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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid tracking teenage Spanish prodigy



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According to SPORT, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs tracking the progress of Real Zaragoza prodigy Alejandro Monserrate.

Real Madrid always have their sights on up-and-coming young talent across the globe. Only last year, the club secured a deal to sign Brazilian wonderkid Endrick from Palmeiras, with the striker set to arrive in 2024, when he turns 18.

Real Madrid have also been linked with 16-year-old Croatian prospect Luka Vuskovic of Hajduk Split.

Now, it seems like they have cast their sights on a move for Alejandro Monserrate of Zaragoza. The young midfielder is currently part of Real Zaragoza’s youth team which participates in the División de Honor Juvenil.

A left-footed midfielder, Monserrate is capable of playing as a No. 8 or a No. 10. As per the report, the youngster is known for his vision, accurate distribution, ability to play a killer last pass as well as an eye for the goal.

Monserrate’s potential and abilities have put him on the radars of top clubs, including Real Madrid.

However, Los Blancos will have to face competition from arch-rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Barça beat Real Madrid to the capture of Spanish jewel Pablo Torre last summer and if the Merengues’ interest in Monserrate is serious, they will be keen on avoiding a repeat of that scenario.

Atletico Madrid could also be an attractive destination for Monserrate, looking at how someone like Pablo Barrios has gone onto become a first-team regular under Diego Simeone this season.

Zaragoza, for their part, are aware that they cannot keep hold of their prized jewel for much longer. It remains to be seen where Monserrate, also known as ‘Jano’, ends up come summer.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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