Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Stoke braced for Real Madrid Begovic move

Bookmark and Share

By Jonathan Nightingale

Saturday 28 June 2014

Stoke will be sweating on the future of star Asmir Begovic after the Real Madrid moved to prepare a summer swoop for the stopper, the Daily Star has reported.

Begovic saw his Bosnia side dumped out of the World Cup at the group stages but could be offered a cure for his heart ache with a dream move to the Bernabeu.

Arsenal were thought to be interested in the keeper but it is Carlo Ancelotti who is at the front of the admirer’s queue, who wants to sign the player he twice tried to capture during his time at Chelsea.

Madrid are currently suffering a goalkeeping dilemma – first choice Deigo Lopez looks set to head to Italy this summer and Iker Casillas, who was mainly used as a cup and back up keeper last season, has endured a torrid World Cup with many feeling he is past his legendary best.

And Ancelotti now sees it as the perfect time to turn his admiration into a transfer, with what is expected to be around a £15m bid for Begovic’s services.

Begovic only signed for Stoke for £3m back in 2010 from Portsmouth and has established himself as one of the league’s best and also most consistent.

Boss Mark Hughes knows there will be a flurry of interest in his man but will remain determined to hang onto the Bosnian – although unable to stand in his way if the right offer is tabled.

View the latest World Cup 2014 odds and betting here

Related Articles


Championship Analysis - Bournemouth champions but can Eddie Howe afford to risk loyalty?


Fabregas: Hazard can match Messi


The Top 5 Earners in Football


Chelsea in swap-deal talks with Atletico Madrid for Koke


Rodgers: Liverpool on the right path


The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship


Neville: Arsenal close to Premier League title





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News