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Real Madrid target yet to decide on future amid verbal agreement claims – report

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Real Madrid are taking significant strides towards their targets for the summer. Kylian Mbappe finally appears close to sealing a move to Spain after years of running a soap opera and reports earlier today indicated a breakthrough towards one of the club’s other targets – Alphonso Davies.

As revealed earlier today, the Merengues have reached a verbal agreement with the Bayern Munich star over a move in the summer.

The player has been stalling talks of a renewal with hopes of a transfer for several months now, and the update earlier today brought the impression that the deal is sealed in stone.

Far from completed

According to a breaking update from Maximilian Koch, however, Davies is yet to take a decision on his future amid the claims of a verbal agreement with Real Madrid.

The fact remains that it no concrete decision or action has been taken yet. He has not yet made a final decision over his future, and a renewal with Bayern Munich cannot be ruled out.

The factor inhibiting Davies from reaching an agreement with the Bavarians, however, is an economic difference between the player’s demands and the club’s offer.

However, it is not clear as to what will transpire if Bayern concede to Davies’ demands.

As it stands, the momentum lies towards a move to Spain. His departure has been a constant topic in the dressing room for a long time now, and it would not come as a surprise if he left regardless.

Critical negotiations

While Los Blancos are indeed desperate to sign the young and dynamic left-back, they do not wish to ruin relations with Bayern Munich over the transfer. The objective, thus, is to make an attempt at the Germans’ front door and reach a mutual agreement.

Bayern Munich demand €50 million for their star defender, but Los Blancos are willing to offer just €35 million as a starting point. Nevertheless, the difference between the two parties is not glaring and can well be sealed with a few rounds of discussion.

After all, he has just one season left on his deal and is reluctant to renew, at least as it stands.

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Real Madrid convinced with 21-year-old loanee’s performances, will count on him next season

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Real Madrid are eager to enhance their options in central defense after deciding to not sign any defenders in the recent January transfer window.

Several players are on the club’s radar, with Lille’s promising center-back Leny Yoro most notably high on the club’s wishlist.

However, the Merengues are not turning a blind eye to their homegrown academy gems, as Rafa Marin is making a strong case for himself to join the first team dynamics next summer.

Rafa Marin strengthens his case

The 21-year-old is presently on loan at Alaves and is showcasing solid performances in the heart of defense, with Real Madrid reported to count on him next season.

Now, AS have reported that the reason for the club’s trust in Marin is his upsurge in performances at Alaves. And if Nacho Fernandez leaves, Marin will serve as the fourth central defender in the squad.

A testament to his worth to Alaves is the fact that Marin has not been benched since mid-November, demonstrating his importance in coach Luis Garcia Plaza’s defense.

With 2,282 total minutes played, he ranks as the fourth-highest on the team with the most minutes.

Against Atletico Madrid recently, Rafa Marin enjoyed a stellar outing. In addition to making 15 recoveries and 9 interceptions, he took part in 24 defensive actions. Along with winning two ground and four air duels, he only committed one foul.

A stellar performance vs Atletico. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP via Getty Images)

An important summer for Marin

Not only is Rafa Marín returning to Real Madrid, but he is also going to represent Spain in the Olympics in Paris.

Marin was included in five of the six matches during the Euro Under-21 qualifiers because coach Santi Denia of Spain’s under-21 team greatly values his presence and height (1.91 meters).

Marin has a bright future ahead of him if all goes according to plan. His season with Alaves is sure to serve as a stepping stone for his integration into the Real Madrid first team.

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