Samuel Eto’o pleads guilty to tax fraud to avoid prison in Spain

Former Cameroon football star Samuel Eto’o has pleaded guilty and struck a deal with Spanish prosecutors to avoid going to jail for tax fraud during his time at Barcelona, ​​a city court announced Monday. Eto’o, who played for Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, received a fine and a 22-month suspended sentence but will not serve … Read more

Rudiger turned down Barcelona to join Ancelotti’s Real Madrid

German defender Antonio Rudiger said Monday that Carlo Ancelotti was instrumental in his decision to join Real Madrid from Chelsea this summer. Rudiger has moved to Santiago Bernabeu on a free transfer after choosing not to extend his Chelsea contract. The 29-year-old defender has signed a four-year deal with the reigning Spanish and European champion. … Read more

Marcelo says goodbye as Real Madrid celebrates 14th European crown

Real Madrid captain and veteran Brazilian defender Marcelo bid a tearful farewell as the club and fans celebrated a record 14th European Cup at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real defeated Liverpool 1-0 at the Stade de France on Saturday night, with Vinicius Junior scoring the winning goal to secure the club’s fifth Champions League title in … Read more

Mbappe consulted Macron over PSG deal after Real Madrid snub

In a startling revelation, Kylian Mbappe on Monday said he had discussed his potential transfer to Real Madrid with French President Emanuel Macron, two days after the announcement that the Paris Saint-Germain forward signed a contract extension with the Ligue 1 champions. World Cup winner Mbappe had for months seemed certain to sign for the … Read more