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Ancelotti points to a ‘sacred cow’ for the Cup elimination: Real Madrid finds a replacement

Last Thursday, on the always difficult pitch at the Nuevo San Mamés, Real Madrid received the first big slap in the face of the 2021-22 season: just at the quarterfinal stage, was removed from the Copa del Rey for him Athletic Club Bilbao. The result was traumatic for Carlo Ancelottiwhich according to the Spanish newspaper Don Balón, among all those who played that night in the Basque Country, has found in Casemiro to one of those responsible. The Italian coach believes that the Brazilian midfielder was one of the worst in the ‘Lions’ field and is far from showing the good level of previous seasons.

The Real Madrid coach has not hesitated to point out the Brazilian midfielder, despite the fact that he is one of the untouchables in the locker room. The former Sao Paulo plays every possible minute, but he does not seem to be very happy with the 62-year-old Italian coach.

“The San Mamés match once again left Carlos Henrique Casemiro as one of the main players in the poor performance of Carlo Ancelotti’s men, with the Brazilian midfielder adding several consecutive dates far from his level”, points out the cited source.

Casemiro has a contract with Real Madrid until 2025. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ancelotti’s doubts with Casemiro have made Real Madrid’s top brass take care of finding a replacement for the medium and long term. According to Don Balón, Concha Espina’s team already has none other than Youri Tielemans from Leicester on their radar.

Aware that money is no longer the main obstacle to continue strengthening the team, Florentino aims to stay with the Belgian for the summer 2022 transfer market. The 24-year-old crack would arrive to compete with Casemiro for 55 million euros .

Thinking about the negotiations with Tielemans, Real Madrid wants the support of the team’s Belgians: Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois. For Florentino Pérez, both players could influence the arrival of the crack from Leicester, a club in which he has a contract until mid-2023.

It must be said that Real Madrid is not alone in the race to sign Tielemans. In recent months, the 24-year-old midfielder has also sparked interest from Manchester United and Barcelona. The ‘soap opera’ of the next European summer is a fact.

According to Transfermarkt, a portal specializing in footballer appraisals, Youri Tielemans, who plays as a pivot, midfielder and attacking midfielder, is valued at 55 million euros. The Belgian international previously wore the jerseys of Anderlecht and AS Monaco.

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