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Manchester City superstar’s name gaining strength at Real Madrid amid Mbappe speculations



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After Kylian Mbappe’s entourage revealed that no agreement has been reached between their client and Real Madrid, Jorge C Picon writes that the Frenchman’s signing is no longer seen as a necessity at the club like it was in 2022.

Despite Mbappe being the main target, Los Blancos continue to admire a certain Erling Haaland, and it appears that he is gaining popularity within the club as the possible next Galactico signing.

Indeed, the journalist writes that the Norweigian’s name is ‘sounding quite louder’ within the Real Madrid management, putting Mbappe on the backseat.

Why the sudden change?

“No type of influence could dictate the timing of Kylian’s discussions, reflections, decisions,” commented Mbappe’s representatives while discussing links with Real Madrid.

Now, it is to be noted that since 2022, when Real Madrid first approached Mbappe, a lot has changed at the club. Right now, they are not ready to offer him the same terms as they did in 2022.

The sudden thought that has come to light is the fact that the profile Mbappe has is already very much enforced at the club, making Haaland a preferred choice now.

Erling Haaland would love to play for Real Madrid. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

The Los Blancos are aware that Haaland has an exit clause in his contract with Manchester City and they can exploit it this summer or even in 2025.

Haaland wants Real Madrid too

It is believed that Haaland has shared with his close ones that he still dreams of playing for Real Madrid in the future and wants to keep that option open. 

He doesn’t want his agent, Rafaela Pimenta, to close the door to a move to Real Madrid by renewing his contract with Manchester City. However, the decision on his future will be made after considering the feelings of the Madrid management.

Now, Haaland is quite happy at City and although he won all the titles last year, he enjoys taking on new challenges in his career.

This is why there’s strong interest and talk about the possibility of Real Madrid pursuing him at some point of time.

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Real Madrid’s best lineup next season with Kroos retiring, Mbappe and Endrick joining



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It is set up to be a transformative summer for Real Madrid. After the UEFA Champions League final has concluded and the grand showdown finally has a victor, the Merengues are expected to undergo a squad revamp.

Indeed, the Santiago Bernabeu is preparing to welcome several high-profile signings, while also bidding farewell to some beloved Madrid legends.

Considering the potential arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, as well as Toni Kroos’ recent retirement, here is how Real Madrid could shape up next season:


Having made a long-awaited return from injury, Thibaut Courtois is anticipated to guard Real Madrid’s goal next season once more.

The Belgian goalie has already started featuring in the starting XI and is expected to play against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, too.

As such, his place for next season is hardly in doubt. However, unlike previous seasons, he will face much fiercer competition from Andriy Lunin, who has enjoyed a stellar campaign.


Fortifications in the defensive line remain high on Real Madrid’s priority list in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, even with the given options the Royal Whites boast assurance and grit in their back-line.

The likely occupants on the flanks would be Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy, who have both produced great exhibitions throughout the campaign.

Ferland Mendy has the full trust of Carlo Ancelotti. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Carvajal is known to punish defensive lines and on the defensive end, his anticipation of forwards has been equally appreciable.

Meanwhile, Mendy’s resurgence this season has earned him immense faith from the coaching staff, as his defensive aptitude continues to set him apart.

In the centre-back positions, Real Madrid are expected to rely on the dependable figures of Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao.

Real Madrid consider Rudiger to be indispensable owing to his front-footed style and the important role he has had to play amidst the injury crisis. Similarly, Militao is valued by the team as he proceeds to regain match fitness after recovering from a long-term injury.


The void of Toni Kroos in midfield will compel coach Carlo Ancelotti and co. to
reconsider their midfield strategy.

Real Madrid will be unable to count on Kroos next season. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Thankfully for Real Madrid, their succession stage had begun a while ago and they have ample options to trust in the center of the park.

With Aurelien Tchouameni protecting the base of midfield, Real Madrid will possess security and deep progression.

Ahead, occupying the interior midfield positions, Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga are well-suited to provide a combination of energy off the ball and threat in possession.

And to put the cherry on top, Jude Bellingham’s place as the number 10 behind the two strikers would certify his status as a pivotal playmaker and scorer in the team’s setup.

However, he is adept at making third-man runs and connecting the midfield with the offence and could play deeper to not only make up for Kroos’ absence but also facilitate more options up front.


Real Madrid’s offensive department is where the largest reform is expected to take place.

Kylian Mbappe’s goalscoring instincts need little introduction by now and he is thus anticipated to be fielded as the striker.

Vinicius Jr. is expected to take up the position as a secondary striker drifting from the left, something he has become quite accustomed to this season.

Endrick will have to battle for a starting spot. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

It is worth noting that Endrick could also play a part by either replacing Vinicius off the bench and playing off Mbappe.

It remains to be seen how many men forward Ancelotti will commit to but the presence of Mbappe and Vinicius seems set in stone, given their huge profiles and status in world football. How the manager uses Rodrygo Goes will be interesting to see as well.

All in all, considering Ancelotti’s proficiency in profiling players, Madrid fans can expect to see these stars play in favourable environments.

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