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♫ The Boys Are Back ♫
| Asensio and BALE trained alone on the pitch while Carvajal, Ceballos, Isco and Mariano worked inside the facilities.— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) October 8, 2021
Marcelo and Mendy are back ✅ pic.twitter.com/Q1xJDWx5HX
| Asensio recovering from his injury in Valdebebas today. pic.twitter.com/7vYoVLdvT9— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) October 5, 2021
Speaking of Asensio...
Liverpool (!), among other clubs, are rumored to be interested in signing the out-of-favor Blancos player. Interesting. By the way, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors of Liverpool’s interest in Marco.
| Marco Asensio is on the market: Juventus, Liverpool and Milan are interested. He has a contract until 2023 and must be transferred (or renewed) in 2022 so that he will not leave for free.@tgm46 [ ] pic.twitter.com/avMDeovVvP— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) October 6, 2021
Liverpool ‘weighing up’ cut-price transfer swoop for out of favour Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio https://t.co/od4JUJbjlf— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) October 8, 2021
Here is Real Madrid’s rumored response:
By the way, dear board, make sure you’re not too flexible with the meaning of the word “cut-price”.
According to AS, Dortmund are about to launch a bid to keep Erling Haaland in their squad, by offering the player 15€. That’s almost double the salary he is currently receiving. That said, they aren’t really all that optimistic about their chances. Haaland himself expressed his desire to leave in the summer (remind you of anything recent minus the drama?). In fact, AS state that the player won’t consider any offers from his current club , while it’s claimed that he prefers a move to Real Madrid.
Big Benz’s Words
Awesome talk by Karim Benzema, regarding his mentoring the youngsters at Real Madrid.
| Benzema: "The youngsters see me as an older brother at Real Madrid, but I like to help them in any way I can. I offer myself to give them things that can serve them, I do it on and off the field. I do it with everyone. They're all very young, but they have a lot of quality." pic.twitter.com/9f4IfMCOMC— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) October 8, 2021
Have a nice weekend Madridistas and may the madridismo be with ya all.