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Real Madrid defender receives call from Saudi Arabia, will only leave for a generous offer



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Over the past few days, there have been rumblings about Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy emerging as a potential transfer target for clubs in Saudi Arabia.

Building on that chatter, MARCA has now reported that Mendy has indeed already received a call from Saudi Arabia about a transfer in the ongoing transfer window. The call was made to check the 28-year-old’s current situation in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the upcoming season.

Mendy endured a disappointing 2022/23 campaign riddled with injuries while he was not at his best when fit and available either. As such, Real Madrid have plans to sell him this summer to recoup some cash after investing over €100 million in transfers.

But, Ancelotti is against such an idea as he does not want to weaken his depth in the left-back position and resort to using Eduardo Camavinga at left-back like he was forced to last season.

However, Real Madrid remain open to the idea of a sale and believe that a big offer could arrive from Saudi Arabia which would allow them to recover some of the €50 million they spent on him in 2019.

Mendy, for his part, is not keen on leaving Real Madrid right away. At 28, the left-back is in his peak years and wishes to fight for his place and reclaim his first-choice status in Ancelotti’s plans.

So, the only way Mendy would consider leaving the Santiago Bernabeu for Saudi Arabia, as per the report, is if he is offered a very generous deal by the Middle Eastern outfit.

That should not be a problem for the clubs in the oil-rich nation, who have not been shy of throwing cash at players this summer. Whether Mendy ends up joining the horde of stars leaving Europe for Saudi remains to be seen.

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Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano



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Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.

Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.

Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.

Real Madrid impressed by Endrick

Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.

The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.

And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.

Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.

Real Madrid happy with Endrick. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Endrick also learning new languages

Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.

The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.

Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.

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