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Real Madrid unlikely to pursue Haaland after Brazilian star signing – report
It is always easier to take the proven route when faced with a dilemma, but very few dare to take the road not taken. Opting for an untested path comes with a large set of frailties including a high chance of failure, but the high risk can also bring with it high rewards.
According to reports from MARCA, Real Madrid made the bold step of choosing Endrick over Erling Haaland in recent weeks and will not pursue Norweigan International’s signature in the future.
The club’s management is said to have carefully studied the situation of Haaland at Manchester City, including his form, contract, wages and future amongst others. After a lot of thought, it was decided that they would go all-out for Endrick instead of chasing Haaland in the future. Needless to say, Los Blancos’ faith in Endrick is complete.
Immediately after such a decision was taken, Florentino Perez accelerated talks with Palmeiras and has virtually sealed the deal. Now, only the paperwork and related formalities remain.
Real Madrid will pay €72 million for the youngster’s services and will sign him on a five-year contract. However, the catch of the situation is that Endrick cannot join the Spanish club until he turns 18 in 2024.
The player is currently just 16 years old and untested in Europe. Further, he made his first division debut in Brazil less than three months ago. Needless to say, many eyebrows will be raised over the fact that Real Madrid spent their resources on the young boy over the goalscoring machine in Manchester.
Only time will tell whether or not the gamble pays off. However, if Endrick’s exponential growth and scorching statistics are anything to go by, one can assume that the European Champions’ money wagered on a relatively safe bet.
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Real Madrid held talks with Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Bayern Munich
Before he was hired by Bayern Munich as the direct replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel was closely linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The German tactician had kept a close eye on the development at Santiago Bernabeu, especially with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing immense pressure following the club’s poor performances in domestic competitions.
A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered more details on the Tuchel saga, suggesting that the coach was even learning Spanish during his time at Ibiza, anticipating a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
There were even contacts made between Tuchel’s entourage and Real Madrid. Although the talks were positive, the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.
Real Madrid did not guarantee him the job. They had informed Tuchel that Ancelotti may continue at the Bernabeu in the event the club win the UEFA Champions League this season.
This bit of uncertainty played a critical role in convincing Tuchel to join Bayern Munich instead. The former Chelsea boss was hired as a direct replacement for Nagelsmann, who was sacked after a poor season in the Bundesliga by the club’s high standards.
However, Tuchel’s move to Bayern appears to be a missed opportunity on the German’s part, as Real Madrid have recently intensified their search for a new manager.
It is clear that the club’s hierarchy is yet to reach a consensus over the future of Ancelotti, with some believing that a change is necessary come the end of the season. In fact, the club’s president Florentino Perez has been an admirer of Tuchel’s compatriot Nagelsmann.
The coaching prodigy is one of the candidates to replace Ancelotti in the summer, though it is Mauricio Pochettion who is reportedly leading the race so far.