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Real Madrid to focus on exits now, but ‘anything can happen in August’

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The world of economics runs on two fundamental principles: buying and selling. It is the balance between credit and debit that establishes order in any accounting institution, and the world of football is no different.

The transfer window sees clubs across the globe try to strike this very balance. While every team wants to bring in new names to reinforce the squad, the need for concurrent departures is the harsh reality.

Real Madrid, too, find themselves in the same situation after making two signings early in the window. According to reports from Mario Cortegana, Los Blancos‘ management are currently more focussed on sales and not new signings.

Yet, this does not mean that Real Madrid will not make any more signings this summer. It is well known that August is the longest and most eventful month in football, and a lot could happen.

While Aurelien Tchouameni and Antonio Rudiger are the talks of the town in the arrival section, Real Madrid have managed to oversee the departures of Borja Mayoral, Takefusa Kubo, Miguel Gutierrez, and Victor Chust.

Notably, most departures have taken place from the Castilla squad. This is said to be a backup plan to bring in revenue despite the scanty sales in the first team.

Juanmi Latasa is expected to be the next player to leave the club. He too is linked with a move to Getafe, and talks will likely conclude in the coming days.

It remains to be seen if Los Blancos work out an exit route for the likes of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Jesus Vallejo who are seen as surplus by the manager.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report

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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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