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Real in talks with Raul
AS reports that Real Madrid would like to know what the Castilla coach is up to, because there’s a good chance that the first team job might be up for grabs. While Zidane hasn’t confirmed anything regarding a possible departure, it is also true that there is never that much smoke without fire. Therefore, it seems like a wise decision to look for possible replacements just in case. Keep in mind that apparently, the club also had a chat with Allegri last week (Robert Husby posted an article about this).
| Real Madrid have opened talks with Raul to take over the team if Zidane decides to leave. Raul asked the club for a BIG rebuild to accept the job, and wants to get rid of multiple veterans. @AS_SergioSantos #rmalive— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) May 17, 2021
Hazard picked for Belgium’s EURO squad
Eden Hazard has been (predictably) picked for the Belgium NT squad, with his coach stating that his fitness is “really satisfactory”. I’m pretty sure he was chosen because of past accomplishments with the NT though, rather than his current run of form.
- 10 (!) Players just might be up for sale
Of course, take this with a grain of (sea) salt.
Still, while 10 players may be a bit of a stretch, these may be days for some tough goodbyes, like Marca mentions.
- ...Aurier?!?! Didn’t see that one coming either, but hey, the transfer season’s near. We’ll be hearing lots of rumours.
Real Madrid and AC Milan 'considering shock transfer approach for Serge Aurier' https://t.co/vKKwUOZNHU— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) May 13, 2021
Have a nice day everyone and may the Madridismo be with you.