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Real Madrid’s blockbuster new signing to debut in pre-season Clasico vs Barcelona

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Jude Bellingham is one of the few Real Madrid players to arrive for pre-season from Day 1. The new signing is jubilant about training with the Merengues, and the excitement surrounding his first day is tangible.

As part of his recent interview, the midfielder confirmed that he had overcome his physical struggles and declared himself fit to get going. The injury in question is a blow to the knee he suffered late in the Bundesliga campaign that ruled him out of action for England last month.

I’m ready to play, the knee is in perfect condition,” Bellingham said about his physical condition ahead of pre-season.

Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid’s medical staff, however, do not hold the same stance. According to reports from AS, the former Borussia Dortmund star must wait until July 29th to make his debut for the club as they do not wish to rush him back from injury.

While it is a big blow to the player’s desire to get his engine running, the aforementioned proposition would give Bellingham a debut in El Clasico. After all, Los Blancos take on Barcelona in Arlington, Texas on the 29th of this month in a pre-season friendly.

The new signing has already arrived at Valdebebas and has completed his medical examination to get the formal clearance. He is expected to participate in the training session later today under the joint command of Carlo Ancelotti and Raul Gonzalez along with several other first-team stars and select Castilla players.

Reports suggest that the Italian tactician is considering changing his team’s setup to a 4-3-1-2 for the upcoming season. Bellingham is expected to slot into the number 10 role in such a formation, positioned behind the two central forwards.

Needless to say, any such switch-up will depend heavily on what the prodigy shows in training in the days to come. If he managed to convince Ancelotti of his abilities as an advanced playmaker, a guaranteed place in the starting lineup would be a guarantee.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later

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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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