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How Real Madrid’s Bellingham pursuit could impact the futures of Modric, Kroos – report



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According to reports from AS, Jude Bellingham’s signing is directly related to the futures of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

According to the Spanish outlet, the Croatian international is not opposed to staying for another season at Santiago Bernabeu even if the English youngster arrives. However, the situation is not as straightforward with Toni Kroos.

The German international does not like the idea of the increased competition that will ensue with Bellingham’s signing as he wishes to continue being a prominent part of the team. The transfer would thus reduce the chance of Kroos’ continuity at the club, although the player has not yet made any decision.

Both Modric and Kroos have been integral to Carlo Ancelotti’s plans this season, featuring as regular starters on even the big European nights. Their experience, coupled with the youthful legs of Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga, has provided the right balance of profiles on the field.

At 37 years of age, Modric could well play his last season at the club next term. His mentorship to Bellingham could thus facilitate a smoother change of guard in midfield, for it is the Croatian’s position that the Dortmund star strives to win.

Real Madrid could do with the services of Kroos for another season too, especially given the high level he has been operating at. However, with the player now contemplating Bellingham’s arrival as a threat, it remains to be seen if Los Blancos pursue another midfielder or make do with the Englishman’s addition.

The Merengues are currently in pole position to bring Bellingham to the club in June and are prepared to shell out in excess of €100 million for the same. The player’s father has held multiple meetings with Madrid, in a positive development.

Yet, the race Is far from over given Liverpool and Manchester City’s involvement.

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  1. Kay De

    March 13, 2023 at 7:36 am

    A good move

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Real Madrid locker room angry with Barcelona midfielder’s ‘unsportsmanlike’ behaviour – report



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While the evident frustration among the Real Madrid players was quite visible following the recent 1-2 defeat against Barcelona, the feeling of vexation was not really limited on the field.

Journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that once the players got into the dressing room, the environment had an air of anger and frustration. 

Players from each team had a go at each other right till the end, especially the likes of Dani Carvajal and Arnau Tenas, who had to be separated by several members from both teams.

Interestingly, before the aforementioned incident, Barcelona midfielder Gavi was already causing some trouble on the field. The youngster did not shy away from putting his body on the line throughout the game and it annoyed Madrid players to the extreme.

First, he pushed Carvajal in one incident and after that, he entangled himself in an off-the-ball clash with Dani Ceballos. The Madrid midfielder first had a collision with Robert Lewandowski and as the game moved on, Gavi made note of the incident.

During the run of play, Gavi pushed Ceballos with his shoulder and it did not settle well with the Madrid players and manager Carlo Ancelotti. The players and the manager were disturbed by Gavi’s behaviour and considered it ‘unsportsmanlike’.

On the other hand, there was frustration involving refereeing decisions as well. It must be remembered that in the 82nd minute, Marco Asensio found the back of the net to send the Madrid fans into a frenzy.

The celebration, however, was cut short as VAR disallowed the goal for an extremely tight offside. “We are sad, frustrated,” a dressing room source told The Athletic. “What happened? A guy looking at a TV in Madrid has decided La Liga.”

Ancelotti, on his part, said: “The disallowed goal? I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m leaving with this doubt. If the VAR is sure.”

“I leave this match very proud. I don’t think we deserved to lose today,” he added.

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