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Manchester City and Real Madrid could perform a star player swap operation to avoid FFP regulations – report



According to a report from Defensa Central, Real Madrid could be open to a potential player swap deal with Manchester City that involves Rodrygo and Bernardo Silva.

The report suggests that Rodrygo, who caused a stir before the Champions League final by casting doubt on his future at Real Madrid, has caught the attention of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. 

As a result, the Manchester club has already come up with a plan to bring the Brazilian winger to their team.

It is to be noted that Rodrygo has been a major topic of discussion in the media ever since his controversial comments before the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. 

Despite Real Madrid’s hard-fought 2-0 victory, which secured their 15th European title, Rodrygo’s statements left fans questioning his commitment to the team.

Manchester City really like Rodygo

In an interview before the final at Wembley, Rodrygo hinted that he might not stay with Real Madrid, a remark that quickly spread on social media and sparked a backlash from Real Madrid supporters.

Adding to the uncertainty, the potential arrival of Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid could limit Rodrygo’s playing time. This situation has reportedly caught the attention of Manchester City.

Manchester City are ready to use Bernardo Silva as a bargaining chip to sign Rodrygo. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Facing pressure from both UEFA and the Premier League for multiple financial regulation breaches, Manchester City are said to be considering a trade involving Bernardo Silva and an additional payment of €45 million to secure Rodrygo’s transfer.

Rodrygo does not want to leave

It must be remembered that Rodrygo joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 for a similar amount. Despite the current speculation, both Rodrygo and Real Madrid President Florentino Perez have stated that they do not wish to part ways. 

However, the possibility of a swap deal that includes another high-profile player could potentially change their stance.

While the idea of swapping Rodrygo for Bernardo is still in the early stages, it has sparked significant interest. 

Manchester City value Silva highly, and adding €45 million to the deal shows their serious intent to acquire Rodrygo. 

The outcome of this potential swap remains uncertain, but it highlights the ongoing strategic moves by top European clubs to strengthen their squads.

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  1. Hala_Madrid

    June 9, 2024 at 10:11 am

    No, Madrid should keep Rodrygo. The more firepower in attack, the better. Besides, why make Manchester City more dangerous.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace



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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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