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Bayern Munich starlet hints Real Madrid wanted to sign him in the past



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Mathys Tel has enjoyed an exciting start to the new season. After scoring five goals in his maiden season at Bayern Munich, the forward has already matched that tally during these early parts of the ongoing campaign.

Tel’s performances have, no doubt, raised many eyebrows across Europe and one club that will be feeling missed out are Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants were in contention to sign Mathys Tel last year, when he was still plying his trade with Stade Rennais.

Tel explains his decision

In a recent interview, Tel has opened up about his transfer saga last summer, where he explained the reason behind his move to Bayern Munich.

“Real Madrid or Bayern? It’s true that many clubs wanted me in 2022. It’s very true,” he said (h/t Fabrizio Romano), confirming the rumours that had linked him to a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

But the youngster added, “But I was only focused on Bayern, no other chance because I appreciated their project and the people behind the project.”

The next big thing in French football? (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Tel joined Bayern Munich for a fee of €20 million, with the club roping him as a long-term prospect in the offensive unit.

Missed opportunity for Real Madrid?

For Bayern, signing Tel was a massive risk as the player had not made a proper professional breakthrough before coming to Allianz Arena. He had featured in only ten matches for Rennes.

But it is now safe to say that Bayern’s gamble on Tel is starting to pay off, as the forward has already scored five goals in all competitions this season.

The Frenchman has shown tremendous promise and certainly has what it takes to fill the hole left by the departure of Sadio Mane to Saudi Arabia this past summer.

Failing to sign Mathys Tel, therefore, was a missed opportunity for Real Madrid, though the Spanish giants will not stop their search for exciting talents all around the globe.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury



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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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