Football is a constant battle between experience and exuberance. While youngsters provide the latter, they sorely lack the experience that veteran players bring with them.
It is not surprising that the most successful teams have a perfect balance between youngsters and veterans.
Real Madrid’s midfield has run on experience for the past few years. With Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro, the club has seen some of its brightest years. However, the club are now beginning to prepare their next generation of midfielders.
In Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde, Los Blancos have two bright youngsters who can make it big. Yet, one feels that there is a need for a player with experience to guide the duo.
According to reports from David Ornstein, Real Madrid are seriously considering the signing of Paul Pogba from Manchester United. The Frenchman has been a target for the Madrid based side for several years now, and this could be the year his transfer becomes a reality.
Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in acquiring Pogba’s services too and will provide stiff competition to Ancelotti’s side. However, the player’s desire to wear white provides Real Madrid with an advantage.
Pogba is on the final year of his contract and will be a free agent in June. To acquire him on a free transfer would be the cherry on the cake for Los Blancos.
The World Cup winner has only started 16 league games for Manchester United this season, scoring one goal and providing nine assists. He has created six big chances and averages 1.2 key passes per game.
Real Madrid midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with the club
In a major development, journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has decided to sign a new contract with the club and will pen a four-year deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Real Madrid stands to expire at the end of the season. And there had been conflicting reports over whether he would be offered a new deal by the Merengues.
But the Spaniard has managed to turn things around spectacularly in recent weeks, putting up top displays one after the other, helping Real Madrid emerge out of a poor run at the start of the new year.
It has convinced the club to hand him a new contract and it seems like things are moving swiftly on the renewal front for Ceballos.
Indeed, as per the update from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027. It will see the midfielder receive an improved salary to the one that he is currently earning.
And Ceballos has decided to sign the deal. The former Real Betis ace has always maintained that he wants to continue at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign. And the two parties could now be close to shaking hands on a new contract.
Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017, arriving as one of the most talented young midfielders in La Liga. However, he found the going tough initially, thanks to the hegemony of the midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.
The Spaniard spent a couple of seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to the club in 2021. If not for an injury while away at the Tokyo Olympics, Ceballos could have been sold that year.
Having returned to action in January last year, he has slowly but surely gained importance in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And he is now set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract by the champions of Spain and Europe.