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Real Madrid await Musiala but the main idea is to sign €110 million-rated winger



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A report from Defensa Central has emerged, saying that although Real Madrid are still waiting on Jamal Musiala, their main idea is to sign Florian Wirtz from Bayer Leverkusen.

The outlet says that Madrid are keeping a close eye on Musiala, recognizing a fantastic opportunity. Just as Bellingham did, they believe Musiala could be a game-changer if he decides to make the move. 

However, their primary focus is still on signing Wirtz, whose market value stands at €110 million, as he is currently their top choice at the Santiago Bernabeu, especially to join forces with Xabi Alonso.

Over the past few years, Real Madrid have altered their transfer strategy, looking for young talents rather than going for someone established, with the exception being Kylian Mbappe.

This is why Musiala and Wirtz have caught their attention, but the team from the Spanish capital faced immediate competition from Paris Saint-Germain for the Bayern Munich player. 

As if that was not enough, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have joined the race and it is said that they are already a step ahead since they are reportedly preparing a great offer for the player.

Musiala: a talent everybody wants

Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz are wanted by Real Madrid. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

At just 21 years old, Musiala has garnered significant acclaim as a playmaker across Europe. However, he is seeking assurances regarding Bayern Munich’s competitiveness, given their underwhelming season.

Despite having a contract until 2026, Musiala has not shown much interest in extending or renegotiating his deal, which has prompted speculation that he could be available for transfer either this year or the next. 

For what it is worth, Musiala has expressed a preference for a move to the Premier League, citing the league’s global prestige and his upbringing in west London.

While Manchester City leads the race, other clubs like Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring Musiala’s situation, each facing different financial limitations.

What about Wirtz?

A lot has been said about Wirtz in the past, including the fact that Real Madrid have identified him and Musiala as replacements for Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

For now, though, everything is in the air and the player is rightly expected to continue his journey in Germany, especially since Alonso has decided to stay at Bayer for another season.

However, the situation might change next summer when Real will be on the lookout for a new manager and Alonso will once again be in the spotlight.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success



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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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