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Real Madrid eyeing a move for 16-year-old defensive prodigy

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Real Madrid are looking ahead to a busy summer as they seek to extend the contract of some of their ageing stars, including Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, among others.

However, the club are also looking to strengthen their ranks, particularly by signing young players that can form the backbone of the team in the years to come.

In one such move, Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Luka Vuskovic, reports Sport BILD (h/t Madrid Zone). The 16-year-old centre-back currently plies his trade for Hajduk Split, one of the biggest teams in his native Croatian.

Although Vuskovic is still a part of the Hajduk Split’s U-19 division, he has impressed onlookers with his performances in the youth competitions. Standing at 1.93m, his towering figure at the back, coupled with his defensive commitment has drawn many eyebrows.

Vuskovic’s performances have already helped him make five appearances for Hajduk Split’s senior side. He has even scored one goal for the club while appearing regularly in the UEFA Youth League and other youth competitions.

Real Madrid have not appeared shy in investing in young individuals with no experience of professional football, as demonstrated by the capture of Endrick.

Since then, the Spanish giants have targeted quite a few other talented starlets across the world, including another defensive starlet in the form of Antonio Silva.

However, given Vuskovic’s age, Real Madrid might fancy waiting around for another year or so before they invest in the Croatian youngster. Even if they do go after the player, he is likely to be loaned back to Hajduk Split for another year, in order to gain more experience at the professional level.

Only time will tell what the future holds for Vuskovic, as he looks ahead to an exciting summer transfer window.

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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report

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Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.

According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.

The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.

The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.

There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.

Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.

Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.

Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.

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