Connect with us

Real Madrid News

Real Madrid set for rotations during the remainder of La Liga campaign – report



Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images

Following the year’s first international break, Real Madrid emphatically resumed their campaign, securing a 6-0 win over Real Valladolid on Sunday.

However, the victory was inconsequential in the overall look of the league table, with Barcelona still holding a formidable 12-point advantage at the top. Real Madrid, too, are aware of this difference and the fact that chasing the league title might be a lost cause.

According to MARCA (h/t RM4Arab), Real Madrid are set for a slight change in team management as we approach the final phase of the campaign.

With Barça seemingly in control of the race for the league title, Real Madrid are expected to make a lot of rotation to their starting eleven, during the remainder of the league campaign.

This will be done in order to provide much-needed breathers to star players, including ageing stars such as Luka Modric, who has been a hot topic lately, as the club have posed concerns over his international duties with Croatia.

With La Liga a lost cause at this point, Real Madrid are set to focus on the cup competitions during the remainder of the season.

The Whites are notably taking on Barcelona this midweek, in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal. In order to advance to the final, the club require a victory of a two-goal margin, having lost the first leg 1-0.

Meanwhile, in the Champions League, Real Madrid have been drawn against Chelsea in the quarterfinal stage. The Spanish giants are coming on the back of a thumping 6-2 victory over Liverpool in the Round of 16 stage.

Given the club’s poor performances in La Liga, Real Madrid’s fate in the Champions League this season could go a long way in dictating the future of Ancelotti this coming summer.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real Madrid News

Real Madrid reach agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Bellingham, medical to follow



Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

In a huge development, David Ornstein of The Athletic is reporting that Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement over the transfer of midfield sensation Jude Bellingham.

The 19-year-old prodigy had become one of Los Blancos’ main priorities for the summer transfer window and the club had been working on a deal for him for months now.

And after seeing off competition from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, the Merengues managed to reach an agreement with Bellingham over personal terms last month.

Talks with Dortmund were put on hold until the Bundesliga season was over, but things have accelerated in recent times. Earlier this week, reports emerged claiming that positive talks had been held between the two clubs.

And now, Real Madrid have reached a total agreement with Dortmund for Bellingham’s signing. As per the report, the transfer fee for the teenage sensation will exceed €100 million, making it one of the most expensive operations in the history of both clubs.

The deal has not been signed yet, but it is considered only a mere formality at this point. Soon, the England international will undergo his medicals in the coming days as well before completing the transfer to Real Madrid.

Bellingham might not be the only Englishman to end up at the Spanish capital this summer as Los Blancos also have their sights set on a move for his national team captain, Harry Kane.

Indeed, the 29-year-old Tottenham Hotspur superstar is a primary target for Real Madrid as a replacement for Karim Benzema, who completed his transfer to Al Ittihad. The Merengues are understood to be preparing an €80 million offer for him, but it could fall short of Spurs’ valuation.

Continue Reading