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20-year-old Real Madrid defender faces an uncertain future at club

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The recent El Clasico revealed a lot of shortcomings in Carlo Ancelotti’s side. One amongst them was the fragility at left-back.

In the absence of Ferland Mendy, the manager had no solid backup on the night. While Marcelo is indeed an option on other days, his future at Madrid beyond this season is uncertain, especially due to his age.

Florentino Perez knows that left-back is a position in severe need for reinforcements. Two options are on the horizon: Fran Garcia, who has had an impressive season at Rayo Vallecano, or Real Madrid Castilla star Miguel Gutierrez.

According to reports from Diario AS, Real Madrid are yet to make a final decision between the two for next season. The management are open to negotiating a transfer for the latter to see how he evolves.

At the moment, Miguel has a contract until 2024 with a €40 million release clause. However, the player and his entourage prefer the player’s continuity in Madrid.

The 20-year-old is known to be a fearless attacker in the final third while being reasonably solid in defence. He has scored two goals and provided eight assists this season including one with the first team at Benito Villamarin. Statistically, he spends as much time in the opposition half as he does on his own.

While promoting Miguel is certainly a promising option, Ancelotti has not been the biggest advocate of trusting academy players. Similar to how Achraf Hakimi was loaned and eventually sold by Los Blancos, Miguel too could be shown the exit door for economic reasons.

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Official: Real Madrid confirm date for Endrick presentation

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After welcoming Kylian Mbappe earlier this week in a grand celebration at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have now confirmed the date for the official presentation of another new signing, Endrick.

The Spanish capital club have announced that the teenage sensation will be presented as a new Real Madrid player on July 27.

“Real Madrid CF announces that on Saturday 27 July, at 12:00, the presentation of our player Endrick will take place at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium,” the statement from the club read.

“Previously, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez will welcome Endrick to Real Madrid City for the signing ceremony that will bind our new player to the club for the next six seasons.”

Endrick arrives with big expectations. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid signed Endrick from Palmeiras back in December 2022 itself in a deal that could reach €60 million including add-ons.

However, since he was only 16 years old at the time, the striker had to continue in Brazil. Set to turn 18 on July 21, the centre-forward will finally be eligible to move to Europe.

In 82 appearances for Palmeiras, Endrick has scored 21 goals and set up four more. The striker also has three goals in ten matches for Brazil.

Endrick will be presented formally at the Santiago Bernabeu on July 27 after he undergoes medicals and signs his contract with club president Florentino Perez.

After the presentation, Endrick will speak to the media in the press room at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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