Real Madrid: A dream transfer target from every other Champions League quarterfinal side

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Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold
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Benfica LB Alejandro Grimaldo

Darwin Nunez, who has scored 20 goals in the league and been decisive for his club in the Champions League, is undoubtedly Benfica’s best player. But if we are talking about someone who could help Real Madrid the most, then we have to go with the left back, Alejandro Grimaldo. He is so good that he is among the left backs rivals Barcelona are targeting. After all, Grimaldo was once one of their academy products.

In league play, Grimaldo has five goals and five assists for the third-place side in Portugal, and he has added two assists in the Champions League. The 26-year-old is heading into his prime years and is a good attacking left back, recording 1.6 key passes per game in the Champions League and two per game in the league.

Real Madrid have a great defensive left back in Ferland Mendy and one of the best prospects around in Miguel Gutierrez, but they are still being linked to left backs. Grimaldo would be one of the better options at the position, though, in all honesty, I would not expect Real to target this position in the summer window.

Liverpool RB Trent Alexander-Arnold

As much as I love forwards Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah and respect the wealth of center back talent in Liverpool, there is no question that the Reds’ dream target from a Real Madrid fan’s perspective is right back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

This is a young man who has operated at the highest level at his position for years, producing creative numbers at right back that we have not seen since Dani Alves was at his peak in connection with Lionel Messi for Barcelona.

TAA has a stunning 11 assists in the Premier League for one of the top three teams in European football right now. His deliveries remain pinpoint, even as his defensive deficiencies are overstated. He has clearly surpassed Dani Carvajal as the best right back in football. Even Real Madrid fans must admit this.