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21-year-old Real Madrid prodigy on the radars of La Liga rivals – report



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Real Madrid starlet Sergio Arribas has been one of the best performers for the club’s Castilla outfit for the past couple of years. However, first-team opportunities have been hard to come by for the 21-year-old under Carlo Ancelotti.

But, if not at Real Madrid, the youngster could end up playing first-division football at a different team next season, as La Liga club Girona are interested in securing his services in the summer.

This report comes from journalist June Lavin, who states that Arribas is very well-liked by Girona manager Michel, who has visited the Valdebebas ground to watch him in action, as well as the Catalan club’s director Quique Carcel.

Arribas, 21, is enjoying another fine season with Raul Gonzalez’s Castilla outfit. The versatile attacking midfielder has racked up a return of 13 goals and eight assists this season with the subsidiary squad.

When given a chance with the first team at the FIFA Club World Cup earlier this year, Arribas scored a goal for Ancelotti’s side as well.

Previous reports have claimed that Arribas could be promoted to the senior team next season at Real Madrid, although a final call has not been taken yet.

However, with the possibility of Brahim Diaz returning to the club in the summer, coupled with Marco Asensio’s potential renewal and the recent interest in Samuel Chukwueze, game-time could become hard to come by for the Spanish prodigy.

Arribas’ entourage, as per the report, believe that the 21-year-old will be playing first-division football next season.

“Next year, if everything continues like this, he will be in First Division,” his camp says.

They also state that Girona could be a good fit for the youngster due to the way they play.

“Because of Girona’s style of play, Arribas would adapt very quickly. It is a profile that teams that usually have the ball like a lot.”

Real Madrid loaned out Reinier Jesus to Girona this past summer, but the Brazilian has struggled to make an impact. They also sold left-back Miguel Gutierrez to the Catalan club and he is doing well.

Whether Arribas follows in their footsteps and becomes the next Real Madrid youngster to join Girona remains to be seen. His current contract with the Merengues runs until 2025 and if the club decide to sanction his departure, it will not be a popular decision among the fans.

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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report



Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.

According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.

The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.

The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.

There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.

Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.

Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.

Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.

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