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Real Madrid midfielder likely to play regularly in attack next season – report



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Federico Valverde has been one of the most impressive performers for Real Madrid this past season. The Uruguayan was involved in 11 league goals, even though he could not help the club retain the league title.

What was particularly interesting about Valverde’s season is the way Carlo Ancelotti utilised his services in the attack. Normally known for his endeavours in midfield, Valverde was mostly deployed in the wide attacking role on the right flank this past season.

He did not disappoint either, racking up five goals and three assists in 17 matches in the right-wing position.

And it appears his performances have not gone unnoticed, with a recent report from MARCA (h/t Madrid Xtra) suggesting that the Uruguayan international is set to continue in attack next season.

The report points out how Real Madrid are unlikely to sign any new players this summer, especially with Barcelona stepping up their efforts to sign Arda Guler.

With that in mind, Ancelotti is likely to deploy Fede Valverde in the wide attacking role, rather than his preferred central midfield position. His decision is likely to be influenced by the arrival of Jude Bellingham, who should occupy either the number eight or the number ten role.

Ancelotti is even considering shifting to a 4-3-1-2 formation in order to accommodate Bellingham into his plans next season. But should he continue with the 4-3-3, there is a possibility Valverde could be given the nod in the right-hand side of the attack.

With Valverde on the right, Vinicius Junior is set to occupy the left, thus allowing Rodrygo Goes to potentially lead the Real Madrid frontline. It could be an interesting formation, which could really pay off, if it works.

However, Ancelotti might shift Valverde back to his midfield role if he fails to continue his blistering form in attack next season, which in turn, could see Joselu receiving more minutes.

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Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano



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Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.

Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.

Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.

Real Madrid impressed by Endrick

Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.

The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.

And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.

Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.

Real Madrid happy with Endrick. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Endrick also learning new languages

Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.

The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.

Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.

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