Real Madrid has a concerning position on the field: Full-Backs. Real Madrid has been facing a significant issue when it comes to their full-backs, with the exception of the center-forward department.
Both Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez will continue playing next season. However, as these Spanish players approach the twilight of their careers, it is crucial for the club to find a young player who can gradually take over the responsibilities at the right-back position.
The left-back situation is an entirely different story. Los Blancos are still struggling to fill the void left by Marcelo’s departure. As Ferland Mendy doesn’t seem to possess the necessary qualities to step up his game. Additionally, Fran Garcia has not been able to show his ability and is therefore not a chosen full back for Madrid.
Real Madrid has identified Joao Cancelo as a potential target to address their concerns. The Merengues had the opportunity to sign Cancelo during the winter transfer window, but they declined due to financial reasons.
Cancelo – A City player who dreams who Madrid
According to Maximilian Koch, Cancelo’s dream club is still Real Madrid. While Barcelona has shown interest in the star player. Cancelo would be willing to snub the Catalans and join Los Blancos if given the chance.
The Portuguese international has the versatility to play as both a left-back and a right-back, depending on the team’s requirements. His addition to Carlo Ancelotti’s squad would be ideal, significantly improving the defensive line’s stability.
Currently on loan at Bayern Munich, Cancelo will be returning to Manchester City at the end of the month. During his time in Germany, he contributed four assists and scored one goal for the Bavarians in 15 appearances.
The complicated relationship between Cancelo and Pep Guardiola paves the way for a potential exit. While Bayern Munich was demanded €70 million by the European champions to secure Cancelo’s permanent services. Real Madrid believes that a lower transfer fee can be negotiated.
However, whether Real Madrid considers Cancelo a viable target for the summer transfer window remains to be seen, despite the player’s dream of joining Los Blancos.