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Ancelotti believed now-Arsenal forward to be ‘perfect’ for Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have had an indifferent transfer window so far. They have recently had to deal with the exit of star midfielder Casemiro, who has recently joined Manchester United on a big-money move.

On the flip side, the club were dealt with a massive disappointment when Kylian Mbappe opted to remain at Paris Saint-Germain. Los Blancos have since been looking out for alternatives in the transfer market.

According to Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Zone), one such alternative for Real Madrid earlier this summer was Gabriel Jesus.

The Manchester City forward was a top target for Carlo Ancelotti in his quest to reinforce the attacking department. The Real Madrid boss had even deemed him as the perfect option to accompany the likes of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior in the attack next season.

A fee of €50 million was considered to be a bargain in the Real Madrid camp, especially for a player of his quality, experience and pedigree at the highest level of football.

However, the move could never materialise due to passport issues. The striker ultimately joined Arsenal on a big-money move. He is the marquee signing for the Gunners this summer, with the forward hoping to add a new dimension to the club’s attacking unit.

Real Madrid, for their part, have yet to make any notable move in the transfer market since the capture of Aurelien Tchouameni. The departure of Casemiro should give them some leeway, not only from a financial perspective but also in terms of the total number of non-EU players in the squad.

While the signing of Gabriel Jesus is not a possibility anymore, it would not come as a surprise to see Real Madrid go after a talented South American talent as we enter the final stage of the transfer window.

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  1. Walter Jisa

    August 22, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Leave the gunners alone please. Let them rise to their real position of invincibility.

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Real Madrid preparing €80 million bid for Premier League superstar

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Real Madrid have two of the world’s brightest prospects on their wings. Vinicius Jr has already made his name as one of the generation’s best talents on the left wing while Rodrygo Goes is not far from doing the same on the other flank.

However, the duo no longer have a central striker to complement them for the season to come. With both Karim Benzema and Mariano Diaz no longer in the squad, there Merengues have no options left to fill the number nine vacancy.

Harry Kane has quickly emerged as Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti’s favourite option to fill the void. However, reports earlier in the week claimed that Tottenham Hotspurs manager Daniel Levy wished to keep the striker in London and even quoted a €115 million price tag.

According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos are preparing an opening offer worth €80 million for the English striker. Needless to say, the bid is not too far off from the Premier League side’s asking price.

Negotiations are expected to progress swiftly in the coming week. Given that not too much separates the two parties, one can expect Florentino Perez to come up with creative ways to bridge the gap.

Despite the relatively steep price tag, Real Madrid are in an advantageous position for two reasons.

For starters, Kane wishes to represent the club’s crest and reports even claim it is the only team for which he would leave the Premier League. Secondly, Daniel Levy does not wish to sell the player to direct competition in the Premier League, indirectly favouring the Merengues.

The 29-year-old has been Tottenham’s centre-piece since 2013 and has racked up goals for fun year after year. In the recently concluded season of the Premier League, he scored 30 goals and provided three assists in 38 appearances in addition to creating 14 big chances.

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