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Real Madrid target has not signed a new contract with current club at Los Blancos’ request



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Since last season, it has seemed clear that Real Madrid have a plan in place to reinstate a brand-new midfield, since the legendary trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric were not getting any younger.

Firstly, Eduardo Camavinga was signed from Rennes last year, as a versatile option in the middle of the park that could operate in both Kroos and Casemiro’s positions.

Then, his fellow countryman, Aurelien Tchouameni arrived as a successor for Casemiro, who was then allowed to leave the club to join Manchester United.

Jude Bellingham seems to be the name on Los Blancos’ lips, as the midfielder to perhaps operate in the Modric role, whilst also being malleable enough to function in any three of the positions in midfield.

As the rumours about a potential transfer increase day by day, a key reason highlights why a move remains a distinct possibility.

According to a report by MARCA, Real Madrid have told the England international not to renew his contract with Borussia Dortmund and the youngster is said to have kept his word.

The 19-year-old’s current deal with the Black an Yellows expires in 2025, which indicates that a contract extension would make it virtually impossible to depart the club.

The report claims that Bellingham wants to play for Real Madrid and the club are keeping tabs on every movement with regard to the teenager as he is their top target for the summer of 2023.

It is further claimed that Los Merengues have had their eyes on Bellingham before his move to Dortmund. And their good relationship with the German giants could make things easier as far as facilitating a transfer is concerned.

Recent reports indicated that Dortmund value Bellingham at a lofty €150 million. But the report adds that the figure quoted is very far from the real price.

Even them, Bellingham putting pen to paper on a new contract would make it unfeasible for Los Blancos to secure his services. And the youngster has kept his word by not signing a new deal with the Bundesliga outfit.

With Bellingham’s desire to take the next step in his burgeoning career being one of football’s worst-kept secrets, it would not be a surprise to discover he took Los Merengues’ advice and declined the chance to commit his long-term future in Germany.

After all, it doesn’t get much bigger and better than becoming a Real Madrid player.

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  1. Japeloen

    September 26, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Sensing some Mbappe vibes

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Harry Kane’s signing could complicate Real Madrid’s plan to sign Erling Haaland in 2024



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Those sitting in the Real Madrid offices are aware that the team needs an emergency number 9. In this context, manager Carlo Ancelotti has already affirmed that they are working on some targets, although he decided not to reveal any names.

Now, what makes this operation trickier is that Madrid already have Erling Haaland on their agenda. The Manchester City forward is billed for the summer of 2024, meaning that any signing Madrid make this year will be extremely short-term.

A couple of days back, we reported that Ancelotti has made the signing of Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane his priority. The manager is of the idea that the England international will be the ideal candidate to provide competition to Benzema, whose physical fitness is now deteriorating.

As far as Kane is concerned, the Tottenham forward is rightly expected to leave and fellow Premier League side Manchester United happen to be interested in his acquisition as well.

It is not really difficult for Madrid to sign Kane, but the fact that Madrid already have Haaland in their plans is a problem, reports AS. At 29 years of age, Kane is not someone who would step down from his starting role when Haaland arrives. 

Add to it the continuity of Benzema is yet another issue. All this means there is a high possibility that if Kane arrives, the team will overbook the number 9 position.

At the moment, there is a parade of names that Madrid are following, namely, Goncalo Ramos, Dusan Vlahovic and even Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, but nothing is certain at the moment.

What Madrid need is a short-term option, someone who is either willing to settle for a secondary role, even when Benzema leave/retires or is ready to come on a season-long loan to cover the position until Madrid sign Haaland in 2024. Either way, Harry Kane does not fit the bill.

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