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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Cadiz
With ten gameweeks remaining in the La Liga schedule, the title is pretty much done and dusted. Barcelona have a 13-point lead on top of the table, with little to no scope of dropping it.
13 points behind, Real Madrid will be hoping to cement the runners up spot across the next games, especially with Atletico Madrid just two points behind them.
Tomorrow, Madrid will have a chance to increase the lead to five points against Atletico, albeit temporarily, when they travel to Cadiz. With one eye on the return leg against Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti has decided to rest a few players for tomorrow.
The entirety of the defence, except Ferland Mendy, is fit and in contention to travel, including David Alaba, who was suffering with injury problems last month.
Toni Kroos started as the pivot over Aurelien Tchouameni against Chelsea, but picked up some muscle discomfort in training, and therefore, has been rested for the Cadiz clash.
Vinicius Jr was the official man of the match in the UCL for his two assists, and has been given tomorrow off to keep him fresh to face Chelsea again.
📋✅ Our squad for the match 🆚 @Cadiz_CF!#CádizRealMadrid pic.twitter.com/iy0CPN79G9— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 14, 2023
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.
April 14, 2023 at 2:54 pm
I’m so glad that wasteful Vinicius is benched this time around. He’s too selfish and stylist for comfort. He unnecessarily holds on to the ball until he is dispossessed of it most times. Very frustrating. He hardly passes the ball to other players even when these players are better positioned to score. He is a million miles away from Messi who is always passing the ball when he’s not scoring. Vinicius also lacks force in his legs to score even when he’s face to face with a goalkeeper. In addition to being too irritable and quarrelsome on the pitch, Vinicius now feels he’s indispensable and is allowed to always start games by a coach who has overrated him, while stupidly leaving an ace scorer like Asensio on the bench for most of the time, only to have Asensio score when he comes into the game. That coach himself needs to go at the end of the season as he is lacking in creativity these days and no longer good at setting up the team.