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Ancelotti disappointed with Real Madrid’s altered roadmap for the transfer window – report

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Heading into the summer, there were a lot of speculations surrounding Real Madrid and their approach to the transfer window, especially following Karim Benzema’s unanticipated departure.

Several big names had been linked to replace the French icon. And while the men in white have indeed added quality names in Jude Bellingham and Joselu, the talk of the town now is that there will be no more signings.

According to reports from Mario Cortegana, Carlo Ancelotti is disappointed in the management. The Italian manager was also fed the stories of a game-changing transfer season and is unhappy with how the club have changed their roadmap in less than a month.

Having lost senior players like Benzema and Marco Asensio alongside backups including Eden Hazard and Mariano Diaz, the board has been under serious pressure to fill the void. But so far, only Joselu has arrived to reinforce the attack, although Brahim Diaz can also be used on the flanks.

As things stand, though, there will be no big-name striker arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu for the new season, and the names of Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen and Dusan Vlahovic all appear to be discarded.

As it stands, Ancelotti has only Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and the newly arrived Joselu to count on in attack.

The same can be said about Florentino Perez’s sudden change in stance over the full-back position. The summer of 2023 was expected to be one where the club eyes its next big left-back and right-back. Yet, all that has come from it is the return of Fran Garcia from Rayo Vallecano.

Real Madrid still have time ahead of the new season to plan out a more impactful summer window. However, with all the focus only on Kylian Mbappe, it is unlikely that they will splash any more cash.

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Real Madrid youngster to have a more prominent role next season – report

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In a recent report by Manu de Juan in AS, it has been revealed that Arda Guler is expected to play a significant role for Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid next season, despite ongoing rumours connecting him to Liverpool

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti has five key players listed on the club’s official website: Kylian Mbappe, Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, Brahim Diaz, and Endrick. However, Guler is an additional player who is likely to make a substantial impact next season.

In fact, it is said that the Turkish teenager is set to be Ancelotti’s versatile player for the 2024-25 season. His adaptability is a major asset as he can play in various positions, including as a central or attacking midfielder, a right winger, or even as a forward. 

His recent performance in the European Championship highlighted his capabilities, where he scored one of the tournament’s standout goals. This versatility makes him a valuable addition to the squad.

Ancelotti has clear plans for Guler

Ancelotti has indicated in the past that he sees Guler’s primary role as a forward. However, the coach is not hesitant to use him in a midfield role when needed. 

Arda Guler will have more prominence next season at Real Madrid. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

This flexibility will be crucial, especially with changes in the team’s lineup. With Toni Kroos having left and Aurelien Tchouameni expected to play more as a centre-back, there will be a need for additional midfield options.

Despite his potential, there are concerns about Guler’s physicality and his ability to cover extensive ground on the field. Ancelotti has acknowledged these limitations, noting that Guler needs to improve his defensive positioning and overall physical endurance. 

The coach has mentioned that Guler is already working on these areas, aiming to overcome these challenges.

Meanwhile, during one of the celebrations at Cibeles, Ancelotti hinted at Guler’s increased involvement in the upcoming season. He described Guler as a “very interesting boy,” suggesting that the young player will have more opportunities to showcase his skills. 

This implies that fans can expect to see a lot more of Guler in action, making him a player to watch closely in the next season.

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