Even though there is just a week remaining until the transfer window slams to a shut, we may expect considerable activity from Real Madrid as they look to finalise their squad by the end of the month.
In terms of incoming transfers, there might not be much activity. However, according to El Chiringuito, the club are in contention to offload a few star players in the final week of the transfer window.
One of the players poised to leave Santiago Bernabeu in the coming days is Marco Asensio, who is a target for Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal.
The report suggests both the English clubs are keeping tabs on the Real Madrid attacker in this final week of the transfer market. Once regarded as one of the future leaders of Real Madrid’s creative force, Asensio’s rapid fall from grace over the past couple of years has been well documented.
The versatile attacker has struggled with fitness, form and a lack of game-time. In the current Real Madrid setup, he has fallen behind the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in the pecking order, and his chances of remaining a first-team regular in the new season are close to none.
With that in mind, Real Madrid are open to sanctioning his sale before the transfer market comes to a close at the end of this month.
Unfortunately for Los Blancos, they have not been able to find a club willing to take the gamble on Asensio. So the recent interest from Manchester United and Arsenal is rather intriguing and a potential indicator that the Premier League might be sensing a market opportunity.
Arsenal are on the lookout for a wide player to replace Nicolas Pepe, who is set to leave on loan. As for Manchester United, they could see Asensio as a Plan B if they miss out top target Antony, who is proving to be quite expensive.
It is well established that Asensio is a talented individual, with significant experience at the highest level of football.
But in light of his recent struggles, coupled with the incoming deadline day, there might be an opportunity for these two English giants to snap him up for a cut-price deal this summer, more so given his contract expires next year.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.