According to Marca, Real Madrid will have to make big changes in defense for the new season. The club has had disagreements with Sergio Ramos over a possible contract extension, while Rafael Varane is open to a new challenge away from the Santiago Bernabeu, effectively putting many leading clubs across Europe ready for transfer.
The expiring contracts of the main central defenders of the "white baelt" emphasize the need for new additions to the defense. As a result, Real Madrid turned to Diego Carlos in an attempt to strengthen the defense for the new campaign. The central defender of Sevilla has emerged as one of the star defenders in La Liga, thanks to his rapid development under Yulen Lopetegui. His partnership with Jules Kunde is an important part of the club's unprecedented success in the management of the former Real Madrid manager, as the red and whites have the second best defense in the league.
Diego Carlos, of course, may not be as technically astute as his partner Kunde, but he is similar to Sergio Ramos in terms of his defensive approach. With his impressive height of 1.86 meters, the Brazilian is really a scary figure for strikers, and his strong style of play often makes it difficult for opponents to keep the ball. Unlike Kunde, the 27-year-old boasts a huge amount of experience at the highest level of football, having played in almost 100 games in Ligue 1 before joining Sevilla. In Spain, the defender has recorded 73 appearances, helping his club win the Europa League title last season.
Carlos' strong defensive style should be combined well with the more technical game of Rafael Varane or even David Alaba, who is very likely to arrive at Real Madrid in the summer. This should give Los Blancos more tactical diversity in the defensive part of the field, as Eder Militao is a potential alternative to the position of central defender.