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Cadiz in line to sign wantaway 22-year-old Real Madrid midfielder



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A recent report from Diario AS has offered a crucial update on the future of Antonio Blanco.

The young defensive midfielder is the captain of the RM Castilla side, but it appears he could be set for La Liga adventure in the new season, with Cadiz closing in on his services.

The report suggests the Spanish outfit are on the verge of signing Blanco on a season-long loan deal. All the parties are in advanced negotiations over the deal and the move could be officiated in the coming hours.

A product of the Madrid youth academy, Blanco is long considered to be one of the most gifted players in the subsidiary squad. A number six by trade, he is rated highly due to his physique and ability to provide the defensive work ethic in the middle of the park.

Many in the Real Madrid camp even consider him the perfect heir of Casemiro. However, with little to no experience in professional football, he was not included in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the new season.

Blanco, for his part, wanted some first-team role in the Real Madrid setup. He did not want to remain at RM Castilla either, so a loan move to Cadiz could be the best option for the youngster.

Blanco could become the sixth new signing for Cadiz in the ongoing transfer market, joining a list that includes another Real Madrid talent in Victor Chust, although the young defender joined the club on a permanent deal worth around €1 million.

While Blanco’s move to Cadiz could soon be on the horizon, Real Madrid are finding it difficult to offload star player Marco Asensio.

The Spanish international has no offers on his table at the moment and is facing an uncertain future at the club, with just two weeks remaining until the transfer window slams to a shut.

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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report



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Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.

Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.

In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.

This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.

The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.

Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.

Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.

Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.

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