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Real Madrid will have to pay €60 million to sign 21-year-old Liverpool target – report



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According to journalist Vene Casagrande (h/t Mundo Deportivo), Real Madrid will have to shell out a sum of €60 million if they wish to sign Joao Gomes from Flamengo.

Even though the Merengues have brought in Aurelien Tchouameni to replace Casemiro at the club, they are now reportedly interested in signing Brazilian enforcer Gomes from Flamengo, although they will face competition from Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen, among others.

The 21-year-old came through the youth ranks at Flamengo and has grown into a regular in the first team, having already made over 100 appearances in which he has three goals and assists apiece.

Joao Gomes has thrived in the No. 6 role and has managed to attract the interest of several heavy-hitters from across Europe. But, signing him will be an ordeal for his suitors, including Real Madrid.

The 21-year-old is contracted with the Brazilian outfit until the summer of 2025. And as per the report, the contract consists of a mammoth €60 million release clause.

And, it is claimed that Flamengo have no intentions of negotiating a lower fee for the midfielder, meaning that clubs will have to pay the full €60 million amount in order to sign Gomes.

Real Madrid, for their part, were reportedly willing to offer as high as €40 million for the young midfield prospect. However, with Flamengo unlikely to accept a lower sum than the buyout clause, it remains to be seen if Los Blancos are prepared to shell out the required amount.

The Spanish capital outfit have not shied from splashing the cash on the likes of Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Reinier Jesus in the past. Whether they do the same for Joao Gomes to beat Liverpool to his signing will be interesting to watch.

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  1. Trev

    September 25, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    Its hilarious that these clubs can still operate in massive debt. Shelling out massive fees for players. Any other business would be closed down

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report



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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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