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Official: Five Real Madrid players part of La Liga team of the season
The La Liga team of the season has been announced, and five Real Madrid players have made the cut for the selected 15 players.
The team features five defenders, with Eder Militao representing Madrid. Jules Kounde, Nahuel Molina, Alejandro Balde, and David Garcia are the other defenders in the list. Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been given the nod as the goalkeeper.
There are two Madrid midfielders in the team out of a possible five. Federico Valverde and Luka Modric make the cut, while Toni Kroos has been overlooked despite a largely impressive season.
Pedri, Mikel Merino, and Celta Vigo Gabri Veiga round off the centre of the park.
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr are part of the attacking quadrant, with Pichichi leader Robert Lewandowski and arguably the Liga Player of the Season, Antoine Griezmann also included in the list.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.