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Just in: Real Madrid striker set to join La Liga rivals on loan



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Real Madrid prospect Juanmi Latasa has decided to join fellow La Liga club Getafe on a season-long loan deal reports MARCA. The Azulones will have the option of purchase at the end of the season, with Los Blancos having a right to retain 50% of his rights.

Latasa has been part of the Real Madrid setup for six years now. The 21-year-old striker has been extremely impressive for the club’s Castilla outfit, bagging 18 goals in 50 matches so far for Raul Gonzalez’s side.

The young Spanish prospect made his senior debut for the Merengues in May earlier this year, coming on as a substitute in a La Liga clash against Cadiz.

Despite Real Madrid running short of strikers in the first-team setup, Carlo Ancelotti does not see Latasa as part of his plans, leading to the youngster looking for a way out in search of senior football.

Latasa was attracting interest from several clubs, including Rayo Vallecano. However, it seems like he has opted to sign for Getafe instead.

The operation will be a season-long loan deal with Quique Sanchez Flores’ side retaining the option of making the switch permanent next summer.

Should the transfer go ahead as expected, Latasa will become the second Real Madrid striker to move to Getafe this summer, following in the footsteps of another academy graduate in the form of Borja Mayoral.

Apart from Latasa, there could be more exits from Real Madrid in the coming days, with Mariano Diaz linked with a departure while Marco Asensio is gathering interest from clubs in the Premier League. Alvaro Odriozola is another player that Los Blancos are hoping to get rid of.

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Real Madrid target has rejected advances from Bayern Munich – report



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Harry Kane has once again become the centre of attention ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

With the forward having just 12 months remaining on his current contract at Tottenham, many expect him to leave the club at the end of the season. His situation has alerted Real Madrid, who were in contention to sign the player last summer.

However, Real Madrid are not the only club interested in the services of Kane, with the Englishman also being courted by Bayern Munich. The German giants are in the market for a top-class forward after being almost beaten by Dortmund for the Bundesliga title this term.

But according to Christian Falk, Harry Kane has decided to reject a move to Bayern Munich this summer. This is a significant boost for Real Madrid, as they continue to harbour hopes of signing the Englishman next season.

Amid growing fears over Karim Benzema’s continuity at Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have had to step up their efforts to sign a new striker ahead of the new season.

The Spanish giants have been linked with a move for Roberto Firmino lately, with the Liverpool striker set to become a free transfer in the coming summer. But a proven superstar such as Kane could be a much better option for a club like Real Madrid.

With 280 goals in 435 matches for Tottenham, Kane has an excellent track record at the highest level of football and can help Real Madrid once again fight for the Champions League title next season while challenging Barcelona for the league crown.

But on the flip side, Real Madrid could think about the future, especially as they look to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland in 2024. Splashing the cash on Kane this summer, therefore, could complicate matters, as far as the club are concerned.

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