Sport Madrid to revive De Gea interest following Lopetegui's arrival

18:21  13 june  2018
18:21  13 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Spain's 23-man World Cup squad confirmed

  Spain's 23-man World Cup squad confirmed Spain, the 2010 World Cup winners, are coming into this tournament with very high hopes. Legends such as Carlos Puyol, Xavi and Iker Casillas have all came to the end of their international careers and a new crop of Spanish tiki taka footballers are on their way. After a disappointing Euro 2016, head coach Vincente Del Bosque resigned, leaving a vacancy for new manager Julen Lopetegui, who named his 23 man squad earlier this week. Most of the Spanish squad basically picks itself. The winners such as Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta are still very much the spine of the team. However, this Spanish squad has a lot of young quality. The likes of Marco Asensio, Saul Ninguez and Lucas Vazquez have all had positive seasons in Madrid. Furthermore, there are a few “not sure” players. Liverpool flop Iago Aspas was given the green light ahead of Alvaro Morata after a good campaign with Celta Vigo, as was Valencia forward Rodrigo. Another shock name to the list was Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal, who was picked ahead of Marcos Alonso, Real Sociedad right back Alvaro Odriozola, who has been named ahead of Alonso and Hector Bellerin, rounds off the 23-man selection for Spain. This squad wil suit playing the typical Spanish, keep ball way. There isn’t a lot of pace through out the side, but hopefully, Lopetegui can show why he was given the job and find a system that works with an incredibly talented 23 man squad.

Manchester United have had to withstand interest from Real Madrid for the past three years for their prize asset. But when asked about his future this summer, De Gea was unequivocal with his answer. Soccer-How Lopetegui turned Spain’ s sadness to excitement – Football.

Time ran out for the move transpire and De Gea signed a four-year deal with United soon after, ending Real' s short-term interest . De Gea , though, says he is focused only on his national team commitments with Spain as Julen Lopetegui looks to guide La Roja to a second World Cup trophy.

Real Madrid could look to revive their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea following Julen Lopetegui’s appointment.

The Daily Mail reports that the pair have a strong relationship from Lopetegui’s time working with the Spanish U-21 side.

De Gea has been a long-term target for Madrid, who were reportedly ready to end their interest and pursue other targets.

Julen Lopetegui wearing a suit and tie: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Sport © Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Sport Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Sport

The Spanish side are in the market for a goalkeeper to replace Keylor Navas.

They have been heavily linked with Jan Oblak, Alisson, Thibaut Courtois and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Spain considering Premier League boss as Lopetegui replacement

  Spain considering Premier League boss as Lopetegui replacement Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is on the list of candidates to replace the recently-sacked Spain manager Julen Lopetegui. The Northern Echo claims that the former Real Madrid boss is under consideration. The Spanish Football Federation have taken the bold decision to sack Lopetegui just one day before the World Cup kicks off. The news follows the confirmation that Lopetegui will be taking over at Real Madrid this summer. Following the announcement, there has been contrasting reports about Lopetegui’s future with the Spanish national team, but his departure has now been confirmed. This is not the first time Benitez has been linked with the Spain job. He was a target for the national team when Vicente del Bosque left his post back in 2016. Lopetegui’s departure will throw fresh doubt over Benitez’s immediate future with Newcastle. Benitez has been linked with moves away from St James’ Park following the difficult relationship he has endured with Mike Ashley.

Manchester United expect Real Madrid to revive their interest in David de Gea . Following the bizarre mix-up, De Gea signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford which will expire in the summer of 2019.

Time ran out for the move transpire and De Gea signed a four-year deal with United soon after, ending Real’ s short-term interest . De Gea , though, says he is focused only on his national team commitments with Spain as Julen Lopetegui looks to guide La Roja to a second World Cup trophy.

Lopetegui was recently confirmed as the man to replace Zinedine Zidane, who stood down at the end of last season.

However, the decision from Real Madrid to announce the deal so early has cost Lopetegui his job with the Spanish national team.

Lopetegui was sacked just a day before the World Cup kicks off in Russia, with former Real Madrid player Fernando Hierro taking over.

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Lopetegui’s hypocrisy revealed as his final words to Spain squad leak .
With Spain’s World Cup in full crisis mode after the sacking of their coach Julen Lopetegui just 48 hours before the tournament starts, his last words to the squad have now emerged. The 51-year-old was announced as the new Real Madrid coach on Tuesday, with Spanish FA chief Luis Rubiales apparently only learning about it five minutes before it came out.

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