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Real Madrid keeping an eye on Manchester United winger, no negotiations yet – Romano



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According to Fabrizio Romano on The Here We Go Podcast, Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on the situation of Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho, along with many other clubs.

The 18-year-old prodigy started out at the academy of Real Madrid’s arch-rivals, Atletico Madrid, before joining Manchester United in the summer transfer window of 2020.

The Argentine prospect has gradually progressed through the ranks at the Premier League club and become a first-team member under Erik ten Hag this season.

Garnacho, thus far, has scored two goals and set up five more across all competitions for the Red Devils’ first team, making valuable contributions this season.

But with the teenager’s contract expiring in the summer of 2024, Garnacho’s situation has alerted several top clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid.

Los Blancos will likely need attacking reinforcements next summer as Eden Hazard is likely to be moved on while Marco Asensio could also be on his way out as his contract nears expiry.

At 18, Garnacho is making huge waves and can be an excellent acquisition in the short and long term for Real Madrid should they make an approach for him if contract negotiations with Manchester United do not go as per plans.

For now, the Merengues are just keeping an eye on how things progress between the Argentine prodigy and the Red Devils and they have not held any negotiations as of yet.

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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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