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Real Madrid to shift their focus on signing in-demand midfielder after Endrick deal

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Now that Real Madrid have sealed Endrick’s deal, the team from the Spanish capital city now want to put its head into singing a certain Jude Bellingham, reports MARCA.

As it turns out, Real Madrid have decided to alter their transfer strategy altogether in recent years with the signing of Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga being the prime example of it.

If someone wants to put their mind to it, the foray actually began way back in 2015 when Madrid signed Martin Odegaard when he was barely 16 years old. A couple of years before that, Casemiro was tested on loan before making his deal permanent in 2015.

As of today, there are several such names in the current Real Madrid roster who resonate well with the aforementioned idea like Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Federico Valverde. Hence, Madrid’s interest in Bellingham does not strike as any surprise whatsoever.

Now, there are two facets to the story, one being the previously mentioned and the second being Toni Kroos and Luka Modric’s age. 

It’s a known fact that the two legendary midfielders are in the twilight of their career, meaning that once they depart, Madrid will have to dig deep to find alternatives and Bellingham fits perfectly into the scheme of things.

But then again, the transfer won’t be a walk in the park as both Liverpool and Manchester City are also in the race. Furthermore, if reports are to be believed, the former holds the edge mostly because the player and his family want to return to England.

On top of everything, negotiating the final price for the talented midfielder will be another hustle, with Borussia Dortmund said to be insisting on €120 million. Now, as reported before, this is the kind of amount Madrid are unwilling to sanction as they are of the idea that it would jeopardise the economic stability of the club.

But then again, signing Endrick from under PSG’s noses was no cakewalk either. So if there’s anything we have learned from the Brazilian’s transfer, it is the fact that Madrid can pull off the toughest of transfers.

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  1. Germain A.

    December 16, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    For what I see in Real Madrid’s current squad, Jude B. embodies the kind of player that must be needed in the mid field. A player capable of spike an offense, the one who has the vision and the abilities to control the game, set a tempo when necessary.
    With Tchouameni as a pivot, the midfield needs a regulator. So if possible, I think Jude B. is a player in need for Real Madrid squad with Modric approaching the end of his glory.

  2. Grey

    December 18, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Borrusia Dortmund are on the rebuilding mode after getting so many players out…Sancho, Harland, etc.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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