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Real Madrid sign Cristiano Ronaldo’s son for the youth academy – report

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United ended on a disappointing note when the club terminated his contract at the end of this year, following a bust-up between the player and the club management.

Currently a free agent, Cristiano is expected to move to Saudi Arabia in a bumper contract. But while the Portuguese international looks set to start a new adventure in the Middle East, it appears Real Madrid have taken advantage of his situation to snap up the services of his son.

Cristiano Jr. is indeed one of the most sought-after youngsters in the Under-14 department. Through his youth career so far, the 12-year-old has largely played for the clubs his father has represented, including Real Madrid and Juventus.

Currently, he is part of Manchester United’s U-12 setup, but with his father moving to Saudi Arabia, very few expect Cristiano Jr. to remain at the club.

According to Edu Cornago, Real Madrid have incorporated the youngster into its youth academy. The 12-year-old sensation had played for the club’s youth academy in the past, and has a record of scoring 50 goals in 20 appearances for the U-14 setup.

Cristiano Jr’s potential return to the Real Madrid youth setup could serve as a major boost for the club that have already produced some exciting talents in recent years. Although very few of them have gone on to make an impression in the first-team, the Real Madrid coaches may certain try their luck with Ronaldo’s son.

However, as things stand, the deal is not final yet and as we near the end of the year, it will be interesting to see if there other suitors pop up for Cristiano Jr.

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  1. Frank

    December 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    The way to go 🏃🏃

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Real Madrid shift strategy after missing out on top defensive target – report

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Real Madrid have found a new weapon to push for marquee signings in recent years. The club first push to find an agreement with the player and then ask the target to stay put on a move to Madrid while rejecting other offers.

The signings of Jude Bellingham and Aurelien Tchouameni in recent years materialised in similar fashion with clubs eventually accepting Real Madrid’s relatively low offers.

Los Blancos once again attempted to deploy the same plan for Leny Yoro this summer as they refused to meet Lille’s €60 million asking price.

This time, however, the men in white were beaten in the race by Manchester United as the French centre-back simply could not hold on.

No signing in the position

With Nacho Fernandez and Rafa Marin leaving the club and David Alaba still injured, Carlo Ancelotti begins the new season with Eder Militao and Antonio Rudiger as his only fit centre-backs.

Despite the dire circumstances, however, Real Madrid do not see the signing of a new centre-back this summer to be essential anymore according to reports from MARCA.

Real Madrid missed out on Leny Yoro. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

The club insist that there are reliable players in the academy who can cover for the newly-created void.

Moreover, Tchouameni has proven to be a reliable defender when forced to play in the position while Ferland Mendy is a handy option as well.

The Benzema situation

The offices in Madrid see the current centre-back situation to be similar to the position Real Madrid were in with the centre-forward position after Karim Benzema’s departure.

Despite not signing a world-class number nine after the Frenchman’s departure, Los Blancos managed the season brilliantly without breaking a sweat. Juggling limited resources, after all, is Ancelotti’s speciality.

With 50 days remaining on the market, it is not impossible that the men in white make at least a low-cost signing in the position.

However, they will not splash big money on an alternative for Yoro unless they see a long-term vision.

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