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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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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later

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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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