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Real Madrid forward likely to be included in Spain’s World Cup squad

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We are just a day away before Luis Enrique releases his final Spain squad for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Within the Spain squad, there is certainly a dearth of Real Madrid players in contention to be included in the squad. While Dani Carvajal is one of the major options, there is confusion around the inclusion of Marco Asensio.

The Real Madrid playmaker, after all, had fallen out of favour at Santiago Bernabeu at the start of the season. His struggles have translated into the attacker falling behind in the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, although he is gaining prominence of late.

Despite that, Asensio is yet to even muster 200 minutes of league football this term, with Ancelotti largely relying on the services of Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde and Rodrygo.

However, according to a report from AS (h/t Madrid Zone), there is a significant chance Asensio might be selected for the Spain squad. It appears coach Luis Enrique still values the Real Madrid star, despite his struggles in recent years.

Asensio, after all, offers a lot of experience at the highest level of football. He has featured in a total of 250 matches in all competitions, racking up 52 goals and 27 assists.

It is also worth pointing out that the Spaniard has performed well as a substitute for Real Madrid in recent matches, while he also did well in the defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Monday night.

Hence, Asensio’s potential inclusion in the Spain squad may ultimately benefit La Roja as they look to restore their lost glory in the upcoming World Cup.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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