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Real Madrid starlet pressing for a start against Liverpool after impressive form
It has been a hectic period for Real Madrid, who have lost sight of the race for the league title while the injury and fitness problems have had no end in sight.
The most recent victim was Aurelien Tchouameni, who had to be ruled out in the weekend encounter against CA Osasuna. The Frenchman was ruled out due to flu, whereas Toni Kroos missed the tie due to gastroenteritis.
With the German remaining a doubt for the upcoming Champions League game against Liverpool, a new report from MARCA suggests Eduardo Camavinga is pushing for a place in the starting eleven in Anfield this midweek.
This is mainly because of Camavinga’s own performances in the past few matches. He took control of the midfield exceedingly well in the game against Osasuna. Although he was lucky not to pick up a red, he controlled the game well and offered stability in the middle of the park.
This quality could come in handy against a team like Liverpool that likes to disrupt the flow of the opposition when they are not in possession.
Camavinga has been of great utility for Real Madrid throughout the course of the season so far. Despite concerns over him not fulfilling his potential at Santiago Bernabeu, the 2022 World Cup finalist’s versatility has been very useful to the team.
Earlier this year, Camavinga has already featured as a left-back, in order to deputise for the injured Ferland Mendy and David Alaba. His performances in central midfield has been impressive as well, potentially causing a selection dilemma for coach Carlo Ancelotti.
However, the report suggests it will not come as a surprise to see Tchouameni getting the nod ahead in the double-pivot against Liverpool. Ancelotti, after all, has heavily favoured the former AS Monaco starlet to operate in midfield and he could follow the same principle this midweek.
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Real Madrid have made Man City defensive target a top priority for the summer
Although Antonio Rudiger has had success since joining Real Madrid last summer, the club are in need of more depth and players that can form the backbone of the defensive unit in the years to come.
As part of their plans, Real Madrid are prioritising a move for Josko Gvardiol in the coming summer, reports 90 Min.
The outlet suggests Gvardiol will be one of the most wanted prospects in the market, with both Real Madrid and Manchester City eyeing a move for the Croatian international come the end of the season.
Formerly of Dinamo Zagreb, Gvardiol has enjoyed immense success since his move to the Bundesliga in 2021. He has impressed onlookers with his skill, organisation and discipline, which, coupled with his versatility, make him an appealing target for any European giant.
Gvardiol was also one of the top performers at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, helping Croatia finish third in the competition. His performances have not gone unnoticed, with Real Madrid among the clubs who have been keeping an eye on the defender for a while now.
However, signing Gvardiol will be a tricky task for Los Blancos. The player still has a long-term contract at Leipzig and could cost up to €85 million, as reported by 90 Min. Not to mention, the competition from Man City could be significant.
Real Madrid have no shortage of alternatives, though, with the club notably closely monitoring Portuguese defensive whizkid Antonio Silva, among others. So it will be interesting to see how the Spanish giants approach the market in this coming summer.