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Real Madrid French duo could start in a ‘double pivot’ soon – report

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Carlo Ancelotti is unsurprisingly exploring good options with the current Real Madrid setup. The existing dynamic has not been working out defensively for the European Champions and it is glaringly clear that there is a need for urgent change.

According to reports from MARCA, the Italian tactician is considering the possibility of using Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in a double pivot to help seal the cracks in the team’s formation.

Such an approach would improve the Merengues’ defensive stability with minimal effect on their attacking potential.

The duo have played together in 13 games for Los Blancos this season, and notably, lost only in one of those games.

With Tchouameni’s place in Real Madrid’s setup being fixed, the only obstacle preventing the two Frenchmen from starting together is Camavinga’s unclear situation.

Carlo Ancelotti has always maintained that he trusts the youngster. However, Camavinga’s best position on the field is unclear. Further, the presence of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos does not give the manager enough room to accommodate him.

The 20-year-old started Real Madrid’s game against Villarreal as the pivot in place of the injured Tchouameni and displayed great maturity in the position. It is slowly becoming apparent that his future would lie either as a competitor or partner to the former Monaco man, and the manager would prefer the second option.

Interestingly, Camavinga suggested the same idea once when he played alongside his compatriot, as revealed by MARCA.

“Tchouameni and I are two same players. When we are at the same time in the field we look at each other a lot. If I see that he goes up, I’ll stay behind.”

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  1. Femi

    January 22, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    It’ll be a very good decision to use them in a double pivot

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Real Madrid intend to offer a one-year extension to veteran defender

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With the 2023/24 season entering the final phase, planning for the summer window is already underway. And Real Madrid have several important decisions to make, not only regarding signings but also some of their current players.

A number of players have their contracts expiring at the end of the season and their futures will need to be resolved in the weeks to come.

While Luka Modric looks set to depart, Toni Kroos is expected to sign a renewal and Nacho Fernandez could also continue at the club. That leaves Lucas Vazquez, who also sees his contract run down on June 30, 2024.

Real Madrid intend to renew Vazquez

Now, MARCA is reporting that Real Madrid intend to offer Lucas Vazquez a one-year extension that will keep him at the club until 2025.

The La Fabrica product has done a brilliant job deputising for Dani Carvajal as the second-choice right-back and the Merengues are happy with what he has offered.

As such, the plan is now to offer Vazquez a new contract for an additional year which would prolong his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2025.

So far this term, the Spaniard has featured in 26 matches across all competitions, even chipping in with a goal and four assists.

Vazquez might not be the biggest name on the roster, but he is seen as a valuable member of the dressing room, someone who is a model professional and acts as a conduit between the seniors and the younger members.

Vazquez enjoys the full trust of manager Carlo Ancelotti and the club, and as such, it will not come as a surprise to see him sign a new deal.

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