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Bayer Munich leading the race to sign 25-year-old Real Madrid target – report
According to reports from Ruben Uria, Dani Olmo has been on Real Madrid’s radar for several months now.
The administration at Santiago Bernabeu closely followed his development at RB Leipzig and hoped to lure him back to Spain if the conditions were amicable. However, Bayern Munich currently lead the race for the forward.
The 25-year-old is no stranger to Spanish football as he underwent his early training in Barcelona’s famed La Masia. Olmo pushed for a move out of the club after finding it difficult to break into the first team at the time and joined Dinamo Zagreb for regular minutes.
In January 2020, RB Leipzig shelled out €20 million for his services and it is safe to say that he has impressed with the Germans.
In 21 Bundesliga appearances this season, the 25-year-old has scored two goals and provided four assists for Marco Rose’s side. Further, he averages 1.5 key passes per game and has created eight big chances.
Olmo also scored once and provided three assists in 60 minutes in Leipzig’s recent win over Freiburg in the DFB Pokal. His numbers this season have thus sparked a serious interest from Europe’s elite and a big money move in June is not off the cards.
Barcelona are also interested, but are waiting until 2024 to make any move as the player becomes a free agent.
The Spanish International’s contract with the German side runs until the summer of 2024, giving him complete leverage over his future.
However, given that Real Madrid already have specific targets that they wish to spend big on, Olmo could have to wait another season if he wishes to join Real Madrid.
Los Blancos see the youngster to be an ideal replacement for Marco Asensio should the Spaniard choose to leave in June. However, with Bayern Munich now involved, Florentino Perez could be forced to rethink his strategy.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.