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 may look to sell 24-year-old star if top target arrives in the summer – report
Real Madrid are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to assemble an even stronger squad for the upcoming campaign.
Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies are the club’s top targets in that regard, for the two new signings will be regular starters and bonafide difference makers on the field for Los Blancos.
The latter, in particular, arrives to reinforce a position where none of Carlo Ancelotti’s current options are convincing. Fran Garcia and Ferland Mendy have both had their hiccups at the left-back position for Real Madrid, leaving the position open for Davies to take over.
A potential departure
As revealed by MARCA, Davies’ arrival next season will jeopardise Garcia’s importance in the team for the Canadian will be the manager’s first choice by a mile.
Moreover, Ancelotti is said to be in favour of renewing Mendy, implying that Garcia will practically be his third choice.
Come summer, Garcia could thus be sold if the club receive an offer that they can make money off. Considering that they shelled out €5 million last summer for his incorporation, any offer north of that mark could do the job.
In 18 appearances and 11 starts in La Liga this season, the 24-year-old has provided four assists for Los Blancos. Interestingly, he has started just one of Real Madrid’s last six games across all competitions.
As revealed earlier this week, Real Madrid have reached a verbal agreement with Alphonso Davies. An agreement with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee could be a difficult proposition, however.
As such, it is unclear if Los Blancos will make the move for Davies this summer at a subsidised fee or wait until next year when the player will be a free agent.
Garcia’s future, needless to say, depends on their plan of action on the Davies front.