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Real Madrid planning to strengthen three positions in the summer

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While the summer transfer window is still some way away, Real Madrid seem to have started planning for it if a report from SPORT is to be believed.

Indeed, according to the publication, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe have identified three key positions that they wish to strengthen in the summer – left-back, central midfield, and centre-forward.

The left-back slot is currently occupied by Ferland Mendy, who despite being a regular, has failed to entirely convince the Real Madrid management. So, there are doubts as to whether the club hand the Frenchman a new contract or let him leave.

Hence, a new left-back, possibly in the form of former prospect Fran Garcia, could end up making his way to Real Madrid next summer.

As for the central midfield department, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Dani Ceballos are all out of contract at the end of the season. While the former two are likely to renew, the same cannot be said about Ceballos.

Furthermore, Modric will be 38 in less than a year and Real Madrid need to start thinking of the future beyond the Croatian. It is where Jude Bellingham enters the picture. The 19-year-old Englishman is the absolute priority for Los Blancos to bolster the midfield, but they will face intense competition.

Lastly, Real Madrid will also explore the market for a new centre-forward, which makes complete sense considering Karim Benzema’s recent injury woes and the fact that Mariano Diaz will leave when his contract expires.

Endrick is said to be the club’s top target, although the teenager can only arrive in 2024 when he turns 18. Erling Haaland is another name on the agenda, but he too is a target for the summer of 2024 when his release clause comes into play.

So, it will be interesting to see what strategy Real Madrid apply in search of a new striker next summer – whether they go for a stop-gap solution by bringing in a veteran or invest in a young talent with an eye for the future.

Apart from these movements, a right-back could also arrive to compete with Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal while Real Madrid will also consider incorporating Brahim Diaz into the first-team plans after his loan spell at AC Milan.

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  1. Alpha

    November 18, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Madrid should be looking for a right back that’s a big concern to be planned for we need a young talented players like vini in the academy

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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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