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Carlo’s Quotes on the Midfield and Bellingham Situation
“There are a lot of youngsters, like Enzo [Fernandez], and a lot of midfielders who are coming through, some of them Spanish,” Ancelloti told the press.
“Bellingham is one of them, but I’ll stick with my midfielders, who are very good, especially the youngsters, like Valverde, Camavinga and Tchouameni. We have a lot of young players.”
Yet Another Reminder of How Lucky (or Smart) you Are to Support Real Madrid in this Era
UEFA Real Madrid League pic.twitter.com/3tkKZkUlKo— Real Madrid Xtra (@RealMadridXtra) January 6, 2023
Ladies & Gents... Your Ideal Uncle Flo
Here’s the mood lift of the day. Florentino Perez spending some time with the “younguns” during the Christmas dinner.
This is an interesting take. I’d argue that there’ve been cleverer transfer windows, with less money and/or fewer transfers, depending on the existing roster, but, damn, that window was something else.