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Open Thread: January 17, 2021.

Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

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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.

The saga of Ramos’ renewal continues

According to ABC Deportes, Perez wants to talk directly with Ramos about his contract renewal. Apparently, there were no agreements between Ramos’ agent and José Ángel Sánchez. The player wants to stay at Madrid.

Ronaldo (Fenomeno) about Achraf.

Ronaldo Fenomeno, who played for Madrid, said the club shouldn’t have lost Achraf in the way they did, as Achraf is one of the Inter’s best signings in the last 10 years.

Meanwhile Repubblica reported that Inter Milan is having liquidity problems which is preventing them from paying the transfer fee of Achraf Hakimi to Real Madrid. Inter has managed to delay until March 30 the payment of the first 10m€ (of the total 40m€). The initial payment date expired last Dec.

Will Bale stay at Tottenham?

The Times reported Bale would return to Madrid as he's unhappy with his lack of minutes. According to Spurs TV, during yesterday's training session, Mourinho asked Bale if he wants to stay or return to Madrid and not play.

ICYMI: Churros y Tácticas Podcast: SuperCopa Breakdown.

In this podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Diego Lorijn discuss the semi-finals, and other topics ranging from “are Real Madrid’s young players actually good enough to play for them” to Mats’ confidence levels.

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