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Real Madrid not expected to sign a new centre-back this summer – report

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Despite Eder Militao’s potential season-ending injury, Spanish publication Diario AS has claimed that the Los Blancos are not really expected to make any movement in the transfer market for the centre-back position.

Real Madrid made a winning start to the 2023-24 season, but this victory came at the cost of losing their first-choice defender for the rest of the season.

Reports in the media have been doing rounds that the Brazil international is likely to miss six to eight weeks of action.

The incident happened in the opening minutes of the second half against Athletic Club last night. The 25-year-old had an untimely slip while going to cut a ball which cause him a torn anterior cruciate ligament. 

Real Madrid have confirmed that the defender will undergo surgery in the coming days and will join goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on the treatment table.

What next for Real Madrid?

The loss of Eder Militao for the rest of the season is certain to affect Madrid at some point in time.

If not in the opening weeks, the team from the Spanish capital will have to get at least a temporary replacement, especially for a time when the tired legs will start to run off.

At this moment, they do have Antonio Rudiger and Nacho but if there is another casualty, it will be game over for Real Madrid.

Stretched thin. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Madrid were smart enough to take a dip in the market as soon as Courtois was ruled out due to the same problem, although the case with the Belgian was the fact that he is the only reliable stopper at the club as the manager does not count on Andriy Lunin.

But given the line of fixtures, especially after the turn of the year, Madrid will want to sign someone to replace the injured Militao.

Adding to it, if the management wants to put some thought into it, they can get a quality replacement in Sergio Ramos.

The former Real Madrid captain is still without a club at the moment and he would love to be a part of the team for the second time in his career. 

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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