Real Madrid are looking to bounce back after their disappointing form last season. Madrid have already separated their ways from Zinedine Zidane and appointed Carlo Ancelotti as the new manager. The Italian is back for his second spell at Los Blancos after leaving the club in 2015. Ancelotti will be looking forward to restructuring the team and bring back Real Madrid’s forgotten glory.
The Italian needs to focus on the two issues that need to be solved as soon as possible. Firstly, Madrid needs good attacking options in the right-wing, following the poor form of Eden Hazard and Vinicius junior. Hazard has been rarely seen playing for Real Madrid due to his frequent injury. While Vinicius has the worst record in terms of scoring goals.
The second issue that needs to be handled is regarding the backline. Madrid needs to add a new center-back option, following the departure of Sergio Ramos and the uncertain future of Raphael Varane. Ramos left the club as a free agent after failing to renew his contract with Madrid in time. While Varane is heavily linked with a transfer to Premier League giants Manchester United.
However, Madrid have already signed David Alba this summer to replace Ramos at the backline. But they still need to solve the issues of Varane, Hazard, and Vinicius. Following which Real Madrid are currently active in the summer transfer market. So, here are some of the latest Real Madrid transfer updates.
Real Madrid transfer updates
Real Madrid cut off their interest from Sevilla youngster Jules Kounde
Jules Kounde is one of the hot targets in the transfer window, following the interest from three elite European clubs. One of the clubs is Sevilla’s league rival Real Madrid. Los Blancos were heavily linked with Kounde, as they want to add a new center-back this summer. But as per the latest reports, Los Blancos have cut off their interest from Jules Kounde following the high price of the Frenchman. Sevilla have stated that they will want a sum of €80 million in order to let go of their star center-back. And the Whites are in no condition to spend such an amount after their poor financial condition due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Marcelo will stay at Real Madrid for next season
The Brazilian left-back had been heavily rumored about leaving Real Madrid, following his poor form last season. But Madrid came forward to announce that Marcelo will not leave this summer and stay next season. While they also mentioned making Marcelo the club’s first captain next season as Sergio Ramos left this summer.
Real Madrid may table an offer for Villareal defender Pau Torres
As already mentioned, Los Blancos are in the market for a center-back this summer, following which they are targeting Pau Torres. But the Whites have already backed off from signing Jules Kounde after listing to his high price. But they may be positive to land Torres after the Villareal president gave green light to sell the center-back. Villareal has valued the youngster at 50 million, but if Madrid negotiates wisely then they might get him at a less price.
Real Madrid will raid Everton for signing their attacking duo
Los Blancos are looking for options for their right-wing, following which they have eyed for Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Ancelotti, Madrid’s new manager looks to bring his former attacking duo at Real Madrid. Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin were a hit under the Italian last season, as they were able to score a good number of goals. Following which, Ancelotti looks to raid Everton this summer for signing any of the two attackers for the next season.
Manchester United to swoop Raphael Varane from Real Madrid
Raphael Varane completed his ten years at Real Madrid a few days ago., but he may not stay for the 11th year. Varane has still one year left in his contract at the Spanish Capital but looks keen for transfer to England this summer. Manchester United are looking for a center-back to pair with Harry Maguire next season. Following which they have approached Los Blancos a few days back for signing Raphael Varane.
Real Madrid have to wait for next summer in order to land Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe will stay in Paris for one more year as Paris Saint-Germain will not let him leave this summer. However, Mbappe will be free to leave the next summer as his contract with PSG will end in June 2022. The Frenchman has already talked with the PSG president about not renewing his contract. Following this situation, Los Blancos have to wait one more year to offer a contract to the world cup winner.