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Tuesday Ticker: Real Madrid lands Brazilian teen sensation, Barca target Valverde leaves Bilbao, and more

It was a busy Tuesday for managerial moves throughout Europe, while the latest Brazilian sensation appears set to head to Spain in a blockbuster transfer.

Recently crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid has officially landed 16-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Junior from Flamengo for a reported 46 million Euros, beating out Barcelona for his services. (REPORT)

After four years, Ernesto Valverde will step down as Athletic Bilbao’s manager with strong speculation that his next destination is Spanish giant, Barcelona. (REPORT)

Sam Allardyce has left Crystal Palace less than a year into his two-and-a-half year contract, hinting at retirement. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has signed a seven-year extension with the Colchoneros, keeping him in Madrid until 2024. (REPORT)

Former Chile manager Marcelo Bielsa is Lille’s new boss after signing a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 side. (REPORT)

34-year-old striker Jermaine Defoe is set to join Bournemouth on a free transfer after Sunderland’s relegation from England’s top flight. (REPORT)

Swansea City looks to retain midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson despite heavy interest from Everton and the Icelandic’s former club Tottenham. (REPORT)

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