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Al Nassr pushing to sign two more Real Madrid legends after Cristiano Ronaldo
From absolute oblivion, Al Nassr has become a global brand and household name overnight. The surge in stocks is understandable, considering that Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo signed and committed for at least the next two years of his career with them last week.
According to reports from MARCA, this is just the beginning of the Saudi-based club’s sky-high ambitions. After securing Ronaldo’s signature, they now aim at signing Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos in the near future to reunite the Real Madrid trio.
Surprisingly, there could be a chance of the side making their fantasy a reality given the situation of the other two players.
At 37 years of age, Modric is still the engine of Real Madrid’s midfield. With the club looking to snap up Jude Bellingham in the summer, the Croat may see it as the right time to call it quits in Spain, although reports suggest that he is willing to stay in Madrid for another year.
Sergio Ramos, on the other hand, is rendering his services at Paris Saint-Germain and has only recently overcome his injuries and become a starter. Yet, he will be 37 by the time the summer window comes around and could look to move away from Europe.
The trio won everything there was to win during their tenure together at the Bernabeu including the UEFA Champions League and La Liga. To see all three in action together would be a fairytale end to their illustrious careers.
Al Nassr currently sit atop the Saudi League standings with 26 points in 11 games but could go down to second later this week if Al-Shabab and Al-Ittihad won their games.
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Ancelotti could renew contract with Real Madrid if he wins the Champions League – report
The continuity of Carlo Ancelotti hinges on several factors and journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that if Real Madrid do not sack him at the end of the season, the Italian will continue to serve the team at least until his current contract, which runs until 2024.
Furthermore, the report also states that Ancelotti could even be handed a contract extension if he leads the team to the UEFA Champions League triumph once again.
It is more than evident that Ancelotti’s Real Madrid future is far from certain. Ever since the managerial role at the Brazilian national team opened up, the 63-year-old is being pursued by the South American team.
Cortegana writes that even though Ancelotti is quite happy at Real Madrid, there remains a possibility that he will, indeed, accept the Brazil role if he were to leave the Spanish capital city as he sees this job as an appealing end to his managerial career.
At Real Madrid, he knows that he will have to keep winning trophies and this season, the La Liga honour is more or less lost. But with the possibility of winning the UEFA Champions League still open, Cortegana has reported that if the Italian does, in fact, succeed at winning the European crown, he might end up renewing his deal with the team.
At the moment, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is trying to keep a respectful distance, but there is absolutely no denying the fact that they have made him their absolute priority.
“Ancelotti is not only the players’ favourite but it seems the fans’ too,” said CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues about Ancelotti.
“Everywhere I go in Brazil, in every stadium, he is the first name the supporters ask me about. They talk about him in a very affectionate way, in recognition of the exemplary work he has done in his career,” he added.
Ancelotti is aware that Brazil want him and Brazil know Ancelotti is ready to join, but everything hinges on what happens with Real Madrid this season.
If they end up winning the Champions League or even if Madrid decided to stick with him until his contract expires , Brazil will be forced to look for alternatives. If not, one can expect the Italian to be the new head coach of the Seleçao.