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Real Madrid not in negotiations with ‘fan’ Serie A winger – Fabrizio Romano
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is one of the innumerable players linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer. The Georgian International has publicly admitted to being a big fan Los Blancos’ legend Guti, and it was reported earlier today that he wished to follow his footsteps in Spain.
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, there are no negotiations between Real Madrid and the Serie A midfielder for the time being. Kvaratskhelia was indeed a Real Madrid fan in his childhood, but the reality is that a move to Santiago Bernabeu is unlikely right now.
The youngster has been one of the Italian league’s best-performing players this season since his move from Dinamo Batumi. Napoli signed him for a mere €8 million in July 2022, and he took off immediately with stunning numbers.
Kvaratskhelia has quickly become a regular starter for the Serie A leaders and is one of the biggest reasons behind the Naples-based side’s 18-point lead on the table.
In 22 league appearances for Napoli, the 22-year-old has scored 11 goals and provided nine assists. His six appearances in the UEFA Champions League have not been underwhelming either, as he has pitched up with two goals and four assists so far.
Earlier this month, Real Madrid icon Guti was surprised to know that he was the protege’s idol. He offered to send a special shirt to Kvaratskhelia if he joined Real Madrid, fuelling the talks of a transfer. However, there are a number of practical hurdles that render his transfer impossible.
For starters, Kvaratskhelia plays in the same position as Vinicius Jr. His arrival would thus create a conflict over the starting position, for the Brazilian is one of the team’s best-performing players.
Additionally, Napoli do not wish to part ways with the forward and have slapped a base price tag of €100 million. With Real Madrid planning Jude Bellingham’s signing, such a large transfer fee would be impossible to match.
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Real Madrid trio in danger of missing Villarreal game due to suspension
As Real Madrid look to restart the campaign following the end of the international break, all focus will be on the upcoming El Clasico in Copa del Rey on April 5.
However, before they take on their arch-rivals for a fourth time this year, Real Madrid must see off the challenge from Real Valladolid in La Liga on Sunday.
Given Barcelona’s 12-point advantage at the top of the table, La Liga appears to be a lost cause for Real Madrid right now. But that is no excuse for Carlo Ancelotti’s men to appear complacent, as they look to push for a late title charge.
However, heading into this contest, three Real Madrid players proceed with caution as they are running the risk of missing out on the next league game against Villarreal due to yellow cards.
The three players in question are Eduardo Camavinga, Dani Carvajal, and Dani Ceballos. All three of these players have picked up four yellow cards in La Liga this term. Therefore, picking up another booking against Valladolid will rule them out in the next game.
Camavinga, in particular, has been a vital part of the Real Madrid squad since the turn of the year, impressing onlookers with his performances and versatility.
Carvajal, too, is a critical option at right-back and his experience could go a long way in helping Real Madrid end the league campaign on a positive note. Not to mention, the club lack the services of a reliable alternative, which has led to links with Reece James this coming summer.
Ceballos, on the other hand, has been one of the emerging stars this year. The midfielder’s performances have been excellent lately, and he would not want to lose any momentum by picking up a suspension ahead of the important Villarreal game next week.