As Real Madrid gear up for the new season, the club have already made a few moves in the transfer market. They have most notably roped in Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, in a deal worth in excess of €100 million.
Apart from Bellingham, Real Madrid have re-signed Fran Garcia from Rayo Vallecano while Brahim Diaz will return to the club after his loan spell at AC Milan.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid are set to unveil three of their new players at Santiago Bernabeu next week.
Bellingham will undoubtedly be the star of the show. The club have high hopes for the English midfielder, who is regarded as one of the most talented young players in world football. He is set to play a crucial role in the club’s midfield unit in the years to come.
Bellingham’s unveiling, therefore, is set to attract a lot of eyebrows. But Real Madrid will also look to stress on Garcia and Diaz, two of their other new stars.
Garcia is returning to the Bernabeu on the back of a successful spell at Rayo Vallecano. The youngster could prove to be a crucial entity in the Real Madrid squad next season, especially with premier left-back Ferland Mendy facing an uncertain future at the club.
Brahim Diaz, meanwhile, was already on the books of Real Madrid. But following a three-year loan spell at Milan, the playmaker is being treated as a new signing. He could play a key role in the team next season, following the departure of Marco Asensio. The player is also set to sign a long-term deal with the club.
The collective contribution of Diaz, Bellingham and Garcia could go a long way in helping Real Madrid move one step closer to completing the transition process and making the club successful in the years to come.
Video: Real Madrid vs Las Palmas ends in dispute between Ancelotti and star forward
Real Madrid’s game against Las Palmas this midweek was an important one for the club.
The Spanish giants secured a 2-0 victory over the Canaries. But more importantly, the game witnessed the return of Vinicius Junior, who was coming back from an injury.
However, it was not the most pleasing return from the Brazilian, who had an altercation with head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Dispute ends without a handshake
A video has surfaced recently which shows that Vinicius Junior and Ancelotti even ended the game without even shaking hands.
The altercation started when Ancelotti was seen talking to Vinicius, asking him to play more freely.
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Vinicius, though, was not happy with the Italian’s tactics. He pointed out his disagreement with Ancelotti and highlighted the team’s lack of structure.
Ancelotti continued to yell at the Brazilian, asking him to play a certain way. The matters turned worse when Vini continued to turn his back on the Real Madrid coach.
After the final whistle, the Brazilian international did glance past Ancelotti without even shaking his hand.
Ancelotti under pressure
This is a worrying sign for Real Madrid and an indicator that the team is not entirely happy with Ancelotti, who has faced criticism despite a relatively good start to the season.
Although the Real Madrid board has continued to back the former AC Milan and PSG coach, the Italian is certainly running on thin ice.
The upcoming games against Girona, Napoli and Osasuna could be crucial as Real Madrid look to maintain their winning momentum, especially following a derby defeat to Atleti.
In the meantime, Ancelotti must definitely have a word with Vinicius and calm the Brazilian, knowing the attacker could play a key role in revving up the team’s offensive unit in the coming weeks.