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.
Brahim, Tchouameni start in a 4-3-1-2: How Real Madrid could lineup against Sevilla
Real Madrid are set to play hosts to Sevilla this evening, in what could prove to be a critical match in the context of the title race.
Although Los Blancos hold a formidable lead at the top of the table, the club are coming on the back of a disappointing result against Rayo Vallecano.
Dropping more points against Sevilla tonight could prove to be costly, especially with Barcelona and Girona breathing down their necks.
Potential Real Madrid lineup vs Sevilla
As Real Madrid approach this crucial game, coach Carlo Ancelotti has to make several arrangements, especially with so many players ruled out either due to injury or suspension.
Starting from the goalkeeper position, Thibaut Courtois remains out, which means Andriy Lunin should continue in between the sticks, ahead of the unhappy Kepa Arrizabalaga.
In the right-back position, Ancelotti is likely to opt for Lucas Vazquez, as Dani Carvajal is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the last game.
On a bright note, though, Antonio Rudiger is back and should return to central defence. He will be accompanied by Nacho Fernandez at the heart of Real Madrid’s four-man backline.
Elsewhere in defence, Ferland Mendy should continue to start ahead of Fran Garcia in the left-back position.
Moving into midfield, Eduardo Camavinga has been ruled out due to suspension. However, Ancelotti does have a myriad of options in the middle of the park.
Aurelien Tchouameni should continue to operate in the number six position, just behind the two interior midfielders Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde.
Luka Modric is an option on the bench, should Ancelotti require more experience in the middle.
As for the attack, the Real Madrid frontline should be led by Brahim Diaz once again, even though he faces fierce competition from Joselu.
Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, on the other hand, are guaranteed choices in the wide attacking spaces, though Ancelotti does have Arda Guler and Alvaro Rodriguez as potential alternatives.