Real Madrid’s management played spoilsport for Spain’s management right before the World Cup as they announced Lopetegui as their next manager in the midst of Spain’s World Cup preparation.
Lopetegui’s announcement was not well received by the Spanish authorities, as they felt that Lopetegui kept them in the dark about the move and the timing of the announcement kind of hindered with the spirit of the Spanish dressing room.
While for Spain, the sacking of their coach a day before the FIFA World Cup 2018 will come as a huge disadvantage, Real Madrid fans all around the world would feel that this move will actually benefit their transfer proceedings.
Now, if Lopetegui would have stayed on as Spain manager, he would have returned to Madrid only after the end of Spain’s World cup campaign.
However, now, he can dedicate his entire attention to Madrid’s transfer window strategy and work towards getting the players that he wants.
And just a day after his Spain sacking, reports in the AS suggest that Real Madrid have made great strides towards signing Roma’s goalkeeper Alisson.
Alisson has been on Madrid’s radar for sometime now, as they want to find an upgrade for Navas, and Manchester United are not willing to sell de Gea.
Thus, Alisson has emerged as the number 1 goalkeeping target, and a move for £70 million is on the cards.
Alisson has made it very clear that he wants to get his future sorted before Brazil’s first game against Switzerland but we’ll have wait for an official confirmation regarding the same.
“I believe that it will all be resolved before the start of the World Cup, or at least that is what I hope.
“To be honest, I’ve left it all in the hands of my agents.
“If it doesn’t get resolved before our first game [of the World Cup], then we’ll talk about it after because during it, my mind is only going to be 100 percent focused on Brazil.” Allison said.
However, as of now, the fee part is still being contested between the two clubs as Real want to pay £48m plus an extra £4.4m in bonus.