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Real Madrid leading race to sign Liverpool, Man City target, have ‘sold’ player on the project
A recent report from The Telegraph has offered an update on the future of Jude Bellingham. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder remains one of the hottest prospects in the market right now, with multiple top dogs across Europe interested in his services.
Real Madrid are among the clubs keen on his signature as part of their plans to reinforce their midfield unit next season. The Whites are joined by Liverpool and Manchester City in the chase. Both the Premier League clubs wish to be in the conversation for the 19-year-old.
However, Real Madrid appear to be leading in the chase as they have ‘sold’ Bellingham with their tempting project of setting up the new midfield around young talents such as him, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga.
Camavinga and Tchouameni are recent investments for Real Madrid that have proven to be effective. Camavinga is slowly maturing into a reliable performer while Tchouameni has done well to fill in the shoes of Casemiro so far.
With two pillars of the future midfield setup already established, Real Madrid seek to complete the trifecta with the addition of Bellingham.
The English international is not seen as a like-for-like alternative to Luka Modric. However, he has been identified as a replacement for the ageing Croatian due to his impact and influence on the pitch, coupled with the leadership qualities that have made him one of the hottest prospects in Europe.
Bellingham has indeed become an indispensable figure in the Borussia Dortmund midfield and it is only a matter of time until he joins a bigger club.
Real Madrid, to that end, are prepared to offer him the platform to perform at a bigger level. Recent reports indicate that he prefers to sign for Los Blancos as well.
However, given the player’s age and potential, he is bound to cost a fortune for the Whites, especially in a summer transfer window where they may also require the services of a new striker.
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Real Madrid held talks with Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Bayern Munich
Before he was hired by Bayern Munich as the direct replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel was closely linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The German tactician had kept a close eye on the development at Santiago Bernabeu, especially with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing immense pressure following the club’s poor performances in domestic competitions.
A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered more details on the Tuchel saga, suggesting that the coach was even learning Spanish during his time at Ibiza, anticipating a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
There were even contacts made between Tuchel’s entourage and Real Madrid. Although the talks were positive, the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.
Real Madrid did not guarantee him the job. They had informed Tuchel that Ancelotti may continue at the Bernabeu in the event the club win the UEFA Champions League this season.
This bit of uncertainty played a critical role in convincing Tuchel to join Bayern Munich instead. The former Chelsea boss was hired as a direct replacement for Nagelsmann, who was sacked after a poor season in the Bundesliga by the club’s high standards.
However, Tuchel’s move to Bayern appears to be a missed opportunity on the German’s part, as Real Madrid have recently intensified their search for a new manager.
It is clear that the club’s hierarchy is yet to reach a consensus over the future of Ancelotti, with some believing that a change is necessary come the end of the season. In fact, the club’s president Florentino Perez has been an admirer of Tuchel’s compatriot Nagelsmann.
The coaching prodigy is one of the candidates to replace Ancelotti in the summer, though it is Mauricio Pochettion who is reportedly leading the race so far.