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Real Madrid’s centre-back partnership for UEFA Super Cup match set – report

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With Nacho Fernandez moving to Saudi Arabia this summer, Real Madrid must now a closer look at their defensive unit heading into the new season.

The Spanish giants have initiated the search for a new central defender in the market, with Leny Yoro emerging as one of the possibilities.

At the same time, Real Madrid must carefully assess their current options, both in terms of fitness and form.

Militao to start Super Cup final

A recent report from Diario AS has offered a fresh update on Real Madrid’s outlook on Eder Militao.

It appears the club are seeing green shoots in Militao’s recent form and fitness in the ongoing Copa America.

They are particularly impressed by the fact that Militao has not only started games for Brazil but also impressed in Copa America.

Eder Militao is playing well in Copa America. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Keeping that in mind, Militao looks all set to start for Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final against Atalanta in Warsaw, which will be played on August 14.

The Brazilian international will appear alongside Antonio Rudiger at the heart of Real Madrid’s backline as they take on the Italian outfit.

This is a major boost for Real Madrid fans, who had to cope with Militao’s absence for almost the entirety of last season. The defender was not fully fit in the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.

This is why Real Madrid are particularly excited by Militao’s performances in the Copa American and will be hopeful that the defender continues his excellent form.

The Real Madrid star, after all, has gotten the nod ahead of defenders like Gabriel Magalhaes, Beraldo and Bremer. Whether or not this trend will continue throughout the tournament remains to be seen.

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Mbappe shirt sales 450% higher than Bellingham’s as Real Madrid rake in €800,000

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Real Madrid realized one of their biggest sporting and commercial ambitions by signing Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer this summer.

Adhering faithfully to their Galacticos philosophy, signing Mbappe exemplified that the Merengues pursue not only elite talent but also renowned figures who carry global recognition.

While Mbappe has yet to play a single minute for the club, he is already busy breaking records at the club.

Mbappe’s shirt sales are through the roof

Indeed, according to El Chiringuito, within a mere day of its launch, Kylian Mbappe’s jersey sales have soared to an astounding 450% higher than those of Jude Bellingham.

Given Bellingham’s huge name in football, this impressive statistic highlights a fervent demand for the French star’s jerseys among supporters worldwide.

Moreover, the club’s online store has reaped substantial financial rewards, generating an impressive sum of €800,000 solely from the sale of Mbappe’s jerseys.

Mbappe shirt sales are through the roof. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

On top of that, they have sold more than 7,000 Mbappe shirts at the club’s physical store which will have provided further revenue boost.

Considering that the 2018 World Cup winner will don the number 9 shirt adds to the incredible demand, as several greats of the game have represented this number in the past, including Karim Benzema most recently.

Real Madrid struggling to keep up with the demand

Reports have mentioned that Real Madrid are appealing for patience from their fans as they handle the high volume of sales.

In fact, Real Madrid eventually posted a note on their website warning that delivery delays of up to 4-6 extra weeks may occur due to the great demand for Mbappe’s kits.

Tuesday, July 16 is set aside for his formal presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu, where a full house is expected to greet him, potentially with a large chunk of the fans wearing Mbappe jerseys.

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