Open discussion: March 23, 2021

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Arsenal want to sign Martin Odegaard permanently.

According to Fabrizio Romano, “Arsenal are really happy with Ødegaard and will try to keep him. They will speak with Real Madrid at the end of the season. Zidane’s future will be essential to take a final decision on Ødegaard ”.

So the Whites, let’s hypothetically say Zidane will continue as manager next season and Odegaard wants to continue at Arsenal after finding out that, which would you prefer? A change of manager which guarantees Odegaard to be inserted in the starting line-up or to hang on with Zidane. How much do you believe in the potential of the young Norwegian against the aura of our legendary coach? Answer this juicy poll question below:


If things go well, are we going to stay with Zidane or change the managers to get Odegaard to start?

  • 63%

    Stay loyal to Zidane no matter what

    (180 votes)

  • 36%

    Change manager to guarantee Odegaard a starting role.

    (102 votes)

282 votes in total

Vote now

Ramos did not train with Spain today.

El Capitan traveled with the national team but did not train due to the blow he received against Atalanta. I’m not sure why he traveled in the first place since he clearly hasn’t fully recovered from his injury, but this situation is a bit worrying given our medical record this season and the important streak of matches ahead. . By Javier Herráez from Cadena Ser “Sergio Ramos is doing well, he was not expected to train with his teammates today. His availability against Greece will depend on how he evolves from the discomfort he has had ”.

A year without Lorenzo Sanz.

On March 21, 2020, the Real Madrid family bid farewell to Lorenzo Sanz, who served as club president between 1995 and 2000. During his tenure as president, Sanz guided the team to a total of seven trophies: two cups Europe, an Intercontinental Cup, a league title, a Spanish Super Cup, a basketball league title and the European Basketball Cup. Real Madrid released this tribute video to our former president.

An overview of our players (and potential future players) in international service.