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Real Madrid weighing up a summer offer for 19-year-old Brazilian defender – report
According to Goal Brazil, Real Madrid are weighing up the possibility of submitting an offer for 19-year-old Zenit St. Petersburg defender Robert Renan.
The Brazilian centre-back has been on Real Madrid’s radar for a long time and they have been tracking his progress as he came through the ranks at Brazilian club Corinthians.
Renan was traded to Zenit recently as part of a deal that saw Yuri Alberto join Corinthians. The youngster is yet to make his first-team debut for the Russian club and is currently representing the Brazilian national team at the South American U-20 Championship in Colombia.
But, he could soon be on the move again in the summer, with Real Madrid pondering making an offer for the teenage defender.
The Merengues have been known for signing up young talent with potential from Brazil, having secured players like Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes, Reinier Jesus and more recently Endrick, who will arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2024.
And Renan could be next Brazilian talent to sign for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
The Spanish capital club are likely to lose at least one centre-back in the summer as Nacho Fernandez’s contract expires in the summer while Jesus Vallejo is out of favour. It should pave the way for a new player to arrive at the Bernabeu to bolster the centre-back slot.
Real Madrid have not made any proposal for Renan as of yet, but are considering making one so that they can get him out of Russia in July.
The 19-year-old left-footed defender is contracted with Zenit until 2028 and it remains to be seen how much he would cost, with the report not mentioning any fee as of yet.
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Real Madrid held talks with Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Bayern Munich
Before he was hired by Bayern Munich as the direct replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel was closely linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The German tactician had kept a close eye on the development at Santiago Bernabeu, especially with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing immense pressure following the club’s poor performances in domestic competitions.
A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered more details on the Tuchel saga, suggesting that the coach was even learning Spanish during his time at Ibiza, anticipating a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
There were even contacts made between Tuchel’s entourage and Real Madrid. Although the talks were positive, the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.
Real Madrid did not guarantee him the job. They had informed Tuchel that Ancelotti may continue at the Bernabeu in the event the club win the UEFA Champions League this season.
This bit of uncertainty played a critical role in convincing Tuchel to join Bayern Munich instead. The former Chelsea boss was hired as a direct replacement for Nagelsmann, who was sacked after a poor season in the Bundesliga by the club’s high standards.
However, Tuchel’s move to Bayern appears to be a missed opportunity on the German’s part, as Real Madrid have recently intensified their search for a new manager.
It is clear that the club’s hierarchy is yet to reach a consensus over the future of Ancelotti, with some believing that a change is necessary come the end of the season. In fact, the club’s president Florentino Perez has been an admirer of Tuchel’s compatriot Nagelsmann.
The coaching prodigy is one of the candidates to replace Ancelotti in the summer, though it is Mauricio Pochettion who is reportedly leading the race so far.