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Real Madrid will renew the contracts of three players in June



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Real Madrid are set for a busy summer ahead, as the club’s hierarchy looks to undergo a massive squad overhaul and lay the foundation for the future era.

Naturally, the club are expected to offload multiple fringe players in the setup, and the list may even include Marco Asensio following the Spaniard’s struggles in the first team.

However, according to a report from Diario AS, Real Madrid would like to keep hold of certain individuals in order to assert some balance in the team, and three players in line to receive a contract extension are Luka Modric, Vinicius Junior and Eder Militao.

Both Militao and Vinicius are considered core members of the Real Madrid team, having established themselves as first-team regulars this season.

Vinicius has been the pick of the lot, having been involved in 35 goals in all competitions this season.

Militao, too, has built a formidable defensive partnership alongside David Alaba, helping Los Blancos emerge as the favourite to reclaim the league title and reach the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.

Both the players are set to receive three-year contract extensions with a significant pay raise that will guarantee their future in the Spanish capital. Another player in contention to receive a renewal is Luka Modric.

Despite being 36, the Croatian international has maintained a high level of consistency in his game and has been the beating heart of the Real Madrid midfield. He has been involved in 38 matches this term, adding creative brilliance and technicality in the middle of the park.

Modric’s current contract expires at the end of the season, but Real Madrid would like to keep him at Santiago Bernabeu for at least another season.

The club’s policy entails they can only offer one-year extensions to players aged above 30, so the veteran may have to wait another season, should he want to continue to his future at the Bernabeu.

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Real Madrid midfielder set for a change in roles heading into the new season




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Federico Valverde, the dynamic midfielder for Real Madrid, is once again on the cusp of adapting to a new role under the guidance of coach Carlo Ancelotti, reports Mario Calderon for Mundo Deportivo

Valverde’s remarkable versatility has been a key asset for Real Madrid, allowing him to excel in various positions on the field. This adaptability has been crucial for the team, and it seems another transformation is on the horizon for the 25-year-old Uruguayan.

The team chances and so does Valverde

His potential shift in role comes amid changes within the team, notably the reassignment of the number ‘8’ shirt to Toni Kroos. 

The German midfielder’s responsibility for constructing the game will likely be shared among several players to ensure a seamless transition.

Here, Valverde’s ability to quickly grasp new concepts will be a significant advantage for both him and Ancelotti. Even during the current period, with many players still absent, Ancelotti is already strategizing on how to best integrate everyone into the team dynamics without compromising performance.

Federico Valverde might play a different role at Real Madrid next season. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa must be credited

Valverde’s recent experiences with the Uruguayan national team in the Copa America under coach Marcelo Bielsa have further honed his skills. 

Bielsa entrusted Valverde with the captain’s armband and deployed him in a deeper role, where he was responsible for initiating plays from the back alongside his teammate, PSG’s young pivot, Manuel Ugarte. 

This experience has enriched Valverde’s understanding of the game, adding another layer to his already impressive skill set.

As the new season approaches, Valverde will need to re-establish himself in whatever role Ancelotti deems fit—be it as a winger, a pivot, or even a full-back, a position he has previously played under former coach Zinedine Zidane. 

Regardless of where he is positioned, Valverde’s importance to the team is undeniable. His versatility, coupled with his ability to adapt quickly, makes him a pivotal player for Real Madrid’s upcoming campaign.

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