Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed why Los Blancos signed Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni from Chelsea and AS Monaco respectively this summer.

Real Madrid was all out for the signing of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland with both stars not ending at the club, Mbappe chose to remain with Paris Saint-Germain and Haaland made a move to Manchester City.

Real Madrid is not short of attacking options but needed a succession plan as they aim to remain relevant life after Karim Benzema who is twilight of his career.

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Since the exit of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane Real Madrid lack a physical centre defender in the team.

Ancelotti stated that the signing of the two players will bring physicality and technicality into the game

“I believe we’ve got two players who are among the best in the world in their role. First of all, their quality increases the team’s physical and technical ability.

Then there is [the need to] adapt to the group and the group adapting to them a bit. We must not forget that the three who left, Marcelo, Isco and Bale, have made history for this club in recent years, so the whole of Real Madrid is grateful to those players. We hope the newcomers can repeat the exploits of those who have left,” said the coach.

Eder Militao and David Alaba did a great job last season propelling Real Madrid to the La Liga title and the Champions League.

The Austrian defender played as a makeshift centre back, his preferred role is the left back which is occupied by Ferland Mendy, while Militao had no natural centre back to pair him during the season. Nacho Fernandez is a versatile defender that can play across all backlines with no definite position at the backline.


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