According to a report from El Desmarque, Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on the situation revolving around Youssoufa Moukoko.
The Borussia Dortmund whizkid is facing an uncertain future in Germany with his current deal expiring at the end of the season. The forward is regarded as one of the most talented teenagers in world football, notably racking up 46 appearances for Dortmund at the age of just 17.
However, Moukoko has not enjoyed the desired progress since earning his breakthrough in the Dortmund first team. Due to the presence of Erling Haaland, the young German struggled to find regular game-time for much of last season.
While the situation has improved in the current season, Moukoko still remains on the fringes of Dortmund’s first-team plans. He has featured in only 154 minutes of league football so far, despite scoring two goals.
In light of his lack of prominence in the first team, Moukoko could opt to leave Dortmund next summer as a free agent. The negotiations between the two parties are far from ideal and the situation appears to deteriorate with each passing day.
According to El Desmarque, it has put Real Madrid on red alert, with the European giants considering a Bosman move for Moukoko in 2023.
With the forward’s contract expiring at the end of the season, Real Madrid are willing to play the waiting game.
However, amid competition from Bayern Munich, PSG and Manchester United, it will not come as a surprise to see the reigning European champions make a move in January, in their quest to sign the forward on a cut-price deal.
At the same time, a prolonged stay at Dortmund cannot be ruled out either. Moukoko, after all, is still only 17 and still has room to grow, before he is prepared to take the next step in his career.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.