The situations surrounding the departures of Angel di Maria and Claude Makelele from Real Madrid may have been formed from differing scenarios but one constant remained: president Florentino Perez did not want them playing for his football club.
Comparisons have recently been made between the two sales as Madrid fans lament what they believe to be a big mistake in letting go of a player who was arguably their best when it mattered last season, and one who played a huge part in guiding their s...
New Atletico Madrid striker Raul Jimenez insists he feels no pressure in attempting to make up for the loss of Diego Costa.
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Jimenez was brought in from Club America this summer following the departure of Costa to Chelsea.
Costa played a pivotal role in helping Atletico secure the Liga title last season, and coach Diego Simeone feels Jimenez is now the closest player to the Spain international that he has at his disposal.
"It's not pressure. It's...