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Well, empirically, it’s safe to say that it’s been that way for a while now.
More and more people within Real Madrid now prefer the Erling Haaland track, which they would benefit from a "Real Madrid special" clause starting next summer in his contract with Manchester City. @RMCsport pic.twitter.com/cLEiYNsqIT— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) November 13, 2023
Can’t stop posting this. Glad Rodrygo finally got a string going.
Vini Jr.: ⚽️⚽️— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 11, 2023
Real Madrid are blessed pic.twitter.com/CuEgAive7L
A 16-year-old will “strongly burst into the first team”? How many times has that happened? Carvajal may be going strong for now, despite there being doubts about his remaining longevity as a starter. Yet, the man’s no spring chicken. A 16-yo breaking out so quickly and so strongly that he will be able to replace Carva in the XI sounds... like wishful thinking. And, to quote Prince of Persia The Two Thrones: “Experience has taught me that wishful thinking only leads to disappointment”. But hey, it’s just a rumor.
There is total confidence at Real Madrid that RB Jesús Fortea (16) will strongly burst into the first team.— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) November 13, 2023
The club don’t want to make a big RB signing that will slow his projection & also while Carvajal is still one of the best. @relevo pic.twitter.com/JZDKYQcYSx