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Open Thread: May 21, 2021

The Daily Merengue: “It’s Finally Friday” Edition

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

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Preparations Continue

The Whites gathered at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium to complete another training session ahead of the Villareal game.

Looking forward to a potential Raul VS Xavi

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s a given that you know about Raul being one of the candidates to take over after a possible Zidane departure. It is also no secret that our fierce rivals’ coach hasn’t exactly set world football ablaze this season. Some cules have been whispering the name “Xavi” recently - yes, their midfield legend. He is coach of Al Saad and he sets his team to play a brand of football similar to -you guessed it!- Pep’s Barcelona. If Real Madrid and Barca do indeed decide to give the coach’s position to their respective legends, the Clasico would instantly have another layer of heat and interest added to it!

Here’s a relevant article over at Marca.

So, would YOU like to see such a clasico? I know I would!

Robert Lewan-goal-ski? Where’d that come from?

Some more seemingly obligatory Mbappe rumours

According to AS, Mbappe wants to play for Real Madrid and a possible (probable?) Zinedine Zidane departure won’t change that.

Hazard likely to stay, but the club wil listen to good offers

Have a nice day everyone and keep your cool while we approach the anciety-inducing final matchday. May the madridismo be with ya.

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