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Real Madrid yet to finalise the futures of Spanish duo – report



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Carlo Ancelotti is very clear about the idea that whatever piece of business Real Madrid wanted to do in the summer is as well and truly settled. But while he is not expecting any more incomings, the future of two key players hangs in the balance.

The players in question are Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos. The duo understands that despite a positive repertoire, they are well below the pecking order and with the FIFA World Cup looming, they need minutes in their tank to get a place in the Spanish national team.

Hence, it has become evident that the future of both Asensio and Ceballos is uncertain. This potentially means Real Madrid would not stand in their way if any last-minute offer comes knocking on the door.

Spanish publication Diario AS says the players are aware of the fact that Madrid cannot guarantee them regular minutes, hence, whatever chances are presented will be crucial for them to capitalize.

Now, Ancelotti has time and again mentioned that he wants everyone in the current roster to stay, but if the players themselves will push for a move, no one will stand in their ways.

“At this moment in time they’re both still here and working well,” Ancelotti was quoted as saying.

“But, if something changes in their heads, we’ll adapt.

“We have a deep squad, we want to give all players minutes and we have a World Cup in the middle. So, we’ll rotate more than last season,” he added.

It must be noted that both Ceballos and Asensio are liked by Ancelotti, but it’s just that the order of preference for the Italian is different. 

Take Ceballos for instance. He was one of Madrid’s best players during the pre-season tour but Aurelien Tchouameni’s arrival will only make life difficult for him. Asensio, on the other hand, is the victim of a similar situation as Rodrygo has gained favourable ground ahead of him.

Hence, with the roster pretty much stacked, it won’t be until the end of the transfer window that anyone will know what’s there in the offer for Ceballos and Asensio.

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La Liga president says Real Madrid won’t have issues with Mbappe salary, praises Bellingham: “Best in the world”



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Javier Tebas may be at war with Florentino Perez over the Super League, but the La Liga president has always been a vocal supporter of Real Madrid.

Not too long ago, he spoke extensively about Real Madrid’s possible signings of Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies, going as far as to state that the Frenchman might have already signed a deal with Los Blancos.

Speaking at the Football Business Summit in London recently, Tebas once again unravelled many questions about Real Madrid’s financial situations while also touching upon Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham.

On finances and Mbappe

He began by praising Los Blancos for navigating their finances with utmost caution during the crucial years of the pandemic in addition to their splendid revenue generation as revealed by Mundo Deportivo.

“Real Madrid have had a very optimal management, before, during and after the pandemic. Madrid have been earning an average of €30 million per year in the last ten years at least.”

“I don’t know what they are going to pay Mbappé, but knowing their financial situation, they are not going to have a problem paying him. I think it will be much less than what PSG pays him,” he added on the speculated arrival of Mbappe.

Mbappe will soon be a Real Madrid player. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking about how Real Madrid are able to make such massive signings while other clubs in the league continue to struggle to meet La Liga’s spending limits, the league president said,

“They have removed two large salary burdens in recent years, Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale. And then they incorporated players with not-so-high investments.

“Real Madrid have then had great benefits, they achieved a significant reduction in the salaries of the players.”

Tebas further stressed the fact that Real Madrid’s financial situation was so rosy that they could invest massive amounts in squad reinforcements without facing any repercussions for the same. He insisted that it was not a bias in any way but a reward for a team that managed situations well.

“We can’t limit the one who is doing well. According to January data, Madrid could invest €700 million euros in transfers. They will not spend that at all, but the situation is so good that they could.”

Praise for Bellingham

Finally, the Spanish administrator praised Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham for his imperious form this season and went as far as to call him the best player in the world.

“Bellingham is currently the best player in the world, for his fitness and his way of playing. It is very important for us to have the best, even if you don’t always have everyone, to grow and for everything.”

“If we are all honest, he has exceeded everyone’s expectations and we hope that he will continue like this for many years,” he concluded.

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