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Open Thread: March 12, 2021

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Yet another issue of the Daily Merengue!!

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images

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 your favourite mods: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail, Ezek Ix and yours truly.

It seems that the Alaba transfer saga is still on

Recently, there has been plenty of talk over the possible acquisition of David Alaba. It was reported these days that Alaba demanded fairly high wages and therefore, Madrid wouldn’t be able to sign him, while rumour also had it that he had reached an agreement with another club, namely archrivals Barcelona. Fabrizio Romano reports that the player’s agent says otherwise. Madridistas are hoping for “El Capitan” Sergio Ramos to reach an agreement with the club over his contract renewal and it is no secret that an Alaba move partly depends on how these negotiations progress.

Another youngster on the cards?

It’s nothing we haven’t seen before. A young player shows plenty of promise and Real Madrid show interest in them, whether it’s to improve the Castilla team or in fewer cases, to directly and immediately strengthen the first team. Well, it would seem that this time, it’s the 17 (!) year-old Mutilva that has caught Los Blancos’ eye. The young man plays for Osasuna and is the very definition of a utility player, however rare that is for a player his age. Standing at 1.9m tall, he can play at defence, midfield, on the wings and (heck, why not) even as a forward. If the move does happen, expect him to join Raul’s band of youngbloods.

Have a nice-no, a great day and may the madridismo be with you.