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Real Madrid eyeing move for Newcastle United midfielder

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Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde are two names that headline Real Madrid’s next generation of midfielders. The duo have not disappointed in the minutes they have recieved this season and are undoubtedly a part of the club’s long term future.

However, Los Blancos being the greats they are, are already in pursuit of their next big signing in midfield. Fichajes reports that they have set their eyes on Newcastle United’s Bruno Guimaraes.

Guimaraes recently made the switch to Newcastle for a fee of €50 million. He has been one of Eddie Howe’s most trusted players and has scored three goals and provided one assist in just 13 games.

This incredible tally includes a 95th-minute winner against Leicester City. As it stands, a top-ten finish is looking more and more likely for Eddie Howe’s team.

Further, the player has also made his debut for the Brazilian National team and has already scored for the Selecao. Needless to say, he is seen as one of the brightest young talents in the game and is backed to have a bright future ahead.

The Brazilian international has a contract with the Premier League side that runs until the summer of 2026. With over four years left on his deal, it will be very difficult for Madrid to secure his signing, at least this summer.

Moreover, the fact that Newcastle United acquired him at a premium price means that Los Blancos will have to pay in excess of €50 million for his signing. With urgent signings required in the defensive line, that would appear unfeasible.

If Carlo Ancelotti’s find Guimaraes to be a difficult signing, the alternate names on the table include Youri Tielemans, Fabian Ruiz, and Jude Bellingham.

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  1. Wankypants

    April 23, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    2 billion quid at least please or bugger off

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Transfer Triumph: In-demand defender picks Real Madrid above other suitors

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Real Madrid have received a major transfer boost as Lille defender, Leny Yoro, has chosen to join Los Blancos over other interested clubs, reports Alejandro Alcazar via SPORT.

When Paris Saint-Germain attempted to negotiate a deal with Lille, offering more money than Real Madrid, Yoro made it clear he preferred the Spanish giants. 

Despite PSG’s efforts, including meetings with Yoro’s representatives, they could not convince him to change his mind.

Interestingly, the outlet mentions that Yoro is following a similar path to his compatriot Aurelien Tchouameni, who also chose Real Madrid despite competition from PSG and several Premier League teams. 

Real Madrid really value Yoro

Real Madrid see Yoro as a valuable addition, especially with the recent departure of Nacho. This move has made it crucial for the club to find a reliable replacement, and Yoro is their chosen candidate. 

It is to be noted that Yoro has one year remaining on his contract with Lille, who initially asked for a hefty €100 million transfer fee. 

Leny Yoro has picked Real Madrid over PSG, Liverpool and Man United. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

This amount was considered too high for a player who could leave for free after a year. Lille eventually reduced the asking price to €60 million, an amount that PSG and other clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool were willing to meet. 

However, Real Madrid were not prepared to pay more than €30 million, knowing that Yoro wanted to join them and could do so for free next year.

What is Real Madrid’s strategy?

It is said that Real Madrid’s initial plan was to let Yoro play one more year at Lille and sign him for free in 2025. They were even ready to offer Yoro a special signing bonus, similar to what they did with David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger, which would be added to his salary. 

But Nacho’s departure changed everything. Real Madrid now urgently need a fourth central defender, prompting them to enter negotiations with Lille, something they had previously avoided.

To secure Yoro’s signing this summer, Real Madrid are considering raising their offer to €40 million, including performance-based bonuses. 

Lille might accept this offer, knowing that Yoro could either join Real Madrid now or stay for another year and leave for free.

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