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Official: Mbappe, Tchouameni start for France vs Spain | UEFA Euro 2024 semi-final

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France will lock horns with Spain tonight at the Allianz Arena with a spot in the finals of the UEFA Euro 2024 on the line.

And, Real Madrid will have two representatives on the field in Munich, with Kylian Mbappe and Aurelien Tchouameni starting for France.

Mbappe has come under some criticism for his subpar displays at the Euros and will be eager to make a statement with a strong performance.

Meanwhile, Eduardo Camavinga, who started for France in the quarterfinals against Portugal, drops back to the bench following the return of Adrien Rabiot from suspension.

Another Real Madrid star, Ferland Mendy, continues on the bench for France with former Madrid man, Theo Hernandez, preferred at left-back.

Spain, meanwhile, have no Real Madrid players in the starting XI, as Dani Carvajal, a permanent fixture in the team, has been ruled out of today’s contest due to suspension.

Former Real Madrid captain Nacho Fernadez does start for La Roja while ex-striker Joselu is on the bench.

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Former Real Madrid defender breaks silence on possible return rumours

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Real Madrid’s left-back situation this summer is filled with intrigue. The futures of Ferland Mendy and Fran Garcia are uncertain, while long-time target Alphonso Davies has yet to be signed.

Amidst this uncertainty, Miguel Gutierrez has emerged as a potential candidate for Real Madrid, with the Castilla graduate impressing during his time at Girona.

Gutierrez opens up about potential homecoming

The 22-year-old left-back departed Real Madrid for Girona in the summer of 2022 for a modest fee of €4 million.

However, as is customary practice with many young academy graduates departing the club, Madrid astutely negotiated a 50% sell-on clause in his Girona contract.

The Merengues also integrated a cost-effective buyback option of just €8 million, making his potential return to the club this summer a stark possibility.

Gutierrez has done well at Girona. (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Touching upon the possibility of a return, Gutierrez acknowledged Real Madrid’s buyback option, expressing his lifelong support for the club. However, he emphasized focusing on the present, particularly the upcoming Olympic Games.

“It is true that Real Madrid have a buyback option that depends on them, but I have always been a Real Madrid fan, and it is a pleasure for me to have my name appear there,” he told EFE Deportes.

“But this is something that must be left aside and focused on what matters now, which is the Olympic Games.”

As an underlapping full-back with tremendous qualities in possession, Gutierrez has the potential to offer something different compared to the likes of Mendy and Garcia.

However, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid can get their hands on Davies, as his arrival would likely imperil the Spaniard’s chances of joining.

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