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Ex-Barcelona star claims Real Madrid forward can be ‘unstoppable’: “Like Ronaldinho or Neymar”



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Cesc Fabregas sat down with Cadena SER ahead of Barcelona’s highly-anticipated Clasico against Real Madrid, in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey.

The former Barcelona midfielder talked about the club’s progression under Xavi Hernandez along with his thoughts on the Negreira controversy.

He also talked about Vinicius Junior and how important it is for Barcelona to stop him. He also praised the youngster for his potential, comparing him to Neymar and Ronaldinho.

“Vinicius’ performance is a bit of everything. If I had been a full-back, I would have tried to cover him as best I could, even doing things that I don’t do with others because he’s better,” Fabregas said.

The midfielder’s comments indicate that the Barcelona full-backs including Ronald Araujo, who could feature as the right-back in the Clasico, must be on his toes if he is to keep hold of the explosive Brazilian.

“You have to try to take him out of the game because he’s very good,” he added. Vinicius has indeed been very influential for Madrid this season, racking up 18 goals and nine assists in all competitions. The forward has three goal involvements in his two Copa del Rey matches so far.

Aware of his potential, Fabregas compared Vinicius to other Brazilian superstars such as Neymar and Ronaldinho, adding, “He’s a very young boy, that has to be taken into account too. If he manages this well, he can be unstoppable like Ronaldinho or Neymar.”

In addition to his comments on Vinicius, Fabregas revealed that he had suggested Barcelona to sign Aurelien Tchouameni, but the Catalans could not afford him. “I advised Barcelona to sign Tchouameni from Monaco, but they couldn’t afford him,” he said.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace



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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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