After a frenetic few weeks, Real Madrid appear to have finally stilled the waters by landing four new stars. Is this one of the best transfer windows in recent memory? Let’s take a look at what has gone on and where we sit now.
Real Madrid has a transfer shortlist of players including Florian Wirtz and Jude Bellingham. Read more in detail here: real madrid transfer.
The January transfer window for 2022 is open (see when it shuts here), and there’s a lot of speculation about who’ll be heading where. Transfer Talk provides you the most up-to-date news on speculations, arrivals and departures, and, of course, completed transactions!
Bellingham and Wirtz on the Real Radar
Real Madrid’s interest in Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund has been well known, but Marca has identified five additional players on the club’s radar.
The first name on the list of people who can lead the club into the future is Haaland’s Dortmund colleague Jude Bellingham.
Real Madrid are among the several big-name teams interested in the 18-year-old, who has already established himself as a crucial player for his club and has broken into Gareth Southgate’s England system.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz, an 18-year-old who has eight goals and 12 assists in all competitions this season, is another Bundesliga prospect under consideration.
Next up is Ryan Gravenberch of Ajax Amsterdam, whose skill has long been apparent, but Madrid’s interest has been sparked by his rising prominence in the Eredivisie.
Wesley Fofana of Leicester City is also on the list, despite the fact that he has yet to play this season due to injury.
Endrick, a 15-year-old who has already played multiple times for Palmeiras’ first team despite being too young to sign a professional contract, is the last name named in Marca’s article. Despite the fact that he would have to wait until he is 18 to relocate to Europe, he has decided to do it.
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Real Madrid has identified Florian Wirtz, left, and Jude Bellingham, right, as two of the five players they are monitoring. Getty Images/Lars Baron
GOSSIP ON PAPER
– According to the Sun, Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey might make a surprise transfer to relegation-threatened Burnley. After Crystal Palace rejected to make a bid, the Italian giants are allegedly “desperate” to get the Wales international off their books and have contacted Sean Dyche’s side.
– According to the Sun, West Ham United want to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a striker, but Everton want £60 million for the England international. David Moyes is thought to be eager to make a substantial bid for a new striker, but the Hammers’ current value is too high. The Toffees are contemplating selling Jordan Pickford in order to raise finances following years of overspending.
– According to Ekrem Konur, Tottenham Hotspur are going to make an approach to Club Brugge for 20-year-old attacker Charles De Ketelaere during the summer transfer window. In all competitions this season, the Belgium international has already scored 13 goals and assisted on another eight, while Spurs have been linked with a move for Wolves winger Adama Traore.
– According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa are in discussions with Juventus to acquire Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, who is valued at approximately £16 million. Negotiations are still on, as Steven Gerrard believes the 24-year-old can improve Villa’s midfield, particularly by creating competition for Douglas Luiz.
– According to AS, Valencia has approached Tottenham regarding the potential of signing Bryan Gil on loan. The Spaniard hasn’t played much since joining Spurs in the summer, so he’d be willing to go if the North London club gave him permission. If a deal is to be made, it is likely to be finalized late in the window.
– According to the Sun, Newcastle United are looking to recruit James Tarkowski after signing Chris Wood from Burnley. However, given the Clarets’ dissatisfaction with seeing one of their key players join a relegation competitor, a sizable offer is believed to be necessary to persuade Tarkowski to leave Turf Moor.