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Real Madrid plot major swoop for €70 million-rated Liverpool superstar for 2025

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In a major update, journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Real Madrid are plotting a huge swoop for Liverpool superstar Trent Alexander-Arnold for the summer of 2025.

The Liverpool full-back is being followed by several clubs and Los Blancos are also closely monitoring the situation of the player, considering that his contract is set to expire in 2025.

Real Madrid admire Alexander-Arnold

Real Madrid have always had an eye on the England right-back’s situation, as they do with all top players approaching the final year of their contract.

And, Alexander-Arnold is a player who is very much on the radar of the Spanish capital club, who will be needing a long-term solution to their right-back position soon.

Real Madrid admire the Liverpool ace because of his proven pedigree – a Premier League and UEFA Champions League winner, his age (25), and versatile nature.

When Alexander-Arnold’s contract expires in 2025, Dani Carvajal will be 33 years old and Los Merengues believe that it would be the ideal time to sign a player to phase the Spaniard out and lay down a succession plan.

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Alexander-Arnold on Liverpool’s radar. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

However, there have been no contacts yet between Real Madrid and Liverpool or with the player. There is interest, but for now no movement.

No progress in contract talks

As mentioned earlier, Alexander-Arnold’s contract with Liverpool expires in the summer of 2025. So far, he has not renewed his contract with Liverpool and negotiations are not progressing.

For the moment, the player’s intention is still not clear and Liverpool, it is understood, want to extend his contract, as he is one of their flagship players.

The scenario of him not renewing his contract and being released in 15 months is, of course, being contemplated as per reports in Spain.

With Alphonso Davies likely to arrive this summer, if Real Madrid also manage to acquire Alexander-Arnold next year, the full-back positions at the club would be taken care of for the long run.

Liverpool, though, will try hard to renew Alexander-Arnold’s contract and it remains to be seen how things progress.

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

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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