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Bundesliga midfield ace dreams of Real Madrid or Chelsea move

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After arriving from Toulouse in 2021, Kouadio Kone has been one of the finds of the Bundesliga, having established himself as a first-team regular at Borussia Monchengladbach.

This season, in particular, Kone has played a central role in Daniel Farke’s system, featuring in 22 league matches. His aggression, dynamism and ability to move forward with the ball have made him an essential figure in Gladbach’s second line of press.

Kone’s combination with Christoph Kramer has also added a perfect balance in Gladbach midfield, thus helping the German team avoid a deep plunge into the wrong side of the league table, despite a poor start to the campaign.

In light of his good performances, though, there is rising scrutiny over Kone’s future at Gladbach. According to Christian Falk, the midfielder already harbours the dream of joining Real Madrid or Chelsea in the near future.

While it does not indicate that Kone may leave Gladbach at the end of the season, it is enough to suggest the player’s desire to join Los Blancos in the long run.

Real Madrid themselves might require a major midfield overhaul sooner rather than later. This is because two of their veteran stars Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are in the final stage of their respective careers, and even if they pen new deals, they are not expected to continue beyond 2024.

It is one of the reasons why Real Madrid are willing to play the waiting game in pursuit of Jude Bellingham. And given Kone’s current situation at Gladbach, the Whites may fancy making a move in 2024 as well.

The Frenchman, in fact, could be an interesting, cost-effective alternative for Bellingham, as he boasts similar skillset. However, the player must maintain his solid form in the Bundesliga, if he wants to be considered as an option for Real Madrid in the near futre.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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