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Hold The Presses: 3 June 2023

Saturday Edition of the Daily Merengue

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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

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Until Further Notice

Karim’s Saudi offer has created a media storm that’s beginning to calm after Karim’s enigmatic response to the rumours about an imminent departure.

Juni’s Project

Kai Havertz was strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid in 2020 but eventually joined Chelsea instead. Havertz is supposedly admired by chief scout Juni Calafat which improves the odds of the club going after him. Havertz is talented but seems like a strange investment given the options and the pending arrival of Bellingham. Even as an Asensio replacement, he would be expensive and we would still have the RW imbalance issues.

Jese Rodriguez : From Outer space to Obscurity

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Just thought of what could have been if Kolasinac hadn’t broken him

Who’s got Harry ?

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A poll earlier in the week showed there’s a strong desire to have Kane join even if Karim Benzema stayed for one more season. It will be interesting to see if the club just let things play out next season or if there’s a desire to reclaim La Liga which would require a more steady presence in attack. Kane would guarantee goals in a way very few players can.

Kubo committed to La Real project

Kubo’s name has been mooted about as a potential Asensio replacement. The youngster probably understands that it’s better to enjoy playing football for La Real than to fight for a bench role at the Bernabeu.

Rumour has it...

Benjamin Pavard

I am not sold on Pavard especially given that the club is already stuck with defenders who cannot be offloaded. The move would make little sense for both Real Madrid and Pavard.

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The Daily Poll

Poll 1


Kai Havertz to replace Asensio for €70m+ ?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    (91 votes)
  • 33%
    (218 votes)
  • 29%
    I prefer Nico Paz
    (194 votes)
  • 23%
    I prefer Brahim Diaz
    (155 votes)
658 votes total Vote Now

Poll 2


Benjamin Pavard

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Yes. If Nacho leaves
    (123 votes)
  • 26%
    No. Promote Rafa Marin
    (171 votes)
  • 5%
    Vallejo can replace Nacho
    (35 votes)
  • 49%
    We need better fullbacks instead
    (323 votes)
652 votes total Vote Now

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