Real Madrid and Barcelona are already going head-to-head in their pursuit of Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick. However, it seems like the two La Liga giants have another common goal in the transfer market in the form of Borussia Dortmund ace Youssoufa Moukoko.
Indeed, as per SPORT, Barcelona have entered the race to sign the 17-year-old prodigy who is already being pursued by Liverpool, Real Madrid as well as Paris Saint-Germain.
Moukoko has emerged as one of the most promising young players in the German Bundesliga, especially in the ongoing campaign, during which has netted three goals and set up four more for his teammates from 15 appearances.
Just 17 years old, the youngster is also a regular for the German Under-21 national team and has scored six goals in five matches for them.
Moukoko’s current contract with Borussia Dortmund stands to expire in the summer of 2023. It has sparked a plethora of interest in the teenage sensation, with Real Madrid among the clubs keen on signing him.
Los Blancos already raided the Bundesliga for a young forward this past summer, signing Iker Bravo from Bayer Leverkusen. And they wish to do so again by landing Moukoko when his contract with Dortmund runs down.
Given that Karim Benzema has no natural backup in the No. 9 role, Moukoko can be signed and groomed by the reigning champions of Spain and Europe. Despite his young age, he has some degree of experience at the highest level, having played over 50 matches for Dortmund.
However, the competition from the likes of Liverpool, Barcelona, and PSG will make things difficult for Real Madrid.
The report adds that Liverpool could be best-placed to sign Moukoko, thanks to the presence of former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp. With Barcelona also now entering the picture, Los Merengues will have their task cut out if they wish to land the 17-year-old striker.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.