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Real Madrid could miss out on top target next summer as Man City emerge as favourites



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Jude Bellingham is one of many players Real Madrid are targeting next year, as part of their plans to shore up their ranks and add more quality to the setup.

With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in their twilight years, Real Madrid have found it imperative to add new faces to the midfield unit. Bellingham, to that end, has been identified as the ideal option due to his leadership qualities, potential and ability to perform at the highest level of football.

However, according to a report from Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail, Real Madrid are not the front-runner in the race to sign Bellingham next season.

The English journalist suggests Manchester City are in pole position to sign the Borussia Dortmund starlet. The Premier League giants have a good relationship with Dortmund and the two parties had notably done business over Erling Haaland in the summer.

And Mike Keegan is claiming that initial talks over a move for the England international have already been held.

It is also worth pointing out that Bellingham shares a close relationship with Haaland and may fancy the opportunity to reunite with the Norwegian. So, Haaland may hold great sway over Bellingham’s decision, as far as his next club is concerned.

Manchester City potentially prevailing in the race to sign the English international could serve as a major blow for Real Madrid, who have made Bellingham their utmost priority for the next summer window.

Although the club have invested heavily on the likes of Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni in recent years, Real Madrid still require a proper long-term replacement for Luka Modric next season.

However, all is not lost for Real Madrid just yet. The Merengues share a close relationship with Borussia Dortmund and if they can conjure up the finances, there is still an excellent chance of them making a push to sign Bellingham, as he looks to take the next step in his career.

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  1. Steven

    February 8, 2023 at 6:12 am

    following the completion of the £305 million Saudi-Arabian-backed takeover. Newcastle are the latest to join the race for him.

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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar



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There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.

The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.

To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.

Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.

A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.

It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.

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