Ancelotti clashes with Real Madrid over January transfer policy, with Italian absent again

5 January 2024 - 5:00 am

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes one of his many talents is the ability to deal well with his superiors, ensuring he never gets out of step. However, the former Milan boss may be starting to chafe at the fact that he has little say in transfer policy.

He had previously requested a replacement as backup goalkeeper for Andrei Lunin, but this request was not met.

Carletto told Real Madrid this summer that the best way to deal with Karim Benzema’s departure would be to bring in Harry Kane, but another idea was dismissed. Now it looks like his wishes will fall on deaf ears again this season.

Recent reports suggested Real Madrid would not sign a centre-back due to Alaba being ruled out for the season, but Relevo said Ancelotti did not agree with the strategy. The news they received is that Ancelotti very much hopes to introduce an experienced and strong central defender.

However, he also understands the economic policies of the Bernabeu and is willing to find an option that meets their needs.

Ancelotti has every right to call for reinforcements. Ultimately, if things go south in the second half of the season and they don’t sign a replacement for Alaba or Eder Militao, he will be asked to deliver in severely difficult circumstances.

This could mean Real Madrid believe Militao will be back much sooner than previously thought.