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Official: Real Madrid squad list against Getafe

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It’s derby time in Madrid as Real Madrid take on Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez for gameweek eight of La Liga. Madrid have fallen to second place in the league for the first time in months following their draw against Osasuna, and will be looking to regain it, even if temporarily, with a win tomorrow.

The squad list for the fixture has been released, with the biggest takeaway being the absence of Karim Benzema.

Reports had suggested that Carlo Ancelotti was considering resting the player for this game given his recent injury concern, coupled with the bizarrely hectic schedule in October.

The midfield and defence are stacked, though. Lucas Vazquez returns to the team after missing the Osasuna game. Luka Modric missed the last league outing as well, but is in contention to start against Getafe tomorrow.

Thibaut Courtois is another absentee in the squad after picking up an injury in training. The Belgian will likely miss the game against Shakhtar Donetsk as well before making his return against Barcelona next weekend.

Dani Ceballos is also missing from the travelling squad.

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Real Madrid will begin renewal talks with key duo in coming weeks – report

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According to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid are shifting its focus towards securing new contracts for key players Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy in the upcoming weeks.

Both Carvajal and Mendy have contracts that are set to expire in 2025. While there have been some challenges regarding Mendy’s future, Real Madrid have remained clear about their intentions for the Euro 2024 winner.

Over the past year, Carvajal has had an impressive run, adding three more trophies to his collection with Real Madrid, including the Euro 2024 championship. 

Interestingly, he is currently not overly concerned about his future. He hasn’t been thinking much about his contract extension, with the last major news about it surfacing about a month ago.

“At the moment I’m not thinking about leaving Madrid, far from it. My subjective perception is that the day I can’t contribute what I can contribute, I’ll take a step aside,” he said a few weeks back.

Ferland Mendy is closer to staying

Carlo Ancelotti wants Ferland Mendy to continue. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Mendy’s future at Real Madrid seemed uncertain due to rumours that he might be replaced by Alphonso Davies. 

However, Carlo Ancelotti has shown an unusually strong preference for retaining Mendy. The manager has made it clear that he wants Mendy to stay. 

He has praised Mendy’s skills and performances throughout the past season, making it evident that he sees Mendy as a crucial part of his strategy.

At present, there is a significant concern within the team that if an agreement is not reached by next summer, Mendy could leave the club on a free transfer. This scenario is something Real Madrid are keen to avoid.

As Real Madrid move forward with these contract negotiations, the focus remains on securing the futures of both Carvajal and Mendy, ensuring that they continue to contribute to the club’s success in the years to come.

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