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Real Madrid keen on signing Bayern Munich defender, but player not for sale
Ferland Mendy’s injury-riddled run and poor form all campaign has the Real Madrid administration put on their thinking caps. After all, it is ludicrous that a club of such high repute and stature has no direct replacements for the left-back situation.
Over the years, Los Blancos have always enjoyed strong representation down the left flank. From the lord and master of the left-back position in Roberto Carlos to a fitting successor and heir in Marcelo, history is a testament that the men in white have always been a dominant force down the wing.
Vinicius Jr may be single-handedly wrecking defences down the left, but a quality full-back would not only potentiate the team’s attack but also improve the Brazilian’s output.
According to reports from Kerry Hau of Sport1, Real Madrid chief scout Juni Calafat has Alphonso Davies on his list. However, Bayern Munich are firm on their stance that the Canadian international is not for sale and see him as one for the years to come.
The 22-year-old is contracted with the Germans until the summer of 2025. Only two years remain on his deal and no renewal has been talked of yet.
Davies’ transfer will indeed be a tricky affair for the Merengues to navigate, especially given his contractual situation and market value. At the same time, he is one of the world’s finest left-backs and would slot into Real Madrid’s starting XI for years to come.
In 26 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, Davies has scored one goal and provided four assists. Further, he averages 1.7 key passes per game and has created two big chances. He has also overseen six clean sheets in the league and averages over six defensive actions per game.
Real Madrid will be roping in former prospect Fran Garcia this summer to reinforce the left-back slot. But with Mendy’s future uncertain and David Alaba and Eduardo Camavinga reluctant to play in the position, another left-sided full-back would be a welcome addition.
Davies, to that end, can be a tremendous signing for the Merengues. But with Bayern firm on their stance of him not being for sale, it remains to be seen whether Real Madrid can swoop him away from the Allianz Arena.
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Real Madrid president dreaming of trident attack featuring €180 million-rated French starlet
Real Madrid have drawn a comprehensive roadmap for the upcoming summer transfer window and the club’s squad planning ahead of the new season, but as far as the club’s ambition is concerned, the objective is to sign Kylian Mbappe in 2024.
Real Madrid are expected to revolve everything around the idea of signing the PSG superstar next year, reports Alfredo Matilla and Sergio Santos.
As per the two Spanish journalists, Florentino Perez is envisioning a Real Madrid strikeforce comprising Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Mbappe.
The report points out that Real Madrid view the Frenchman as a realistic target as they expect him not to accept the option of extending his contract at PSG until 2025 next year. His fallout with the PSG has been already well-documented this year.
With Les Parisien seemingly failing to live up to Mbappe’s ambition, it could only be a matter of time before he opts to leave the club. To that end, Real Madrid will be prepared, especially at the end of next season.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are starting to lose hope of signing Erling Haaland, because of the striker’s excellent relationship with Pep Guardiola which could keep him at Man City beyond 2024. Mbappe, therefore, has emerged as the top target for Los Blancos.
The potential strikeforce comprising Vinicius, Rodrygo and Mbappe could see Real Madrid operating in a 4-3-3 formation, with Mbappe playing at the centre. It must be noted that the club are also involved in the pursuit of Kai Havertz.
The German could be an intriguing addition to this strikeforce – potentially making Real Madrid one of the most feared attacking sides in Europe. However, it remains to be seen whether or not Los Blancos can actually manage to pull the signing of Mbappe or Havertz in the near future.