Real Madrid’s single-minded approach to replacing their successful midfield trio of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric has been evident in the transfer market.
With Aurelian Tchouameni’s signing from Monaco to partner alongside Eduardo Camavinga, the quest to insure the Galacticos’ midfield for the future has been going very smoothly.
However, there are options in the Castilla team that boast of possessing a similar talent. Sergio Arribas is one such young player who is considered to have a very high ceiling.
According to reports from Diario AS, several clubs from both La Liga and other top-tier leagues have contacted Los Blancos over the possibility of signing the midfielder.
Arribas has primarily played as a winger or inverted midfielder in Raul’s plans for the Castilla side this season. From such a position, he scored 14 goals and was one of the brightest spots on the field.
Though his impressive displays earned him eight league starts under Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti has not counted on the Spaniard. He has not seen any minutes for the first team under the new manager and is ready to orchestrate a move that would see him in a more prominent role.
Arribas’ talent is ready to be tested in top-tier football, and it is not surprising that several clubs are interested in his acquisition. Earlier, Borussia Dortmund were said to be interested in a long term deal with the youngster and it remains to be seen if they retain their interest.
In any case, Real Madrid would likely agree only on a loan move and not a permanent transfer for Arribas. The 20-yeat-old is undoubtedly gifted and to lose him at such an early age would be foolish.
PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025
As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.
All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.
And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.
Hakimi could return to Real Madrid
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.
Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.
However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.
And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.
The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.
Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.
As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.