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Real Madrid prodigy rejects approaches from Tottenham and Roma, will fight for a place next season

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While Vinicius Jr, Joselu and Jude Bellingham may have led the line for Real Madrid last season in terms of goals, the team’s success can only be attributed to the collective effort including contributions from players on the bench.

One such young star who stepped up his game for the team last season was Brahim Diaz, and despite not being a regular starter under Carlo Ancelotti, the Spanish-Moroccan sensation left a positive impression on the management.

With Kylian Mbappe and Endrick are set to arrive and further fortify Real Madrid’s attack next season, the competition for a starting spot will only amplify. Foot Mercato, however, report that Diaz will continue to fight for a place in Madrid.

A common understanding

As revealed by the Italian outlet, Tottenham and Roma have tested the waters in recent weeks in the hope to sign the youngster this summer.

However, Diaz is clear that he wishes to continue working under Carlo Ancelotti for at least another year while the club share the same sentiment. The two parties will not part ways this year.

Last season, Diaz averaged 51 minutes per game for the team in La Liga, scoring eight goals and providing six assists for Los Blancos in the process. He also recorded three-goal contributions for the team in the UCL.

Fate in his hands

While it appears prima facie that Real Madrid will have serious competition for places in the final third, Diaz may not be a direct victim of the same.

The 24-year-old shines is best placed as an attacking midfield, and while that position may not be up for grabs next season, he will continue to be a strong candidate to play on the right side of Real Madrid’s attack depending on the system.

Considering that Rodrygo, Vinicius and Mbappe are all better placed on the left flank, the youngster could well have his chances.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury

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Photo by Marco Rosi - SS Lazio/Getty Images

Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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