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Real Madrid could consider re-signing former academy graduate in the future

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Ferland Mendy’s repeated injuries this season have forced Carlo Ancelotti to explore new avenues and options at left-back. The takeaway from the manager’s experimentation does not bode well for the Frenchman as it has now become increasingly clear that a new left-back is the need of the hour.

Mendy’s performances in defence may be good, but even Nacho Fernandez and Eduardo Camavinga have managed to produce the same impact.

Rayo Vallecano’s Fran Garcia has impressed the offices at Santiago Bernabeu and the academy graduate will return to Madrid come June. Thus, Mendy’s sale and Garcia’s return are seen as the twin foundations for the team next season.

According to reports from Sergio Santos (h/t Madrid Xtra), Miguel Gutierrez is another academy graduate who has not been forgotten.

He has been performing well for Girona this season at left-back and Los Blancos wish for him to garner more experience in the first division. In the long term, they see him as an able candidate to don the white shirt.

The 21-year-old moved to Girona in August 2022 for a fee of €4 million after a long and successful stint at Castilla. He made his first-team debut for Real Madrid in April 2021 and went on to make a handful of appearances for the senior team.

Gutierrez is known for his pace, technical ability, and attacking prowess, which makes him a valuable asset both in defence and going forward. Given his age and potential, Gutierrez could be a long-term option for Real Madrid at left-back.

In 27 La Liga appearances for Girona this season, Gutierrez has scored one goal and provided three assists. Further, he averages 0.7 key passes per game and has created six big chances. Most recently, he provided the assist for Valentin Castellanos’ opening goal in Girona’s 4-2 demolition of Real Madrid.

While there is no immediate plan to re-sign him right away, Real Madrid could consider the possibility a few years down the line once he has gained more experience at the top level.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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