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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid tracking teenage Spanish prodigy



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According to SPORT, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs tracking the progress of Real Zaragoza prodigy Alejandro Monserrate.

Real Madrid always have their sights on up-and-coming young talent across the globe. Only last year, the club secured a deal to sign Brazilian wonderkid Endrick from Palmeiras, with the striker set to arrive in 2024, when he turns 18.

Real Madrid have also been linked with 16-year-old Croatian prospect Luka Vuskovic of Hajduk Split.

Now, it seems like they have cast their sights on a move for Alejandro Monserrate of Zaragoza. The young midfielder is currently part of Real Zaragoza’s youth team which participates in the División de Honor Juvenil.

A left-footed midfielder, Monserrate is capable of playing as a No. 8 or a No. 10. As per the report, the youngster is known for his vision, accurate distribution, ability to play a killer last pass as well as an eye for the goal.

Monserrate’s potential and abilities have put him on the radars of top clubs, including Real Madrid.

However, Los Blancos will have to face competition from arch-rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Barça beat Real Madrid to the capture of Spanish jewel Pablo Torre last summer and if the Merengues’ interest in Monserrate is serious, they will be keen on avoiding a repeat of that scenario.

Atletico Madrid could also be an attractive destination for Monserrate, looking at how someone like Pablo Barrios has gone onto become a first-team regular under Diego Simeone this season.

Zaragoza, for their part, are aware that they cannot keep hold of their prized jewel for much longer. It remains to be seen where Monserrate, also known as ‘Jano’, ends up come summer.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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