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Real Madrid to continue counting on veteran duo at right-back next season – report



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Real Madrid’s game-changing summer transfer window was expected to replenish several departments across the field. While the priority was always forward signings, the full-back department was a close second.

However, the board’s ambitious plans are no longer seen as feasible and the club continue aborting operations with potential targets. Multiple sources go as far as to say that the club will not make any more signings.

According to reports from AS, Los Blancos are certainly closed for business in the right-back department. Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez will remain the ones to man the defensive position next season.

The duo has done well in recent years to cover at right-back, and the need for a new signing arises because of their age and not a lack of quality. At 31 and 32 years respectively, Carvajal and Vazquez still have at least two years left in their boots before a backup becomes an urgent requirement.

Moreover, Carlo Ancelotti can also trust Nacho Fernandez to play as a deputy in the position if the need arises. 

Last season, Carvajal made 20 league starts for the Merengues and racked up two assists in that duration. Further, he made over five defensive actions and one key pass per game.

Vazquez, meanwhile, had a more limited role and was clearly the manager’s second choice. The 32-year-old had five contributions to show in the league alone, but still managed just 12 starts.

The Spaniard has been linked with an exit, with clubs in Italy showing some interest. However, he is not looking to leave the club this summer.

As such, the dynamics at right-back are not expected to change heading into the 2023/24 season. Ancelotti will continue to count on Carvajal as his first-choice right-back for his superior defensive solidity and understanding of the position with his fellow Spaniard serving as a direct deputy.

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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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