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Real Madrid considering €50 million swoop for La Liga winger



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According to reports from MARCA, Samuel Chukwueze really impressed Real Madrid with his performance on Saturday. There were instant movements between Florentino Perez and the Villarreal president as a result of the same.

Los Blancos are impressed by the winger’s profile and will go for him this summer. His contract with the Yellow Submarines ends in June 2024, placing him in a good spot to negotiate a transfer.

Florentino Perez is willing to set aside a fee of €50 million for the Villarreal star. That is, quite clearly, a more than decent offer for a player with just over a year left on his contract.

Chukwueze was named man of the match on Saturday night when Villarreal stunned Real Madrid 3-2 at Santiago Bernabeu. The 23-year-old star started on the right wing and tormented Nacho Fernandez throughout.

He was involved in all three goals on the night with two goals and an assist. His winning effort, in particular, was a piece of art as he curled the ball past Thibaut Courtois from outside the box.

The Nigerian has made 27 appearances for Villarreal this season, scoring six goals and providing five assists in the process. He averages over one key pass per game and has created five big chances.

Real Madrid have struggled on the right wing this season with none of Marco Asensio, Federico Valverde or Rodrygo Goes tailor-made for that position.

With Chukwueze down the ridge and Vinicius down the left, Los Blancos would be a daunting opponent even for the best in the business.

It remains to be seen if the Yellow Submarines are willing to let go of their brightest prospect and the fee they expect for such a deal. Nevertheless, with Jude Bellingham appearing less likely to join, funds should not be a problem for the club.

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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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