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Three Little Birds : 1 June 2023

Thursday Edition of the Daily Merengue

Karim Benzema Presentation Photo by Alejandro Gonzalez/Real Madrid via Getty Images

The Daily Merengue is a place where you can feel free to discuss all things football. Do not be alarmed by the overt RMCF bias. It’s in the name!

Shoutout to the mods who do a fantastic job, Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, Juninho, NeRObutBlanco and yours truly, Kung_Fu_Zizou

Toni Kroos demonstrating how Man City cooked Real Madrid during their recent Champions League semifinal at the Etihad.

Time flies..

Real Madrid Castilla v Barcelona B - Liga Adelante Photo by Victor Carretero/Real Madrid via Getty Images

To Renew or Not to Renew

Real Madrid seem to have little choice but to wait out the contracts of players in order to continue with the reconstruction of the squad. There are 12(including Vinicius) contracts set to expire between now and June 2024. While Kroos signed an extension and others like Nacho and Ceballos may yet sign extensions, Real Madrid will likely have a mass exodus next season give the club does not tend to push players out

Real Madrid seeking to renew Brahim Diaz probably looking to get into a stronger negotiating position when selling him in the future.

Rumour has it...

One of the most decorated players of his generation, Odriozola will leave Real Madrid having achieved success he could have scarcely imagined. Real Madrid will be happy to reduce their wage bill and perhaps make room in the squad for youth players. Odriozola’s depature benefits both sides immensely.

Silly season is in full swing now. There will be more nonsense stories than there are people on the planet. The media is running strong offence for Real Madrid as always subtle suggestions about which players should be surplus to requirements and which players should be dying to move to the Bernabeu. One get the feeling the dial will break before the month of June is over.

Talk about testing the waters, Real Madrid are in mad scramble to replace Karim. Inter would likely sell if the price is right and the player would consider a move if he’s guaranteed to be the starting number 9. This puts Real Madrid in a good position but money talks.

The Bellingham Affair


BVB have not said much about the rumours surrounding Bellingham but it is clear they’ve not taken a hard stance against selling the player as we’ve seen them do in the past. Considering the tone last summer when it was unequivocally stated that they would not be selling Bellingham at any price.

Real Madrid v Sevilla: UEFA Super Cup Photo by Harold Cunningham - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

The Daily Poll

Poll 1


Should the club keep some players to prevent too many leaving in a short time?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Yes. Replacing more than 3 players in a window is too risky
    (240 votes)
  • 16%
    No. It’s better to have a smaller squad with more quality
    (137 votes)
  • 55%
    Too many players have already overstayed
    (474 votes)
851 votes total Vote Now

Poll 2


What is the best policy for youth team players?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Promote the best players to the first team
    (282 votes)
  • 28%
    Loan the best players out to get experience
    (228 votes)
  • 36%
    Give them the best opportunity to play the most minutes
    (298 votes)
808 votes total Vote Now

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