The decision to vote Philipp Lahm Germany's Footballer of the Year has reduced the vote "to absurdity," the agent of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said.
Former Germany and Bayern Munich captain Lahm, 33, won the award for the first time at the weekend.
Lahm, who retired at the end of last season, took the prize -- organised by football magazine kicker and voted for by journalists -- in an outcome that Volker Struth said left him "very surprised and astonished."
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro says Barcelona star Neymar would be very welcome at the Bernabeu, and he sees no reason why the move cannot take place.
The last week has seen huge speculation around Neymar's future, with the 25-year-old reportedly considering joining Paris Saint-Germain, who are willing to pay his €222 million release clause and push through the move.
SINGAPORE -- Bayern Munich new boy James Rodriguez is looking forward to facing his "amazing" former teammate Alvaro Morata in Singapore on Tuesday as the Bundesliga champions take on Chelsea in the International Champions Cup (ICC).
James played alongside the new Chelsea striker at Real Madrid and believes the Premier League champions have made a shrewd signing.
"Alvaro is an amazing player," James said. "I think he will do very well at Chelsea. Even though he had limited game time with Real Madrid,...
New Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez pronounced himself delighted with a "great" debut for his dramatic intervention in Sunday afternoon's International Champions Cup clash with Manchester United -- which the Premier League club won 2-1 in a penalty shootout.
A gently-paced encounter in the mid-afternoon heat at Levi's Stadium finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Jesse Lingard putting United ahead just before the break after some magic from Anthony Martial, and Casemiro equalising from the spot...