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Real Madrid new boy will be the first-choice starter for Ancelotti next season – report



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As reported by AS (h/t Madrid Xtra), new signing Fran Garcia will be Real Madrid’s first-choice left-back next season.

The 23-year-old, who first joined Real Madrid back in 2013, was brought back by Los Blancos in June, making him the club’s first signing of the summer.

The young full-back was initially expected to be the understudy but considering Ferland Mendy’s substandard return, he is now set to become Carlo Ancelotti’s first choice.

Garcia’s installation as the first choice comes on the back of his excellent season at Rayo Vallecano in 2022/23. On top of that, Mendy is staring at an uncertain future following his subpar campaign last time out.

While Real Madrid wish to put him up for sale, Ancelotti is against the idea. The Italian had to rely a lot on Eduardo Camavinga’s versatility and while the Frenchman did put in a consistent performance, he does not want to continue in the position and even the club does not wish to keep him there.

As far as Mendy is concerned, he is willing to stay as well and wants to fight for a place in the first team. If that is achieved, he will want to extend his stay considering that his ongoing deal expires in 2025.

In any given condition, Ancelotti would want to have options at his disposal and Garcia’s acquisition is simply the icing on the cake. 

At the moment, a lot will depend on how the young full-back will perform during the pre-season tour. It will set the tone for how things go for him once the campaign begins.

Garcia’s arrival means Mendy will have something to fight for. Last season, he knew he is the unassailable option, but now, if Garcia can replicate his Rayo Vallecano form, Mendy’s permanent place will be in trouble.

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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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