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Real Madrid starlet travelling to London for UCL final despite not being on squad list

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Real Madrid boarded their flight to London today as they get set to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley on Saturday.

Prior to the flight, Carlo Ancelotti released the squad list of players who will be flying to London, and named two injured stars – David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni in it even though they would be playing no part.

Meanwhile, two Castilla prospects in Fran Gonzalez and Mario Martin were also included.

Jeremy de Leon travelling to London

Now, according to a report from COPE, another Real Madrid youngster Jeremy de Leon will also be flying to London with the rest of the squad even though he is not on the squad list.

De Leon joined Real Madrid only in the January transfer window, linking up with Castilla squad.

The 20-year-old Puerto Rican winger is ineligible to play for Los Blancos in the Champions League, but has been flying with the senior squad for their away assignments in the recent rounds of the Champions League.

And, the trend continues for the final as well, with De Leon flying to London with the rest of the squad even though he will be unable to play any part.

The youngster has been training with the senior squad under Ancelotti in recent weeks and appears to have made an impression on the staff.

Furthermore, it has been reported that De Leon is considered the ‘good luck charm’ and as such, he is part of the travelling party to England.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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