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Ronaldo set to buy Spanish side Real Valladolid

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Brazilian legend Ronaldo is set to buy La Liga side Real Valladolid for euro30 million, according to reports in Spain.

Marca has reported that Ronaldo is in talks with the club and set to become the majority shareholder. If the deal goes through, he will become president of the club.

Valladolid have been up for sale for some time, and were nearly bought by Mexican businessman Ernesto Tinajero, but the deal collapsed.

Valladolid were promoted to La Liga from Segunda B via the play-offs last season, ending a spell of four seasons in the second tier.

Ronaldo is currently has a minority share in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League, as well as co-owning sports marketing company 9INE, with his friend, mixed martial artist Anderson Silva.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 50th career hat-trick

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 50th hat-trick of his career as Real Madrid ran out 6-3 winners against Girona in La Liga.

Ronaldo bagged 4 goals as Los Blancos hammered Girona to move up to third place.

The Portuguese maestro has now scored 21 goals in his last 11 appearances, and has got on the scoresheet of each of his last 8 matches.

Those goals also mean he is now joint top scorer in the top 5 European leagues alongside Mohamed Salah with 35.

In all, he has scored 44 hat-tricks for Real Madrid – a record. In addition he has scored 5 for Portugal and, perhaps surprisingly, just one while he was at Manchester United.

Question is, how many more can he score before he hangs up his boots?

Barcelona could join English Premier League, claims Catalan sports minister

Could we see Stoke City v Barcelona on a wet Tuesday night in future? The Catalan sports minister seems to think so, especially if the people of Catalonia vote for independence this weekend.

If Catalonia were to become independent from Spain, it has been said by the Spanish FA that Barcelona – along with other sides from the area such as Espanyol and Girona – would be barred from competing in La Liga.

So, Gerard Figueras, the Catalan sports minister reasons, they could end up applying to compete in another league, such as Serie A, Ligue Un or the Premier League. He noted that clubs from Andorra compete in the Spanish league, while Monaco play in Ligue Un and Welsh clubs are in the English Football League.

However, this scenario is just hypothetical at the moment. The Spanish government has said that Catalonia’s independence referendum is illegal and the Prime Minister has said that the vote won’t happen.

In a recent statement, Barcelona said it would respect the will of the majority of Catalan people.

So, while the idea of Barcelona in the Premier League will remain a dream, its just nice to think about what it would be like. Who wouldn’t want to see Messi and co up close every weekend?

Record Breaker Messi to recieve LFP tribute at Barcelona vs Athletico clash

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Javier Tebes has confirmed that the LFP will pay tribute to La Liga’s all-time leading goalscorer, Lionel Messi, at Barcelona’s meeting with Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on January 11.

The Argentina international broke Telmo Zarra’s record of 251 goals by netting a hat-trick in his club’s 5-1 rout of Sevilla on November 22.

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