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Real Madrid re-enter race for €35 million-rated German wonderkid



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Karim Adeyemi has been the highlight of several clubs’ transfer plans over the past few months. The wonderkid is expected to be the next big thing in German football, and his incredible ceiling has attracted attention far and wide.

Despite receiving interest from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, Adeyemi was drawn towards the project at Borussia Dortmund. With Erling Haaland set to move away from the Bundesliga side, the 20-year-old was thought of as the Norwegian’s replacement.

However, talks have stalled between Dortmund and Adeyemi, and things are no longer as clear as they were. According to reports from Diario AS, Real Madrid have re-entered the race for the signature of the striker.

The RB Salzburg player has scored 19 goals and provided 4 assists across all competitions this season. He averages close to 3 shots per game in the Bundesliga and also provides ” key pass in every game.

Salzburg demand a fee of €42.5 million for their star striker, a fee considered high by many in Europe. Moreover, it was the disparity over the transfer fee that saw talks with Dortmund break down.

The fee involved may not be too high for Los Blancos to shell out, however, it will be subject to scrutiny given that the club focus on other positions too.

The (highly-likely) arrival of Kylian Mbappe will be a major boost to the forward line, and it remains to be seen if Adeyemi is considered a necessity after the French star’s arrival.

As of now, Florentino Perez is alert to the German’s situation and continues to harbor him in the transfer plans.

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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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