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Real Madrid considering a change in position for 29-year-old centre-back

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For a centre-back to arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu and be a bonafide success in his very first year is seldom heard of. Very few defenders have arrived at Real Madrid and adapted as seamlessly as Dabid Alaba.

The Austrian has not even been at the club for a year, and it is already impossible to imagine a starting lineup without him. Despite naturally being a left-back, he has slotted into Real Madrid’s central defence and taken what was Ramos’ spot.

However, that could all change again. According to reports from Rodrigo Faez of ESPN (h/t TheMadridZone), the club consider moving Alaba back to his original position at left-back.

To replace him in central defence, Los Blancos are said to be eyeing Antonio Rudiger. The German is expected to form a partnership with Eder Militao next season.

The Chelsea defender will be a free agent in June, and has decided to try a new challenge for next season.

Though Barcelona were initially interested in his signature, they eventually pulled out of the race because of his wage demands. That will not be a problem for Real Madrid.

This season, Rudiger has started 28 league games for Chelsea. He has scored three goals, but more importantly, he has been one of the best centre-backs in the league. The team has maintained 13 clean sheets with him on the field.

With Marcelo set to depart at the end of the season, Alaba would be more than able replacement. It would also mount the pressure on Ferland Mendy through direct competition and help bring the best out of the Frenchman.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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