Real Madrid News
Real Madrid planning to build a ‘superteam’ around Kylian Mbappe
With less than two months left to go for the end of the 2021/22 season, we may be in for the most chaotic transfer window of all time this summer.
Several big names, including the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, are expected to jump ships. The latter is still unsure about his destination, but the former seems has his eyes locked on a Real Madrid move.
Mbappe will become a free agent by the end of June, and the move to Madrid seems inevitable. However, AS reports that Madrid are planning a huge transfer window, and will build a ‘superteam’ around Kylian Mbappe. He will not be the only one joining the capital outfit.
Haaland is touted as one of the players Madrid are looking at, but it seems the Norweigian has chosen Manchester City as his next club. Elsewhere, Los Blancos have reignited their interest in Antonio Rudiger, who becomes a free agent this summer.
Aurelien Tchouameni is another player that has been strongly linked with Madrid, but with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Isco, and Dani Ceballos already in the midfield arsenal, any move for the Frenchman remains tough.
Apart from new signings, Real Madrid are also looking at possible renewals in their squad, starting with Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr, and Eder Militao. While Modric is only expected to sign a one-year extension, the other two will pen down long-term deals.
There are likely to be a few departures as well, which will give Florentino Perez and co. more economic stability to pursue star-studded deals, especially in defence.
Real Madrid News
Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
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.