Real Madrid has some major work to do this summer in terms of the player to be bought in the transfer window. The status on the probable outgoings has cleared to an extent after the positive update on Ramos’s contract situation. However, the offer for Ramos has expired though there are all chances of the renewal happening, we shall see how that pans out.
In the other departments too, key renewals of Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez helped Madridistas catch their breath before the European Championships kicked off. As of now, there hasn’t been any definite update on Raphael Varane which makes it worthwhile to keep options for another center-back open. The goal-scoring would again need some refreshing and investment there wouldn’t be too surprising.
Real Madrid, therefore, has work to do, and to make it easier to shape your opinions, here is a ranked list of the five biggest transfer priorities to buy this summer.
5. Inter Milan CM Nicolo Barella
The midfield section is the first area of interest. Though Martin Odegaard is set to return to the Spanish Capital, we may well see another midfielder, eyed as a potential Modric replacement. The maestro is 35 right now and is among one of those who needs to be found a replacement for.
Martin Odegaard would be a project-in-progress under Carlo Ancelotti, who loves working with his attacking midfielders and has arguably achieved unparalleled success in that area at Real Madrid. However, another player of similar attributes joining shouldn’t be an eye-brow-raising move. Especially after players like Isco and Asensio are put on the probable out-goings list.
Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella would be my pick for the ideal Modric replacement. He has been one of the best midfielders in Seria A and, my colleague Sai Siddhartha placed him atop the list of Seria A midfielders to monitor. He would also be a key player for Roberto Mancini’s Italy in the Euros. With his ball carrying, sharp exchanges, and clean footwork, he would be an asset to any side.
Another key reason to have him on this list is the history he shares with Carlo Ancelotti. According to Calciomercato, Carlo tried signing the midfielder for Napoli in January of 2019. The times seem about right for this move to happen, Don Carlo wants to work with the Italian, and Real Madrid can use a good alternative to the aging Luka Modric.