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Real Madrid have outlined two ways to deal with Eder MIlitao’s injury

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Just a week into the new season, Real Madrid have found themselves in a spot of bother.

The club’s star defender Eder Militao has picked up an ACL injury, leaving Carlo Ancelotti with limited options at the back.

Signing a replacement this late in the window could be tricky, which means Real Madrid must settle for options available at home.

Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy: Ancelotti’s two alternatives

Following Militao’s injury, David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger are set to become the two main centre-backs for Real Madrid, with Nacho being the obvious alternative.

But going beyond that, Diario AS suggest Ancelotti could fancy two more alternatives in the form of Ferland Mendy and Dani Caravajal.

Mendy has some amount of experience operating as a centre-back, as he did so a few times under the leadership of Zinedine Zidane.

Carvajal, to that end, might not have that much experience, but the right-back is known for his composure in any defensive position.

His experience also makes him an invaluable option.

Time to step in. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

Castilla: The third alternative

Over the years, Real Madrid have depended heavily on La Fabrica to deliver them young talents for the first team. This may be one of those cases.

Fortunately for Ancelotti, he has no shortage of options. The Italian already admires the academy’s rising star, Marvelous Antolin Garzon – more fondly called ‘Marvel’.

Marvel appears to be the leading choice for Real Madrid, in their bid to find the fourth centre-back for the season ahead.

The youngster has already been spotted training with the team after Militao’s injury. However, 18 year old must impress the coaching staff in these training sessions, if he wants to become a trusted option for Ancelotti.

Until then, the Italian can bank on the services of either Mendy or Carvajal.

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  1. M.E Leboko

    August 18, 2023 at 6:54 am

    Mendy and Carvajal are similar with kind of defending because they retreat backwards most of the time when facing an opponent thus creating a room for options for their adversaries.Better stick with Marvel as he is still young and can be utilised to learn from the likes of Carmavinga who can play a defensive role much better.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender

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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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