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Real Madrid considering move for Chelsea striker, two ways they can pursue him

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Real Madrid have been in the market for a striker who can either be a backup to Karim Benzema or as competition to him, after the departure of Borja Mayoral to Getafe on loan.

As per El Larguero, Timo Werner is being considered by the team as an option for the position. The report also states that the club’s two options are to either sign the player on a permanent move or to get the player on loan with an option to buy in 2023.

After having tried out Eden Hazard as a false 9 in the preseason, the coaching staff does not believe the Belgian is the right man for the job and are now back in the market for a backup.

The club have been reported to be concerned by the certain lightness in depth in the case that Benzema suffers an injury, as was apparent last season during his hamstring injury at the start of the year.

Having emerged as an option for Madrid is excellent news for the German striker, who seems to have fallen more or less out of favours at Chelsea. However, a move to the Spanish capital would see him accept more or less the same role as a backup.

This has been reported as a hurdle by El Larguero, as the player would not prefer this role of a backup as he looks to further his career, which seems to have stagnated after his move to Chelsea in the 2020 summer transfer window.

The player had been touted as the next big striker during his time at Red Bull Leipzig, with his prolific movement and goalscoring ability. Anyhow, the player failed to make a special mark with the Blues despite winning a Champions League in his debut season.

The German also has had several links with a move back to RB Leipzig as per Bild, as well as links with Newcastle United, who are still on a look out for their marquee signing.

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Atletico lash out at referee’s decision during Real Madrid clash: “They create such pressure”

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Real Madrid’s win over Atletico Madrid once again showed the European Champions’ ability to fight back even from the deepest of troughs and come back on top. The men in white were a goal down with 15 minutes to spare but forced extra time and managed to advance to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

However, the game was not without its own share of controversy. One of the biggest moments came in the 71st minute when Dani Ceballos avoided a red card that would have changed the course of the game. Ironically, Atletico Madrid had Stefan Savic sent off in extra time to help Real Madrid progress.

To give context Ceballos was already on a yellow card for making an unnecessary challenge in the 69th minute of the game. Two minutes later, he appeared to have caught Thomas Lemar near the knee.

Atletico Madrid thus demanded that he get a second yellow and receive his marching orders. Given that the Rojiblancos were already up a goal, it could have changed the course of the game. But the referee did not show a second yellow to the Real Madrid midfielder.

Los Rojiblancos are far from happy with the refereeing at Santiago Bernabeu and have released an official statement via their CEO, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, regarding their displeasure. The statement is as follows:

“With 0-1, in the 71st minute, playing the place for the Copa semifinals in their own stadium, leaving Real Madrid with 10 players is big words.

“Real Madrid is a club with a very strong environment, with many interests around it. They create such pressure that it’s normal to affect the people who must make decisions. They [referees] are aware of what awaits them if they made a mistake.”

Clearly, the accusation from Diego Simeone’s side goes far beyond the events of the derby and makes a contentious general statement about Real Madrid’s influence on matches.

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