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Real Madrid only behind Barcelona In La Liga

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Real Madrid are back to where they left last season. 2nd in La Liga and Round of 16 in UCL, it is not bad for a team that was deemed finished after Ronaldo left. The team is looking stronger than ever with Benzema also returning from injury. It is fair to say that they had an easy UCL group as compared to other teams. But apart from that, they are firing in La Liga with Vinicius, Rodrygo, and Valverde leading from the front. Barcelona are currently the only team that are ahead of them in the league. The Catalans sit at the top with a 2-point lead.

As good as they have been on the pitch, Real Madrid had a successful transfer window in all aspects. Casemiro left for Manchester United but Ancelotti has new signing Tchaoumeni to praise. Antonio Rudiger arrived from Chelsea as a free agent and has settled in really well. Apart from that, Los Blancos have managed to keep their squad’s core intact. The likes of Modric, Kroos, and Benzema are at their best supported by the young guns who will be the future of this club. It must be said that this was a particularly less active window for them because not many departures took place.

Reports say that Real Madrid have their eyes set on next year already. There are a few positions that Ancelotti is looking to improve upon. Midfield is the main position that the club targets with Modric and Kroos aging. Jude Bellingham is another name that is mentioned in the club ranks. Ancelotti is also looking to strengthen the wing position with Asensio’s future very unclear. But there are an of departures to take place next season, so a lot of arrivals are surely going to happen. Jamal Musiala is another top talent that is a potential Modric replacement.

Real Madrid keep eyes on Enzo Fernandez for 2023

Currently, one of the names mentioned in the Spanish capital is Enzo Fernandez. The Argentina midfielder is a world-class player at such a young age. He will also be a part of the World Cup squad called up by Scaloni. Benfica rates him very highly and have kept his price tag at €120 million.

Los Blancos are not thinking of offering such a large amount but they are thinking of an exchange plus cash deal. Reinier Jesus is the player that Perez is ready to keep on the table and offer cash also. But it does not look like Benfica are willing to let him go for any such deal. The Portuguese club wants straight-up cash and will not entertain any bargain at all.

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