Casemiro’s move to Manchester United isofficial official at this point. Carlo Ancelotti, speaking during his pre-game presser, stated that the Brazilian was looking for a new challenge.
Real Madrid, out of respect, are open to the midfielder leaving, even if that means cutting back their squad. Ancelotti, for one, is happy with the options he has right now.
“Our midfielders now are Modrić, Kroos, Tchouameni, Valverde, Camavinga and Ceballos. 6 midfielders are enough for this season. They’re very very good,” he said.
Despite that, Telegraph claims Real Madrid are considering a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfield ace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, . Ancelotti is said to be a fan of the player, and tried to recruit him for Everton during his sting at Goodison Park.
The move will not be easy, though. The Danish international signed in 2020 on a five-year deal, and has three seasons left on his contract. He is also a key player for Antonio Conte, and will not allow the departure.
Further, Tottenham, led by Chairperson Daniel Levy, are tough negotiators. They have, in the recent past, sold two superstars to Madrid – Luka Modric and Gareth Bale -, for a combined total of around €140 million.
Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma in the last six months, though, has increased competition for Hojbjerg. Oliver Skipp, too, had a bright start to last season, and is working his way into full fitness.
Even if Tottenham end up accepting an offer for the Danish midfielder, he will have to weigh up whether a move is the best option for him with the World Cup looming large.
It is said that Casemiro definitely considered it to be, especially after he was benched for Tchouameni against UD Almeria last weekend.
Hojbjerg was on target for Tottenham against Chelsea last weekend as the London derby called curtains at 2-2.
Real Madrid were offered Man City loanee in January, club decided against move – Romano
Joao Cancelo’s loan move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City in the final days of the January transfer window came as a huge shock.
The Portuguese international signed for the Bavarian giants on a loan deal until the end of the season with a non-mandatory purchase option worth €70 million.
But, according to Fabrizio Romano, before his move to Bayern Munich, Cancelo was also offered to Real Madrid, who decided against signing any player in the January transfer window.
The Manchester City loanee has been on Los Blancos’ radars in the past, but the club made it clear that they are uninterested in signing any new players during the winter window.
As things stand, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are Carlo Ancelotti’s options at right-back, but there are concerns over their fitness and longevity.
But, as things stand, Real Madrid have no plans to sign a new right-back in the summer as they have full faith in both Carvajal and Vazquez.
Furthermore, Romano adds that the Merengues believe that they have a top right-back for the future in the form of Vinicius Tobias.
The teenage Brazilian joined the club in April last year from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan with a purchase option. He has been earning rave reviews for his performances for Real Madrid’s Castilla outfit under Raul Gonzalez.
So, there is a good chance that the Spanish and European champions will sign Tobias permanently.
All these factors seemingly compelled them against making a move for Cancelo when he was offered to the club last month. The Portuguese international has already made his debut for Bayern Munich and registered an assist on his debut.
Whether they decide to sign him permanently for €70 million in the summer remains to be seen. As for Real Madrid, though, there do not seem to be any imminent plans to reinforce the right-back position.