MADRID (AP) — Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas will lead Spain's squad at the women's European Championship in England next month. Putellas is the highlight of the 23-player list announced by coach Jorge Vilda on Monday. She is among nine players from Barcelona, while six play for Real Madrid. Spain is unbeaten in 22 matches, with 19 victories. It is coming off a 7-0 rout of Australia in a friendly at home on Saturday. Spain will play another friendly at Italy on Friday before opening its Euro
Gareth Bale's exit from Real Madrid turned heads in Wales, with many believing the five-time Champions League winner could swap the European champions for Championship side Cardiff City. There is an option for Bale to extend his contract with LAFC should he wish to stay in the United States, but Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan remains positive about his chances of landing the Wales captain next year.
“I love how Jurgen Klopp has found a way to get his way. He’s been moaning for years."
Mane was in talks with a different Euro heavyweight, while his PR agent claims Messi tried to engineer a transfer between Barca and the Reds.