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Real Madrid planning swoops for Manchester City and Bayern Munich superstars in 2024
It is no secret that Real Madrid’s planning is amongst the best in the world. The club’s transition from their all-star Galactico team to the current crop of explosive youngsters has been seamless and with no bridging period, a testament to the aforementioned statement.
Such meticulous planning does not come easy, and AS brings to light that the administration at Santiago Bernabeu maintains primary objectives for every year that help the squad grow slowly and sustainably.
The team’s target for 2022 was the signature of Brazilian protege Endrick who was actively pursued by several of Europe’s elite. In the end, the La Liga champions secured his arrival without much hassle and assured themselves of a top-notch forward for decades to come.
In 2023, Real Madrid see Jude Bellingham as their main focus. The Borussia Dortmund star is set to leave Singal Iduna Park and does not wish to return to England. Further, Los Blancos offer him the best sporting project with a generous paycheck.
Looking ahead to 2024, two names highlight the club’s transfer plans – Alphonso Davies and Erling Haaland.
The Bayern Munich and Canada full-back is seen as the long-term solution to the team’s issues in the left-back department. With Ferland Mendy not ticking all the boxes asked of him, replacing him is a priority.
The Bayern Munich star is not just a feasible option but already promises to be one of the best in the world in his position at 22 years of age. Real Madrid could snap him up for an affordable price in 2024 given that his contract with the Bavarians ends in 2025, although they are looking to hand him a new deal.
Meanwhile, the saga of Erling Haaland is not as simple. The Norweigan star has a clause in his contract with Manchester City that permits him to depart if interested party shells out €150 million.
The player is open to the idea of playing for Real Madrid and his signature might not be as difficult as many fathom. Talks were held with him this past year over a move, but Karim Benzema’s presence and the efforts to sign Kylian Mbappe, led to Haaland choosing City.
Yet, one would find it difficult to visualise Haaland leaving Manchester City so soon, just as his reign of supremacy in the Premier League is beginning. But the possibility of winning the Champions League could be a tempting lure for him to move to Madrid.
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Turkish giants to go all-out to sign Real Madrid outcast – report
There is no way back for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid. The Belgian international has not given the management any reason to have faith in his abilities over his past four seasons at the club and is unsurprisingly the most important departure for the Merengues in the summer.
Hazard has one more year on his contract in Madrid. However, it is clear that Carlo Ancelotti does not trust him and that any potential replacement manager in the summer will echo his stance.
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Fenerbahce are willing to go all out to sign Hazard this summer. The Turkish side have made the former Chelsea their prime target, yet face a steep task ahead of them.
The 32-year-old is hellbent on seeing out his contract with Los Blancos despite seeing his career sink right before his eyes. It thus becomes complicated for the party to lure away the forward, especially in a competition outside Europe’s top five leagues.
Fenerbahce attempted to sign the winger in the recently concluded winter transfer market. They reached an agreement with Real Madrid but failed to get over the line as they could not convince the player of the move.
The biggest obstacle for the Turkish side will be convincing Hazard to make the move by letting go of his lucrative contract in Madrid. The chances are slim, but not impossible.
Hazard has made just three league appearances and one start for Ancelotti’s side this season in La Liga, a steep fall from last season’s 18 and seven respectively.
His last appearance for the team came back in January when Real Madrid faced Cacereno in the Copa del Rey. In La Liga however, he last played in September 2022 in a 4-1 win over Mallorca.