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Real Madrid target keen to resolve future at the earliest, does not want a saga – report
It is the world’s worst-kept secret that Real Madrid are interested in acquiring the services of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham in the summer.
One of the most exciting young talents in the game of football, just at 19 years old, the Englishman has some of the biggest clubs warring for his signature.
Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have all shown an interest while Chelsea had also been linked, although they might decide to end their pursuit as they inch closer to signing Enzo Fernandez.
Real Madrid, though, have emerged as frontrunners to sign Bellingham as per recent reports. The Englishman is believed to favour a move to the Santiago Bernabeu and the Merengues are also ready to loosen their purse strings to get their man.
And, according to journalist Rodrigo Faez, Bellingham wants the matter of his future resolved at the earliest possible as he does not want the entire situation to turn into a long-running saga.
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid go into the transfer battle with a slight advantage over Liverpool, but does not rule out the possibility of things changing, while he also mentions that Manchester City are also in the mix.
It was reported recently that Bellingham is set to hold showdown talks with Dortmund as the two parties look to get on the same page with regard to his future.
And the interested parties, including Real Madrid, could begin negotiations with the Black and Yellows in the coming weeks so that they can close the deal at the earliest and avoid the scenario where the situation turns into a soap opera.
Whether there is any movement from the Spanish giants’ part or any other interested club remains to be seen. But, as things stand, we could see Bellingham’s future arriving at a resolution in the near future as the player does not wish for the saga to drag on.
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Real Madrid could be in trouble with RFEF if too many Spanish players leave
It is astounding that despite being the biggest club in Spain, Real Madrid do not have many Spanish players to show for it.
Los Blancos do indeed boast of a special diversity in the dressing room, but their lack of locally trained players could pose problems according to MARCA.
The Spanish outlet confirms that UEFA does not mandate the inclusion of any minimum number of locally grown players for a club. However, the Spanish federation stipulates that a club in Spain must boast of at least eight players who meet a specific set of conditions.
Of the aforementioned eight candidates, there must be at least four players who have spent three seasons or 36 months at the club between the ages of 15 and 21.
Currently, only Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Federico Valverde, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Mariano make up the required number on that front.
The problem, however, arises with the condition for the other four players in the list of eight. RFEF stipulates that the second set of four players must have completed at least 36 months in teams attached to the federation of Spain between the ages of 15 and 21.
Only Jesus Vallejo, Alvaro Odriozola, Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos tick the aforementioned box. However, all four players have uncertain futures at the club and are well-placed to depart in the summer.
There are thus big decisions to be taken over the transfer strategy for June. Real Madrid can work ways to ship all four players out, it would require the re-integration of players like Sergio Arribas, Miguel Gutierrez or Fran Garcia to ensure the fulfilment of the criteria.
With both Vallejo and Odriozola seemingly frozen out of Ancelotti’s plans, their departures from Santiago Bernabeu appear inevitable. Thus, the management could be forced to renew one of Asensio or Ceballos come June.