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Real Madrid expecting to earn €20 million from preseason tour – report

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Real Madrid face a challenging preseason tour in the US, where they are poised to rake in €20 million despite the probable absence of several key players. 

This ambition, reported by Diario AS, coincides with news that some fans are willing to pay up to $5,000 for tickets for the El Clasico match in New Jersey.

Interestingly, the same category of seat for the Real Madrid vs Chelsea match is just $500.

It must be noted that the roster for these friendlies remains uncertain due to strict rules: players who advance to at least the semifinals in Euros or Copa America have the option to skip the tour. 

As a result, only eight players have been confirmed so far, creating substantial buzz among fans.

Real Madrid are not reliant on one player

As of today, Madrid remain committed to their stance that the club’s prestige supersedes any individual player. While the presence of stars like Vinicius boosts attendance, the allure of Real Madrid itself draws crowds regardless of who takes the field. 

This philosophy fuels optimism at the Bernabeu, where the goal is to surpass previous earnings records, such as the €15 million from their 2022 tour.

Carlo Ancelotti could be missing key players in preseason tour. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

This summer’s itinerary is brief but impactful, spanning just three matches over seven days. The highlight is a Clasico encounter in New Jersey on August 3rd, a fixture known for its financial impact. 

Before that, Madrid will play Milan on June 31 and on August 6, Chelsea will take on the defending European champions.

Past editions in North America have been profitable, showcasing the global appeal of Spain’s top clubs.

Response is breathtaking

Beyond the competitive matches, the financial windfall from these events is striking. Tickets for the Madrid-Barcelona clash fetch exorbitant prices, reflecting the intense interest even in a friendly setting. 

This underscores the financial potential of these high-profile encounters, which Madrid hope will contribute significantly to their €20 million target.

Despite uncertainties surrounding player availability, Madrid remain resolute in their commitment to delivering a compelling tour. 

The possibility of securing star attractions adds to the anticipation, promising a blend of football excellence and commercial success. 

As preparations intensify, Madrid’s determination to exceed expectations and cement its global stature remains undeterred.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury

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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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