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Real Madrid summer signing has ‘dominated’ the fitness tests in pre-season so far – report



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Real Madrid’s summer signing Fran Garcia has reportedly left everyone in awe, with a report from COPE (h/t Madrid Xtra) claiming that the young left-back has ‘dominated’ the fitness tests in the early parts of the pre-season.

Garcia, 23, re-signed for Real Madrid this summer after the team from the capital city decided to trigger the buy-back clause for a fee of €5 million.

The young left-back first joined the team back in 2013 and after a loan tenure with Rayo Vallecano in the 2020-21 season, he made a permanent move on a four-year contract.

Given the difficulties Real Madrid have had in the left-back role, Garcia is understood to be Carlo Ancelotti’s first-choice defender for next season and his performances in training have only increased his chances.

Garcia is one of the four new signings who has been named in Real Madrid’s squad for the pre-season tour of the United States of America along with Jude Bellingham, Arda Guler, and Joselu.

With Ferland Mendy also included in the squad, Garcia will want to assert his authority early on in the friendlies.

Garcia will not have much competition next season if Mendy is sold this summer. As reported before, Madrid consider the Frenchman as the only first-team player who they would not hesitate to sell.

It is given that the 28-year-old has not really fulfilled the promise following his €48 million move from Lyon in 2019. It has been four years since his signing and Mendy still has not convinced the management that he can be the sole proprietor of the left-back area.

This comes in as a blessing in disguise for Garcia as if Mendy is sold, he will be Madrid’s only natural left-back, which could force the club to dip into the market for a backup. As of now, though, the new signing seems to be making a solid impression since returning to Real Madrid.

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Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano



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Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.

Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.

Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.

Real Madrid impressed by Endrick

Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.

The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.

And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.

Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.

Real Madrid happy with Endrick. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images)

Endrick also learning new languages

Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.

The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.

As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.

Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.

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