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Not Bellingham – Real Madrid face Liverpool competition in pursuit of midfield prodigy



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Real Madrid offices have no rest, for there is always important planning pending for the present or future. The Spanish champions may have completed their objectives in the current transfer window, but the attention is now on the long-term targets.

Jude Bellingham is one such player whom Los Blancos hope to sign in the coming windows, but they face strong competition from Liverpool in his pursuit. Interestingly, the Borussia Dortmund star is not the only player for whom the two European giants are locking horns.

According to reports from TyC Sports, Real Madrid and Liverpool are interested in Benfica’s young star Enzo Fernandez.

Yet, there is a fundamental difference. The Merseyside team want to sign the Argentine in the current window as an immediate reinforcement while Real Madrid see him as a signing for next year.

The 21-year-old prodigy is considered to be the creme de la creme of South American youngsters because of his versatility. Not only is his defensive play on point but his ability to break down defences with his incisive passes makes him special.

The Argentine signed for Benfica from River Plate last month. His deal with the Portuguese side is for five years, meaning that his signing will not come cheap.

Last season, Fernandez made 28 appearances for the Argentine side, scoring ten goals and providing seven assists in the process. This season, he already has one goal to his name in just four league appearances for Benfica.

It remains to be seen if Real Madrid pursue both Bellingham and Fernandez next summer. However, given that they already have Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga, one would expect the club to try for only one more star midfielder.

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€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father



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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.

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