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Ancelotti identifies 31-year-old flop as Benzema’s backup for next season

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Eden Hazard’s transfer to Real Madrid has been nothing short of disastrous. The Belgian international was one of the best in his position at the time of his move but failed to have any impact on his new club.

His involvement in the team has been minimal over the past few seasons. However, it is said that Hazard has returned to training in better physical condition this season, and Ancelotti is looking to capitalise on his services.

According to reports from El Chiringuito, Ancelotti trusts Hazard to recover his best form. Further, he has decided that the former Chelsea player will be Karim Benzema’s substitute for the upcoming season.

The world got to see this plan in action in Real Madrid’s first preseason game over Barcelona. With their French striker unavailable, Hazard started as the centre-forward on the night.

The Belgian did not have a great outing in the Vegas Clasico as he was constantly shut down by the Blaugrana defence.

Nevertheless, Los Blancos are also in the market to sign a new young striker. If Hazard fails to grab his opportunity, Real Madrid will unquestionably be in the market looking for a new striker.

Clearly, the 31-year-old is unhappy with his situation in Madrid. He made a promise to Los Blancos faithful at the end of last season, vowing to return to his best form.

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  1. Walter Jisa

    August 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Very unfortunate Hazard really. Let’s hope you are now compact.Wish you the best.

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Real Madrid considering move for Manchester City superstar as club faces possible sanctions

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Premier League has come up with a shocking statement, charging defending champions Manchester City with more than 100 breaches of the financial rule between 2009 to 2018.

The allegations levelled at Man City could lead to a point deduction for the defending champions or perhaps even expulsion. This could prove to be significant for not Premier League but European football in general.

To that end, a new report from Daily Mail suggests Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on the situation. They are aware of the fact that if Man City get sanctioned, it could rule them out of the chase for top target Jude Bellingham.

But more importantly, it may open up the opportunity to sign Erling Haaland in the near future. The Norwegian international was one of Man City’s smartest business move in the summer when they roped in the star striker for a meagre fee.

However, Spanish media believes Haaland has a release clause in his contract worth around €200 million. It could be activated in the summer of 2024 and clubs like Real Madrid are said to be interested in activating the clause.

But in light of the recent allegations made against Man City, Real Madrid are anticipating a potential mass exodus, and could make an early move for the forward, especially if the English giants get sanctioned by the Premier League board.

It goes without saying that Haaland, who has been scoring goals for fun since joining the Premier League outfit, is someone who demands to play at the highest level of football. It was one of the key reasons he joined Man City – a club that can offer consistency in terms of sporting success.

But a potential sanction for City could change the dynamic, possibly paving the way for a club like Real Madrid to establish themselves as an excellent suitor for Haaland.

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