Real Madrid Could Sign Gündogan, Bernabéu Bites 09.20.2013

Alex Grimm

Real Madrid could sign Gündogan next summer to replace Xabi Alonso if the Basque midfielder leaves the club. The club is really happy with Ángel Di María's commitment after a summer full of speculations surrounding his potential departure of Real Madrid. We also take a look at Modric rejoining the squad in Friday's training session.

  • According to Marca, Real Madrid's board and coaching staff are really happy about Di María's attitude. The Argentinian player knew he wasn't going to get an starting role in this team if Bale decided to sign, but he decided to work hard for his spot. Di María is working really hard on the pitch and he assisted Isco for Real Madrid's first goal against Galatasaray. He was also one of the best players on the pitch against Granada.
  • Luka Modric rejoined the squad during this Friday's training session. Some more good news about Varane, because the French player could even be on Ancelotti's list to play against Getafe. Marcelo and Coentrao started the session with their teammates but then worked separately. Ramos and Casillas worked on the gym.
  • Punto Pelota's Quim Domènech, the journalist that reported Valdés' desire to leave Barcelonasays that Real Madrid have the edge about signing Dortmund's midfielder Gündogan. It's necessary to point out that Dortmund still have to execute the clause to keep Sahin after this season (5.5M€). If not, Sahin will be a Real Madrid player again. Alonso's contract expires next summer (and it seems that he will not get a new one), so the club might be interested in having either Sahin or Gündogan next season.

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