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Bundesliga wonderkid remains Real Madrid’s number one target for 2023
Real Madrid are expected to go big in the 2023 summer transfer window as they look to move on from ageing stars such as Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
The midfield position remains one of the key areas where they need to add more quality, especially with Modric and Kroos’ contracts expiring at the end of the season. To that end, the club continue to keep an eye on Jude Bellingham.
According to Madrid Xtra, the Borussia Dortmund starlet remains Real Madrid’s number one target ahead of the next summer transfer window. They have been keeping close tabs on the midfielder and could make a move for him next year.
Despite missing out on the Kopa Trophy in the Ballon d’Or gala, Bellingham is regarded as one of the most talented young midfielders in world football.
At the age of just 19, the Englishman has featured in over 100 competitive matches for Dortmund. He has also become a leading figure at the club, notably captaining the Dortmund side in the Champions League earlier this season.
Bellingham’s quality, leadership and talent have not gone unnoticed, with Real Madrid more than willing to splash the cash on him in the coming summer.
The report from Madrid Xtra suggests Real Madrid will soon kickstart talks with Dortmund over a move for Bellingham. They are aware of the youngster’s hefty valuation, so the club will require some excellent makeweights if they are to afford the player.
Not to mention, clubs from the Premier League are expected to go after Bellingham as well, with Liverpool among the teams interested in his services. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the 19-year-old next year.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.
After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.
The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.
A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.
Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.
But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.
At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.
However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.
For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.