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Real Madrid considering defender exit in case of good offer – Romano
Real Madrid are bracing themselves for a busy summer ahead, with the club likely to sanction the exit of a series of players in an attempt to rejig the squad.
While the Spanish giants have made good strides in their bid to renew Marco Asensio, other players are facing an uncertain future, including Ferland Mendy.
According to the latest report from Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid are considering a sale for the left-back in the coming summer, especially if the club receive a reasonable offer.
Mendy’s future at Santiago Bernabeu has been clouded with uncertainty for a while now. The defender has been criticised for his lack of consistency, while many also believe he only has limited potential. Injuries have not helped his cause either.
Another crucial reason behind Real Madrid’s decision to potentially sanction his sale could be the impending arrival of Fran Garcia. Los Blancos had secured the return of the Rayo Vallecano starlet during the January transfer window, and the youngster is set to become a part of the senior side next season.
Recent reports suggest Real Madrid are extremely happy with the way Fran Garcia has stepped up his performances since his return was concluded. Romano, for his part, claims Garcia’s return is a key factor behind Mendy’s status in the squad.
The potential exit of the Frenchman should once again leave Madrid with just one option in the left-back position. But that shouldn’t worry Los Blancos too much as the club are already targeting fresh options in the market. They also have a flurry of talents looking to make their presence felt in the first team next season.
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Real Madrid eye €3.5 million-rated relegated Premier League striker to reinforce attack
Following a difficult season with troubles in La Liga and the Champions League preventing Real Madrid from retaining their crowns, Los Blancos move towards a transformative summer, full of innovations.
Real Madrid managed to clear plenty of unwanted figures at the club, with a huge relief on the wage bill. However, with an array of exits, the squad has contracted and thus replacements are being inquired.
Apart from the high-profile departure of Karim Benzema, fringe players have also bid their farewell.
Among those names is Mariano Diaz, who was Madrid’s backup striker prior to his withdrawal. Several names have been put on the table to fill his absence as the club largely aim to address their lack of depth.
According to Arancha Rodriguez (via RM4Arab), Leeds United striker Rodrigo Moreno is one of the names gaining consensus in the Madrid hierarchy. Moreover, Joselu has also been considered as a viable alternative.
The two favourites to replace Mariano have proven to be important figures for their clubs as both strikers maintain a starting role.
Playing for Espanyol, Joselu ended the La Liga campaign as the third top scorer, only behind Benzema and Lewandowski. Considering Espanyol’s relegation, such a feat looks even more impressive. The Spaniard secured 19 goals in all competitions.
On the other hand, Rodrigo Moreno recorded 16 goals last season across all competitions. Similar to Joselu’s case, the Spanish international also suffered relegation with Leeds, in spite of his good numbers.
With both players offering adequate output in struggling sides, Real Madrid’s interest is practical. Moreover, considering both Espanyol and Leeds were relegated, their asking price will undeniably lower, which enables the Merengues to sign one of the two targets at a more convenient rate.
It is claimed that Rodrigo has a release clause worth €3.5 million which Los Blancos would have to trigger to sign him from Leeds United.
It now remains to be seen whether Carlo Ancelotti & co. go after the former Valencia man or move for Joselu instead.