The coming summer transfer window will be a historic one with several high profile moves expected to be made.
Some of the best forwards in the world including Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, and Romelu Lukaku are likely looking for new clubs. Unsurprisingly, Real Madrid are in the running for more than one of them.
Mbappe’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu is said to be very close to being completed, while Haaland is set to make his decision known in the next month. There is a third striker who wants to join Ancelotti’s side according to Diario AS, and it is Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish international has a contract until 2024 at Bayern Munich and does not intend to sign a renewal. He dreams of coming to La Liga and playing the final years of his career in Real Madrid colours.
The striker’s entourage denies any chances of running down his contract and moving as a free agent. With one year left on his contract, Los Blancos would have to pay close to €50-60 million for his signing.
This season, the Bundesliga striker has found the back of the net 31 times in 27 league games. He averages five shots per game and has missed 29 big chances. Moreover, he provides 1.2 key passes per game.
Barcelona too have been linked with Lewandowski and are said to have an agreement with the player. Negotiations between the clubs have begun. However, with the player’s heart in Madrid, the situation could change quickly.
Real Madrid midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with the club
In a major development, journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has decided to sign a new contract with the club and will pen a four-year deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Real Madrid stands to expire at the end of the season. And there had been conflicting reports over whether he would be offered a new deal by the Merengues.
But the Spaniard has managed to turn things around spectacularly in recent weeks, putting up top displays one after the other, helping Real Madrid emerge out of a poor run at the start of the new year.
It has convinced the club to hand him a new contract and it seems like things are moving swiftly on the renewal front for Ceballos.
Indeed, as per the update from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027. It will see the midfielder receive an improved salary to the one that he is currently earning.
And Ceballos has decided to sign the deal. The former Real Betis ace has always maintained that he wants to continue at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign. And the two parties could now be close to shaking hands on a new contract.
Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017, arriving as one of the most talented young midfielders in La Liga. However, he found the going tough initially, thanks to the hegemony of the midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.
The Spaniard spent a couple of seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to the club in 2021. If not for an injury while away at the Tokyo Olympics, Ceballos could have been sold that year.
Having returned to action in January last year, he has slowly but surely gained importance in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And he is now set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract by the champions of Spain and Europe.