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Real Madrid could re-sign former striker, price tag at €30 million



Real Madrid’s hunt for a new striker has now come full circle. Initially in the window, Los Blancos scouted young players from leagues across the world. Now, however, the club have begun looking back at former players and academy graduates.

According to reports from Diario AS, Raul de Tomas is on the Spanish club’s list. The striker is waiting for an offer from Real Madrid though he has several proposals on the table.

Espanyol wish to recover around €25-30 million from his sale, a fee that can be considered a bargain for a player of such quality.

The 27-year-old is a graduate of the Castilla but never actually made it to the first team for Los Blancos. After loan spells at Cordoba, Real Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano, he left on a permanent transfer to Benfica in 2019.

One year later, de Tomas returned to La Liga by joining Espanyol for a reported fee of €20 million in January 2020. In his first season back in Spain, he scored four goals for the Catalan club.

In 2021/22, RDT played 34 games for Espanyol, scoring 17 goals and providing three assists for the team. He, almost single-handedly helped his club escape relegation.

The other options on Ancelotti’s list include Timo Werner of Chelsea and Jonathan Burkardt of FSV Mainz 05.

While the Germans may seem like eye-catching options on paper, the Spaniard’s familiarity with the system could give him an upper edge in securing the move to Santiago Bernabeu.

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.

His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.

His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.

Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.

The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:

“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.” 

While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.

His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.

Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.

Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.

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