The meeting held on Thursday in Valdebebas between Florentino Perez, general director Jose Angel Sanchez, and Carlo Ancelotti was significant in confirming that Ancelotti will stay at Real Madrid ahead of next season.
Meanwhile, players such as Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos, Luka Modric, Fran Garcia, Joselu, Jude Bellingham, Andriy Lunin, Nacho Fernandez, and the potential signing of Harry Kane, have made headlines this week.
There is a consensus at the club on the need to sign another player to strengthen the attack. It is also worth considering the arrival of Endrick in the summer of 2024 and the possibility of signing another player next summer, when Kylian Mbappe‘s contract comes to an end.
The priority is to address the issue of a striker, regardless of Karim Benzema‘s future. Joselu‘s arrival to replace Mariano Diaz is a step forward, but the coach and the club leaders believe that something more may be required.
Eden Hazard‘s reluctance to leave makes things more complicated, but the possibility of signing a forward is not ruled out.
Several names have been mentioned, with Kai Havertz emerging as a target, although new Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino is not willing to offload the Germany international.
The most highly valued option is Harry Kane. His future at Tottenham Hotspur is uncertain, with his contract expiring next year. Although Spurs missed out on Champions League qualification, Real Madrid are aware that negotiating with Daniel Levy is not an easy task.
During the meeting, Asensio‘s departure was seen as inevitable. Paris Saint-Germain are close to signing the Spaniard, much to the disappointment of Unai Emery and Ancelotti, who would prefer to keep the player. Brahim Diaz is expected to return from his two-year loan spell at AC Milan to fill Asensio‘s void.
Regarding Modric, there was no doubt about his future and recent reports were described as a “nonsense.” The Croatian midfielder has been determined to continue at Real Madrid since the beginning of the season.
There was no debate about him or about the arrival of Bellingham, who will sign for Real Madrid next week. As for Ceballos, there is no definitive answer yet.
The latest offer brings him closer to staying at the club, but there are other teams applying pressure – none of which is Betis.
Nacho is still contemplating his future despite having received an offer from Inter to join the Serie A team on a three-year deal. Lunin wants to leave in search of playing time, and Getafe‘s David Soria is the favorite to replace him in goal.