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Real Madrid could announce the renewals of three key stars this weekend – report
A 100% winning record across all competitions, sitting on top of the La Liga standings and another trophy in the bag – it has been a perfect start to the season for Real Madrid following their all-conquering 2021/22 campaign.
Carlo Ancelotti & co. are showing why exactly they became champions last term, winning games even when they are not at their best while also coping with the absence of key man Karim Benzema, who has been out injured for the last three matches.
And, things could only get better for the Madridistas this weekend. Indeed, as reported by AS, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could announce the contract renewals of key stars Vinicius Jr, Eder Militao and Rodrygo Goes later this week.
The trio, who played a key role in Real Madrid’s success last season and have made a strong start to the new campaign, had already agreed to extensions during the summer itself, soon after returning from their vacations.
However, for reasons unknown, Real Madrid are yet to make an official announcement regarding the same.
But, that could possibly change this weekend as the report claims that Perez might confirm the news of their contract extensions at the next Assembly of Delegates to be held on October 2, Sunday.
Rodrygo and Militao are reported to have signed contract renewals that will tie them down to Los Blancos until the summer of 2028. Meanwhile, details of Vinicius’ new contract duration are unclear.
There have been speculations that the Merengues have been holding back on announcements in wait for a better date or an occasion when the team and the fans are in need of inspiration and morale boost following a bad result or something of that sort.
But, the possibility of the president making the news public this weekend at the Assembly of Delegates also exists and only time will tell whether the announcement will be made.
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Real Madrid not worried about Bellingham’s knee injury, Dortmund asking for €150 million
Heading into the 2023 summer transfer window, Real Madrid had one main priority on their minds – signing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund amidst interest from several other parties involved.
With Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool also chasing his signature, Madrid knew it was going to take a lot more than just a €120 million offer and a blank cheque to convince Bellingham.
Eventually, it seems the player’s desire to join Madrid came through. He rejected advances from the Premier League, and eventually chose the defending Champions League winners as his next home.
There are certainly doubts with the transfer, though, as there would be, with any €120 million signing. With this transfer, it is Bellingham’s knee troubles. The Englishman might have to undergo surgery to treat his knee, and is also expected to miss England’s EURO 2024 qualifiers.
A knee surgery at the age of 19 would, and probably should be a scary prospect for any player and club. Real Madrid, though, are not worried, as per a report by SPORT1.
They want him to form a ‘royal midfield’ quadrant with Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, and Federico Valverde.
The transfer is expected to close next week, as Borussia Dortmund advanced negotiations with Real Madrid after losing the Bundesliga title on the final matchday.
The two club presidents, Hans-Joachim Watzke and Florentino Perez, have a ton of mutual respect for one another, and want the transfer to be closed promptly so both clubs can move forward with the rest of the transfer window.
For Dortmund, that means finding a replacement for Bellingham, and reinforcing their squad to challenge for the Bundesliga title next season. For Madrid, meanwhile, it would mean finding Karim Benzema’s replacement.
The final details of the transfer fee are still remaining, though, with Dortmund hoping to get nearly €150 million out of the deal.