Kepa mentioned that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel contacted him, and initially, he was considering a move to Bayern Munich.
However, the opportunity to play for Real Madrid emerged due to circumstances, including the injury of his colleague Thibaut Courtois, leading him to join the Spanish club on a season-long loan.
“Thomas Tuchel called me. I was going to go to Munich. Then, due to circumstances such as the injury of a colleague (Thibaut Courtois), the opportunity to play for Real arose.
“An opportunity that the player wanted to seize immediately despite the approach of the German champions.
“In the end, Real Madrid is Real Madrid. When Real Madrid calls you you don’t think about it.”
Borussia Dortmund’s position on resigning Jadon Sancho uncovered
Borussia Dortmund is reportedly considering the possibility of re-signing Jadon Sancho if Manchester United is open to letting him go in January.
According to Sport BILD, Dortmund’s manager, Edin Terzic, views the x of bringing Sancho back to the club as appealing, especially if the team continues to struggle with creativity.
Sancho’s situation at Manchester United has become complicated after he was banned from using all first-team facilities due to his public dispute with manager Erik ten Hag.
The 23-year-old winger called Ten Hag a liar on social media earlier this month, leading to tensions within the squad.
Dortmund, which has struggled to find the back of the net with just nine goals in the first six games of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season, could see Sancho as a potential solution to their scoring woes if he can rediscover his form.
Sancho previously enjoyed a successful spell at the club before moving to Manchester United.
JUST IN: Man Utd confirm injury to Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Manchester United has officially announced that Aaron Wan-Bissaka suffered a hamstring injury over the weekend.
In their statement, the club confirmed that:
“Aaron is set for a period on the sidelines after sustaining an injury during Saturday’s game against Brighton.”
Although the club’s statement mentions that the full-back will be sidelined for “several weeks,” The Athletic reports that he might be out for up to two months.
Wan-Bissaka had featured in all five Premier League games this season, and his absence will be felt by the team.
With Wan-Bissaka sidelined, Diogo Dalot is expected to step in as the starting right-back for Manchester United’s upcoming Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
EXPLAINED: How Madrid can afford Mbappe and Davies next summer without having to sell
Real Madrid‘s combined squad salary bill is currently €485 million, while La Liga’s wage limit for the club will be €727 million for the next season, according to COPE.
This surplus in the wage limit provides Real Madrid with the opportunity to spend significantly in the upcoming summer transfer window without the need to sell players.
The €242 million difference between the limit and the actual wage spending opens up possibilities for big signings, including players like Alphonso Davies and Kylian Mbappe.
While this surplus doesn’t guarantee that Real Madrid won’t sell any players or that specific targets like Davies and Mbappe will be signed, it does give the club financial flexibility to pursue top talent in the transfer market.
Ultimately, the decision on signings will depend on the club’s priorities and needs for the next season.
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