Real Madrid linked to the best left back of the Copa Libertadores

Palmeiras, Matias Viña (Photo by Juan I. Roncoroni – Pool/Getty Images)
Palmeiras, Matias Viña (Photo by Juan I. Roncoroni – Pool/Getty Images) /

Although Real Madrid fans are likely growing tired of hearing the club linked with more young talents who are not proven players, Los Blancos will always monitor youth all over the world in order to make sure they are staying ahead of the curve as an organization.

According to a report from, Real Madrid, along with rivals Barcelona, are said to have shown interest in Palmeiras left back Matias Viña following an incredible Copa Libertadores run.

Viña is 23 years old and joined Palmeiras before the season from Nacional after winning Uruguay’s Primera Division with the club. Palmeiras paid a cool six million euros for Viña, but it looks like money well-spent now.

According to Calciomercato, Viña now carries a valuation of 18 million euros. That may seem like a lot of money, but he is actually a lot cheaper than the left back alternatives in Europe linked to Real Madrid – Sergio Reguilon and Nuno Mendes of Sporting Lisbon.

Real Madrid’s reported interest in Matias Viña makes sense

Viña helped Palmeiras win the Copa Libertadores – they defeated Rodrygo’s former club Santos in the final – and was stellar throughout the tournament. The left back was named the best player at the position in the entire tournament, as he scored two goals with three assists and averaged 2.5 tackles per game, per Football Wonderkids on Twitter.

Despite having Theo Hernandez, Viña has been most closely linked with a move to Milan, who have had the player on their radar for quite some time. After his stellar performance in the Copa Libertadores – which club executives around the world are always monitoring – the competition will be fierce.

Next. The 5 players Real Madrid should have never sold. dark

It’s good to see Real Madrid are taking a look at a young, affordable, and talented left back, since that is a position of need. Viña is not necessarily a “proven player”, but he is more than a prospect. His performances over the past year are no fluke, so while he is ultimately unlikely to join Los Merengues, he is not out of place as the caliber of young left back that the club should be keeping an eye on.