Real Madrid will be in the market for a new center-back in January, and they have laid eyes on Giorgio Scalvini, among others. They just lost David Alaba to a major knee injury. Eder Militao endured the same faith at the beginning of the season. They are down to Antonio Rudiger and Nacho, plus a few youngsters or midfielders who could adapt.
Per AS (via Calciomercato), the Galacticos are keen on three players in particular: the Atalanta prodigy, Benfica’s Antonio Silva, and Sporting CP’s Gonçalo Inacio.
Even though La Dea has rebuffed every attempt for Scalvini in recent windows, he might be the least expensive Real Madrid target. The Eagles’ ace has a €100M release clause. His Portugal teammate is worth €60/70M.
The Spanish powerhouse is also keeping tabs on some cheaper targets. For instance, Lille’s Leny Yoro and Eintracht Frankfurt’s William Pacho.
The Italian contract recently extended his contract with Atalanta. He’s now tied to them until 2028.
Our Take on Real Madrid and Scalvini
Los Blancos only go big-game hunting. While the Orobici will resist a major midseason departure, they aren’t averse to doing business with the European giants, especially because they are the only ones that can fulfill their hefty requests.
While the sky is the limit for the starlet, his performances with Italy beg the question of whether he really fits a four-man defense or if he’s a specialist of a three-man one. He should perhaps be groomed as a midfielder in other systems.
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