Fran Garcia will be Real Madrid’s starting left-back next season. The pre-season will be crucial in confirming his place on the roster, but it appears prima facie that the player has enough in his boots to lock in his name.
The one who stands to lose the most from this development is Ferland Mendy. The Frenchman’s future at the Bernabeu is crumbling as reports state that the club are looking to part ways with him at the earliest.
Amidst this, manager Carlo Ancelotti appears his best chance of staying at Real Madrid.
According to reports from AS, the Real Madrid manager maintains Mendy in his plans for next season. However, he sees the French international as a backup option to Garcia.
The coach suffered for most of the 2022-23 campaign, for Mendy’s regular injuries forced him to deploy Eduardo Camavinga at left-back. Heading into the new season, he wishes to ensure that such a situation does not recur and thus hopes to keep Mendy’s services.
Real Madrid do not see things the same way. The Spanish giants believe that a big offer from Saudi Arabia is incoming for the 28-year-old and will not hesitate to cut ties with him if a tempting proposal arrives.
At the moment, there is no plan to bring in a replacement if Mendy leaves despite Ancelotti’s request. In such a situation, the Italian would be left juggling with limited options not only in the forward department but also at left-back.
The coming days will be critical in deciding Mendy’s future and Real Madrid’s fate in defence for the upcoming season.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.