The trust Real Madrid lay in their younger players is one of the biggest reasons behind the heavy success of those talents at the club. Eder Militao, Aurelien Tchouameni, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eduardo Camavinga are just a few of the many players to shine at the club very early in their careers.
One of the key factors responsible for setting up such a healthy environment at the club is Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian tactician has always backed his youth stars and stayed far from making hasty decisions, thus helping build their confidence.
According to reports from MARCA, Real Madrid have zero doubts about Vinicius Jr. Though the Brazilian star has seen a slight drop in form recently, the management are aware of what he can contribute to the side.
Vinicius is no stranger to criticism in his short, yet eventful career. The Brazilian faced severe backlash in his initial years at Santiago Bernabeu but worked undeterred to emerge as one of football’s most lethal wingers at just 22 years of age.
In 2022-23, the protege has already scored six goals and provided three assists for Los Blancos in just 16 appearances in La Liga. However, he has been a shadow of his best since his return to club football.
In 120 minutes against Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup, Vinicius managed just two shots in 120 minutes and completed just 20% of his attempted dribbles. Further, he missed one big chance and lost possession a whopping 29 times on the night.
The Brazilian international was also guilty of missing a couple of chances in the match against Villarreal last weekend. Despite that, the faith in the youngster is total from Real Madrid and they will continue to back him to the hilt.
Vinicius is expected to start against Barcelona in the weekend’s El Clasico Super Cup final and will look to return to his best form. After all, he has always been one to step up on the big nights.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.