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Real Madrid to scout €70 million-rated Bundesliga defender during the World Cup
With the FIFA World Cup 2022 underway in Qatar, Real Madrid are planning to track the performances of several players during the tournament, reports SPORT.
And one of the stars who will be closely monitored by the reigning champions of Spain and Europe is Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies.
The 22-year-old will be representing the Canadian national team at the World Cup and will come face-to-face against Real Madrid’s Belgian duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard in Group F in the competition, post which he will also place Luka Modric’s Croatia.
And, Real Madrid are planning to keep an eye out on Davies’ performances over the course of the tournament.
One of the most devastating attack-minded left-backs in Europe, Davies has grown a lot in stature in recent years at Bayern Munich. In 19 matches this season, the Canadian has scored one goal and set up four more in all competitions.
Real Madrid have been long-term admirers of Davies and could look to recruit in the left-back slot as there are some within the club who are still unconvinced by Ferland Mendy.
Indeed, reports indicate that Los Blancos are undecided whether to renew the French defender or sell him.
While David Alaba is also available to operate as a left-back, the Austrian is seen as a centre-back by manager Carlo Ancelotti. So, a new left-sided full-back could be on the agenda of the Spanish capital outfit in the near future, making Davies a viable target.
However, the report claims that Davies’ market value stands at a whopping €70 million. Given his contract with Bayern runs until 2025, signing him will be a major challenge for Real Madrid.
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U-turn? Benzema hints at Real Madrid stay during ceremony: “Reality is not the internet”
There has been a lot of talk around Karim Benzema’s situation over the course of the last week or so, with reports claiming that the Frenchman was on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it was reported that Benzema was joining Al Ittihad as part of an incredible deal worth nearly €200 million. The striker was also offered 100% of his image rights and advertising deals by the Saudi government.
Over the last day or so, it has been reported that the move is all but official at the moment, as Benzema has accepted the offer, and will soon inform Real Madrid about it.
Benzema was awarded the MARCA Leyenda awards for contribution to sports today, and speaking during it, he dropped a rather cryptic message about his future – one that says quite the opposite to what has been in the news recently.
“Speak to the fans? Speak about what? Why should I speak of the future if I’m in Madrid?”, Benzema said.
“It’s the internet speaking, and reality is not the internet,” he added.
This certainly falls away from the departure line for Benzema, who was reportedly already contemplating his life away from Madrid.
At first, though, he was hesitant about speaking about his future, saying, “Staying or leaving Real Madrid? At the moment, I’m here…we have a game on Saturday.”
He repeatedly talked about the fans, calling them the best in world football. He also said, “I know how much Real Madrid fans love me. I feel that when I’m on the pitch, I give my best for them, always.”
“I always say that we play with 11 on the pitch but also with a crucial factor, Real Madrid fans,” Benzema concluded.
November 24, 2022 at 4:05 am
All clubs are scouting. Davies stays at bayern full term. Real will break players as their fans are unappreciative.