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Reports: Real Madrid eye move for €70 million-rated versatile wing back

12.70K   //    13 Oct 2017, 15:48 IST

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Smart move?

What’s the story?

Real Madrid are short on cover for the full-backs and that came to light after injuries to Marcelo and Theo Hernandez, and the health issue of Dani Carvajal. Los Blancos do not want to face a similar situation again, and are already plotting moves for January and next summer.

Reports in Le10 Sport claim that Los Blancos are plotting a move for David Alaba next summer. They are reportedly ready to pay the €70 million demanded by Bayern Munich.

In case you didn’t know...

David Alaba has been a target for Real Madrid for a very long time. The versatile Austrian can play as a left-back, central defensive midfielder, left winger and if needed, also as a centre-back!

The heart of the matter

Zidane is reportedly a big fan of Alaba and has requested the Madrid board to sign him. Florentino Perez is also reportedly keen on landing the Bayern star and is willing to shell out the €70 million demanded for him.

The Madrid coach wanted to sign him in the summer as well but the Bundesliga champions were reluctant to sell for anything less than €70 million. The Spanish side went on to sign Theo Hernandez from arch-rivals, Atletico Madrid but he's out injured with a dislocated shoulder.

What’s next?

Real Madrid will launch a bid for Alaba in the coming months. They will try and lure the Austrian to Bernabeu by offering him the chance of being Marcelo's or even Luka Modric's long-time successor.

Apart from Alaba, Madrid are also reportedly keen on signing Paulo Dybala and Dele Alli, who are regarded as three of the best young talents in world football right now, and have been linked with a move to the Bernabeu for a long time.

Author’s Take

It would be a great move for Alaba and Madrid. The player will be able to test himself in new waters and also get the chance to take his game to the next level.

Real Madrid are no longer just buying the well-established players in the world. They are buying players who have the talent and are also young.

Their squad has the perfect mix of youth and experience and that has enabled them to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League trophies – a feat no one has managed to achieve in the modern era.

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