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Real Madrid interested in signing a right winger next summer, Bayern Munich ace an option
After a rough start to his Real Madrid career, Vinicius Jr set the world on fire last season with fine consistency. His good form has carried forward into 2022-23, and there seems to be no budging the Brazilian from the Merengues’ left wing now.
While the left side of the attack is sorted, Real Madrid have no such perfectly fitting piece on the right flank. Heading into the summer transfer window, it unsurprisingly becomes a priority.
According to reports from ESPN, Los Blancos are looking into the signing of an attacker who can play on the right wing this summer.
Kingsley Coman is Ancelotti’s dream signing for the forward department given his versatility. The 26-year-old is one of Bayern Munich’s most potent weapons in the final third and would solve all of Real Madrid’s squad depth woes.
The operation, however, is far from simple. It would require a monumental economic effort from Florentino Perez for Bayern to even contemplate the Frenchman’s departure.
Richarlison also enters the equation as a possible candidate. While the Brazilian is primarily a striker, he has shown to possess the ability to play on either flank if the need arises and Real Madrid are considering him according to the same source.
Ancelotti has deployed Federico Valverde on the right wing in recent games. The results have been good, but the player’s complete profile only comes forth when in midfield. With Rodrygo also moulding into a more central profile, Los Blancos’ concern is warranted.
The club’s final choice will depend on a multitude of factors including the continuity and form of existing forwards, the economics of the transfer and the available options. All that is certain at the moment is that a fresh pair of legs in attack is a must.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.
After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.
The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.
A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.
Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.
But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.
At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.
However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.
For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.