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Bayern Munich pushing to sign La Liga defender who Real Madrid can sign for €8 million

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Real Madrid are preparing to reinforce their team this summer, with three major signings, out of which two are from Ligue 1.

The first one, of course, is Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman is set to leave PSG at the end of the season, and his likely destination seems to be Real Madrid.

Lille’s Leny Yoro is another player Madrid want to sign this summer, although his asking price of €70-100 million makes him a difficult acquisition.

The third player is Alphonso Davies, who seems reluctant to renew his contract at Bayern Munich under his current salary, and wants a jump to €20 million annually.

Signing the Canadian will cost Madrid nearly €40-50 million given he is on the last year of his contract.

Gutierrez on the move?

At the same time, Madrid are also considering bringing back Miguel Gutierrez from Girona, who will cost them no more than €8 million due to the buy-back clause in his contract. But he is also on the radar of Bayern Munich, according to MARCA.

With Thomas Tuchel set to leave the club at the end of the season, the Bavarians are considering pursuing the signing of Zinedine Zidane, especially after Xabi Alonso’s refusal to leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

Zidane gave Gutierrez his breakthrough at Madrid during the 2020/21 season, and will likely push for his signing over the line for Bayern, as well.

What can be Madrid’s gameplan here?

Given that they want to pursue Alphonso Davies in the summer, Madrid can potentially avoid paying any money for the Canadian if they buy back Gutierrez from Girona and include him in a swap deal for the Bayern defender.

Can Davies enter this operation? (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

While Davies has a higher market price to his name, Bayern would potentially not want to lose him on free next season and could slash the price to get Gutierrez in exchange.

Alternatively, both teams could pay nearly €40 million in transfer fees to each other and balance the books on paper.

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Real Madrid superstar reveals how advice from Brazil legend helped him improve

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Even with all the excitement around Kylian Mbappe, it is Vinicius Junior, who continues to be Real Madrid’s biggest star.

In the past few years, the Brazilian has witnessed substantial growth, notably establishing himself as one of the best players in world football.

Vinicius’ rapid rise to prominence has been backed by numbers as well, with the forward racking up 82 goals and 75 assists in 262 competitive matches for Real Madrid.

Vinicius on receiving advice from Ronaldo

In a recent media interaction, Vinicius Junior, when talking about his success at Real Madrid, revealed that the forward constantly receives advice from his compatriot and former Real Madrid legend Ronaldo.

Vinicius particularly pointed out Ronaldo’s advice in 1v1 situations and how it has helped him improve in such scenarios.

“Ronaldo always calls me and gives me advice, he teaches me so many things. Since he told me that his favourite thing is a 1v1 vs a GK, I thought about it a lot and started working on it really hard,” Vinicius said (h/t Madrid Zone).

Ronaldo regularly speaks with Vinicius. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“Now, every time I’m in a 1v1 with a GK, I’m the calmest guy in the world. Ever since that conversation with Ronaldo, I stopped being afraid of making mistakes in a 1v1,” the forward added.

Vinicius has indeed witnessed an improvement in his 1v1 play in recent years, which has been reflected in his higher goalscoring numbers.

This season, the forward has netted 23 goals in all competitions while racking up 11 assists. His goalscoring prowess, coupled with his ability in 1v1 situations could prove to be critical as Real Madrid take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final next month.

The Brazilian international, though, will be up against a challenging defensive duo of Mats Hummels and Nico Schlotterbeck, who have been able to keep the opposition attacks quiet this season.

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