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Real Madrid’s plans for the summer transfer window – report
Real Madrid are staring at a hugely important summer transfer window as they will need to start planning for a transition from the old guard to the new generation.
The likes of Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Nacho are entering the final phase of their respective careers and Los Blancos need to lay out proper succession plans in place.
Amidst this, MARCA has come out with a detailed report regarding the transfer plans of Real Madrid for the summer window later this year.
According to the report from the Spanish publication, Real Madrid have made it a priority to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund to reinforce their midfield unit before the start of the next season.
The 19-year-old has been on the club’s agenda for a long while now and they intend to pull the trigger on his signing this summer, although competition from Liverpool and Manchester City could make things tricky.
Apart from Bellingham, Real Madrid will also strengthen the left-back position, with former academy ace Fran Garcia set to return from Rayo Vallecano, with the Merengues understood to have triggered their buyback option on the 23-year-old.
While Garcia will arrive to bolster the left-back slot, the report states that Real Madrid have no intentions to sign a new right-back in the summer. The La Liga champions have confidence in Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez and are ready to back youngsters like Vinicius Tobias and Alex Jimenez.
But, a new attacking reinforcement is likely to be brought in by Los Blancos as Mariano Diaz is set to move on when his contract expires while Eden Hazard, who has succumbed to yet another injury, will also likely be moved on.
So, as per the report, a central midfielder in Bellingham, a new left-back in the form of Garcia, and an attacker is what Real Madrid are targeting for the summer.
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Ancelotti talks Mendy, Vinicius, Gavi, Tobias, Brazil job ahead of Real Madrid vs Valladolid
Real Madrid will be gunning to bounce back to winning ways when they lock horns with Real Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon.
Los Blancos were on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Barcelona the last time they were in action. The result meant that Carlo Ancelotti’s side have now fallen 12 points behind the Catalans in the La Liga title race.
The gap could widen to 15 points given that Barcelona are playing bottom-placed Elche later tonight. So, it becomes imperative for Real Madrid to make sure that there are no more slip-ups if they are to have any hope of pulling off a comeback in the title race.
Ahead of the game at the Bernabeu on Sunday, manager Ancelotti addressed the media, and discussed Ferland Mendy’s fitness situation as well his future amid links to the Brazil national team, among various other things.
On the state of the squad: “We are fine. The internationals are in good shape. We were unlucky to have Mendy injured but we are ready.”
On the speculations about his future and links to replacements: “I’m not surprised that there are these rumours. It doesn’t affect me, it doesn’t worry me. I’m just focused on fulfilling my duties with this club and with this team.
“I’m still here until Real Madrid allow me to stay here. I’m very well and I feel the affection of the president, the fans and the players. We have two months ahead of us and then hopefully we can continue.”
On others’ opinions on the job he is doing: “Everyone can say what they want. I know I have a contract and I want to fulfil it. I don’t know what might happen in the future.”
On the Brazil national team rumours: “The reality is that the Brazilian national team wants me and I love it and I’m very excited about it, but then I have to respect the contract I have and I want to fulfil it.”
On whether he will retire after the Real Madrid job: “No. I’m not thinking about it now.”
On the contract renewals: “The atmosphere at the moment is very calm and very focused on what we have to do. What is being talked about in the press is an outside issue. We hear it but it’s not an issue that worries us. The players know very well what they have to do.”
On whether Vinicius would be treated differently if he played for another club: “If my grandfather had wheels, he would be a cart. There have been problems with Vinicius, Gavi, we must respect the players.”
On Vinicius Tobias: “He is progressing very well and like the rest of the Castilla players we will have to talk about his future when the season is over.”
On injuries: “We have the same problems as in other teams. Mendy has not had a good season. We will replace him well as we did when he was out.”
On Brazil Federation president Ednaldo Rodrigues: “If he wants to talk to me I would love to meet and greet him.”
On Barcelona getting an extra day’s rest ahead of Copa semi-final: “I’m not surprised, it doesn’t bother me. They have an extra day but we have time to recover and there is no problem.”
Source: Real Madrid Twitter
February 6, 2023 at 8:12 pm
It’s also time Real Madrid brings on board a new and dynamic coach as well as a new and younger President of the club. Ancelotti and Florentino have outlived their usefulness. They are stuck in the past of what soccer should be today.They lack creativity and boldness to spur our dear club forward.