Real Madrid have boasted of one of the best midfields in the world over the last decade or so, with Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Casemiro at the helm. Further, they learnt from the mistakes of their arch-rivals Barcelona, and have already started to revamp the centre of the park with the young reinforcements.
Los Blancos already have the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, and Federico Valverde on their roster, but do not want to stop anytime soon. They have been eyeing a move for English wonderkid Jude Bellingham.
They have, however, received a blow in their pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that Liverpool have already begun talks with the player.
Further, the reliable journalist also claims that Chelsea and Manchester City are also in race for the player, and nothing has been finalised yet.
The player is expected to stay at Dortmund through the winter, with his price tag reaching nearly €120 million in the summer.
Real Madrid have been planning for this transfer for months, now, alongside Liverpool, and will not give up easily.
That said, they realise the competition for his signature will be extremely tough, and as such, they have prepared a four-man backup shortlist.
These four players on their radar are Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio, Enzo Fernandez of SL Benfica and Lovro Majer of Rennes.
Bellingham will likely not contemplate his future before the World Cup, and the way he has started the tournament, his stocks will only increase from here on.
€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.