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Ancelotti fully trusts Real Madrid defender, believes he offers balance to the team



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Of late, there have been a lot of question marks over Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal and his performances, especially in the recent El Clasico defeat against Barcelona last week.

The veteran right-back has not been at his best of late, but according to MARCA, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti fully trusts Carvajal. In fact, the Italian tactician is of the belief that the Spanish international offers the necessary balance to the team.

When fit and available, Carvajal is the undisputed starter at right-back for Los Blancos. The 31-year-old has played 33 times across all competitions this season and has registered five assists in the process.

The right-back has been called up to the Spanish national team during the ongoing international break. He started the game against Norway on Saturday as La Roja secured a 3-0 win to kickstart the Luis de la Fuente era.

Carvajal is one of the most seasoned players in the squad and it is hardly surprising to see that Ancelotti trusts his veteran star to the hilt.

However, Real Madrid cannot ignore the fact that the 31-year-old is not getting any younger and his performances have not been at the top level on a consistent basis this season.

With Lucas Vazquez being the other option at right-back, it makes sense for Real Madrid to consider investing in a new player in the position in the summer. The option of signing youngster Vinicius Tobias on a permanent deal is also an avenue that can be considered.

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€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father



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Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.

Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.

The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.

Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.

Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.

As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”

Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”

Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.

As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.

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