Real Madrid is reportedly in discussion with two players in secret regarding the transfer. Adding the spice to the story is the fact both the players are been key targets for Barcelona as well.
The two players we are talking about are Eintracht Frankfurt’s forward Luka Jovic and Napoli’s center-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
According to MARCA Real Madrid has held a secret meeting with the representatives of Jovic and Koulibaly. They have discussed the possibility of a summer transfer with their agents.
Zinedine Zidane is reportedly not satisfied with Mariano Diaz as the back-up for Karim Benzema and would like to sign another striker this summer. Someone who can also push for a starting spot in the Real Madrid line-up. While Koulibaly is being looked up as an addition to the Real Madrid defence with Ramos in the twilight of his career.
Luka Jovic and Kalidou Koulibaly both have been highly linked with a summer move to Barcelona. With reports suggesting Jovic being lined up as Luis Suarez’s successor.
Heart of the Matter?
Real Madrid has been going through a tough season. They had to replace their managers twice and bring back last season’s Champions League winning manager Zinedine Zidane back.
According to MARCA, Zidane will be allocated a transfer budget of nearly €500m to strengthen this summer. Many of the big names have been linked with Real Madrid in the past few weeks. Especially since Zidane came back at helm. Mbappe, Pogba, Eriksen, Hazard and Mane are few of the names linked with a summer transfer to Los Blancos.
Now according to the reports Barcelona’s transfer targets Jovic and Koulibaly are being monitored by Real Madrid. Real has also held talks with representatives of both the players for the summer transfer.
It will be interesting to see this story unfolds. Who among the Spanish giants will get their desired men? Summer will come with all the answers.
Real Madrid will next face Leganes in La Liga and are on 60 points, 2 points ahead of second place Atletico Madrid.