Mancini’s statement blaming UEFA Financial Fair Play rules for selling both Kovacic and Shaqiri must have irked the Nerazzurri faithful. Earlier […] Read more »

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Serie A 2015-16: Five Talking Points Ahead Of The New Season

THT analyses five major talking points heading into the 2015-16 Serie A campaign, at a time of the year when every President, Coach, player and fan anxiously awaits what’s to come… Milan’s Rejuvenation It has been a busy summer for AC Milan – the Rossoneri are eagerly looking to get back on to the European map. For the first time, in football history, both Inter and AC Milan failed to qualify for a European competition in the coming season, which highlights just how much of a struggle it has been for two of Europe’s finest and most traditional clubs. Following the sacking of Filippo Inzaghi earlier this season, Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has looked to bolster his ranks with arrival of Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic and on the field the Rossoneri look like they mean business as well. Not only did they snap up Carlos Bacca, but they also moved in for highly-rated Shakhtar Donetsk hit-man Luiz Adriano – a double-swoop […] Read more »

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“We Are Tidying Up Mourinho’s Mess” Rafael Benitez’s Wife

Rafa Benitez has joined Real Madrid to tidy up another mess of Jose Mourinho as per the wife of the Spanish manager. Rafael Benitez replaced Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid after joining from Napoli earlier this summer, and in the process, has now managed a former Jose Mourinho club for the third time having previously taken charge at Inter Milan and Chelsea FC Cleaners of Mourinho’s mess Benitez’s wife Montserrat Seara joked that it seems almost fated that her husband  should continue to join clubs managed by the Portuguese manager.  “We tidy up his messes,” she joked, speaking to La Region. “If you think about it, of course you end up crossing paths. There are only a few world-class clubs out there.” Rafa explained 4-4-2 to me on our first date Benitez’s wife is a law professor and says her husband’s infamous obsession for the game remains unabated despite the difficult circumstances of his time with Napoli. “On our first date, Rafa explained […] Read more »