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Open Thread: November 6, 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.

Contract extensions.

Marca reported that a contract extension until 2024 is being reached between Carvajal and Real Madrid. In addition Ramos and Florentino are in direct and frequent contact about the player’s contract renewal as well. The latest report suggests that Ramos will be offered a two year extension without any salary increase.

Three consecutive away trips coming up for Los Blancos.

The Whites travel to Valencia and Villarreal in LaLiga, before visiting Inter Milan in the Champions League. The Whites are unbeaten on the road so far this campaign. In the five away games, the Madridistas have recorded three wins, against Betis (3-2), Levante (2-0) and Barcelona (3-1), and two draws, against Real Sociedad (0-0) and Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-2).

More transfer rumors.

A report from AS claims that Manchester United intend to put Paul Pogba on the transfer market in 2021. As Pogba wants to be coached by Zidane, he has asked Manchester United to lower his price to €60 million. Because of that, links between Real Madrid and Pogba have reappeared.

Real Madrid is convinced that Haaland is the “number 9” they need, according to AS. The club want to sign the player in 2022. The journal says there is a verbal pact between the player’s agent and Borussia to facilitate the player’s departure in that year. Odegaard could be important in convincing the player, as he is one of Haaland’s best friends.

Another report from AS states that Real Madrid have opened negotiations to sign Bayern’s David Alaba for free next summer. Alaba’s agent is hopeful of agreeing a ‘pre-agreement’ with Madrid in January. Zidane is also apparently a fan of the player.

Kubo grabs another assist in the Europa League.

The teenager has 1 goal and 3 assists in 3 Europa League matches as reported by Matt Wiltse. The Japanese winger set-up the second goal in a 4-0 victory by Villareal over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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