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Real Madrid new signing a big doubt for El Clasico against Barcelona – report



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Real Madrid’s pre-season tour in the United States of America has been near-perfect so far, with the team winning both their friendlies against quality opposition in AC Milan and Manchester United.

New signings Jude Bellingham, Joselu, and Fran Garcia appear to have settled in nicely and the likes of Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni have also exhibited good form.

The only blemish, as far as the pre-season is concerned, thus far has been the unavailability of Arda Guler, who could now miss the upcoming El Clasico according to Jorge C Picon.

The 18-year-old new recruit had been making positive strides in training with his new teammates, but has been unable to do so over the past week or so due to some discomfort in his leg.

Indeed, Guler was unavailable for both the games against Milan and Manchester United, having not been in training with the rest of the group due to the said discomfort.

Guler a doubt for El Clasico

Manager Carlo Ancelotti had said after the match against Manchester United that Guler would be in contention to feature against Barcelona.

The wait for Guler’s debut continues. (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

But as per the report from Jorge C Picon, the 18-year-old Turkish sensation’s involvement in the Clasico remains a huge doubt.

This comes after the teenage attacking midfielder once again did not train with the rest of the group on Thursday and instead worked individually with a trainer, running at a low-to-medium intensity to test himself but careful enough not to exert himself.

Guler then had a chat with Ancelotti, following which he retired to the locker room after doing very little work with the ball.

Real Madrid say that the 18-year-old has some discomfort in his right leg but there have been no clear updates as to the nature of his condition. But the club maintain that it is nothing serious.

However, given his minimal involvement in training, it is now being suggested that Guler’s debut is unlikely to come against Barcelona this weekend.

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Real Madrid achieve historic milestone, becomes first football club in the world to do so




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Real Madrid recently shared their financial report for the 2023-2024 year, revealing impressive figures. 

The club achieved an operating income of €1.07 billion before considering the sale of fixed assets. This milestone makes Real Madrid the first football club globally to surpass €1 billion in operating income.

For the 2023/24 season, Real Madrid’s revenue, excluding player transfers, reached an impressive €1.07 billion. This amount represents a significant increase of 27% compared to the previous year. 

This data, available on the club’s official website, highlights the club’s financial growth and successful management strategies.

There is more to it

The financial year ended on a high note with the club recording a profit after tax of €16 million. This is a notable increase of 32% compared to the previous year’s profit of €12 million. 

“The club thus maintains the path of profits achieved year after year since the beginning of the century,” read a statement from the team

“All within an economic context characterized by widespread and very significant losses accumulated in the period 2019/20 to 2022/23 by the vast majority of the most relevant European clubs, losses that also persist in quite a few clubs in the 2023/24 financial year,” it added.

Real Madrid also maintained a strong financial position, boasting a net worth of €574 million. This solid financial standing underscores the club’s stability and efficient financial planning.

Real Madrid have exceeded €1 billion in revenue. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

In terms of contributions to tax and social security revenues, Real Madrid made substantial contributions amounting to €277.1 million during the 2023/24 financial year. 

This significant contribution reflects the club’s role in supporting the broader economy and its compliance with financial obligations.

Real Madrid also made considerable investments during the 2023/24 financial year, recording an investment of €270 million. This amount includes the financial costs capitalized during the construction period. 

“All business lines have registered growth, except for broadcasting, where the income received from the League in 2023/24 has been lower than in 2022/23.”

By the end of June 2024, the club’s total accumulated investment reached €1,163 million. This level of investment showcases the club’s commitment to growth and development, ensuring it remains competitive on and off the field.

“During the 2023/24 financial year, the debt has increased by €55 million as a result of the investments made (€267 million, excluding the remodelling project). 

“Among these investments, the investment in players of €239 million and the start of the construction of the Paseo de la Castellana car park, where €16 million have been invested, stand out in particular,” he explains.

“The debt/EBITDA ratio stands at 0.1, which represents maximum credit quality for financial institutions,” the statement added.

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