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Real Madrid satisfied with summer window, believe squad can compete for all trophies



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Real Madrid had an eventful summer transfer window which started with the shock departure of Karim Benzema, followed by the expected exits of Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, and Mariano Diaz.

Over the past months, Los Blancos parted ways with a few more players such as Jesus Vallejo, Sergio Arribas, Reinier Jesus, and Alvaro Odriozola, who left on the deadline day.

As far as acquisitions are concerned, Real Madrid made the blockbuster signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund for a fee in excess of €103 million.

The headline signing was followed by the arrivals of Joselu, Fran Garcia, and wonderkid Arda Guler while Brahim Diaz also returned after three years on loan at AC Milan. Kepa Arrizabalaga was brought in on loan late on after Thibaut Courtois’ injury.

Real Madrid happy and satisfied with transfer window

There are complaints from several sections over the club not signing a new striker to replace Karim Benzema, but MARCA is reporting that Real Madrid are very satisfied with how their transfer window fared.

Obviously, the signing of a striker – Harry Kane in particular – was considered but quickly ruled out as well due to concerns over his age and price tag.

The name of Kylian Mbappe was once again linked heavily with Real Madrid all through the summer, with some even claiming that a deadline day move could be on the cards.

Excelling. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

But MARCA states that Los Blancos did not consider a move for the Frenchman this summer, with the idea always being to sign him for free in 2024.

The strategy in place at the club is to sign top prospects at a young age (Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Endrick) or stars who are available as market opportunities or for free (David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger), and the club do not plan on moving from this ideology.

Success anticipated

The report goes on to state that despite the club going into the season without a No. 9 in their squad for the first time ever, Real Madrid believe that the roster has everything to compete for all titles and succeed.

The feeling has been reinforced by the start to the season, with Los Blancos winning three games in three, with the new signings making important contributions as well.

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French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



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Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.

However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.

Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links

Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”

“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.

Tchouameni preferred Real Madrid over PSG (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.

Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.

Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid

Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.

Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.

Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.

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