Real Madrid and Getafe could be involved in a couple of transfer deals this summer, with David Soria and Juanmi Latasa potentially trading clubs.
Soria has emerged as one of the potential targets for Real Madrid as they look to find a replacement for exit-bound Andriy Lunin. The Ukrainian international has found game-time hard to come by this past season, as he continues to play second-fiddle to Thibaut Courtois.
With Lunin potentially leaving the Santiago Bernabeu this coming summer, Real Madrid are considering the possibility of signing Soria.
Latasa, meanwhile, could go the other way, with Getafe reportedly ready to sign him on a permanent deal this summer after having him at the club on loan for the 2022/23 campaign.
With that in mind, a recent report from MARCA has photographed Real Madrid’s CEO, Jose Angel Sanchez and Getafe’s President Angel Torres having a chat at Valdebebas.
The report suggests the two were talking about the future of Soria and Latasa. It is also claimed that Juanma López, the agent of Latasa, was also present at the meeting.
Formerly of the Real Madrid youth academy, Soria is an experienced goalkeeper, who has almost 200 appearances to his name in La Liga. At the age of 30, he could fancy returning to his old club and serve as the main alternative for Courtois next season.
Latasa, on the other hand, was on loan at Getafe this past season. The forward did not make a great splash, racking up only 18 league appearances. Although he scored just one goal, the youngster has impressed onlookers with his qualities in the final third.
Latasa’s performances have convinced Getafe to activate the player’s purchase option, though Real Madrid could still retain 50% of Latasa’s transfer rights. A similar strategy was involved in the sale of Fran Garcia to Rayo Vallecano, with the youngster now returning to the Bernabeu this summer.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.