Up to now, Real Madrid’s new contract, Jude Bellingham, has captured all the trust and affection of fans of the Spanish capital team. However, coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team is not playing really well, leaving the tiny Girona team at the top of the La Liga rankings.
Last season, Los Blancos failed to defend the La Liga and Champions League championships and it is certain that they will continue to participate in the upcoming winter transfer market with the goal of bringing in quality rookies to compete. compete for titles in the tournaments they participate in.
So how are the players they were unable to recruit before? Here’s the news 7 players that Real Madrid missed last summer.
Information that the 2018 World Cup champion will not renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain has made Real Madrid a potential landing spot for the French player. However, that did not happen this past summer.
Mbappe recently scored a hat-trick against Reims, taking his total to 13 goals in Ligue 1, but coach Luis Enrique still believes he can contribute more to the club.
Los Blancos midfielder Toni Kroos does not appreciate 21-year-old Gabri Veiga’s decision to move to the Saudi Pro League in August. Real Madrid is one of the top teams to have contacted the young star, one of the best talents in Spanish football after a spectacular breakthrough season with Celta Vigo last season.
Currently, Veiga has participated in most matches from the bench for Al-Ahli this season but he hardly has the opportunity to play for the national team when not playing in Europe.
The Portuguese centre-back is one of the gems of Sporting Lisbon’s academy, Goncalo Inacio has participated in over 100 matches for his club and is increasingly rated as one of the best young defenders in Europe.
Inacio decided to stay at Sporting but has been linked with big teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle in recent weeks. He could soon move to a bigger club with a rumored release clause of €60 million.
Sky Germany reported in the summer that defender David Alaba had urged Real Madrid to sign his former Bayern Munich team-mate.
Alphonso Davies’ current contract will expire in 2025 and there is no specific information about whether he will continue to renew with Bayern or not. Therefore, Los Blancos will wait until next summer to return to the negotiating table for this deal with a lower fee.
The Canadian international is one of the irreplaceable players in coach Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern squad this season, but many sources believe that Davies will soon move to the Bernabeu in the near future.
Last summer, there were many rumors about Real Madrid reaching an agreement to recruit French super talent Rayan Cherki, who is only over 20 years old but has played more than 100 matches for Olympique Lyonnais.
However, in the current season, Lyon is facing the prospect of relegation as they are at the bottom of the Ligue 1 rankings, 5 points below the safety group. It is likely that Cherki will move to a new team at the end of the season if Lyon cannot escape the current crisis.
David de Gea
Last summer, David de Gea parted ways with Manchester United after 12 years with more than 500 appearances. At that time, many people thought that De Gea was a short-term choice after their number 1 goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was injured in early August, forcing the Belgian international to rest until the end of 2024.
However, Real Madrid ended all rumors by recruiting goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea and currently, De Gea is still a free agent.
The Moroccan goalkeeper is another name on Madrid’s list to replace the injured Courtois. Bounou shined when Sevilla won the Europa League last season but the team’s board of directors decided to sell Bounou to Al Hilal, a Saudi Pro League team for 21 million euros in August.
Currently, Bounou is playing alongside stars such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, Neymar and Aleksandar Mitrovic to help Al Hilal lead the rankings.
Tuan Tu | 21:04 November 20, 2023