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Real Madrid impressed by the improved performances of impending summer arrival – report



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Fran Garcia was a subject of discussion for Real Madrid during the January transfer window, following the youngster’s impressive performances in La Liga. The club are understood to have secured the signing of the left-back in the summer, in a deal worth €5 million.

Formerly of the Real Madrid academy, Garcia had made his breakthrough at Rayo Vallecano since joining the club in 2020. He had played a key role in helping the club gain promotion to the top flight, during his maiden season at Rayo.

Since then, the left-back has been producing excellent performances, even in the top flight. He has been involved in four goals this season while featuring in every single game for Rayo Vallecano.

According to Cadena SER (h/t Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid have been left impressed with the way Garcia has stepped up his game for Rayo Vallecano ever since the Spanish giants concluded his return to Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.

As the former club of the young full-back, Real Madrid had the option of triggering his return for just €5 million. The clause was activated by Real Madrid at the end of the January transfer window, meaning the youngster is set to return to the Santiago Bernabeu in the coming and become a part of the senior side next season.

Since his return was confirmed, Garcia has taken his game a step further and has continued to play a pivotal role for Rayo in the wider defensive position. His improving form could be a good sign for Real Madrid, who have been lacking depth in the position.

The club have indeed struggled with David Alaba’s injuries this season while Ferland Mendy faces an uncertain future at the club. The Frenchman has not been able to maintain his consistency and has struggled with injuries. Real Madrid, therefore, are open to his sale in the coming summer.

Fran Garcia could prove to be a top replacement for Mendy, who not only has experience in La Liga but is also attuned to Real Madrid’s style of play.

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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million



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Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.

Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.

The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.

According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.

The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.

Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.

The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.

Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.

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