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Here’s a little something to go along with the re-inclusion in the NT
Well deserved I’d say. The frenchman’s been nothing short of astonishing for Los Blancos and he’s kicked into a whole different gear recently.
And here’s a throwback to admire him even more. What a move that was!
Karim Benzema is back in the France squad!— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) May 18, 2021
He's always brought his best with Real Madrid at the ICC pic.twitter.com/TNk6QewTVV
Look who else got a call!
Hazard being self-conscious
Eden Hazard has received plenty of critisism over the span of two seasons at the spanish capital. He certainly hasn’t take LaLiga by storm as was expected of him. The man himself admits that there have been some occasions to which he didn’t rise and I think that’s fair to say. Let’s hope that - provided he stays- he delivers plenty of what made his Chelsea version great.
- I know, I know “more Alaba news”, but here you go anyway. Looks like we’re drawing closer to the communicado official.
The first part of the contracts for David Alaba transfer to Real Madrid has been signed and completed. He’s joining as a free agent, confirmed. ⚪️ #Real— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 18, 2021
Official announcement only expected at the end of the season, when all documents will be completed. ⏳ https://t.co/6YmBL5LGXy
- Pedrerol insisting that Mbappe will sign for Real Madrid. Cross your fingers boyz. I’m rpetty sure you’d love that to be the case.
And now we’re getting multiple reports that Real Madrid want Zizou to stay
Look, if we’re being honest, this isn’t a bad deal at all. If the coach and the board can somehow agree on what the needs are, then that’s wise and required step number uno.
| Real Madrid want Zidane to stay. They will have a meeting with him soon, in which they will discuss everything: the contract renewals he wants, the signings, and the overall project of the club. @ellarguero #rmalive— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) May 18, 2021
| Real Madrid want Zidane to stay. They will have a meeting and they will talk about everything: renewals and signings.@javiherraez [ ]— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) May 18, 2021
But that’s not all
Marca reports that Real Madrid have offered Allegri a contract for 2 years plus an option for a third one, for which the ex Juventus coach will earn 10 mil. per season.
Yeesh! That’s a lot of rumours and offers.
But at least we know it won’t be Carlo next season
Well, that rules one candidate out.
| Carlo Ancelotti on Real Madrid rumours.— The Everton End (@TheEvertonEnd) May 18, 2021
“This is good publicity for me to be linked with Real Madrid but it is not true. I am really happy to stay here. We have difficulties, of course, but I feel good at Everton & my target is to make Everton better & better every year.” pic.twitter.com/ZbrleQOba8
Do keep in mind that it is perfectly normal for rumours like all of the above to circulate these days. Be patient. It’s very likely that some light will be shed after the final matchday.
Have a great day you guys. May the Madridismo be with you all.