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Real Madrid ‘love’ €110 million-rated ‘generational talent’ from Bundesliga

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Real Madrid are closely following the happenings at Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen for they are very interested in manager Xabi Alonso to take over at the Santiago Bernabeu in the future.

Indeed, the former Los Blancos midfielder is being lined up as the replacement for Carlo Ancelotti once the Italian steps away in a year or two.

But, Alonso is not the only person that has Real Madrid’s attention at Bayer Leverkusen.

Real Madrid ‘love’ Florian Wirtz

As per journalist Rodra P, Real Madrid are closely following the progress of key Bayer Leverkusen star Florian Wirtz.

The Merengues reportedly ‘love’ the 20-year-old wonderkid and see him as a ‘generational talent’ who is bound to grow into a world-class player in the near future.

Real Madrid’s transfer chief, Juni Calafat, and the rest of the recruitment department have been tracking Wirtz for years now and are keeping close tabs on him, with his name put in the ‘signing’ pile.

Real Madrid love Florian Wirtz. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Signing difficult

However, the report adds that Real Madrid are also aware that they currently do not have a space for Wirtz in their squad.

The Merengues see the 20-year-old German international as a hybrid between a forward and an attacking midfielder and are of the feeling that his position is taken at the club by Jude Bellingham and Rodrygo Goes.

Furthermore, Bayer Leverkusen do not want to lose Wirtz this summer and are confident he will stay at the club at least for another year.

So, any move for the German sensation this summer can be categorically ruled out, although Real Madrid will likely continue monitoring him with the view of uniting him and Alonso at the Bernabeu in the future.

*Player valuation in title obtained from transfermarkt.com on date of publication

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Lucas Vazquez talks following MVP performance vs Barcelona – ‘Speaks about our work’

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Of all players people would have expected to turn up for El Clasico today from Real Madrid, it was the backup right-back Lucaz Vazquez who delivered an absolute masterclass of a performance in their 3-2 win.

The Spaniard played Barcelona out of the park starting as the right-back, and ran circles around Joao Cancelo.

He won the penalty for the first goal, scored the equaliser in the 73rd minute, and then assisted Jude Bellingham’s winner in the 91st minute.

“Great night, like many others at the Santiago Bernabeu. We are very grateful to the fans, they created a spectacular atmosphere. We are where want to be, six points away from winning the league,” Vazquez said, as quoted by MARCA.

Coming off an exhausting 120 minutes vs Manchester City in the Champions League, not many would have expected the shift Madrid put in tonight, especially after trailing on two occasions.

“The team, despite the great effort in Manchester, showed their face again. We once again played a great game, and we did everything in our power to achieve this win that gives us the advantage in the league,” Vazquez commented on it.

Now 11 points clear off Barcelona, Madrid can almost sniff La Liga out, and according to Vazquez, it reflects their work well.

“I think this difference speaks well about our work. We had a very good season in La Liga, and we are on the right track.”

As for his own performance, the Spaniard was modest, and said, “I am very happy to be able to help the team. A lot of things went well today, and that is important for everyone”

He was asked two very important things, as well, including his possible inclusion in the 2024 European Championship, to which he replied, “I would love for Luis de la Fuente to call me up for the Euros.”

And more importantly, he also spoke about the controversial penalty incident, but claimed that it was 100% a penalty. “I cut back and his leg caught me. It was a penalty.”

Real Madrid have five days off now before they travel to the Basque county to take on Real Sociedad in the league before travelling to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals.

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