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Real Madrid ‘very interested’ in signing highly-rated Ligue 1 defender

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Over the last several years, Real Madrid have depended on the services of Dani Carvajal at right-back to carry them through. The Spaniard has consistently been one of the better players in his position over the last decade, even while struggling with injuries.

This season, he slowly looks getting back to his best, and has been called up to the Spanish national team for the World Cup. However, at 30, he might not have a lot left in his tank, and Madrid must be prepared for the future.

As such, it is no surprise that Dahbia Hattabi reports that Los Blancos are ‘very interested’ in signing Olympique Lyonnais’ Malo Gusto.

The 19-year-old has been making huge strides in Ligue 1 this season, registering three big chances created and 1.3 key passes per game. While he as just the one assist to his name, his incredible form has been noted across top teams in Europe.

Gusto could ideally be signed as early as January by Madrid to avoid competition by other teams interested in him. However, Carlo Ancelotti has already confirmed that they do not plan to make any moves in the winter market just yet.

Moreover, Carvajal is complemented by Lucas Vazquez in the right-back role, which gives the coaches enough options to rotate and experiment. The likes of Antonio Rudiger, Eder Militao, and Federico Valverde can also slot in that role when push comes to shove.

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  1. Ahmed Adetunji Gbadamosi

    November 26, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Nothing signing him may make MADRID loose out.

    Why not sign him and loan him back to Lyon immmidiately for 6 months!

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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