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Real Madrid legend Kaka hails blockbuster new signing: “Will give the fans a lot of joy”

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Former Real Madrid midfielder Ricardo Kaka has said that he is assured of Jude Bellingham’s skills and that the England international ‘has an impressive quality’.

Speaking in an interview broadcast by Real Madrid TV, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, the former Brazil international said that he is extremely impressed by Bellingham’s characteristics.

“I love it. He is a very young player and has impressive qualities. He is very modern and physically very strong. He is always very well-positioned on the field and gets very close to the goal. He will give the fans a lot of joy,” said Kaka.

The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner added that he sees the current Real Madrid roster as “a very strong, very young squad with a bright future.”

Furthermore, when asked about his take on his Brazilian compatriots Vinicius Jr, Eder Militao, and Rodrygo, he said,

“For us, it is very good to see these Brazilians doing very well at Real Madrid. Right now I am living in Brazil and Real Madrid is very strong. 

“They are all very attentive to the Brazilians. They are very strong players and protagonists in this team. I am very happy that there are Brazilians being important in a team like Madrid,” he explained.

Meanwhile, it must be remembered that Kaka shares a very close bond with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Under the Italian’s tutelage, the former midfielder won the UEFA Champions League in 2007, beating Liverpool 2-1 in the final. While speaking about Ancelotti, he added:

“I had him as a coach for six seasons. His ability to manage great players like those of Real Madrid, this ability to manage ‘cracks’ and legends, is a very good skill.”

Real Madrid finished their pre-season tour of the United States of America with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Juventus. As a result, they ended the trip with two victories and two losses in four games.

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  1. Yirgalem

    August 3, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Kaka is an AC Milan legend rather than that of Real Madrid given what he did at the former.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report

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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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