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Real Madrid eyeing four forwards this summer, Premier League duo on radar



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Karim Benzema’s sudden departure from Real Madrid is perhaps the biggest jolt the club have faced in recent years. The Frenchman was one of the leading pillars in the Merengues‘ setup, and the administration had taken his continuity for another season for granted.

Now, Los Blancos face a race against time to recuperate and fill the void left by the Ballon d’Or winner’s exit. Needless to say, the development will cause a radical shift in their transfer plans.

According to reports from AS, Real Madrid will go for four forwards this summer. Given that they have lost Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard in a span of two days, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo are the team’s only remaining attackers.

Jose Luis Sanchez of El Chiringuito suggests that Florentino Perez sees Harry Kane as the perfect replacement for Benzema. The England captain would be open to leaving the Premier League only for Real Madrid, and the club hope to be able to capitalise on his situation.

Apart from the Tottenham Hotspur striker, Los Blancos also have their sight set on Kai Havertz. The German international would bring versatility to the Real Madrid attack and is the ideal target, given Chelsea’s need to sell players.

Earlier this week, Roberto Firmino was said to be a serious option for the club. Available on a free transfer, the president liked the Brazilian as a temporary fix until the signing of Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe could be completed in 2024. However, he is now no longer an option for the club.

Perez is now prepared to spend big in the upcoming window, for the team no longer has enough forwards to even field a line of three. It remains to be seen if signings this summer have any impact on the president’s dream objectives for next season.

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Real Madrid youngster to have a more prominent role next season – report




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In a recent report by Manu de Juan in AS, it has been revealed that Arda Guler is expected to play a significant role for Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid next season, despite ongoing rumours connecting him to Liverpool

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti has five key players listed on the club’s official website: Kylian Mbappe, Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, Brahim Diaz, and Endrick. However, Guler is an additional player who is likely to make a substantial impact next season.

In fact, it is said that the Turkish teenager is set to be Ancelotti’s versatile player for the 2024-25 season. His adaptability is a major asset as he can play in various positions, including as a central or attacking midfielder, a right winger, or even as a forward. 

His recent performance in the European Championship highlighted his capabilities, where he scored one of the tournament’s standout goals. This versatility makes him a valuable addition to the squad.

Ancelotti has clear plans for Guler

Ancelotti has indicated in the past that he sees Guler’s primary role as a forward. However, the coach is not hesitant to use him in a midfield role when needed. 

Arda Guler will have more prominence next season at Real Madrid. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

This flexibility will be crucial, especially with changes in the team’s lineup. With Toni Kroos having left and Aurelien Tchouameni expected to play more as a centre-back, there will be a need for additional midfield options.

Despite his potential, there are concerns about Guler’s physicality and his ability to cover extensive ground on the field. Ancelotti has acknowledged these limitations, noting that Guler needs to improve his defensive positioning and overall physical endurance. 

The coach has mentioned that Guler is already working on these areas, aiming to overcome these challenges.

Meanwhile, during one of the celebrations at Cibeles, Ancelotti hinted at Guler’s increased involvement in the upcoming season. He described Guler as a “very interesting boy,” suggesting that the young player will have more opportunities to showcase his skills. 

This implies that fans can expect to see a lot more of Guler in action, making him a player to watch closely in the next season.

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