There has been a lot of speculation that Jose Mourinho would be bringing 23-year old stroking sensation to Real Madrid this summer. Whether it would involve a swap with Aguero’s Argentinean team mate Gonzalo Higuain or not was unclear. The theory was that Aguero was using Manchester City as a stepping stone to Real, as his former club, Athletico Madrid, would obstruct any transfer between the city rivals.
Any proposed move seems to have been abandoned, however, as the player nicknamed Kun due to his resemblance of a cartoon character has told Argentinean radio “My future is decided and I stay at Manchester City.”
We may never know if City’s dramatic, last minute capture of the English title, with Kun scoring the decisive winning goal, was the deciding factor. The player is leaving no doubt about his decision though, saying “I want to stay here and I am happy. City can be level with Madrid and Barcelona and I want to go and play in the Champion’s league here.”
Now Mourinho must look elsewhere to increase Madrid’s striking options. He is not desperate, however, as his team smashed the record of goals scored in La Liga this season.
Jose Mourinho has ended any possible speculation about his future at Real Madrid by signing a contract extension that will keep the Portuguese manager at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2016. He said “I need challenges that force me to try getting better and Real Madrid is the club that has forced me to do my best and improve as a coach and a professional.”
The news was warmly received by players, fans and backroom staff. He will now focus on repeating the league form of this season, while capturing the Champion’s league also. His first task was to try to reassure Gonzalo Higuain that his future also lies at Real Madrid and that he is a valuable part of the team.
It was reported that Paris Saint-Germain had met with the striker, and he was considering leaving Spain after seeing Karim Benzema preferred to him in the first team. Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez met Higuain yesterday and assured him of his worth. Nothing is guaranteed yet, but the signs are good that Madrid will still have their talented trio up front next season.
Today’s newspapers claim that the Blues are highly likely to lose their star midfielder Ramires this summer, as Real Madrid’s manager Mourinho has reportedly grown an interest in his services.
The 25-year-old midfielder joined Chelsea in 2010 for a transfer fee of £19.8m, and he managed to establish himself as a top player at the club ever since, while continuing to pile up on his national team selections, getting to 27 appearances for Brazil.
The in-form midfielder was one of the most important players at Chelsea who ,despite the fact that will miss the final, has played a vital role in securing the side’s Champions League final spot against Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid are rumoured to be in search for a few reinforcements which can help the club reach new heights in their attempt to retain the Champion status they have in Spain and try to also win the Champions League next season.
Mourinho is looking to secure Ramires for a transfer fee of £30m, but it’s going to be close to impossible to do this as his rumoured release clause is around the fabulous sum of £100m. The Blues are also looking to enhance their squad after what was a disappointing season for them in the Premiership, and that will surely make Mourinho’s task an even greater one.
What a stunning season for Jose Mourinho and everyone connected to Real Madrid. Not only did they put the brakes on their Catalan rivals and stop them winning La Liga four years in a row, they set a new points record by beating Majorca on the final day 4-1. This put Madrid on 100 points, one better than the 99 recorded by Guardiola’s Barcelona two years ago.
Remarkably, the home and away record is identical. 16 wins, two draws and just a single defeat both at the Bernabeu and on their travels is phenomenal. Real scored 121 goals and let in just 32. Christiano was top scorer with 46 league goals. Gonzalo Higuain with 22, and Karim Benzema with 21 also made great contributions.
Ozil, Di Maria, Pepe, Alonso and Ramos were all fantastic and Casillas the captain was immense in goal, as usual. Mourinho was always entertaining and he is already planning for next season. It remains to be seen if there will be much activity in the transfer market this summer. Jose may wait to see if anyone catches his eye during 2012.
What is for sure is that Barcelona will find it very difficult to recapture this title from a brilliant Real Madrid.
On a hostile night at the home of Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid ran out 3-0 winners to clinch their first La Liga title since 2008. It was the 32nd time Real have ruled in Spain and the 7th league win for Jose Mourinho.The Portugese managerclaimed that this title was the hardest won of his illustrious career.
Wild celebrations ensued across Spain as the Madrid fans were overjoyed at seeing the title wrested back from the grasp of fierce rivals Barcelona. Real achieved this stunning feat scoring a record number of league goals and they are still on course for a record number of points. If they win their next two games they will finish the season with 100 points. The current record is 99, held by Guardiola’s Barcelona team of two years ago.
Speculation on the departure of Mourinho in the summer has all but stopped. Indeed, Mourinho met with Real Madrid executive Jose Angel Sanchez yesterday to start making plans for next season. The club were dissapointed to go out of the Champion’s league at the semi-final stage and will want to win the cup next year along with retaining the title against a Barcelona side dseperate to win it back.