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The BBC and no one else

With Mbappe heading for Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid have decided to put their trust in the BBC that has brought them success over the past four years and not look to bring in other reinforcements.

First it was Cristiano Ronaldo that set alarm bells ringing over a possible departure with the Portuguese not making comments himself but the newspaper A Bola reported that the player was angry due to his tax case and that he was ready to leave if the authorities continued to pursue him.

Then it was Gareth Bale whose became linked with a move to Manchester United especially with the possibility of Mbappe moving to the Bernabeu but in the end he will stay and face his fifth campaign for Los Blancos.

Now with Bale and Cristiano to stay at the club it means that they have a solid percentage of goals assured although it is true that the make up of the team is not the same as last season and there are other players looking to play.

The progress of Isco and Casemiro means that Zidane could well choose to play a 4-4-2 rather than the 4-3-3 and generally the number of quality midfielders leads more to playing the first option It means there will be three fighting for two spots in attack and Borja Mayoral should also not be forgotten as another option.

There is also a belief at the club that Lucas and Asensio can both play in attack so the forward line is actually stronger for the upcoming campaign and while they were interested in Mbappe there was no way Real could compete with the money that Paris Saint-Germain were throwing around.

While Madrid offered seven million euros a year, the French club offered Mbappe 18 million euros net.

Without a Barcelona trident

An example that the BBC is not guaranteed can be seen in that tomorrow Zidane will play four in midfield and the idea is that Benzema will start with Bale and Ronaldo will come off the bench in the second half.

Ronaldo has been working on a specific plan to build up his fitness that will see him play 45 minutes in the second half when the opposition is also more tired so that he can take advantage.

What is not in doubt is that Real have three of the best forwards as they start a new campaign seeking further trophies.

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