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Valencia's sky-high expectations have filled promising young core with anxiety

There was an extra presence weighing on the Valencia training sessions this week, and it wasn't the impending arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus as the Champions League kicks off again.

Los Che have problems, and the fact that their coach, Marcelino, wanted Valencia's sports psychologist Jose Carrascosa on the Paterna playing pitches on Monday was no more than a confirmation of the warning signs that anyone paying passing attention has been able to see and hear.

Carrascosa is the guy...

Transfer Rater: Rodrigo to Real Madrid, Jerome Boateng to PSG

The latest transfer rumours from around the world.

Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.

Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.

Jerome Boateng to Paris Saint-Germain

Boateng could still move to Paris before the Aug. 31 deadline after Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness admitted there is a 50 percent...

 By Chris Wright

Barcelona, Man City, Tottenham and Valencia celebrate 'Star Wars Day'

As you may have realised, today is May 4 -- that special time of year where everybody around the world cracks the exact same Star Wars pun ("May the Fourth be with you").

Several football clubs marked the occasion by sharing various bits and pieces on social media, with Valencia committing the most time and effort into their Star Wars Day output.

They celebrated by having the Millennium Falcon presumably transport their entire squad from the Mestalla to the Estadio de la Ceramica ahead of this weekend's...


David Villa scores 400th career goal: El Guaje's impact on Spain, MLS and beyond

David Villa joined elite company in NYCFC's win over FC Dallas, becoming the sixth active player to reach 400 career goals for club and country.
David Villa scores the 400th goal of this career for club and country from the penalty spot to give NYCFC the lead against FC Dallas.

With a goal for New York City FC against FC Dallas on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, David Villa became the fourth active player to score 400 career goals. Graham Hunter, Sam Marsden, Dermot Corrigan and Jeff Carlisle illustrate the impact of El Guaje across Spanish, U.S. and international football.

Spain and Valencia

Like many others, the first time David Villa entered my consciousness was January 2004. Coming on as a half-time substitute at the Camp Nou, he tucked away the penalty which,...

Alaves' Alvaro Medran cries during interview because of lack of chances

Alvaro Medran showed his frustration over his lack of playing time at Alaves by crying during a postgame interview.

Medran, 24, on loan from Valencia, made his 17th league appearance for Alaves on Sunday at Las Palmas when he came on in the 74th minute. He scored his team's third goal five minutes later in a 4-0 triumph.

After his flying header hit the net, Medran put both hands to his face and looked to the sky.

"It's been very tough for me since December," Medran told Gol TV while crying. "I've...

Barcelona bounce back from Roma disappointment as Philippe Coutinho shines

BARCELONA, Spain -- Three quick thoughts from Camp Nou on Barcelona's 2-1 win over Valencia in La Liga.

1. Barca bounce back... kind of

Barcelona recovered from their Champions League collapse in Rome by beating Valencia to take a huge step towards their seventh league title in 10 years.

Goals from Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti saw Ernesto Valverde's side extend their unbeaten La Liga run to 39 games, setting a new league record for consecutive matches without defeat, as they moved 14 points...