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8 Real Madrid’s Potential Transfers Could Happen After World Cup

The World Cup is the pinnacle of football competition and serves as a launching pad for future greats. Some of the biggest names in international soccer have made spectacular transfers after career-defining seasons (often in the summer, but whatever). Real Madrid is one of the world’s most prestigious clubs, and the World Cup is an ideal venue for scouting potential new talent. Los Blancos, the focal point of endless transfer rumors, will look for fresh players to add to their Champions League-winning roster in Qatar.

But the back four, another midfield talent (guess who), and a successor for the front line are all positions Carlo Ancelotti’s team could aim to enhance. Let’s look at ten potential players Real Madrid may be interested in signing.

1. Kylian Mbappe

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The saga of this transfer is not over; that much is certain. France’s World Cup talismanic offensive epicenter Kylian Mbappe appears headed for the white of Real Madrid; could the club deny the electrifying sensation? Unfortunately, January will arrive too soon, but everything is still possible in this complicated tale.

2. Jude Bellingham

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It’s safe to say that after his achievements with England in Qatar at the 2022 World Cup, no one can deny that Jude Bellingham is a rare talent. The 19-year-old has begun his first World Cup appearance in a usually dynamic and brilliant way. Los Blancos will want to sneak in before everyone else to ensure their midfield is set for the next 15 years after being associated with the top European teams for some time.

3. Declan Rice

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Los Blancos may also strengthen their youthful and gifted midfield future with Bellingham’s countryman Declan Rice. The Spanish powerhouses are reportedly keeping tabs on the West Ham midfielder in Qatar. He can direct proceedings and propel games forward, and his calm, authoritative play style perfectly complements Real’s strength.

4. Alphonso Davies

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However, the left side of the back four is where most of the trouble begins. Ferland Mendy is a great fullback when on his game, but he doesn’t have a high enough ceiling to warrant playing for a team like Real Madrid.

Alphonso Davies, a rising star for Canada, possesses all of Mendy’s skills at an even higher level. He is fast, skilled with the ball, and defensively savvy, to name a few. Although Los Blancos’ interest in the Bayern Munich player is likely to be solidified if he has a successful campaign with Canada in Qatar (especially after missing a tough penalty in their opening match against Belgium), the fee needed to lure him away from the Bavarian giants could pose a problem.

5. Serge Gnabry

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Serge Gnabry, linked with a move away from Bayern, is a more well-known member of Hansi Flick’s Germany squad. With players like Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard potentially leaving Ancelotti’s roster, the door could be opened for Gnabry to have discussions with European giants outside of Germany after his World Cup campaign.

6. Cody Gakpo

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Cody Gakpo, 23, is a dynamic forward who has attracted attention from all of Europe’s best leagues. The talented Dutchman has been linked to Real Madrid after scoring the opening goal of his World Cup campaign against Senegal. This may be the beginning of a remarkable run for the Dutchman.

7. Kai Havertz

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Because of Benzema’s all-around brilliance as a line-leading forward, Real Madrid faces a monumental challenge in finding his replacement. Kai Havertz is a realistic option for Los Blancos’ simultaneous creative and goal-scoring needs in a talisman despite being far from the finished article. Should Germany recover from a slow start at the 2022 World Cup and advance far in the tournament, clubs like Real Madrid will likely increase their interest in the player.

8. Lautaro Martinez

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Inter striker and Argentina national team member Lautaro Martinez is a highly sought-after commodity in European football right now, and fans of the team are hoping he has a memorable World Cup. The rumor mill has been around him for the past three years as a goalkeeper, and a successful performance on the biggest stage may prompt a team like Real Madrid to make a move.