Real Madrid are ready to host Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight for gameweek 34. They will focus on the clash against Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League, though, and as such, have rotated their starting lineup.
Thibaut Courtois’ place in the team is unparalelled, though, which means the Belgian continues between the posts for Madrid.
He is guarded by a back-four, consisting of Eder Militao and Nacho in central defence. Dani Carvajal’s absence from the team gives way to Lucas Vazquez to start as the right-back, while Ferland Mendy takes his place at left-back after weeks of injury.
In midfield, meanwhile, Eduardo Camavinga and Dani Ceballos assume responsibility in the centre of the park. Aurelien Tchouameni, meanwhile, returns to the team as the defensive midfielder.
Eden Hazard gets his second start of the season as he takes over duties as the left-winger. Marco Asensio has been given the nod as the striker, while Federico Valverde is back to the right-wing.
Confirmed Madrid XI: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Ceballos; Valverde, Asensio, Hazard
PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025
As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.
All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.
And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.
Hakimi could return to Real Madrid
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.
Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.
However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.
And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.
The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.
Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.
As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.