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Real Madrid to shift their focus on signing in-demand midfielder after Endrick deal
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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Real Madrid midfielder trained away from the group last week, but has no injury – report
With the international break underway, several Real Madrid players have been called up for national team assignments. The stars who have not travelled for international duty have continued to work at the club’s Valdebebas training facility to prepare for the restart.
Toni Kroos is one such player who has remained in Madrid, having retired from international football back in 2021.
However, there had been concerns growing around the 33-year-old’s physical condition as he regularly did indoor work last week and was not spotted in group training with his teammates.
Now, Sergio Quirante has come up with an update on Kroos’ situation, stating that even though the midfielder largely did individual work inside the facilities over the last week, he is fine and has no injuries.
Taking advantage of the international break, the former Bayern Munich superstar is understood to have gone through an individual program to prepare for the final, decisive stretch of the 2022/23 season.
Kroos not being injured comes as a big positive for Real Madrid, ahead of important games against Real Valladolid and Barcelona within the first five days of April.
The rest of the Real Madrid midfield contingent – Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, and Dani Ceballos – are all away on international duties and could return with some fatigue from the travel.
So, it is important that Kroos is fully fit and ready to go as Real Madrid look to cut down the gap to the top of the table in La Liga and also make it to the finals of the Copa del Rey by overturning a first-leg deficit against Barcelona in the semi-finals.
Kroos has played 37 matches this season, chipping in with two goals and five assists in the process. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it is still unclear whether he will renew or hang up his boots.
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.
December 18, 2022 at 1:00 am
Borrusia Dortmund are on the rebuilding mode after getting so many players out…Sancho, Harland, etc.