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Real Madrid planning to reinforce four key positions, targets identified – report



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Real Madrid’s plan for the upcoming transfer window seems to be taking shape. With the season now technically over, the team from the capital city might as well want to focus on what is in the offering next season.

Given how the latter half of the ongoing season panned out, the Madrid management has said to have identified four key areas to strengthen, as reported by Onda Cero (h/t Madrid Xtra). For some of those positions, the players are already confirmed.

To begin with, Fran Garcia will reinforce the left-back spot while Jude Bellingham will bolster the midfield department. 

Furthermore, the team wants to sign a backup striker and Brahim Diaz is going to be the most probable reinforcement for the wide area. These four positions remain the basic summer plan for Real Madrid.

It is widely understood that Madrid are in desperate need of a striker. With Karim Benzema reaching the twilight of his career, the obvious options would be either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe.

As it turns out, Haaland has a contract with Manchester City wherein a specific release clause will only get activated by the end of the next season, Mbappe, on the other hand, is unlikely to leave mostly because the futures of Lionel Messi and Neymar at PSG are already uncertain.

This leaves Madrid in a tricky place, but as reported before, Espanyol forward Joselu has been identified as a temporary solution.

As for the left-back spot, despite the imminent arrival of Garcia, Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies is also thought to be in consideration, but acquiring the Canadian is a whole lot trickier.

Diaz, on the other hand, is in negotiation with Real Madrid over contract renewal and it is believed that the process has reached its final stage.

Meanwhile, the acquisition of Bellingham is only a matter of time as Real Madrid are only waiting for the Bundesliga to be over.

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  1. Emmanuel Rutatora

    May 19, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Let be true for signing new players especially central deffender, difensive midfilder, wings backs and striker cause kross,benzema, modric are not younger so needs replacemnts

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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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