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Real Madrid’s new star-signing showed great quality in first training session – report



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Real Madrid kicked off their pre-season campaign ahead of the 2023-24 campaign yesterday with some first-team stars and several Castilla players joining the proceedings. Carlo Ancelotti and Raul Gonzalez oversaw the training as the team prepared for the upcoming tour to the United States of America.

It was also the first day in the office for the club’s new signings, Jude Bellingham, Fran Garcia, and Arda Guler. Each of the players participated in their first-ever training session under Ancelotti, giving the manager a sneak peek into what he can expect of them.

According to reports from El Larguero (h/t Madrid Xtra), Bellingham passed the test with flying colours. The English midfielder showed a great level in yesterday’s practice and impressed his new teammates with his quality. Further, his leadership was already on show.

From a fitness perspective, there was not much to complain about. The star signing had no issues with his knee and was physically ready for training in all aspects. In fact, the player himself spoke about his recovery earlier this week saying,

“I’m ready to play, the knee is in perfect condition.”

Reports on Monday stated that the team’s management and medical staff preferred to err on the side of caution over the youngster’s injury. After all, his setback cost him his participation in Borussia Dortmund’s final games of the season and possibly even the title.

With the player showing no discomfort, there is the possibility that his debut is preponed. As it stands, he is expected to feature for the first time as a Real Madrid player in the pre-season El Clasico against Barcelona on July 29th.

The coming days will be critical for Ancelotti to decide where the new signing best fits on the field. A possible shift in formation to accommodate Bellingham cannot be ruled out.

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Report: Real Madrid reactivate interest to sign €50 million-rated defender




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According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have decided to reactivate the operation to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.

The Spanish football giant has shown interest in the Canadian star for quite some time but has yet to seal the deal. Now, following the conclusion of the Copa America, Real Madrid are reigniting their efforts to sign Davies.

Before the Copa America began, Davies mentioned that he would postpone any decisions about his future until after the tournament. 

With the competition now over, his future remains a hot topic for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who are keenly monitoring the situation.

Real Madrid will not meet Bayern’s demand

Real Madrid are hesitant to meet Bayern Munich’s asking price of €50 million for Davies, whose current contract runs until 2025. 

Negotiations between Bayern Munich and Davies’ agent have been ongoing, but they haven’t reached an agreement. Davies is reportedly seeking a significant salary increase, rumoured to be around €20 million per season, which Bayern Munich has declined.

Alphonso Davies is likely to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

In light of this stalemate, Bayern Munich’s management has decided to withdraw their renewal offer, risking the possibility of Davies leaving for free when his contract expires in 2025. 

This development has opened the door for Real Madrid, who are preparing to make an offer that could potentially satisfy Bayern Munich’s demands.

Davies is likely to leave

In Germany, the consensus is that Davies is likely to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination. The situation is fluid, but it appears that the Spanish club is in a strong position to acquire the talented Canadian defender.

For Real Madrid, securing a player of Davies’ calibre would be a significant boost to their squad. The club is known for its aggressive transfer strategies, and bringing in a player like Davies aligns with their goals.

As the summer transfer window progresses, the focus will remain on the negotiations between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. 

Both clubs have a lot at stake, and the outcome will depend on their ability to find common ground regarding the transfer fee and Davies’ salary demands.

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