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

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  1. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Safe to say Nico Paz is on his way out? New agency signing and all.
     
  2. Doni

    Doni Member+

    Dec 4, 2010
    London
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    It feels like any Castilla player that’s seems like a noteworthy talent seems to be some sort of attacking midfielder recently.
     
  3. Ssr9

    Ssr9 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Nov 10, 2008
    Sydney
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Mali
    Been thinking of him....surely Modric's situation will be key for a few people.
    Right now we have 8 midfielders, if we lose 2 (Modric and Ceballos), we'll have to replace them or rely more on some others on the bench (Arda).

    We can just promote Paz and also give extra minutes to Arda. That's one option.

    Might be better than having to sign a new midfielder in this market.

    We'd have:

    Kroos-Tchou-Fede-Jude
    Cama-Arda-Nico

    Looks like enough given the extremely limited minutes played by Ceballos, Arda and Paz this season...
     
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  4. Ssr9

    Ssr9 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Nov 10, 2008
    Sydney
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Mali
    "sign" was the wrong word to use. I just meant we'll need 2. You're probably right....sign one and promote one (if one good enough is available within 2 years).
     
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  5. Ssr9

    Ssr9 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Nov 10, 2008
    Sydney
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Mali
    With Mbappe and Endrick coming, do you think Joselu stays?
    I don't really think there's a need for him if that's the case.

    Mbappe/Vini/Rodrygo/Brahim for 2 spots essentially.

    Or do you just keep Joselu as the emergency option since he's pretty cheap in terms of wages?
     
  6. RoadMan

    RoadMan Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I would keep him. He is cheap, good locker room guy, who presents aerial danger and presence in the box. We have no one else in the team with similar profile.
     
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  7. petros93

    petros93 Member

    Real Madrid
    Greece
    May 27, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    I don't know what you guys say but seeing Nacho wear some other kit is tragedy. Spent his whole life with us why leave now? I just don't get it.
     
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  8. Ahmadi8

    Ahmadi8 Member+

    Apr 14, 2005
    Bahrain
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahrain
    Probably being offered a better salary.
     
  9. libertao

    libertao Member+

    Mar 15, 2006
    Raul, Casillas, Guti...sh** happens.
     
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  10. libertao

    libertao Member+

    Mar 15, 2006
    Not sure about the caveat since it is close to "He'll start unless we sign someone better", but sure. How about....$50? If he starts more at RB in 2026-2027 than anyone else.
     
  11. Dr. MvN

    Dr. MvN Member

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Oct 22, 2018
    Estados Unidos
    With inflation, that bet will be worth, like, $5 by then.
     
  12. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Carva won't bench young Hakimi or TAA who are amongst the best already. Casemiro - Tchouameni situation could happen if we sign one of those. I don't see other RBs in Europe benching Carva before 35.

    There's a reason why Danilo, Cancelo are moving from one big club to another despite being mediocre for years. RB market has been so underwhelming for long.
     
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  13. Digital

    Digital Member+

    Dec 10, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Or, another possibility other than just salary he maybe thinks he’s given his all to Madrid, won everything there is to win with us, had his time as captain and just wants to try something/somewhere different as a starter before his career is over
    Wouldn’t swap Carva for either of them right now, they just aren’t in his league as two way players, if Carva remained fit I wouldn’t swap him for them for a couple more years at least, these guys lack real quality off the ball, I agree i don’t really see any decent RB’s out there, including those two.
     
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  14. Anon.

    Anon. Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I call BS on this story that Mbappe was included back in the squad as he promised to renew this year. The real reason is probably due to him sacrificing his loyalty bonus:
     
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  15. Beowulf112

    Beowulf112 Member

    Real Madrid
    Croatia
    Jun 3, 2018
    Hope dortmund wins against psg and he states after the match that he is going to Madrid
     
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  16. Açores57

    Açores57 Member+

    Oct 4, 2015
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Yeah reading between the tea leaves back in August it was pretty clear Mbappe blinked first. The ultimatum was loyalty bonus and sit on the bench all year or play for us and forfeit bonus if you’re not re-signing.
     
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  17. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Lucas renewal is a given. Modric should be renewed as well. He's far ahead of Ceballos in the pecking order at the grand old age of 80. Maybe let Ceballos leave and promote Paz next season.
     
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  18. AppleBob86

    AppleBob86 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jan 11, 2018
    Jude did the big balls celebration aswell.

    Build a statue of him now.
     
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  19. Dr. MvN

    Dr. MvN Member

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Oct 22, 2018
    Estados Unidos
    Leave it entirely up to Luka (which I'm sure they are). If he's willing to come back even if he's only playing part-time, you take him back, no questions asked. He leaves on his own terms, he's still really good more often than not when he's out there. If he'd rather get more playing time elsewhere, we can live with that decision. He's definitely earned a renewal if he wants it.
     
  20. AppleBob86

    AppleBob86 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jan 11, 2018
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  21. Nathanial Essex

    Nathanial Essex Member+

    Real Madrid
    England
    Mar 19, 2017
    The fact that we beat City to reach the semi finals and have only lost to one team the entire season kills a little bit more of the little excitement I have regarding Mbappé's transfer. If we win the Champions League, it just confirms we already have perfect team.
     
  22. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    We still lack an elite scorer tbh. Could be the difference between a great team that isn't very clinical to a dominant team.
     
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  23. AppleBob86

    AppleBob86 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jan 11, 2018
    We can be better. We should never rest.
     
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  24. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    Yeah I love Vini but he is not clinical. We need a clinical finisher to really maximize our squad
     
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  25. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    We’ve only lost to atlético right?
     
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