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The Real Madrid continues to work on the squad for the 2021-2022 season. Despite the fact that Ancelotti passed through Madrid just to carry out some formalities and to stop during his holidays, which will continue until the first days of July, yes there was time for a brief meeting in Valdebebas in which both the Italian and the club caught up how is the making of the new template going.
The club did not have to comment on Sergio Ramos because when Ancelotti signed his new contract at the end of May, Florentino Pérez assured him that the Sevillian would not continue. But Yes, he was informed of the situation of the other great central defender whose continuity is in doubt: Raphael Varane. The French international is not up to the task of renewing and this is causing the Madrid you are moving in the international market to seek a replacement if your contract extension is still blocked beyond mid-July.
And that’s when Ancelotti mentioned Wesley Fofana’s name. The Leicester player is only 20 years old (from the generation of 2000) and He has already played 28 matches in the Premier League and 6 more in the Europa League. Its price is around 40 million euros and it has a contract with ‘The Foxes‘until June 2025. His physique (he measures 1.90) and the maturity he has shown this year make him one of the central defenders with the greatest potential (within the group of under 21s) how many are there right now on the European scene.
In the club they are testing various options and do not want to rule out any prematurely. With experience already in LaLiga, the favorites are Pau Torres and Jules Koundé, by whom has it been sent an offer to Sevilla of 50 million euros (which at the moment, as we already reported in Don Balon has been rejected). But the fact that this is the express request of Ancelotti, who already knows him and knows how he works, makes him earn integers in order to be the next white signing.
The club has money for such an expense because the hypothetical sale of Varane would leave, at least, 50 million of euros. The next few days will be key to knowing the final outcome and who will be that center-back who will complement David Alaba in the white defense.