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Real Madrid keeping tabs on Newcastle United midfield superstar – English sources

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Real Madrid have enjoyed a blistering start to the new season, with four wins on the trot.

Much of the credit should be given to the club’s strong midfield, which has managed to bring in productivity following the departure of Karim Benzema.

In light of the midfield’s success, Real Madrid are prepared to further strengthen their ranks in the middle of the park, sometime in the future.

Real Madrid keep tabs on Bruno Guimaraes

According to Telegraph, Real Madrid are closely monitoring the development of Bruno Guimaraes.

The Newcastle United star has enjoyed immense success at St. James’ Park since joining the club at the start of last year.

The Brazilian has emerged as the engine of the Magpies’ midfield, featuring in 61 competitive matches while racking up 10 goals and six assists.

Real Madrid’s desire to sign Guimaraes is hardly surprising as the club keep an eye on the fact that both Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will not be a part of the team for much longer.

On Real Madrid’s radar. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle ready to offer a bumper contract

Newcastle, though, are prepared to fend off the interest from Real Madrid, by making him one of the top earners at St. James’ Park.

Guimaraes’ current contract at St. James’ Park expires in 2026, but backed by a star investor, Newcastle United have access to the funds, as they look to keep hold of the midfielder.

However, the report suggests Guimaraes could be tempted by a move to Spain at some stage, which has put Newcastle in a state of bother.

The Magpies, after all, had always expected that there could come a time when they have to bid farewell to Guimaraes. But the club will ensure that time does not come in the near future.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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