Karim Benzema has taken the world by storm and is single-handedly carrying Real Madrid’s forward line at the moment. Further, the support from Vinicius Jr on the left wing has been a useful resource for Ancelotti’s side.
However, no player has been able to claim the right-wing position as their own. Rodrygo and Marco Asensio are the players who have been granted the most opportunities to impress but have both struggled.
With a major revamp planned for the summer, shipping out the deadwood becomes important for Los Blancos. One of the players considered transferable by the La Liga leaders is Asensio.
According to reports from Daniele Longo, AC Milan are in constant contact with the Spanish international and are planning a move for him in June. It is said that the Italians have been scouting the player for over a year.
The Milan based side recently sent a representative to talk to Asensio’s father in Madrid, further cementing the rumours of their interest. However, there are several teams in the Premier League keeping tabs on the forward too.
The 26-year-old has played in 25 La Liga games this season, scoring eight goals and creating one big chance. Despite his ability to score goals out of difficult positions, the player is deemed transferable because of his inconsistency.
Los Blancos value Asensio at around €25 million euros, a reasonable fee in today’s inflated market. Given that two of AC Milan’s forwards, Ibrahimovic and Giroud, are in the final years of their careers, the Italians will be tempted to go all out to sign the Spaniard.
Real Madrid were offered Man City loanee in January, club decided against move – Romano
Joao Cancelo’s loan move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City in the final days of the January transfer window came as a huge shock.
The Portuguese international signed for the Bavarian giants on a loan deal until the end of the season with a non-mandatory purchase option worth €70 million.
But, according to Fabrizio Romano, before his move to Bayern Munich, Cancelo was also offered to Real Madrid, who decided against signing any player in the January transfer window.
The Manchester City loanee has been on Los Blancos’ radars in the past, but the club made it clear that they are uninterested in signing any new players during the winter window.
As things stand, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are Carlo Ancelotti’s options at right-back, but there are concerns over their fitness and longevity.
But, as things stand, Real Madrid have no plans to sign a new right-back in the summer as they have full faith in both Carvajal and Vazquez.
Furthermore, Romano adds that the Merengues believe that they have a top right-back for the future in the form of Vinicius Tobias.
The teenage Brazilian joined the club in April last year from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan with a purchase option. He has been earning rave reviews for his performances for Real Madrid’s Castilla outfit under Raul Gonzalez.
So, there is a good chance that the Spanish and European champions will sign Tobias permanently.
All these factors seemingly compelled them against making a move for Cancelo when he was offered to the club last month. The Portuguese international has already made his debut for Bayern Munich and registered an assist on his debut.
Whether they decide to sign him permanently for €70 million in the summer remains to be seen. As for Real Madrid, though, there do not seem to be any imminent plans to reinforce the right-back position.