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Versatile Real Madrid star to receive more minutes during the remainder of the season – report
Real Madrid defender Lucas Vazquez’s contractual situation is extremely dicey. The 31-year-old ends his ongoing deal in the summer of 2024 and so far, no advancements have been made to ensure his continuity.
For what it is worth, Real Madrid are not really concerned about the situation as he has been assured that he is, in fact, in the club’s plans for next season.
Now, the 31-year-old has not played a lot this season, but Spanish publication AS affirms that Carlo Ancelotti will prioritize giving him more minutes during the business end of the season, with the player in plans for the next season.
So far this term, Vazquez has played just 18 games across all competitions for Real Madrid, scoring two goals and one assist. During these outings, he has clocked a mere 837 minutes meaning that he is averaging just 46.5 minutes per game.
However, all that can change in the upcoming games if Ancelotti does use his services more often. Vazquez has proven to be quite an asset to the team ever since bursting onto the scenes in 2015.
Thanks to his versatility, the 31-year-old has been used across three different positions – right-back, right-wing and left-wing, although in recent times, he has prominently featured as the deputy to Dani Carvajal in the right-back slot.
As reiterated before, Vazquez’s situation is not really putting Madrid into a state of panic. But what is, in fact, doing it is the continuity of several first-team members. This includes the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos, Nacho and Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid are expected to put their heads into their extensions first before dwelling on the renewals of those who still have a year left on their deals.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.