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Real Madrid tracking winger labelled ‘special’ by Ancelotti, Man City and PSG also keen
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is enjoying a stunning debut season with Napoli since arriving at the club this past summer. And his blistering start to life in Italy has earned him admirers in the form of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
This claim comes from 90Min, who state that Real Madrid and the other two European giants have dispatched scouts and intermediaries to take a closer look at the 21-year-old winger and monitor his progress.
Kvaratskhelia joined Napoli in the summer from Dinamo Butami, where he had spent four months after moving from Russian club Rubin Kazan earlier this year.
The speedy winger has quickly become an integral part of Luciano Spalletti’s side, already racking up a return of seven goals and eight assists from just 14 matches across all competitions.
It has helped Napoli move to the top of the Serie A table and qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Naturally, the heavyweights of Europe have taken note of the 21-year-old’s exceptional form, with Real Madrid sending scouts to follow his progress, along with Manchester City and PSG.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had already lavished praise on the young winger, saying: “He is a special player. We were already following him when I was at Napoli.”
Responding to the comments from the Los Blancos boss, Kvaratskhelia had said: “Ancelotti called me special? It’s a great emotion, he made me happy & I thank him from the bottom of my heart.”
In a different interview with Georgia’s edition of SPORT, as relayed by 90Min he had said: “I dreamed of playing for a big club growing up, that was Real Madrid, but Napoli is a big club – my dream has already come true.”
So, there is some affinity towards the Merengues there and in case Real decide to firm up their interest in him, a move could become a reality.
However, the report adds that neither Kvaratskhelia nor Napoli are contemplating a transfer at least for the next twelve months. Furthermore, there could be a possibility that the Italians make a new contract offer to the winger after his blazing start to life in Italy to put off suitors.
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€40 million midfielder prefers a move to Real Madrid over Premier League clubs – report
The race for Jude Bellingham has become tightly contested in recent weeks. Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid all pursue the Borussia Dortmund star closely and hope to win his signing come June.
Given the heavy competition, it is natural that the clubs have alternative names on their tables. One such name on the radars of the aforementioned clubs is Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga.
The La Liga midfielder has offers from the Premier League for the summer. However, SER reports that the player has asked Real Madrid if they will match the offer from England and has displayed his interest in joining the club.
Veiga’s release clause with Celta Vigo is valued at €40 million. If the Merengues can match such a valuation, either through direct means or player exchanges, the young phenom will don white next season.
Real Madrid have followed Veiga’s profile for a while now and have made their interest in his signing known to his environment. Yet, the Spanish outlet also adds that Veiga’s potential arrival in June would not close the doors for Jude Bellingham’s signing.
Rafa Marin of Real Madrid Castilla is a player who interests Celta Vigo, and unsurprisingly is one of the names on Los Blancos’ table to utilise in a swap deal for Veiga. Yet, it is safe to say that talks of a player exchange are in a rudimentary stage.
The 20-year-old Spanish phenom has lit up La Liga this season. In 25 appearances for Celta Vigo this season, he has scored nine goals and provided three assists. He averages close to one key pass per game and has created five big chances in his league campaign.
With Los Blancos unwilling to let go of Bellingham’s pursuit irrespective of Veiga’s signing, the question will boil down to the financial leeway the Merengues have and whether they can afford to shell out €40 million in addition to the Englishman’s fee.