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Real Madrid ready to splash the cash on €100 million-rated Serie A forward – report
According to Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t The Blancos Live), Real Madrid are ready to go all out for Khvicha Kvaratshelia this summer. The report claims that the €100 million price tag does not deter the Merengues from pursuing their target and that they are willing to shell out the requisite amount for his signing.
The 22-year-old has been critical to Napoli’s success this season, producing masterclass after masterclass on the left wing. His improved form continues to be one of the key pillars leading to the Partenopei’s massive 18-point lead in Serie A.
Kvaratskhelia has made 20 appearances for Napoli this season in the league alone, scoring ten goals and providing nine assists in the process. Furthermore, he averages 1.6 key passes per game and has created 11 big chances.
Moreover, his contributions defensively are very impressive considering the position he plays in. Per ninety minutes, the youngster records close to six defensive actions for his side.
The Georgian international has a contract with Napoli that runs until the summer of 2027, thus justifying the Italian club’s enormous demands. Nevertheless, it would appear to be a worthy investment to set aside €100 million for the talented youngster.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Napoli were reluctant to part ways with their star and wished to keep him at the club for many years to come.
However, the €100 million tag set to deter Real Madrid could no longer be an obstacle. If the European champions can convince the player to switch sides, they would stand a good chance of signing the winger.
Kvaratskhelia has excelled for his side on the left wing so far this season. With Real Madrid having Vinicius Jr for the same position, it remains to be seen where Los Blancos plan to play the Georgian.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.
After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.
The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.
A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.
Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.
But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.
At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.
However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.
For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.