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Real Madrid could profit as Arsenal, Man City and Bayern Munich eye former full-back

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Miguel Gutierrez was one of the stars of the night for Girona as they beat Barcelona on Sunday to go past Real Madrid and assume pole position in the La Liga table.

The former Real Madrid youngster showcased his immense potential and the progress he has made since leaving the Merengues for the Catalan outfit last year, even scoring a brilliant goal against Xavi Hernandez’s men.

Gutierrez attracting interest, Real Madrid can profit

In light of his improved performances at Girona over the past 18 months or so, Gutierrez has attracted a plethora of admirers from across Europe.

Indeed, according to journalist Rodra P, the former Real Madrid left-back is very much on the radars of German champions Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich could be looking at Gutierrez as a possible replacement for their main left-back, Alphonso Davies, who intriguingly is Real Madrid’s top target.

Along with that, Premier League heavyweights Arsenal and Manchester City are also tracking the young Spaniard ahead of the January transfer window.

Gutierrez is impressing at Girona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

This will come as music to the ears of Real Madrid, who still own 50% of Gutierrez’s sights and could profit big if he is sold, given that he has a €35 million release clause.

Real Madrid not ruling out Gutierrez’s return

At the same time, though, it must also be noted that Real Madrid are not entirely ruling out the possibility of Gutierrez returning to the club, much like Fran Garcia did this past summer.

Los Blancos have the option to buy the ex-Castilla ace for a fee of €8 million next summer, but at this point, their main aim remains Bayern Munich’s Davies.

With contract talks with the Bundesliga champions not progressing well, the chances of the Canadian arriving at the Bernabeu are growing.

So, there are a lot of moving parts in the story and it remains to be seen how things develop, as Gutierrez continues to impress at Girona.

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  1. Al

    December 12, 2023 at 2:39 am

    Just bring back him. Why chase Alphonso? He is very capable to play as a left back. Dont waste money.

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’

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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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