The departure of Casemiro to Manchester United has left a hole in the Real Madrid midfield department. That, coupled with the fact that Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are getting older by the day, means that other players will need to step up at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Aurelien Tchouameni was brought in this summer to learn from and eventually replace Casemiro. But the Frenchman has now been thrust into the spotlight sooner than expected.
At the same time, Tchouameni’s compatriot Eduardo Camavinga could also be set for an important role in manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans moving forward this season, reports MARCA.
The 19-year-old wonderkid arrived at Real Madrid last summer from Rennes but endured a slow start as Ancelotti opted to ease him into the team after a couple of missteps early in his tenure with the Merengues.
Over time, though, Camavinga started to prove his quality, making valuable contributions off the bench towards the final phase of the season as Real Madrid went on to bag the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League crowns.
Now, as per the report, there is a feeling within the club that Camavinga is a more ‘mature’ player and will now have a much bigger role to play this season, as indicated by the fact that the 19-year-old started both Real Madrid’s first two league games against Almeria and Celta Vigo.
It is stated that Ancelotti sees Camavinga as a very important player and plans to utilise him much more frequently than in the last season, as he tries to rotate Kroos and Modric.
It is expected that the French ace could be in line to start his third game in a row when Los Blancos face Espanyol this coming Sunday.
Since joining Real Madrid from Rennes last year, Camavinga has featured 42 times for the club, scoring and assisting two goals apiece. The teenage sensation has shown his potential and quality in his short time at the club and could be given more opportunities to do so this season.
Real Madrid considering move for Manchester City superstar as club faces possible sanctions
Premier League has come up with a shocking statement, charging defending champions Manchester City with more than 100 breaches of the financial rule between 2009 to 2018.
The allegations levelled at Man City could lead to a point deduction for the defending champions or perhaps even expulsion. This could prove to be significant for not Premier League but European football in general.
To that end, a new report from Daily Mail suggests Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on the situation. They are aware of the fact that if Man City get sanctioned, it could rule them out of the chase for top target Jude Bellingham.
But more importantly, it may open up the opportunity to sign Erling Haaland in the near future. The Norwegian international was one of Man City’s smartest business move in the summer when they roped in the star striker for a meagre fee.
However, Spanish media believes Haaland has a release clause in his contract worth around €200 million. It could be activated in the summer of 2024 and clubs like Real Madrid are said to be interested in activating the clause.
But in light of the recent allegations made against Man City, Real Madrid are anticipating a potential mass exodus, and could make an early move for the forward, especially if the English giants get sanctioned by the Premier League board.
It goes without saying that Haaland, who has been scoring goals for fun since joining the Premier League outfit, is someone who demands to play at the highest level of football. It was one of the key reasons he joined Man City – a club that can offer consistency in terms of sporting success.
But a potential sanction for City could change the dynamic, possibly paving the way for a club like Real Madrid to establish themselves as an excellent suitor for Haaland.