As the world still looms in the summer transfer window of 2022, Real Madrid are already planning their moves for the upcoming windows.
Los Blancos have already secured the services of Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga in recent years to ensure that the future of midfield is in safe hands. However, one missing piece is a creative midfielder who can venture into attacking spaces.
The club have identified Jude Bellingham as the perfect player to fill that void. The Borrusia Dortmund youngster is one of the most sought-after talents in European football and Real Madrid are one of the leading contenders to sign him, along with Liverpool.
According to reports from Diario AS, Liverpool are willing to pay over €100 million for the Englishman’s services. Needless to say, a big battle between Real Madrid and Jurgen Klopp’s side awaits in the coming window.
The Merseyside team face a problem similar to Los Blancos concerning their ageing midfield core. Jordan Henderson and James Milner are at the tail end of their careers, while Thiago Alcantara is also in his thirties. So, a replacement in the middle of the park is the need of the hour.
Bellingham still has three years left on his deal in Germany and any interested party will have to shell out a premium price for his services. However, Liverpool has the advantage of being in his home country, a factor that could be decisive in the race.
Last season, the 19-year-old made 32 Bundesliga starts for Dortmund, scoring three goals and providing eight assists. Moreover, he averaged over 12 defensive actions per ninety minutes.
Viewed as the ideal long-term replacement for Luka Modric at Real Madrid, it will be interesting to see whether Los Merengues are willing to match Liverpool’s ambitions and ready to throw €100 million or more to land Bellingham next summer.
Official: Real Madrid wonderkid injured again; could be out for a month
In what comes as yet another blow, Arda Guler has picked up a fresh injury in training today, Real Madrid have confirmed in an official statement.
“After the tests carried out on our player Arda Güler by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with an injury to the left rectus femoris muscle. Evolution pending,” the statement read.
The Turkish prodigy had only recently returned from an injury layoff after undergoing surgery on his knee.
In fact, having trained with the full squad over the past few days, Guler was in line to be called up to the squad for the game against Las Palmas tomorrow night. Manager Carlo Ancelotti had also hinted towards the same for the 18-year-old.
But, just when it appeared that the teenage sensation was poised to make his Real Madrid debut, he has been struck down with yet another injury.
It is being claimed that the injury happened during the last parts of the training session today, with journalist Jose Luis Sanchez suggesting that the youngster could be out for a month now.
It is an unfortunate development for the 18-year-old Guler who has been heralded as a special talent, but is yet to don the Real Madrid colours due to physical problems.
Fans will now have to wait at least for another month to see Guler in action as a Real Madrid player.