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23-year-old striker really liked by Real Madrid as ‘next striker’



Real Madrid have some of the best strikers in the world on their watchlist as potential replacements for Karim Benzema.

While the new arrival would theoretically play as a second fiddle in his first season, one would expect him to cover as the regular starter once the Frenchman leaves the club, presumably for the 2024-25 campaign.

Dusan Vlahovic is one of the most liked names on that front according to reports from AS. The Serbian International has been known for his lethal strike in front of goal for a few years now, and his high level with Juventus has only gone on to show that he can perform under pressure.

Los Blancos have a good relationship with the Old Lady and no hurdles are expected in the negotiations. After all, Juventus are prepared to part ways with the forward in June given their economic situation.

Vlahovic has enjoyed a special season with Juventus in 2022-23, scoring ten times and providing two assists in just 26 Serie A appearances. He also has four goal contributions in the UEFA Europa League including a goal in the Italians’ semi-final against Sevilla earlier this week.

The Serbian’s ability to maintain a high level and output in a relatively dysfunctional Juventus side goes on to show his ability to make a difference irrespective of those around him. Needless to say, his killer instinct and intelligence on the ball would make him a great fit under Carlo Ancelotti.

At just 23 years of age, Vlahovic provides both the quality and longevity Real Madrid desire of their new striker. The only question for Los Blancos to answer, however, is the situation with Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

If Florentino Perez wishes to sign either of the young phenoms next June, it would not be the best idea to splash the cash on Vlahovic this summer. There is, thus, a bigger decision that must be made on that front, especially given the other clubs lurking around the Serbian star.

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Official: Jude Bellingham joins Real Madrid



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The Jude Bellingham saga is finally over as Borussia Dortmund have released an official statement confirming the player’s transfer to Real Madrid this summer. The player had agreed to a move long back, after which the two clubs reached an agreement over the final transfer fee.

The transfer will cost Real Madrid €103 million, plus bonuses. The add-ons can reach up to 30% of the fixed amount – around €30 million, which would take the total transfer fees up to approximately €130 million.

Bellingham has signed a six-year contract with los blancos, until June 2029.

Madrid had an uphill battle to sign Bellingham, with Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool also interested in his signature. The player ruled out the two blue outfits quickly, though, as he wanted to choose a club with history.

Liverpool, meanwhile, lost out to Real Madrid, who are financially in a much stronger position compared to the Premier League giants.

Bellingham is currently nursing a knee injury, but should be fit in time to join Madrid for the later part of their pre-season tour in the United States of America.

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