How Do You Replace a Legend? - The Transfers, Rumors & Lies Thread

Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by Nathanial Essex, Jun 13, 2023.

  1. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I was tirelessly defending Benzema's role within the team back in the days. Of course, I saw everything bad about him in the days, but I could see why several managers kept him on the squad for many reasons. I was not the argumentative type of posters over here, but I argued with people over him.
     
  2. Isaías Silva Serafim

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Dec 2, 2021
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I would put Casemiro in Makélélé's place. Casemiro has more games, more titles, Zidane himself talks about the importance of Casemiro bringing balance in the three-peat midfield. I think Makélélé identifies more with Chelsea than with Real.
     
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  3. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Hierro also spent some time playing in the midfield. Pirri was a box-to-box midfielder.
     
  4. russian hattie

    russian hattie Member+

    Feb 5, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It doesn’t really work like that
     
  5. Isaías Silva Serafim

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Dec 2, 2021
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Hierro and Sergio Ramos are my duo at CB. Pirri would compete for the #8 role
     
  6. russian hattie

    russian hattie Member+

    Feb 5, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
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    England
    Yeah I like the thought put into it, just that’s how I would decide ultimately. That’s why Guti almost makes it in there
     
  7. arcane

    arcane Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    Philippines
    Just shows how under appreciated the DM role is.

    For as good as that starting lineup is going forwards, that midfield is like swiss cheese defensively.
     
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  8. Seoul Villan

    Seoul Villan Member+

    Feb 16, 2011



    #ÚltimaHora ‼️ Real Madrid has the Haaland route open for 2024.

    The whites' priority is Mbappé, but they do not rule out the Norwegian, who continues to dream of playing in white.
     
  9. arcane

    arcane Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    Philippines
    If Madrid do sign Mbappayed.

    Madrid would then have arguably 3 of the top LWs in the world :ROFLMAO:.
     
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  10. Seoul Villan

    Seoul Villan Member+

    Feb 16, 2011
    maybe we can go for Kvaratskhelia and Leo too.
     
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  11. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
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    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    "The Haaland route" was open when we wined and dined his family on a private jet and he signed for City.

    I'm not buying this nonsense.
     
  12. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is there a world where City goes trophyless, we offer 200 million for Haaland and he and the club say yes?

    Probably not. It just seems too soon for him to leave there.

    Mbappe is simply more likely despite all the tumultuous summers we’ve endured. He will have spent 6 years in Paris, he will be a free agent. The conditions are there for a possible move.
     
  13. Ahmadi8

    Ahmadi8 Member+

    Apr 14, 2005
    Bahrain
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahrain
    The conditions are there for him to chase the money as well.

    He is just as likely to move to the PL.
     
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  14. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
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    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
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    It's safe to say that nobody knows what Mbappe does or will do but the safe bet seems to be him staying at PSG until he demonstrates otherwise.

    The Haaland thing is bait. "Real Madrid interested in Haaland" is true, but I'm interested in a position in product management at Microsoft with an 5 digit monthly wage. Doesnt mean either of us is getting what we're interested in.
     
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  15. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #8440 MiamiNative0722, Dec 6, 2023
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2023
    Agreed about Mbappe. There are rumors circulating in AS and Marca that we’re going to send him an offer on January 1st and he must accept by the 15th or we will move on.

    Shit sources sure, but to me I read that as a way of us trying to move on from his transfer while controlling the narrative. We will say we gave him an ultimatum and we stuck to it. We will say we didn’t want to play more transfer games in the summer with him.

    Nonetheless, i think it’s more likely than a Haaland move. I can’t imagine him leaving City after just 2 seasons.
     
  16. INST

    INST Member

    Real Madrid
    Aug 15, 2023
    They couldn’t even wait till the summer to ramp up all the baseless rumors.

    Mbappe leaves me cold and at this point it just doesn’t have the same hook for me. If he comes, meh. If he doesn’t…meh. Haaland is very average on the ball but does put up the numbers. But way too soon for him to leave City, if he leaves at all which I doubt.
     
  17. hector_br

    hector_br Member+

    Feb 13, 2007
    I thought Mbappe was already here. I mean, Bob said it was a done deal. Where's he?
     
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  18. arcane

    arcane Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    Philippines
    In my heart I want Endrick to hit the ground running and score 25+ league goals in his first season just to shut these endless Mbappayed/ Haaland rumours up.

    But logic just gets in the way :oops:.
     
  19. Seoul Villan

    Seoul Villan Member+

    Feb 16, 2011


     
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  20. libertao

    libertao Member+

    Mar 15, 2006
    I know it's blasphemous, but he made the right decision for himself not to come compete with Benzema for a spot that year, and so did Mbappe in 2017 when we had BBC.
     
  21. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
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    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Mbappe has clearly demonstrated that you don't sign with a club like that to leave as you please. You're leaving when they want you to.
     
  22. Akramzizou

    Akramzizou Member+

    Feb 13, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Mbappe renewed twice with them, and last summer didn't leave despite them pushing him out. He is there because he wants to be there, and he wants to be there because money > football.
     
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  23. boeder

    boeder Member+

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Feb 27, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil

    Lol yeah. It's only been a 7-year futile chase.
     
  24. boeder

    boeder Member+

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Feb 27, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    He has a source inside the Emir's kitchen: Chef Strawberry

     
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  25. boeder

    boeder Member+

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Feb 27, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    And he snubbed Flo the first time because the club didn't sell Bale :ROFLMAO:

    I wonder who it'll be this time? Vini? Rodrygo? Jude?
     

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