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Real Madrid youngster does not wish to continue playing in makeshift position – report



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Last night’s 4-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City has left Real Madrid in a state of reflection. It was a listless display at the Etihad Stadium from the current European champions, with no player except Thibaut Courtois, showing up.

Naturally, there are likely to be some changes heading into the summer from the club’s end, while some players might also look to switch things up with regard to their current situation at the Santiago Bernabeu.

One such player who is looking to change his situation at Real Madrid is Eduardo Camavinga. According to a report from L’Equipe (h/t Madrid Xtra), the 20-year-old rising star does not wish to continue playing as a makeshift left-back any longer and wants to return to his natural position in midfield.

Owing to the unrelenting injury problems that Ferland Mendy and David Alaba have had to deal with this season, Ancelotti has been forced to utilise Camavinga as a left-back regularly.

The former Rennes wonderkid has put in some admirable displays in the position as well, like he did in the last week against Manchester City. However, he endured a torrid outing yesterday against the same opposition at the Etihad Stadium.

Ancelotti stuck with Camavinga at left-back even though Ferland Mendy had returned from injury and available for selection. The youngster struggled to deal with the Cityzens and looked much better after being moved into midfield later on in the game.

It has been reported that he was not 100% fit for last night’s match which might have also been a factor in his disappointing display.

But, moving forward, Camavinga does not want to continue playing at left-back and wishes to return to his natural habitat in the centre of the park, where has impressed as a No. 6 or as an interior midfielder.

Real Madrid will be signing Fran Garcia from Rayo Vallecano to bolster their options at left-back in the summer. But with Ferland Mendy’s future uncertain, it will not come as a surprise if they decided to bring in another player in the position.

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Real Madrid president dreaming of trident attack featuring €180 million-rated French starlet



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Real Madrid have drawn a comprehensive roadmap for the upcoming summer transfer window and the club’s squad planning ahead of the new season, but as far as the club’s ambition is concerned, the objective is to sign Kylian Mbappe in 2024.

Real Madrid are expected to revolve everything around the idea of signing the PSG superstar next year, reports Alfredo Matilla and Sergio Santos.

As per the two Spanish journalists, Florentino Perez is envisioning a Real Madrid strikeforce comprising Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Mbappe.

The report points out that Real Madrid view the Frenchman as a realistic target as they expect him not to accept the option of extending his contract at PSG until 2025 next year. His fallout with the PSG has been already well-documented this year.

With Les Parisien seemingly failing to live up to Mbappe’s ambition, it could only be a matter of time before he opts to leave the club. To that end, Real Madrid will be prepared, especially at the end of next season.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are starting to lose hope of signing Erling Haaland, because of the striker’s excellent relationship with Pep Guardiola which could keep him at Man City beyond 2024. Mbappe, therefore, has emerged as the top target for Los Blancos.

The potential strikeforce comprising Vinicius, Rodrygo and Mbappe could see Real Madrid operating in a 4-3-3 formation, with Mbappe playing at the centre. It must be noted that the club are also involved in the pursuit of Kai Havertz.

The German could be an intriguing addition to this strikeforce – potentially making Real Madrid one of the most feared attacking sides in Europe. However, it remains to be seen whether or not Los Blancos can actually manage to pull the signing of Mbappe or Havertz in the near future.

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