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Real Madrid made €5 million loan offer for La Liga goalkeeper before signing Kepa Arrizabalaga



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Real Madrid are set to take on Valencia tonight, in what will be the final league game before we head for another international break.

This could prove to be an interesting game for Giorgi Mamardashvili, who may well have defended the Real Madrid goal this season.

That is because Mamardashvili was one of Real Madrid’s top candidates in their bid to replace the injured Thibaut Courtois in the summer.

Real Madrid’s offer for Mamardashvili

A recent report from AS has revealed the details of Real Madrid’s offer for Giorgi Mamardashvili during the summer transfer window.

Shortly after the revelation of Courtois’ long-term injury, Real Madrid approached three goalkeepers in the form of Kepa, Bono, and Mamardashvili.

The Spanish giants offered €5 million in loan fee for the goalkeeper, with a non-obligatory purchase clause worth around €30 million.

Mamardashvili will be looking to impress vs Real Madrid (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

It was a good offer from Valencia’s perspective, as the club had the opportunity to make quick money and potentially sell the goalkeeper for €30 million a year later.

Valencia declined to offer

Along with their proposal, Real Madrid, though, also offered an ultimatum to Valencia, giving them only 48 hours to respond.

Although it was a tempting proposal, Valencia did not consider the proposal and did not even respond to Real Madrid’s offer.

At the same time, the club from the capital had already reached the advanced stages of their negotiation with Chelsea over the loan of Kepa.

The Spaniard ended up joining Santiago Bernabeu shortly afterwards, leaving Mamardashvili at Valencia.

Therefore, it will be interesting to see how the Georgian international fares in tonight’s game against Real Madrid. The goalkeeper will be expecting a busy night as Real Madrid look to sign off for the international break on a positive note.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later



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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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