Madrid Press: Few signings, but quality ones

Madrid Press: Few signings, but quality ones


Today’s papers have plenty of coverage of Spain’s 2-0 win over Bolivia last night in the warm up game before the World Cup.

But there is also plenty of Real Madrid talk too in the press, with Marca opting for a picture of Florentino Perez and Carlo Ancelotti on the front cover. The pair met yesterday along with director Jose Angel Sanchez to discuss plans for next season, the paper says.

And AS has news of the meeting too, with the various topics up for discussion. Madridistas expecting an influx of signings will be disappointed as the club is unlikely to sign a lot of new players. But the players who do arrive will be world class.

The three would also have spoken about potential departures – Asier Illarramendi and Casemiro have been linked with loan moves away, while there is doubt over the futures of Diego Lopez, Alvaro Morata, Karim Benzema and Alvaro Arbeloa at Los Blancos. As well as sorting out the future of his playing staff, Ancelotti will be keen to know about what is going on with Paul Clement and Zinedine Zidane, his two assistant managers who have both been linked with jobs elsewhere.

In other news, Benzema has been speaking to the press in France and says he would love to see countryman Paul Pogba play alongside him at the Santiago Bernabeu. Juventus midfielder Pogba was linked with a move to Madrid last summer and could be a target once again this year.