Real Sociedad Wiretap

Barcelona Increase Interest In Alexander Isak

Feb 22, 2021 11:02 PM

Barcelona have intensified their interest in signing Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad. 

Martin Braithwaite has been Barca's only No. 9 since September, when they sold Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid in a deal that could be worth up to €11 million.

Isak, 21, is a player who has been on the club's radar for a while and his performances since moving to Spain in 2019 have impressed Barca scouts, who believe similarities between Real Sociedad and Barca's playing styles would ease his adaption.

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Tags: Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

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Wolves Sign Willian Jose On Loan Deal

Jan 23, 2021 11:09 PM

Wolverhampton Wanderers signed striker Willian Jose from Real Sociedad on a loan through the end of this season.

The 29-year-old comes with an option to buy at the end of this season.

Jose has scored 62 goals in 170 appearances for La Real.

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Tags: Real Sociedad, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Loan

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David Silva Chooses Real Sociedad Over Lazio

Aug 19, 2020 11:11 AM

David Silva has agreed to a two-year deal with Real Sociedad.

Silva played for Valencia before he joined Manchester City.

Italian media reported that Lazio had offered Silva a three-year contract worth 10 million euros ($11.94 million) and the Serie A club were confident of signing him.

"I've heard about David Silva's transfer to Real Sociedad. I have huge respect for the player but not for the man," Lazio sporting director Igli Tare said in a statement.

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Tags: Lazio, Manchester City, Real Sociedad, Misc Rumor

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Real Madrid Terminates Martin Odegaard Loan At Sociedad Early

Aug 11, 2020 8:17 AM

Real Madrid has informed Real Sociedad they want to end the loan of Martin Odegaard early.

Real Sociedad had expected to have Odegaard on their club again for the 20-21 season.

Zinedine Zidane made a last minute change of plans with Odegaard as he seeks more options in central midfield. There is a feeling he can bring quality and creativity to the squad and compete with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco and Federico Valverde in midfield.

The playmaker has been a huge success in San Sebastian. Odegaard looked forward to regular playing time with Sociedad. 

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Tags: Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Loan, Misc Rumor

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La Liga Able To Resume Season On June 8th

May 23, 2020 4:51 PM

La Liga matches can resume behind closed doors starting on June 8th, according to Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez.

La Liga president Javier Tebas recently stated that he wants matches to begin around June 12th.

"Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back many day-to-day activities," said Sanchez.

"From 8 June, La Liga will be back. Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreational activity that will return."


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5 Players In Spain's First, Second Division Test Positive For COVID-19

May 10, 2020 1:06 PM

5 players from La Liga's first and second division have tested positive for COVID-19.

"Between the clubs of [the first and second divisions], five positive cases have been detected among players, all of them asymptomatic and in the final stage of the illness," released the league in a statement.

The players, who are in isolation, will be able to rejoin their teammates when they test negative twice over a span of 72 hours.

Barcelona were one of several clubs to resume training on Friday.

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Spanish FA Offers $540 Million Bailout For La Liga Clubs

Mar 25, 2020 1:08 PM

The Royal Spanish Football Federation announced a $540 million bailout for clubs in Spain's first and second division to help cover costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

La Liga suspended their schedule indefinitely due to the severity of the virus in Spain.

"We want to offer La Liga the possibility to sit down and get the financing for first and second division clubs. We have spoken to several banks and are able to offer a credit line worth €500m to first and second division clubs that are struggling and that can be repaid in the next four, five or six years," said Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales.

Rubiales also said that a potential May return for the league is impossible given the current state of the country.

"We think it's practically impossible to resume competitions at the beginning of May. We have temporary hospitals being put up in Madrid and the military emergency units [UME] are out on the streets," said Rubiales. 

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Javier Tebas Confident La Liga Will Complete Season

Mar 15, 2020 5:19 PM

La Liga president Javier Tebas said he was confident that league would complete its season.

La Liga matchday was suspended two weeks due to fears surrounding COVID-19.

Tebas said he was fearful of the financial ramifications for a lost season.

"We're working on that other virus which is seeing what happens with our contracts around the world. We have 100 different obligations with 100 operators around the world and, if there's no broadcasting, there's no earning. We're working to see if we can fit in some calendars in order to soften the economic blow that will arrive.

"It's difficult for Europe's big clubs too, not just the small ones. They play in Europe and also earn lots [of money]. If the competitions are suspended, everything is revised and revenues are a lot lower. All the budgets of the teams are going to be comprised if the season doesn't get finished, but I'm convinced that it will get finished," said Tebas. 

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Real Madrid Players Quarantined, La Liga Suspend Season For Two Weeks

Mar 12, 2020 12:10 PM

La Liga suspended its season for the next two matchdays after Real Madrid players went into quarantine.

Real Madrid were quarantined after a basketball player tested positive for coronavirus.

"Given the circumstances that are coming to light this morning, referring to the quarantine established in Real Madrid and the possible cases in players from other clubs, La Liga considers it appropriate to continue to the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID-19. As a result, in accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, [La Liga] agrees to postpone at least the next two match days," released the league in a statement.

La Liga matches were previously scheduled to be played behind closed doors.

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Gerard Pique: No Problem With Barca Assistant Eder Sarabia

Mar 8, 2020 2:02 PM

Gerard Pique said that the team has no problems with Barcelona assistant manager Eder Sarabia.

Sarabia has come under scrutiny due to his emotional outbursts on the touchline.

"When the club is being weak, these types of things rise up. A few weeks ago, the talk was about the players not having a huddle before the game and it was because of the change of coach, just like the warm-up was different. It's the same thing. [Sarabia's behaviour] is completely normal," said Pique.

"The assistant coach is full of adrenaline, it's all completely normal for us. The boss apologised and we told him that it wasn't because of us; in any case it was because of the image of the club. We really don't care; in fact, we like that there's intensity in the dugout and they're living [the game] too."

Barcelona returned to the top of the table following a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad. 

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Real Sociedad Place $38 Million Valuation On Willian Jose

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Barcelona Turn Attention To Willian Jose

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Willian Jose Linked To Tottenham Move

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Martin Odegaard To Return To Real Madrid Next Season

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Barcelona To Complain To Spanish FA After Not Getting Penalty

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Mikel Oyarzabal Linked With Bayern Munich Move

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La Liga Winner On Track For Lowest Point Total In 13 Seasons

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Martin Odegaard: I Want To Stay At Real Sociedad For Two Years

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Arsenal Reportedly Interested In Martin Odegaard

As.com

Real Madrid Will Not Recall Martin Odegaard This Winter

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Nacho Monreal, Mohamed Elneny Leave Arsenal

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Nacho Monreal Close To Signing With Real Sociedad

Football Espana

La Liga Clubs Have Spent $1.4 Billion In Transfer Market
Real Madrid have spent $338 million on players this summer.

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Real Madrid Renew Martin Odegaard's Contract Through 2023
Martin Odegaard will play on loan with Real Sociedad next season.

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Martin Odegaard Joins Real Sociedad On Loan
Martin Odegaard has spent the last two seasons on loan in the Eredivisie.

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Xabi Alonso Offered Coaching Role At Real Sociedad
Alonso would gain experience managing the youth sides before eventually taking over the senior team.

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Gareth Bale To Be Fined For Leaving Match Early
Bale left in the stadium in the 78th minute of Real Madrid's 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad.

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Real Madrid Hopes To Sign Kepa Arrizabalaga, Alvaro Odriozola
Kepa Arrizabalaga is a 23-year-old keeper from Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid would like to sign him in January.

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Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement At End Of Season
Xabi Alonso started his career with Real Sociedad before playing for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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Real Sociedad Investigating Training Absence Of Carlos Vela
Spanish media reports say Carlos Vela skipped training to attend a Chris Brown concert in Madrid.

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