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Real Madrid legend hails blockbuster new signing: “He is a great player”

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Despite losing key players such as Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio, this has been a good transfer window for Real Madrid.

The club have been able to rope in Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. Regarded as one of the most talented young players in world football, the Englishman could become the face of the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

Real Madrid also managed to sign Arda Guler. The young Turk was close to joining Barcelona but ultimately ended up opting for a move to Santiago Bernabeu. In addition, they have also roped in Joselu and Fran Garcia, while Brahim Diaz is also back at the club.

In light of Real Madrid’s latest purchases, former superstar Luis Figo has heaped praise on the club, citing their expertise in luring young talents across Europe. The club legend reserved special praise for Bellingham.

“Real Madrid have signed a lot of young players. Bellingham is a great player. Real Madrid have a policy of signing young players with a lot of talent,” Figo said, as quoted by O Jogo.

Figo, who played for Real Madrid between 2000 to 2005, featured in over 240 competitive matches for Los Blancos. He is well aware of the club’s policy in the transfer market, especially having joined the club from arch-rivals Barcelona back in 2000.

The Portuguese footballing legend went on to discuss the possibility of Real Madrid signing a striker this summer, especially after losing Benzema to Saudi Arabia. “We’ll see if they hire a striker. I don’t know if they’re waiting for Mbappé or not,” Figo said.

Real Madrid have indeed been linked with a move for Mbappe this summer. The Frenchman had earlier confirmed his desire to stay at PSG next season and leave on a free transfer in 2024, but the French club are not on board with the idea.

Real Madrid themselves are favouring a 2024 move for Mbappe, but there is a possibility the forward might end up signing a contract extension at PSG. So it will be interesting to see how things transpire in the coming weeks.

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  1. Samy

    July 15, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    I understand that PSG’s boss indicated that if Mbappe decides to extend his stay, he has to sign a new contract. Could PSG be planning to slash his salary to a level that he cannot accept and therefore be forced to agree to be sold at a premium price?

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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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