Nestled in the heart of Madrid, the Santiago Bernabeu embodies the very essence of Real Madrid’s identity.
With a capacity that can rival the world’s grandest arenas, it stands as a testament to the club’s paramount influence globally.
Following the stadium’s renovations, club president Florentino Perez wishes to utilise the sacred ground for purposes that transcend the football sphere.
NFL games could be hosted at the Bernabeu
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Santiago Bernabeu, which has served as a breeding ground for historic moments over the years, could be used to host major events, and the NFL being played here in 2024 is on the cards.
As per the report, the NFL is planning for a regular season game to be played in Madrid.
Madrid will join London, Frankfurt, and Munich as NFL host cities in Europe, and the Bernabeu and Metropolitano are the potential stadiums for that event.
NFL representatives from their London office have already been visiting the stadiums in order to make a final selection.
New stadium, new ambitions
According to previous reports, Real Madrid are aiming to utilise the stadium’s new capabilities with the incorporation of a retractable roof and retractable grass.
Los Blancos have already scheduled a number of performances at their new-look stadium for the next year, including Taylor Swift. These plans are in addition to potential NFL and NBA games.
The Merengues see it best to maximize the potential of the Bernabeu, believing it should be used to its fullest capacity every day of the year rather than simply once or twice a week for football games.
Once the renovation of the Santiago Bernabeu is complete and in use, Real Madrid may make €400 million from it per season, which explains the interest to diversify and branch out.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.