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Real Madrid weighing up a summer move for Tottenham Hotspur forward
It is no secret that Real Madrid are set to go big in the coming summer. With a host of current first-team players facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu, they are expected to bring in new stars and strengthen their squad ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
According to ESPN, Real Madrid consider the signing of a new forward ‘essential’ to their team-building for next season. The club have already identified a couple of options in the form of Dusan Vlahovic and Richarlison.
Real Madrid’s saga with Vlahovic was already well-documented, with the Juventus forward reportedly being offered to the Spanish club during the January transfer window.
But Richarlison could arguably be a far more interesting option for Los Blancos. Head coach Carlo Ancelotti is quite fond of the attacker, having worked together during their time at Everton.
Ancelotti rates the Brazilian highly because of his work ethic in the final third coupled with his ability to find goalscoring opportunities. His performances in the Premier League back his skills as well, with the forward scoring over 50 goals in 152 competitive matches for Everton.
Richarlison subsequently joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer. And although the forward is yet to find the back of the net for his new club in the league, he is considered a valuable option for Real Madrid due to his versatility and attacking prowess.
However, Real Madrid are aware of the fact that luring Richarlison to Santiago Bernabeu could be tricky. Even if the attacker is willing to make the move, he has a contract at Spurs until 2027, which should give the Premier League giants significant leverage over the player’s future.
Fortunately for the reigning Spanish champions, they have no shortage of options. While Vlahovic is the obvious alternative, the club have candidates in mind as well, as they brace themselves for a busy summer ahead.
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Real Madrid have made Man City defensive target a top priority for the summer
Although Antonio Rudiger has had success since joining Real Madrid last summer, the club are in need of more depth and players that can form the backbone of the defensive unit in the years to come.
As part of their plans, Real Madrid are prioritising a move for Josko Gvardiol in the coming summer, reports 90 Min.
The outlet suggests Gvardiol will be one of the most wanted prospects in the market, with both Real Madrid and Manchester City eyeing a move for the Croatian international come the end of the season.
Formerly of Dinamo Zagreb, Gvardiol has enjoyed immense success since his move to the Bundesliga in 2021. He has impressed onlookers with his skill, organisation and discipline, which, coupled with his versatility, make him an appealing target for any European giant.
Gvardiol was also one of the top performers at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, helping Croatia finish third in the competition. His performances have not gone unnoticed, with Real Madrid among the clubs who have been keeping an eye on the defender for a while now.
However, signing Gvardiol will be a tricky task for Los Blancos. The player still has a long-term contract at Leipzig and could cost up to €85 million, as reported by 90 Min. Not to mention, the competition from Man City could be significant.
Real Madrid have no shortage of alternatives, though, with the club notably closely monitoring Portuguese defensive whizkid Antonio Silva, among others. So it will be interesting to see how the Spanish giants approach the market in this coming summer.