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Real Madrid and Getafe in negotiations for 20-year-old midfielder

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Midfielder Sergio Arribas is one of the players who could leave Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. According to what Spanish news outlet MARCA has reported, several La Liga teams have shown interest in the 20-year-old and a certain Getafe are one of them.

For now, Real are not ruling out any transfer and are listening to every offer that has come along despite the fact that he recently signed a new and improved two-year deal with the team.

Arribas has been with Real since 2012 when he joined their La Fabrica after playing for  CD Leganes and CDE Benito Perez Galdos.

In 2020, the young midfielder was promoted to Real Madrid Castilla and in the same year, he went on to make his senior debut, coming on as a late substitute for Vinicius Junior against Real Sociedad.

To date, he has played a total of 10 matches for the senior team. Although he is yet to open his account for them, he did score five goals for Real Madrid Castilla in 16 outings during the 2021-22 season.

Getafe have been actively scouting Real’s talent of late. Having already signed Borja Mayoral on a five-year deal, they are currently negotiating for Juanmi Latasa. 

The 21-year-old forward was expected to replace Karim Benzema in the first team setup, but lack of minutes during the pre-season has forced him to assess his options. 

Before the pre-season, Rayo Vallecano and Real Valladolid both came up with an offer, but the forward decided to wait and hear what Carlo Ancelotti had to offer.

The aforementioned outlet has confirmed that Real and Getafe are negotiating a permanent transfer, with the former retaining 50% of the forward’s rights. 

Although a simple loan move is also a possibility, it must be noted that Real will also include a buy-back clause in case of a permanent transfer.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report

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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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