Connect with us

Real Madrid News

Official: Two Real Madrid stars in Spain squad list for upcoming matches



Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images

With the international break almost upon us, Real Madrid duo Joselu and Dani Carvajal have been called up to the Spanish national team by manager Luis de la Fuente.

Spain will be playing two friendly encounters over the next couple of weeks against Colombia and Brazil, the latter of which will be taking place at the Santiago Bernabeu.

And, Carvajal and Joselu have been picked in the squad by De la Fuente. The veteran duo has been regulars in the roster for La Roja under the current management and given their form this season, their inclusion is more than warranted.

However, there is no space for Fran Garcia, who has seen his game-time take a hit in recent times while Dani Ceballos, nursing a knock, is also not considered.

Also not on the list is Real Madrid captain Nacho Fernandez. Kepa Arrizabalaga also misses out.

Brahim Diaz might have been under consideration for a spot, but the 24-year-old opted to play for Morocco instead after not feeling enough support from the Spanish Federation.

Carvajal and Joselu could come up against future Real Madrid teammate Endrick when Spain play Brazil at the Bernabeu, for the 17-year-old is in the Selecao squad.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real Madrid News

Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’




Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images

Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

Continue Reading