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Real Madrid considering €50 million swoop for La Liga winger
According to reports from MARCA, Samuel Chukwueze really impressed Real Madrid with his performance on Saturday. There were instant movements between Florentino Perez and the Villarreal president as a result of the same.
Los Blancos are impressed by the winger’s profile and will go for him this summer. His contract with the Yellow Submarines ends in June 2024, placing him in a good spot to negotiate a transfer.
Florentino Perez is willing to set aside a fee of €50 million for the Villarreal star. That is, quite clearly, a more than decent offer for a player with just over a year left on his contract.
Chukwueze was named man of the match on Saturday night when Villarreal stunned Real Madrid 3-2 at Santiago Bernabeu. The 23-year-old star started on the right wing and tormented Nacho Fernandez throughout.
He was involved in all three goals on the night with two goals and an assist. His winning effort, in particular, was a piece of art as he curled the ball past Thibaut Courtois from outside the box.
The Nigerian has made 27 appearances for Villarreal this season, scoring six goals and providing five assists in the process. He averages over one key pass per game and has created five big chances.
Real Madrid have struggled on the right wing this season with none of Marco Asensio, Federico Valverde or Rodrygo Goes tailor-made for that position.
With Chukwueze down the ridge and Vinicius down the left, Los Blancos would be a daunting opponent even for the best in the business.
It remains to be seen if the Yellow Submarines are willing to let go of their brightest prospect and the fee they expect for such a deal. Nevertheless, with Jude Bellingham appearing less likely to join, funds should not be a problem for the club.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.