Retrieve the image of Real Madrid Champion of the Champions League for three consecutive seasons, from 2016 to 2018, is the great obsession of Florentino Pérez. The return of Zinedine Zidane to the team last March was the first decision on this road, but the new white project-which passes through Eden Hazard as the cornerstone of the renovation-is still far from over. On Monday they went back to work in Valdebebas, where it is expected that in the coming weeks new movements will take place, pending the unblocking of the complex output of Bale.
– Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) July 8, 2019
The preseason 2019/2020 begins this Tuesday for the Madrid team with a trip to Canada in which Zidane still will not have all the pieces he wants. With the captains Sergio Ramos Y Marcelo at the head, the bulk of the squad returned to the sports city of Madrid to get the usual physical tests.
Jovic, Mendy, Juno and Rodrygo enjoy their first hours under the French coach
With the absence of Militao and Casemiro, who have just been proclaimed champions of the Copa América with Brazil, the French coach has been able to count on those who will form the 'scrappage scheme' of the Madridista entity. Jovic, Mendy, Kubo and Rodrygo already know their teammates, among whom is Gareth Bale. Although these months have been talked about his possible departure for the bad relationship with the coach, the Welsh will do the white preseason in North America waiting for the outcome of what may be the summer soap opera with the possible incorporation of Paul Pogba.
One month for Pogba
Unhappy at Manchester United, the Frenchman returned on Sunday to the discipline of the 'Red Devils' in Perth (Australia) at the express request of Solskjaer. However, the player's own representative, Mino Raiola, expressed in the last hours the express desire of the player to leave the city of Mancun. "Everyone in the club knows he wants to leave ", he said in an interview in The Times. "They know what their feelings are and we are working on it."
They have Raiola Y Pogba one month to finish at Madrid because the transfer market of the Premier expires on August 8, together before the start of the championship.
"Everyone in the club knows he wants to leave" (Mino Raiola, Pogba's agent)
The English market closes on August 8, a key date for the future of a player for whom Juventus is also interested, a club that came out for 105 million euros. That figure is precisely the great brake of the operation, as United not only wants to recover the investment, but has priced the player in 170 million euros to which he is not willing to go.
The first idea was to introduce Bale in the operation, but the negative of this one makes that the negotiation takes place in other terms. His high salary and the commission that Raiola would perceive make expensive a signing that is Zidane's express request. In case the negotiations were not successful, the club would consider one of the two alternatives offered by the market: Eriksen (Tottenham) or Van de Beek (Ajax).
– Eden Hazard (@ hazardeden10) July 8, 2019
The Real Madrid regeneration goes through a substantial change, so the club has already announced its main changes. With the signing of Hazard comes to supply the lack of a world star, absent since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Around him, young players of great projection as Rodrygo, Mendy, Jovic and Militao. For his arrival they had to leave soccer players like Llorente, Kovacic, Reguilón or Theo, but more movements are expected in the next dates. In addition to Gareth Bale, the club works in the sale of James Rodríguez-Nápoles and Atlético fight for him- and Ceballos, with whom the coach does not count.
- Eden Hazard (Chelsea): 100 million.
- Rodrygo (Santos): 48 million.
- Mendy (Lyon): 48 million.
- Jovic (Eintracht): 60 million.
- Militao (Oporto): 50 million.
- James Rodríguez (returns from assignment).
- Borja Mayoral (returns from assignment).
- Mateo Kovacic: Chelsea. 45 millions.
- Martin Odegaard: Real Sociedad. Assignment.
- Marcos Llorente: Atlético de Madrid. 40 million.
- Sergio Reguilón: Sevilla. Assignment.
- Theo Hernández: Milan. 20 million.
- Raúl De Tomás: Benfica. 20 million.
This Tuesday, Real Madrid begins a preparation tour that will measure the great European teams during the International Champions Cup. In Spanish time, these are the clashes that will measure the needs and show the improvements in the Madrid squad for the premiere league on August 18 in Vigo.
- Bayern – Real Madrid: July 21 at 02.00 in Houston.
- Real Madrid – Arsenal: July 24 at 01.00 in Maryland.
- Real Madrid – Atlético: July 27 at 01.30 in New Jersey.
- Tottenham – Real Madrid: July 30 at 18.30 in Munich (Semifinal Cup Audi).
- Real Madrid – Bayern / Fenerbahçe: July 31 in Munich (Third place or final Audi Cup).
– Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) July 8, 2019
The latest news, less media but not necessarily unimportant, is the change of physical trainer after the departure of Antonio Pintus at Inter Milan. Zidane will count on his coaching staff Grégory Dupont, who was part of the French success of Deschamps in the victory of the World Cup of Russia 2018 and nicknamed 'The Scientist' for his method of work based on research and scientific evidence.
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