And so to the case of Ousmane Dembélé. Have you seen the French winger?
On the face of it, the Coutinho operation should be nice and simple for FC Barcelona.
I think I know you all well enough to state that you’ll be glued to the Catalan “derby” tomorrow night at the Camp Nou.
You’ll know by now that when Madrid and Barcelona face-off in the match known universally as El Clásico you’re rock-solid guaranteed to get the best quality and spectacle anywhere in football.
It’s about Neymar this week. Of course it is.
The European Under-21 Championships in Poland are turning into quite the wee post-season boost for Real Madrid.
I know this may already have been covered in the "Hatch, Match and Dispatch" pages of the Evening Express ...
Graham Hunter: Real Madrid v Barcelona is about as perfect as football can be – so savour the experience
Drink it in - Real Madrid versus Barcelona is as good as it gets
I recently spent time with one of football's great characters, and winners, who's quite sure that a couple of European finals were taken from his grasp by skullduggery.