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

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

  1. hector_br

    hector_br Member+

    Feb 13, 2007
    Even if our players are more tired, the psychological pressure is all on Barcelona. We can beat them with a certain level of ease. Just need to take the game seriously.
     
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  2. meringues

    meringues Member+

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Aug 8, 2008
    Wisconsin
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    Playing at home w Barca absolutely needing 3 points serves us well. We’ll hit em on the counter. The league is over with just a draw IMO.
     
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  3. Shay Z

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    Jan 3, 2007
    I don't know how the guys will have physical and more importantly mental energy to compete on Sunday
     
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  4. MerlinRM

    MerlinRM Member+

    May 5, 2014
    NorthEast USA
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    Brazil
    They'r at their lowest right now.....and I love it!
     
  5. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
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    Barca played with 10 men for 60 minutes and got knocked out despite leading by 2 goals. That's hard to recover from mentally. We had a brutal night physically but must be euphoric. But this is also a do or die match for Barca in La Liga title race while we have a good cushion. That mentality backfired in 2022 home Clasico (mostly because Carlo played weird formation with Modric as false 9 too).
     
  6. 4x4s

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    Nov 26, 2006
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    We also don't need to travel for the game, and with Carlo i'm convinced everybody got a day off.
     
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  7. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
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  8. temesgen

    temesgen Member+

    Jun 27, 2004
    I don't know who comes this summer but I'm seeing a lot more flexibility with Jr these days and I confident he'll adapt to whatever role he has
     
  9. arcane

    arcane Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    Philippines
    He wasn't too shabby centrally imho.
     
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  10. temesgen

    temesgen Member+

    Jun 27, 2004

    Ya, he used to need that space to run into but I don't think it's necessary anymore. Of course it's the best position for him but he's able to play more centrally and I am even seeing him show up on the right side now from time to time.

    Regardless what happens I think more positional flexibility will help us get more out of Rodrygo. Frankly I think there have been times Rodrygo has floated to the Left with Jr moving to middle or right side just to help Rodrygo get into a rhythm this season.
     
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  11. arcane

    arcane Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    Philippines
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    The Rodrygo assist goal came from Vini on the right. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
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  13. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
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  14. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
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    But we are on a high note.
     
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  15. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
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    Real Madrid
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    United States
    This guy looks like a monster. He’s got the physicality to throw his body into tough duels and aerial battles, but it also looks like he has elite passing range and technique with the ball at his feet.

    It makes sense that it seems the club doesn’t want to pass up on this guy despite the fact that we have 4 cb’s as it stands.
     
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  16. arcane

    arcane Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    Philippines
    4 CB's and 3 of them over 30. 2 are post ACL. Perfect sense.
     
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  17. Ahmadi8

    Ahmadi8 Member+

    Apr 14, 2005
    Bahrain
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    Real Madrid
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    Bahrain
    I used to say I see some R9 in Vinicius. :p
     
  18. AppleBob86

    AppleBob86 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jan 11, 2018
    Which makes me wonder, who's he going to replace? Nacho or Alaba?

    If Nacho retires, then Alaba isn't going to play 4th choice CB on his wage and where else is he going to play?
     
  19. Seoul Villan

    Seoul Villan Member+

    Feb 16, 2011
    I’d rather keep Nacho than Alaba. I know Nacho hasn’t been the best at times, but he’s a clutch player who will play anywhere asked.

    Alaba refused to play LB as a diva, and was declining rapidly. Add in a complicated ACL recovery and massive wages….. Saudi needs to be on the bat phone to get a deal done this summer.
     
  20. AppleBob86

    AppleBob86 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jan 11, 2018
    #11545 AppleBob86, Apr 19, 2024
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    Yeah, I'd agree. Given ACL, age and wages, I think Alaba might be on his way out in the summer if we can find someone

    Then again, the club has shown many of times the emotional connection to some players and keeping them beyond what they can offer so wouldn't surprise me if he does stay somehow
     
  21. Seoul Villan

    Seoul Villan Member+

    Feb 16, 2011
    I know that Mendy has recovered defensively, he’s been an absolute wall this season which is great.

    I think ideally we’d find a way to sign Davies, and keep Mendy. Having both of them would be ideal as Davies would be an upgrade offensively in some of these games were we need offense against the low block and Mendy is important in the games we need defense.

    probably not a realistic outcome but makes the most sense long term.
     
  22. Dr. MvN

    Dr. MvN Member

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Oct 22, 2018
    Estados Unidos
    Probably a little far-fetched, but maybe see if there's mutual interest in a transfer but Yoro remains in Lille for another year on loan? As mentioned, Alaba's on what amounts to an un-movable contract, and I wouldn't really count on Saudi saving us both because who knows if they're interested in him but also because who's to say Alaba's ready to enter soft retirement.

    I don't think for one minute the club passes on 18-year-old Leny Yoro because of the decisions of 34-year-old Nacho. I also don't think the club will force Nacho out the door, they'll let him decide his future somewhat on his terms out of respect. I'm not worried how this one ultimately turns out - it sounds like we're in the drivers seat for this signing given Lille's reluctance to deal with PSG - but the way it's handled will be interesting.
     
  23. Nir_O

    Nir_O Member+

    Real Madrid
    Brazil
    Mar 16, 2019
  24. sneakking

    sneakking Member+

    Sep 11, 2009
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    that's fair

    he deserves to move on to a new challenge if he wants
     
  25. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
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    Real Madrid
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    Confirmed by Fabrizio as well. Space open for Yoro
     

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