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Second tier Spanish side pushing to sign 22-year-old Real Madrid winger
While it is not rare for a single player to have the ability to cover multiple positions, these players are worth a fortune in the world of football and are highly sought after.
Real Madrid has had one such young gem in their arsenal since 2019. Though Zinedine Zidane identified and rewarded Marvin Park’s talent in 2020/21, Ancelotti has not been a big fan of the Spaniard.
According to reports from MARCA (h/t RM4Arab), Las Palmas are pressing to sign Marvin this summer. The 22-year-old primarily plays as a winger but is capable of playing centrally and as a full-back, too.
The Segunda division team are close to reaching an agreement with Real Madrid and see the youngster as an acquisition that will help them compete on all fronts.
The forward currently plays for Real Madrid Castilla. In 59 appearances for the B team, he has scored four goals and provided three assists.
He made his debut for the first team against Real Sociedad in September 2020. In his four appearances under the French manager, he managed one assist.
The youngster’s performances at the subsidiary team have been far from convincing. While his dynamism is valuable, he has lacked the end product on the field.
The senior team already has the likes of Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez to play on the wings. Needless to say, the scope for Marvin’s promotion is bleak.
His contract with the Castilla team expires in less than a year. With Ancelotti not showing any interest in promoting the Spaniard, a departure could be the best decision for all parties involved.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.