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Rudiger claims Germany wonderkid would be a perfect fit for Real Madrid: “Outstanding footballer”

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Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger has said that Bayern Munich midfielder Jamal Musiala has everything needed to play for Real Madrid, adding that despite all the noise around him, he has managed to keep his feet on the ground.

Musiala, 19, has been one of the standout performers this season, registering 12 goals and 10 assists across all competitions for Bayern Munich. Interestingly enough, nine of those 12 strikes have come in Bundesliga alone followed by sevens assists in the league.

Called up in the Germany squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar, although Musiala is not among one of Madrid’s target, Rudiger has said that he has everything to play for the team from the capital city.

“What he is doing at Bayern… He is an outstanding footballer and a very, very good guy. He has his feet on the ground despite all the noise around him and he has everything to hopefully play here some day,” said Rudiger (h/t Mundo Deportivo).

Musiala moved to Bayern Munich in 2019 from Chelsea and made his first team debut a year later, becoming the youngest player to play a Bundesliga match for Bayern aged 17 years and 115 days.

In his first season as a regular starter, he played 37 games across all competitions in the 2020-21 season, scoring seven goals.

Known for his versatility, Musiala has played across six different positions this season. This includes playing as an attacking midfielder, central midfielder, holding midfielder, attacking winger (left and right), left midfielder, and as a full-fledged forward.

Meanwhile, although he is not one of Real’s targets, it will take a whole lot for the team to pry him away from Bayern even if they are considering it. This is because his current deal with the Germans champions runs until 2026. 

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  1. Alpha

    November 18, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    For sure lure him to come

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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