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Official: Thibaut Courtois wins the Yashin Trophy for the Best Goalkeeper in Europe



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Real Madrid are having the time of their life right now. Following the Champions League and La Liga double last season, Los Blancos are flying high in both competitions right now.

They are three points clear in the league after beating Barcelona 3-1 yesterday at the Santiago Bernabeu, and current leaders of their UCL group.

Karim Benzema is the favourite to pick up the Ballon d’Or, and Thibaut Courtois has now picked up the Yashin Trophy for the Best Goalkeeper in Europe. Former Ballon d’Or winners are the voters for this award, which started in 2019.

Liverpool’s Alisson was the first winner of it, followed by Gianluigi Donnarumma in 2021 for his plaudits with Italy in the European Championship. It was, along with other awards by France Football, cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Alisson is the runners up this year, with Manchester City’s Ederson third, Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy fourth, and AC Milan’s Mike Maignan fifth.

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€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father



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Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.

Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.

The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.

Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.

Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.

As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”

Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”

Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.

As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.

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