Athletic Bilbao have announced that coach Ernesto Valverde, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, is leaving the club.
According to multiple reports, Valverde has already agreed a deal to replace outgoing boss Luis Enrique in the managerial hot seat at the Nou Camp for next season, with the Catalan giants set to reveal their new coach next Monday.
Valverde's contract with Athletic Club was already set to expire.
A brief club statement read: "Ernesto Valverde will not continue as coach...
Koke has signed a five-year contract extension that will keep the midfielder at Atletico Madrid until June 2024, the club announced on Tuesday.
"Jose Resurreccion 'Koke' and Atletico Madrid have completed an agreement for the player to sign a contract extension until June 30, 2024," a club statement said.
Koke, whose previous deal ran to June 2019, said he was is thrilled to have pledged his future to his all-time club.
"Atletico is the club of my life and it's an honor to be a part of its future,"...
Real Madrid have completed their move for promising Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior from Flamengo.
Madrid announced they had signed the 16-year-old on Tuesday, effective in July 2018 when the forward turns 18. FIFA youth transfer regulations do not allow international transfers of players under 18, with few exceptions.
The plan is for Vinicius to remain with Flamengo for another year after until 2019, but he can move to Madrid earlier if both sides agree, the Spanish club said in a statement.