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Real Madrid will make more arguments to strike back at Barcelona after posting video
Real Madrid shocked the footballing world by publishing a video yesterday, showcasing the role General Franco played behind the rise of Barcelona.
The video also highlighted how Franco was named an honorary member of the club in 1965 while saving the club from bankruptcy three times. Even Camp Nou was inaugurated by Franco’s general minister Jose Solis Ruiz.
The video was uploaded in response to Joan Laporta’s comments in yesterday’s press conference, where the Barcelona president accused the club of being close to power and enjoying favouritism among the referees.
According to MARCA, Real Madrid will not be satisfied with the video alone. They are prepared to throw more arguments in defence of the accusations made by Laporta in yesterday’s press conference.
The report further claims Real Madrid will not tolerate any attacks and will be prepared to throw everything that comes their way. Los Blancos will not especially tolerate any insinuations that tarnish the club’s history.
That means we may expect more rebuttals from Real Madrid’s end. The club may also point fingers at Barcelona for their alleged involvement in the Negreira scandal, with many believing that Joan Laporta has failed to come up with proper evidence.
In the large scheme of things, it appears the relationship between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which has remained cordial for many years, is now on the verge of a breakdown.
The animosity between the two clubs has grown significantly ever since Real Madrid announced their opposition to Barcelona in the Negreira trials. The relationship should slide further after the video that was published yesterday.
While the two clubs are not expected to contest each other during the remainder of the campaign, their renewed enmity could be evident in the coming summer when both clubs will contest for players in the transfer market.
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Benzema inquired Ronaldo about Saudi and agreed on a transfer, but backed down
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia has triggered a wave of massive establishment within the country so much so that the league has approached players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Ramos and even Karim Benzema.
Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid is imminent and if a report from Diaro AS is to be believed, the Frenchman contacted his former Madrid teammate, Ronaldo, to ask him for information about the Saudi league, living conditions and other teams.
All this because it is said that the legendary Frenchman has received a lucrative offer from the newly crowned Saudi Pro League champions Al Ittihad. As reported before, the star striker will earn more than €100 million per year across his two-year contract with the Saudi team.
At the moment, the Saudi government has approved all of Benzema’s requests and while it is said that he can join the team of his choice, Al Ittihad’s recent flirting had made them absolute favourites.
That said, the transfer may have taken a u-turn recently, as Benzema spoke about staying at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future.
“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.”
In a recent turn of events, Helder Costa openly spoke about Benzema’s arrival, saying that his team is ‘excited about the arrival of the Balon d’Or winner.’ As if that is not enough, a club fan also showed a Karim Benzema edit on the big screen during their title celebrations.
Meanwhile, since the transfer is not confirmed, Real Madrid continue to be uninformed of Benzema’s decision. And this remains a major problem for the team from the capital city as their summer transfer plan hinges on the continuity of the Frenchman.
At the moment, the team is said to be closing in on the signing of Joselu from Espanyol. However, it must be noted that the forward will only be arriving on a season-long loan as Madrid already have big plans for the summer of 2024, with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe both lined up.