Juventus Star Fallback Summer Option for Real Madrid

Real Madrid have set their sights on Dusan Vlahovic, and he could easily become the top target to bolster their attack in the summer. The two other strikers they are eyeing, Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland, are nearly unreachable, AS reports (via Calciomercato).

According to the publication, the Serb was on the verge of transferring to the Premier League, presumably to Manchester United, for a €100/120M fee in January. However, his agent halted the talks at the 11th hour, postponing the move to a later date.

Real Madrid plot to attempt to lure the Manchester City and PSG stars, but it’ll be extremely challenging to sign them, so they could eventually turn their attention to Vlahovic. Carlo Ancelotti recently stated that they don’t need another marksman. However, Karim Benzema is 35, and his contract expires at the end of the season. In addition, it’s not sure the Italian gaffer will be on the Merengues’ bench in 2023/2024.

The Juventus forward recently returned from a lingering groin injury. He hit the net 3 times in the last 5 fixtures. He brought his seasonal tally to 10 goals in 21 appearances.

Our Take on Vlahovic and Real Madrid

The Bianconeri may indeed consider his departure in the summer if they miss out on the cups, and especially the profitable Champions League, due to the point deduction. It could potentially mend their finances in one fell swoop. On the other hand, he was hurt in January, and the Old Lady wasn’t fully operational due to turmoil inside their front office for most of the window. Furthermore, it wouldn’t make much sense for his agent to call off a mammoth transfer that would have filled his pockets too.

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