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Open Thread: November 17, 2020.

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

Hola Madridistas!

The Open Thread/Daily Merengue is a place where you can discuss anything and everything related to football. Feel free to discuss the topics presented here, or start your very own discussions! The Open thread will be posted every day by one of the mods: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail or Oscnar.

More about Ramos and PSG.

According to Marca, PSG want to renew Mbappe’s contract, but not sign Ramos as they can’t afford his salary without selling. L’Equipe reported that people around Ramos used their connections in the media to publish the hypothetical PSG interest, as a strategy to put more pressure on Real’s directors.

Updates ahead of Villareal.

AS reported that Carvajal and Nacho are fully recovered and will be available for the game against Villareal on Saturday. Ødegaard also trained with the team and should be available. Benzema however is a doubt due to the knock he suffered in the game against Valencia.

Ramos talked to the press about the 2010 World Cup.

In a premiere event about a documentary of the Spainish National Team and the successful 2010 World Cup campaign, Ramos mentioned Del Bosque’s importance in making the group united. Ramos remembered that Real and Barça players were killing each other in El Classicos and Del Bosque made them see that they had to separate their club issues and that the key to the campaign was to be unified.

ICYMI: Arrigo Sacchi’s Forgotten Time at Real Madrid.

Mehedi Hassan Pranggon recapped the AC Milan legend’s time at the Bernabeu. Our less eventful periods are just as important as our successful ones in shaping the Real Madrid we know today. It also brings into perspective how fortunate we’ve been to witness the success this club has had these past few years. Do give it a read.