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Monday January 6 2020
Jermaine Pennant: Real Madrid agreed to sign me, but instead I went to Portsmouth

Former winger Jermaine Pennant has revealed Real Madrid agreed to sign him in January 2009 but he joined Portsmouth instead.

Pennant played 13 league matches for Portsmouth without scoring a goal and he was not offered a new contract by Liverpool, his parent club at the time, following his return.

That allowed him to finally move to Spanish football as he joined Real Zaragoza who were then in La Liga and despite making 26 appearances that season, he failed to score a goal and left the club the following year to join Stoke City.

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Monday December 9 2019
Match-fixing investigation: Real Zaragoza, 41 individuals cleared

Real Zaragoza and 41 individuals have been cleared of match-fixing charges by a Spanish court on Monday relating to a game eight years ago.

Zaragoza’s 2-1 win at Levante on 17 April 2011 helped save them from relegation with the match the subject of intense scrutiny from Spain’s anti-corruption authorities.

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Wednesday November 13 2019
Spain's top scorer David Villa to retire this year

David Villa - Spain’s all-time record international goalscorer - has confirmed his retirement from football this year.

The former Barcelona striker - who scored 12 goals in 24 appearances for Japanese club Vissel Kobe this season - will end a 19-year career, in which he won the 2010 World Cup and 2008 European Championship with his country.

“I wanted to retire from football, not be forced to retire,” Villa said.

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Thursday October 24 2019
Manchester United sign Real Zaragoza youth star Mateo Mejia

Manchester United have signed teenage winger Mateo Mejia from Real Zaragoza in a deal worth around €150k, say reports.

El Periodico de Aragon say Mejia has actually been training with United since the summer and the only reason why he has not debuted is due to suffering two ankle injuries.

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Sunday October 13 2019
Real Madrid recommended Wolves move for Jesus Vallejo

Real Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo has confirmed it was the club that encouraged him to join Premier League side Wolves on loan.

Vallejo signed on a season long deal with Nuno Santo's side, after being told his was surplus to requirements at Real Madrid this summer, following the signing of Eder Militao from Porto.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
La Liga Transfer Window Round Up

The transfer window recently closed in Spain and David Whitworth analyses five intriguing transfers to keep an eye over this season.

Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix

Martin Ødegaard: Real Madrid to Real Sociedad

After two successful years in the Dutch Eredivisie, the Norwegian sensation is delivering on his prodigal talent and looks primed to shine upon his return to La Liga. Having signed for the Basque outfit on a two-year loan deal, Ødegaard has instantly hit the ground running and has already opened his account for Real Sociedad scoring the only goal of his side’s 1-0 win over Mallorca.

João Félix: Benfica to Atlético Madrid

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Friday August 9 2019
Real Zaragoza sign Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund

Real Zaragoza have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund playmaker and Japan international Shinji Kagawa, it has been confirmed.

The 30-year-old had fallen from prominence in Dortmund’s first-team squad and had participated in just two Bundesliga games so far last campaign, before a January loan switch to Turkish club Besiktas.

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Thursday August 8 2019
Real Zaragoza approach Barcelona on Riqui Puig

Real Zaragoza have made an offer to loan Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig for the campaign, according to reports in Spain.

Local media outlet El Periódico de Aragón reports that the Segunda club - who have the biggest fanbase outside Spain’s top flight - are one of a ‘number of clubs’ to register an interest.

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Saturday July 6 2019
Real Madrid agree fee for Alberto Soro

Real Madrid have agreed a fee with Real Zaragoza over highly rated midfielder Alberto Soro.

Los Blancos have been linked with the 20-year old, and reports in Diario AS this weekend claim that a fee of €2.5m has done been confirmed to bring him to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Soro, who came through the club's youth ranks, made 21 league appearances in his debut season in the first team in 2018-19.

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Tuesday July 2 2019
Real Madrid close to completing Alberto Soro deal

Real Madrid are poised to complete the signing of highly-rated attacking midfielder Alberto Soro from Real Zaragoza, claim Diario AS.

The 20-year-old is said to be the jewel of Zaragoza’s side and he has starred for the first team this season with 30 appearances across La Liga 123 and the Copa del Rey.

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