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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 out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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