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Real Madrid new signing stood out in today’s tough physical training session – report

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With the pre-season underway, all the eyes are on Real Madrid’s new signings – Jude Bellingham, Arda Guler, Fran Garcia, and Joselu, along with the returning Brahim Diaz.

Joselu is yet to join the pre-season camp having been involved in international fixtures last month. But the remaining four players have started training under Carlo Ancelotti and the initial impressions are very positive.

Even though Bellingham did not participate in today’s double sessions to not risk injury, as he continues to recover from a knee issue, the 20-year-old midfielder was understood to have made a big impression on Monday.

Guler and Diaz, too, have shown glimpses of quality in the sessions, and now AS has come out with a report that states that Fran Garcia was a standout performer in a very tough physical training session earlier today.

Garcia returned to Real Madrid three years after leaving the club for Rayo Vallecano. Los Blancos had still owned 50% of the player’s rights and re-signed him from €5 million this summer, given that he had a release clause worth €10 million in his deal.

Garcia had enjoyed a brilliant season with Rayo in 2022/23 and had been one of the most reliable and consistent left-backs in La Liga.

And Real Madrid will be hoping to see more of the same from him now that he is back at the Santiago Bernabeu. The 23-year-old Spanish ace is reportedly expected to be the first-choice left-back ahead of Ferland Mendy in the upcoming season.

And, the initial performance in the pre-season training is certain to fill Ancelotti & co. with great optimism.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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