A recent report from Diario SPORT has offered a detailed report on the list of players Real Madrid are targeting in the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
It appears they are mainly targeting young players with the potential to become an asset for the club in the years to come, with Jude Bellingham emerging as the club’s priority.
The Borussia Dortmund starlet has recently starred in England’s 6-2 victory against Iran, notably scoring the all-important opener while playing a key role behind Jack Grealish’s goal at the end.
The report suggests Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on Bellingham’s progress in the World Cup. The Englishman is regarded as one of the most talented young players in world football and his price is expected to skyrocket after the end of the tournament.
Los Blancos have likely identified him as an ideal long-term replacement for Luka Modric, whose contract at Santiago Bernabeu expires at the end of the season.
Bellingham’s technical prowess, combined with his leadership and composure in tense situations make him a perfect target for Real Madrid as they look to shore up their ranks in the middle of the park. The youngster may also be an excellent partner for the young midfield duo of Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.
However, luring Bellingham away from Dortmund will not be a walk in the park. The Black and Yellows are said to be holding out for a fortune for the services of the former Birmingham City starlet, whose value may easily reach up to €150 million by the end of the World Cup.
In addition, Real Madrid are set to face stiff competition from other European giants including Liverpool and Manchester City, who may even have an advantage due to the presence of Bellingham’s old Dortmund teammate Erling Haaland.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.