“Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema depart to PSG and Ittihad, respectively”

By | August 9, 2023



Barcelona has restructured its team under the guidance of Xavi Hernández, including the signings of Ilkay Gündogan, Iñigo Martínez, Oriol Romeu, and Vitor Roque. Players such as Busquets and Alba have departed, with Neymar potentially returning and Ousmané Dembelé potentially moving to Paris Saint-Germain. Real Madrid has made signings such as Jude Bellingham and Arda Güler, while Karim Benzemá and Marco Asensio have left. Other notable transfers include César Azpilicueta to Atlético Madrid and Alexander Sørloth to Villarreal. The first matches of the season will take place in August. ESPNdeportes.com reported

The Barcelona team, who released Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba at the end of the previous season, have now joined forces with Leo Messi at Inter Miami. Under the leadership of Xavi Hernández, they have rebuilt their squad in order to regain their status as a top contender. During the summer transfer window, they acquired Ilkay Gündogan, the star player from Manchester City. They also added experienced player Iñigo Martínez, promising talent Oriol Romeu, and the dynamic Vitor Roque, who will join in January from Athletic Paranaense. Additionally, Abde, Lenglet, and Sergiño Dest have returned from their loan spells. Departing from the team, along with Busquets and Alba, are Samuel Umtiti, Pablo Torre, Álex Collado, Chadi Riad, Nico González, and Julian Araujo. There are still ongoing discussions about Neymar’s interest in returning to the club and the possibility of Ousmané Dembelé moving to Paris Saint-Germain.
On the other hand, Real Madrid has made notable signings in the form of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund and Arda Güler from Fenerbahce. They have also added Fran García and Joselu to their squad, while Brahim Díaz and Antonio Blanco have returned from their loan spells. Rafa Marín has been promoted from the Castilla team. The team has undergone significant changes with the departures of Karim Benzemá to Ittihad and Marco Asensio to PSG. Eden Hazard, Antonio Blanco, Jesús Vallejo, Rafa Marín, and Mariano Díaz have also left the club.
Moving on to the rest of LaLiga, Atlético Madrid has surprised everyone with their signings of defenders César Azpilicueta from Chelsea and Caglar Söyüncü from the relegated Leicester team. Villarreal has secured the signing of Alexander Sørloth, who was a teammate of Erling Haaland in the Norwegian national team. Girona has taken a gamble on the reliable Daley Blind to help them avoid relegation.
The first matchday, scheduled for August 11th, 12th, and 13th, will feature the following fixtures: Almería vs Rayo Vallecano, Athletic Club vs Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid vs Granada, Celta de Vigo vs Osasuna, Sevilla vs Valencia, Las Palmas vs Mallorca, Getafe vs Barcelona, Villarreal vs Betis, Real Sociedad vs Girona, and Cádiz vs Deportivo Alavés. The complete schedule can be found here..