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Real Madrid, Bayern Munich tracking long-term Barcelona transfer target – Romano

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Real Madrid are among the clubs tracking the situation of RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Dani Olmo, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The Spanish international can also count FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich among his admirers.

Olmo is entering the final year of his contract at RB Leipzig this summer and has reportedly rejected an offer from the Bundesliga outfit. It has seemingly alerted top clubs across the globe.

Barcelona have been long-time admirers of Olmo, which is not a surprise considering that the 24-year-old spent time at their academy before moving to Dinamo Zagreb.

Real Madrid, too, are understood to be tracking the versatile Spanish ace who is capable of playing in any position in the final third and operating as an interior midfielder as well.

Reports in the recent past had suggested that Olmo would be open to a move to Real Madrid despite his past allegiances with Barcelona.

Any transfer could end up costing around €30 million, although Leipzig are still hoping to renew his contract and have sent in an offer again.

With Marco Asensio likely to renew and Brahim Diaz expected to return to the club after his loan spell at AC Milan, it would certainly be interesting to see how Real Madrid would fit Olmo in the squad for next season.

Although his ability to play through the middle could see him emerge as a possible backup option for Karim Benzema.

Either way, there is nothing concrete at this stage and Real Madrid are just tracking his situation at RB Leipzig, along with Bayern Munich. Only time will tell whether it materialises into anything substantial over the coming months or not.

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Real Madrid midfielder set for a change in roles heading into the new season

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Federico Valverde, the dynamic midfielder for Real Madrid, is once again on the cusp of adapting to a new role under the guidance of coach Carlo Ancelotti, reports Mario Calderon for Mundo Deportivo

Valverde’s remarkable versatility has been a key asset for Real Madrid, allowing him to excel in various positions on the field. This adaptability has been crucial for the team, and it seems another transformation is on the horizon for the 25-year-old Uruguayan.

The team chances and so does Valverde

His potential shift in role comes amid changes within the team, notably the reassignment of the number ‘8’ shirt to Toni Kroos. 

The German midfielder’s responsibility for constructing the game will likely be shared among several players to ensure a seamless transition.

Here, Valverde’s ability to quickly grasp new concepts will be a significant advantage for both him and Ancelotti. Even during the current period, with many players still absent, Ancelotti is already strategizing on how to best integrate everyone into the team dynamics without compromising performance.

Federico Valverde might play a different role at Real Madrid next season. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa must be credited

Valverde’s recent experiences with the Uruguayan national team in the Copa America under coach Marcelo Bielsa have further honed his skills. 

Bielsa entrusted Valverde with the captain’s armband and deployed him in a deeper role, where he was responsible for initiating plays from the back alongside his teammate, PSG’s young pivot, Manuel Ugarte. 

This experience has enriched Valverde’s understanding of the game, adding another layer to his already impressive skill set.

As the new season approaches, Valverde will need to re-establish himself in whatever role Ancelotti deems fit—be it as a winger, a pivot, or even a full-back, a position he has previously played under former coach Zinedine Zidane. 

Regardless of where he is positioned, Valverde’s importance to the team is undeniable. His versatility, coupled with his ability to adapt quickly, makes him a pivotal player for Real Madrid’s upcoming campaign.

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