Miguel Delaney will be covering Europe's super clubs for us this season. He kicks off his regular column with a look at the ongoing transfer war between Barcelona and Real Madrid...
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Barcelona felt they had to respond. Not to a goal, however, nor a Real Madrid victory - at least not on the pitch. It was a signing. Back around the turn of the millennium, when the Spanish sports papers would annually proclaim their domestic title “the league of stars” on account of the latest mega-purchases, the Catalans felt they urgently had to make a statement.
One former player confided that, inRead More »from The Barca-Madrid arms race has peaked – and it could damage both clubs