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Real Madrid managerial target not keen on immediate Premier League move – report
Julian Nagelsmann’s sacking by Bayern Munich came as a shock to the entire footballing fraternity. The manager had seemingly not done much wrong in the season with his side well-placed in the quarterfinal of the UEFA Champions League. Further, they were just a point off the summit of the Bundesliga standings.
Yet, the German was shown the door with no respite. It later came to light that one of the motives behind such a move was to avoid losing prime target Thomas Tuchel to Real Madrid in June.
Ironically, Nagelsmann is a coach Los Blancos have followed for a long time. Bayern’s decision to release him has reopened the possibility of the former Bayern manager joining the Spanish champions.
According to reports from BILD, the 35-year-old tactician does not want to take over a new job in England immediately despite the serious interest.
Tottenham Hotspur are the main candidates looking at him as they hunt for a successor to Antonio Conte.
Nagelsmann’s decision to wait until the summer could be a signal of his desire to manage Real Madrid as the next phase of his career. After all, the train leading to Real Madrid does not come by often.
The young manager oversaw 84 games on the sidelines for Bayern Munich during his 21-month stay at the club. In that duration, Bayern Munich won 60 games and lost on ten occasions with an average of 2.3 points per game.
Nevertheless, the German is not the only option on Real Madrid’s radar. Mauricio Pochettino and Raul Gonzalez are amongst the other names linked with the Merengues for the summer.
In recent days, Zinedine Zidane’s name has been growing in prominence. Moreover, one must not forget that Ancelotti’s continuity is far from ruled out.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.