Real Madrid is thinking about going after a star player from Manchester City.
Real Madrid changed up its team over the summer, but the striker spot is still a key area that needs more help. Real Madrid hasn’t found a good backup for Karim Benzema since he left at the end of last season. Joselu’s arrival is a smart move, but he might not be the frontline leader Carlo Ancelotti’s team needs to compete for all the big titles.
Real Madrid had high hopes at first that they would be able to fill Benzema’s spot with a world-class forward. The club was tied to players like Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe, Dusan Vlahovic, Randal Kolo Muani, and others. But the only shooter they got was Joselu, who came from Espanyol on loan.
Recent rumors have said that Real Madrid is interested in Erling Haaland, but it looks like they are also thinking about one of his friends at Manchester City.
According to Fichajes (via Caught Offside), Real Madrid is keeping an eye on Julian Alvarez, a potential striker from Manchester City who is on Ancelotti’s shortlist.
Last season, it was hard for Alvarez to get regular starts for Manchester City. This season, though, things have changed a lot, and he seems to be an important part of Pep Guardiola’s plans.
At only 23 years old, the Argentine is seen as one of the best young players in the game. He has already had a lot of success with both his team and his country, and he was a key part of Argentina’s recent World Cup win.
Real Madrid would be smart to get a good player like Alvarez. But making a deal with the Argentine may be hard, especially since he is playing more for Manchester City.