Those first two stories have almost died out and I don't see them happening. Players that would cost more than they're worth and their not that young. What is the news on Marquez recently as I heard at one point he was almost for sure and now nothing. He's been getting rave reviews in France and I seen him play well for Mexico U-21.
Marquez has only been in France for one year. He just transferred to Monaco last summer. He was the best among Atlas's many promising youngsters. Real were already interested in him then but a move for him never materialized. Monaco came in and he turned out to be a steal. If I'm not mistaken, Monaco only spent about $5M to get him.
Labas, how long has Marquez been in France? If I remember this correctly, someone living/working in France for 3 years can start the naturalization process (which takes 1 to 1 1/2 years). I don't know that he's been here that long.
Unless of course, he married a French national more than a year ago, and he could ask for citizenship. Which still takes 1-1 1/2 years.
Here is the latest Anelka from Marca (sorry, too lazy translate again, so AltaVista is responsible here)
The Anelka ignores the possible negotiations
with the Juve
J.F.D. · Madrid
So and as it anticipated MARK Monday the past, the Juve arrives Friday at Madrid with the intention to negotiate with the leaders of Real Madrid the crossing of Nicolas Anelka and, of step, to attend the meeting of G-14 that will be celebrated in Madrid. The exposition of the madridista organization is not other that the one to recover the 6,000 million pesetas in which it recently closed his draftee with the Arsenal less of a year. But the Italian organization is not arranged to pay more than 4,500 million pesetas, as long as they are able to transfer to Inzaghi, that it does not want to follow in the Juve.
Nicolas Anelka is in Brussels, place where the French selection is going to remain concentrated during the Eurocopa, to the delay of the news on its future. He knows clearly that its desire is to continue in Real Madrid and thus continues it declaring. intention is to continue playing in Real Madrid the next season.
In addition, the surroundings of the player say that it ignores the possible negotiations between Madrid and Juve: we has not gone any equipment. There are no offers. Nico has a contract with Real Madrid and wants to fulfill it. I am in contact with the club and nothing in that sense has communicated us either, it sentences Didier Anelka, brother and mánager of the madridista player.
So, what does all this actually mean? I really am starting to give up. If Anelka stays I'll be very happy, if he goes, I won't care anymore. It's all just so boring. Please, if anyone has a rumor on Anelka just don't post it!
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