Mon 26 February 2024 | 12:40

Real Madrid’s Mercato Challenges

Ancelotti faces a big challenge in strengthening the defense line after Perez rejects the Branthwaite deal

The contract of coach Ancelotti with Real Madrid has been extended, where it was extended for two additional seasons, which confirms his vital presence with the team until 2026. According to reports from the Spanish “Defensa Central” network, it is known that the Italian coach has submitted an official request to the club president, Perez, showing his urgent need to strengthen the defensive line during the upcoming summer transfer period, due to the repeated injury incidents that the defense players have been exposed to in their current season.

According to the report, the attention of the Italian coach was directed towards the young English full-back Jarrod Branthwaite, who is 21 years old, to strengthen the defense ranks in the next season. Despite Ancelotti’s choice of this player, Perez completely closed this direction due to the large increase in the value of the deal.

The reports indicate that coach Ancelotti fully trusts Branthwaite’s abilities, due to his strong personality and his outstanding performance in the current season. The reports also confirm that Everton club has set the value of the deal at 85 million pounds sterling, which is the amount required to give up Branthwaite in favor of Real Madrid.

In light of the coach’s request refusal, Ancelotti suffers from a great disappointment, as he finds himself forced to search for a cheaper alternative, which puts him in the face of an administrative challenge that requires him to think about new strategies during the upcoming period.


source: SportMob

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