According to reports, Dusan Vlahovic is at the top of Liverpool’s list of possible replacements for Darwin Nunez, should Real Madrid make a move for the Uruguayan international.
This is according to Football Transfers, which cites Calciomercato and “reports from Spain” in advance of the return of domestic football, which for the Reds will begin with a Carabao Cup match against Manchester City.
The former Benfica player’s fortunes improved at L4 after a rough start, and he ended the season with 11 goals and 18 assists.
Even though there are questions about Karim Benzema’s availability, we don’t think the 23-year-old will be switching teams until the next summer’s transfer window.
The facт is that, despite Los Blancos’ continued dominance in European football, Liverpool players are no longer regarded easy pickins by the world’s elite teams.
Despite our high regard for Juventus’ £69 million-valued Vlahovic, we don’t see Nunez departing anytime soon, especially because his current deal doesn’t expire until 2028.
When Darwin Nunez is due back in Liverpool training after World Cup exit
With Uruguay having been eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage, Darwin Nunez will soon travel to Dubai to reunite with his Liverpool teammates.
A 2-1 victory for South Korea over Portugal advanced both teams to the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup, eliminating Uruguay in the process.
For Nunez, who was sitting next to Luis Suarez and crying, the realization that he would have to wait almost four years to play in the tournament again was devastating.
Nonetheless, with the World Cup taking place in the middle of the domestic season, his attention will now turn back to Liverpool.
That’s great news for his team, and James Pearce of The Athletic says Nunez will join the Reds at their warm-weather training camp in Dubai later this month.
The rest of the team will start practicing on Monday, but the striker was given a week off, so he probably won’t show up until December 12.
This means he won’t play in next Sunday’s friendly against Lyon, but he could be in the mix for the December 16 matchup against AC Milan.
The good news is that he will be able to return to training on December 22 in time for the fourth-round Carabao Cup match against Manchester City, and then play for Aston Villa again in the Premier League on Boxing Day.
Even though Virgil van Dijk has been ruled out, other members of Liverpool’s World Cup squad may join Nunez in Dubai.
Even if the Netherlands are eliminated in the quarterfinals on December 9 against Argentina, he won’t have much time off to visit the United Arab Emirates.
Even if they lose in the round of 16, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Alisson, and Fabinho are still in the running for the training camp.
‘It definitely does bug me’ – Bellingham admits to Dortmund frustration amid The White
“It absolutely does irritate me,” Bellingham says, admitting his anger with Dortmund in the midst of transfer rᴜmors involving Real Madrid.
Amidst rumors that he will be moving to Real Madrid, Jude Bellingham has stated that the inconsistent play of Borussia Dortmund “absolutely does bug me.” Bellingham’s admission comes in the wake of speculation that he will be leaving Dortmund for Real Madrid.
WHAT CAME TO PASS? As a result of Dortmund’s poor performance this season, the club currently sits in sixth place in the Bundesliga table. They have only won eight of their 15 games in the league, and they are currently nine points behind the team that is leading the league, Bayern Munich. ᴜis one of the mainstays of the side and is of the opinion that their current position in the table does not do honor to the talent that they have inside the group. The England international, who was one of the most impressive players for his country at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has pushed his club teammates to “lift up” their games so that they may do “something spectacular” in the second half of the season.
WHAT THEY SAID: Bellingham was quoted as saying on the official club website as saying, “It most certainly does bother me.” During my time at the World Cup, I had a lot of my attention focused on England. The World Cup comes to an end, and you are forced to come to terms with the fact that when you look at the table, it indicates that Borussia Dortmund finished in sixth place. Given the quality of our team, there is no way we should be in that position at the table. I don’t mean to be disrespectful to the clubs that are currently ranked above us, but in my opinion, we ought to be a lot higher than we are right now in terms of quality, in terms of the player depth, and in terms of the positions.
“I have no problem saying that to the guys, and I have no problem saying that to the staff, because that’s where our aim should be. But what really matters is action rather than words. I have a tremendous amount of determination to make things better. We have a great chance of accomplishing something truly remarkable in the second half of the season because to the caliber of our existing roster and the additional effort that each of us is willing to put out.
THE BIG PICTURE Bellingham is now regarded as one of the best midfielders in Europe, and GOAL has already revealed that Real Madrid has made him their top priority for the summer transfer window. The German club is rumored to want at least €120 million (or 105.7 million pounds) for the 19-year-old player, but he does not appear to be phased by the pressure that comes with being such a sought-after talent. He continued by saying, “I think that you create the strain that you’re under by lacking preparedness and confidence in yourself.” To my good fortune, I have never struggled with low self-esteem, and I make it a point to always be well-prepared. I have never had any reason to doubt that I will be successful in achieving the goals I set for myself.