June 4 French Karim Benzema decided to leave real Madrid and go to Saudi Arabia, leaving the white team without a starting nine due to numbers and role in the squad, which they have not corrected in the transfer market, in which the name of the French Kylian Mbappe fluttered again in the environment of Madrid and that the club is chaired Florentino Perez closed this Friday, September 1, in English Jude Bellingham as Big Star.
20 year old midfielder fell to his feet in Real Madrid. In his first three official matches, he scored four goals and provided one assist; reinventing the “10” position in the system the Italian manager has modified for this season, with a 4-4-2 diamond in midfield to accommodate the new addition and at the same time alleviate the lack of a great centre-forward header. .
With the number “5” on his back and no regrets about the responsibility of wearing a Real Madrid shirt after it cost 103 million euros plus another 30 in variables from Borussia Dortmund, the most expensive acquisition in the transfer window, which closed on Friday at La Liga, EA Sports. , Bellingham has earned the right to become the new star of the white team.
Mbappe, again it was just a dream
The one who dreams of becoming Mbappe for the third year in a row, especially after the departure of Benzema and the leaked letter from the Frenchman that he is not going to carry out a one-year extension, from 2024 to 2025, along with the president. Paris Saint Germain, Nasser Al-KhelaifiHe assured that he was not going to leave the club for free.
However, Real Madrid saw the whole story from afar. He did his homework “quickly”, as Ancelotti said at his last press conference, in which he was sure that He has “a team that will fight for everything in all competitions.” And even a month and a half injury of the Brazilian Vinicius Junior did not cause a wake-up call in the club.
Some non-destructive injuries in the center of the rear, after confirming a left cruciate ligament tear in the left knee Eder Militao; but yes, with the Belgian Thibaut Courtoiswho got the same injury a few days ago.
The failure that left Real Madrid alone with Andrey Lunin – goalkeeper of the first teamtherefore the sporting authorities scoured the market and took swift action to eventually close Spanish player Kepa Arrizabalaga’s season-long loan from Chelsea.
And a closed market. Real Madrid’s immunity to everything that happens around him, after having previously included four other players in addition to Bellingham.
market opportunities in Fran Garciawho returned to the Madrid discipline to strengthen his left-back position after three seasons at Rayo Vallecano, in exchange for five million euros. And since his arrival, due to the performance and muscle injury of the Frenchman Ferland Mendy, he has become a starter in his demarcation.
Which did not happen with other satellites that were also presented in June.
Brahim Diaz has returned after two seasons on loan at AC Milan. and despite the fact that the Italian team itself and other teams showed great interest in paying for the transfer in order to take over their services, real Madrid stayed with him; however, he only played one minute in the first three EA Sports LaLiga games.
Spanish Joselu Mato, the only center forward in the squad, who arrived on loan from Espanyol, had great fame, but not as a first-team player to date; a situation that seeks to change due to Vinicius’ injury. In the first three games, 91 minutes in the legs, in which he adds an assist.
Another new face of Real Madrid is the Turk. Arda Guler has not yet been able to debut due to some discomfort in the meniscus. right leg, which required him to undergo arthroscopy.
When he was only 18 years old, the white team made a bet on the future for him, paid 20 million to Fenerbahce, and the footballer excelled in training, but has not yet been able to transfer these good feelings on the field.
Six signings for Real Madridone of which was forced by an injury to Courtois, and with Bellingham as a big star and one of EA Sports’ new faces of La Liga, to put together a squad that saw six players emerge over the summer.
Last, in the last hours of the market, Alvaro Odriozola. The Spanish right-back returns to Real Sociedad.
Belgian Eden Hazard terminated the contract for the remaining year and Spanish-Dominican Mariano Diaz completed his. Both, almost three months after the end of last season, still do not have a new team; although the second one seems strong enough to solidify Sevilla’s lead. The one who found accommodation after the end of the contract was a Spaniard. Marco Asensio has moved to Paris Saint-Germain.
From my side, Jesús Vallejo on loan to Granada and he joined in the loud farewell of Karim Benzema, captain of Real Madrid, to Saudi Arabia; which the white team did not look for a replacement in the already closed market.