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.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.