Real Madrid are always looking to sign the best young players in the world, and they have zeroed in on an Atletico Madrid winger as one of their potential summer targets.
Last summer, Real Madrid signed one of the best young wide forwards in the world in Rodrygo Goes, who had a perfect hat trick in the Champions League among other encouraging performances. They also signed another promising attacking player from Brazil, spending only 30 million euros to sign Reinier Jesus from Flamengo during the winter transfer period.
Although the 2020 summer transfer window’s start time is totally up in the air, Real Madrid will undoubtedly have a number of young players on their list of targets as Florentino Perez continues to prioritize early investments.
The 20-year-old prospect also has notable interest in Ajax, who are known for their ability to develop young players. In fact, Real have been closely linked with young Ajax center midfielder Donny van de Beek, who could be a future superstar.
Riquelme also has interest from other clubs in La Liga besides Real Madrid. Valencia and Real Betis are also interested in signing the 20-year-old.
Last season, Riquelme made only one appearance in La Liga for Atletico Madrid, getting a mere 20 minutes of action.
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Atleti and Riquelme are reportedly in contract talks around an extension, so it will be interesting to see if the interest from other clubs sways his opinion. Real Madrid don’t seem like a likely landing spot for Riquelme, but it is always interesting when Los Blancos show interest in a player on Los Rojiblancos, especially a young prospect. Usually, it’s former Real prospects who make a move to Atleti, such as recent Champions League heroes Alvaro Morata and Marcos Llorente.