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Open Thread: January 27, 2021

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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.

The dressing room!!

According to Juanfe Sanz, from El Chiringuito TV, Real Madrid players have already believed that they lost the league, so they should focus on the Champions League. Los Blancos respect Atalanta, but believe that they can beat them and the following phrase circulates in the dressing room:

apart from the two games against Atalanta, we have 5 matches left to win the Champions League

When will Zidane return?

According to Diario Sport, Zidane still has Covid-19 symptoms, like fever, cough and a headache. He will have another test in 3 days as soon as he recovers from symptoms.

Contract renewals.

According to AS, the club won’t renew with Isco and Marcelo while Nacho is a possibility.

Marca stated that Real Madrid is favoring savings and economic stability during this moment of crisis. So, the renewal policy is inflexible and only Modric has an agreement.

The club wants Varane and Benzema to continue, but the plan is year to year renewal.

The club’s influence on social media

“Alaba, Who gives more?”

That was AS’ cover. Madrid offered €11M and City could reach €14m. United, Liverpool, Chelsea and PSG are negotiating with the player.