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Real Madrid attacking target will cost in excess of €100 million in the summer – report
Khvicha Kvaratckhelia is among the most in-form players in the world at the moment. At 22 years of age, he has lit up Serie A with his brilliance and is knocking on the doors of a big money transfer.
The winger has a whopping eight goal contributions in his last five games including the vital opener in Napoli’s recent game against Sassuolo. Needless to say, his fine form has caught the attention of several clubs across the globe.
According to reports from AS, Real Madrid are amongst the clubs tracking Kvaratskhelia for the upcoming transfer windows. However, his signing will cost the Merengues north of €100 million if he were to join in the summer.
The Georgian international’s contract with Napoli runs until the summer of 2027, giving the club enough room to negotiate a big-money move without budging on their stance.
In 19 Serie A games for the Naples-based side this season, Kvaratskhelia has scored ten goals and provided nine assists. Furthermore, he has created 11 big chances and played 1.7 key passes per game.
Earlier this week, the player’s agent opened up on the interest in his client from clubs across the globe but insisted that it did not disturb the forward’s commitment.
“There’s a lot of interest from many clubs but he’s only focused on Napoli. He loves the club and the city, he won’t join any other Italian club. We’ve not received new deal proposal yet.”
While the player would fit Carlo Ancelotti’s plans like a hand in a glove, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid continue to pursue the player given Vinicius’ presence in the squad.
Further, the large price tag could serve as a deterrent, especially given that the Merengues are eyeing a big-money move for Jude Bellingham.
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Real Madrid held talks with Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Bayern Munich
Before he was hired by Bayern Munich as the direct replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel was closely linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The German tactician had kept a close eye on the development at Santiago Bernabeu, especially with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing immense pressure following the club’s poor performances in domestic competitions.
A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered more details on the Tuchel saga, suggesting that the coach was even learning Spanish during his time at Ibiza, anticipating a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
There were even contacts made between Tuchel’s entourage and Real Madrid. Although the talks were positive, the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.
Real Madrid did not guarantee him the job. They had informed Tuchel that Ancelotti may continue at the Bernabeu in the event the club win the UEFA Champions League this season.
This bit of uncertainty played a critical role in convincing Tuchel to join Bayern Munich instead. The former Chelsea boss was hired as a direct replacement for Nagelsmann, who was sacked after a poor season in the Bundesliga by the club’s high standards.
However, Tuchel’s move to Bayern appears to be a missed opportunity on the German’s part, as Real Madrid have recently intensified their search for a new manager.
It is clear that the club’s hierarchy is yet to reach a consensus over the future of Ancelotti, with some believing that a change is necessary come the end of the season. In fact, the club’s president Florentino Perez has been an admirer of Tuchel’s compatriot Nagelsmann.
The coaching prodigy is one of the candidates to replace Ancelotti in the summer, though it is Mauricio Pochettion who is reportedly leading the race so far.