Real Madrid travel to the Estadio de La Cartuja on Saturday (May 6) to take on Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final. Coach Carlo Ancelotti will be determined to collect his second silver medal of the season.
Meanwhile, Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been backed to join Los Blancos. Elsewhere, the La Liga giants want Moussa Diaby as Erling Haaland’s replacement.
Along those lines, here’s a look at Real Madrid’s key transfer stories on May 6, 2023:
Erling Haaland endorsed to sign for Real Madrid
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore weighs in Erling Haaland will eventually end in real Madrid.
The Norwegian striker has lit up the Premier League since he arrived manchester city last summer. The 22-year-old has registered 51 goals and eight assists in 46 inter-competition games this season.
The whites are longtime admirers of Haaland, whom they see as the ideal successor to Karim Benzema. Speaking to Caught Offside, Collymore advised the Norwegian to meet up with his good friend. Jude Bellingham at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, I wonder how long he will be at City. Now that he’s broken that record, and with the focus obviously on winning the treble, if Haaland and City could do that, what incentive would he have to stay at the Etihad? “Very little, in my opinion,” Collymore said.
“Add that to the fact that he’s very, very good friends with Bellingham, and as I’ve said several times before, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he sees the couple reunited in Madrid.”
“It would be a move that would make sense for Haaland. I doubt very much that he ends his career at City and plays for arguably the best club in the world and joins the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raúl, Ronaldo Nazario, Luis. Figo, Sergio Ramos, Roberto Carlos, Alfredo Di Stefano and Zinedine Zidane in the book of legends is probably the only thing missing from his career. So watch this space: Haaland to Real Madrid in the coming seasons.”
The LaLiga giants are already planning to unite Haaland with kylian mbappe In the next years.
The whites want Moussa Diaby as a replacement for Eden Hazard
Real Madrid have identified Moussa Diaby as the replacement for Eden Hazard, according to AS.
The French striker has been in fine form with Eintracht Frankfurt and has turned heads at the Santiago Bernabéu. The whites are ready to say goodbye to Hazard at the end of the season. The 32-year-old has been on the decline since he joined the club from Chelsea in 2019.
The La Liga giants are eager to put an end to his misery this summer and are expected to ask the player to find a new club. If Hazard goes ahead, Real Madrid wants Diaby to take his place at the club. The 23-year-old’s proposed arrival could also help the club deal with the departure of Mariano Diaz this summer.
Brazil eager to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as national team manager
The president of the Brazilian soccer federation, Ednaldo Rodrigues, has said that Carlo Ancelotti is his preferred choice for the vacant managerial position.
The Selecao have yet to appoint a successor to Tite, who left after a disappointing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Ancelotti has been strongly linked to work, with the Italian’s future at Real Madrid also up in the air.
Speaking to Beln Sports, Rodrigues said that they are waiting for the right moment to start a conversation with Ancelotti.
“He doesn’t have any kind of proposal, but we followed up on him and also checked if he had any kind of desire. I have it as plan A. I am speaking for the first time in a very open way and there is no point in hiding my preference, ”she said.
“I try to be very ethical. I cannot approach any coach who has a contract with a club. We have tried to be patient and wait for the right moment to have a conversation, a meeting. And this also involves those who preside over the club and have a direct contract. From the moment we receive the signal that it is also your will, we will begin to speak, prepared for what may be a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. From there, we will have a plan B.”
Los Blancos are reportedly looking for Ancelotti’s successor.