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Real Madrid asked to take down video aimed at Barcelona by the Catalunya Government
According to El Chiringuito TV, Real Madrid have been asked to take down the video posted last night in opposition to Barcelona’s ‘regime team’ comment by the Government of Catalunya.
After Barcelona president Joan Laporta went on to call Real Madrid the ‘club of the regime’ during his press conference explaining the Negreira case, Los Blancos retorted by airing a four-minute video on RMTV and posting it on their social media channels.
The video showcased Barcelona as the ‘regime club’ with Real Madrid alleging that the Catalan giants had been privy to benefits during General Franco’s time.
However, now, the Government of Catalunya has hit back at Real Madrid, terming the video as “offensive, irresponsible and insulting,” as reported by Josep Soldado.
Meanwhile, Patrícia Plaja, the spokesperson for the Government of Catalunya, said: “It would be nice if Real Madrid deleted the video. It’s irresponsible and an offense to the thousands of people who suffered from Francoism.”
In the video that Real Madrid shared last night, they alleged that Barcelona awarded the insignia of gold to Franco. The Catalans were said to have even made Franco an honorary member in 1965.
Meanwhile, it was also alleged that Barcelona were saved three times from bankruptcy with three reclassifications made by Franco.
This was the response from the club after Laporta had made accusations over Real Madrid being the team that has historically received favourable treatment from officials and that they were the club of the regime.
Barcelona have not yet officially made a statement on the video. Meanwhile, it has been reported that Real Madrid will continue making more arguments in their defence after the allegations laid at their feet by Laporta.
Following the events of the last 24 hours, it would be safe to say that the relationship between the two arch-rivals, which had grown cordial in recent years, will no longer be the same.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.