Carlo Ancelotti wants one player sold before Real Madrid could sign a central defender in January.
Real Madrid’s intention to bolster the team for the upcoming campaign is more than obvious. Because of this, despite the fact that several positions have already been chosen, the centre-back position has been put on hold.
Carlo Ancelotti, according to SPORT, is aware that the resources he currently has in the central defensive area are more than sufficient. There is absolutely no need to add more center backs when he has up to five at his disposal, all of whom have played together before.
The manager wants to give each of his central defenders some playing time so they can maintain their fitness and stay out of trouble.
Interestingly, though, if a certain Nacho Fernandez decides not to extend his contract with Real Madrid, the plans may as well be derailed.
The 32-year-contract old’s expires at the end of the current campaign, but given that Antonio Rudiger’s arrival has made him less valuable, he is considering his options now.
While the team’s management anticipates him to stay for at least another year, the player is still debating whether to stay.
Eder Militao and David Alaba are currently the stars of Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI, with Rudiger and Nacho serving as backups. The final backup option for his team at the defensive center is Jesus Vallejo, who comes next.
The team can also count on some of its homegrown talent, including Rafa Marin. These are the players who are useful in casual games.
The only natural left-back they currently have is Ferland Mendy, which is likely why he is playing regularly this season. If a defensive reinforcement does, however, arrive, it would be in the wide areas, particularly the left-back region.
Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Madrid will select a left-back and possibly a right-back for its defense. The position is largely covered as far as their center backs are concerned.