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Real Madrid trio expected to renew for one year, Spanish midfielder’s deal complicated
According to a report by Javier Herraez (h/t Madrid Universal), Real Madrid will pen down Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric to new deals ahead of the summer transfer window. The veteran trio will sign for another year before their contracts are re-evaluated.
However, the report also states Dani Ceballos’ deal is much more complicated than the aforementioned trident. It does not depend on the Spanish midfielder, but on the approval of the board.
Real Madrid’s pursuit of Jude Bellingham is well-documented by this point, and they are in the pole position to sign the English midfielder from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could reach up to €150 million.
With Kroos, Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, and potentially Bellingham in the side, it would be difficult for Ceballos to get minutes under his belt.
As such, the final decision for the Spanish midfielder could hinge on Madrid’s movements in the summer transfer window. While he has publicly confessed to his desire to extend, he could end up leaving the club as a free agent.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.