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Official: Real Madrid squad list for Copa del Rey final against Osasuna
As Real Madrid get set to take on CA Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final on May 6 at Estadio de La Cartuja, manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed the squad list that he will be taking along for the trip to Seville.
And, surprisingly, the manager has decided to call up all his players for the final against Osasuna on Saturday night.
Indeed, the injured Real Madrid trio of Luka Modric, David Alaba, and Ferland Mendy have all been named in the squad that will be travelling to Seville for the game.
Alaba and Modric have resumed team training this week and could be in contention to play some part against Osasuna on Saturday.
As for Mendy, he returned to the pitch for the time after his injury against Liverpool. Given that he is yet to resume training with the ball, it seems unlikely that he will play a part against Osasuna.
Youngsters like Sergio Arribas, Nico Paz, and Alvaro Rodriguez, who were all part of the squad against Real Sociedad earlier this week, have not been called up by Ancelotti for the Copa del Rey final.
📋✅ Our squad for the final 🆚 @osasuna_en !#CopaDelRey pic.twitter.com/UI1lCxd5vE— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) May 4, 2023
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Real Madrid have offered a three-year contract to 26-year-old Spanish midfielder
According to AS, Real Madrid have sent a three-year contract offer with improved wages to Dani Ceballos and trust that the midfielder will continue at the club.
Ceballos is the last among the seven Los Blancos’ stars who entered the 2022/23 season with an expiring contract whose future is yet to be resolved.
Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Karim Benzema have all left Real Madrid while Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Nacho Fernandez are all set to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu for one more year.
As such, Ceballos remains the only player whose future remains unclear at this point.
The 26-year-old Spanish international has shown that he can offer value to the team and the club and manager Carlo Ancelotti are understood to ‘love’ him and want to retain his services.
Fans, too, made their feelings about the midfielder very clear this past weekend when Real Madrid played Athletic Club, as they chanted ‘Ceballos, stay!’
The Merengues have sent in a three-year proposal to the former Real Betis ace which includes an improvement in his wages. As such, the club expect him to pen the deal and continue at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Ceballos is yet to make a decision as he is weighing up the fact that he will have to compete for a place with six other midfielders.
Indeed, Real Madrid already have Kroos, Modric, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurelien Tchouameni as competition for Ceballos. Now, they will also add Jude Bellingham to the roster, further amping up the battle for places.
Ceballos has two more offers apart from the one from Real Madrid – one from Spain and Italy each, although his former club Real Betis have not sent a proposal yet.
With the season over and less than three weeks left on his contract, it remains to be seen what the Real Madrid ace decides.