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Florentino Perez inserted ‘anti-Barcelona’ clauses in the contracts of two Real Madrid stars

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Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio are among several Real Madrid players whose current contracts with the club expire on June 30. And while the latter has decided to move on from the club, the former appears closer to renewing with the Merengues.

Not very long ago, Asensio, who will soon be deciding his next club, had been linked with a move to Real Madrid’s arch-rivals Barcelona.

But, according to a fresh report from Mundo Deportivo, such a move would never have been possible as Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had ‘anti-Barcelona’ clauses inserted in the contracts of both Asensio and Ceballos.

The presence of such a clause meant that even if the pair leave Real Madrid as free agents, they would be prohibited from joining the current La Liga champions.

While Ceballos has never really been linked with a move to the Catalan outfit, the same cannot be said of Asensio.

The 27-year-old winger had been generating a lot of interest at Barcelona, who viewed him as a good addition to their ranks owing to his ability to play in multiple positions in attack and his eye for a goal.

However, after learning about the existence of the ‘anti-Barcelona’ clause in his contract, the Blaugrana were quick to end their pursuit of the Spanish international.

As things stand, Asensio appears to be bound for PSG, after deciding to snub interest from Unai Emery’s Aston Villa. If not for the presence of the ‘anti-Barça’ clause, things could have ended differently for the Spanish international.

As for Ceballos, as mentioned earlier, he appears likely to stay put at Real Madrid, having been happy with the club’s latest three-year contract offer.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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