Duo Join Madrid
have completed the signings of Luke Shaw
from Southampton and Athletico Madrid respectively.
Shaw, 18 joins for a fee around £16M and after heavy speculation surrounding his future he has decided that he will follow Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
The English left back is one of the most young and talented players in England and is highly rated by coaching staff across the country.
He made 25 appearances last season in the Premier League attracting attention from Manchester United and Arsenal but the bid from Real Madrid was too good to turn down for the defender.
"Real is the biggest club in the world" said Shaw. "I am delighted to be here and I want to make sure that I develop into the footballer I can become. I want to win lots of trophies at Real and I know this squad is ready to dominate world football again".
"I feel Madrid will suit my style and I know that I will fit in here. I love Spain and I know that I already want to spend the rest of my career here at Real Madrid".
Many fans of Southampton have wished Luke Shaw well in the future but many football pundits are surprised that Madrid went in for Shaw when Leighton Baines could have been brought. Former player Alan Hansen
had this to say about Real Madrid's new star.
"Luke is a great defender but a lot of us thought we would stay in England. I am not sure Madrid is the best destination for a young English defender".
Spanish midfielder Oliver
joins from Athletico Madrid for a fee of £10.5M
. The exciting Spanish midfielder is one of the top talents in the world and has represented Spain at U21 and U20 level in the past.
The 18 year old midfielder was tipped to either join Real or Barcelona this summer so it is no surprise that he has joined the Spanish giants.
When he met media earlier on he could not contain his excitement to play for the club and he wanted to get out on to the pitch and start playing.
"I am very excited to be here. Real are a top club and when I heard about their interest I was jumping up and down".
"I want to become a great player here and I know that as a team we will be successful in the near future".
Reports are now suggesting that a move for A.C Milan defender Mattia De Sciglio
are on the cards but Zinedine Zidane is staying tight lipped over any more deals.
"I am looking at a lot of players at the moment but who knows what might happen. There could be 1,2,3 more players joining the team. Who knows".