Real Madrid should keep an eye on a potential bargain at RW

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There might potentially be a right-wing issue at Real Madrid this summer, as there is no real clarity in Marco Asensio’s renewal talks and there hasn’t been any particular improvement in his situation. With Gareth Bale leaving and Asensio’s situation unclear, there might be a need to bring in a new right-winger.

The club has two options as possible reinforcements, in the form of Brahim Diaz and Takefusa Kubo on loan. But Brahim will have to spend another year on loan at AC Milan, as a part of his two-year loan deal with the Rossoneri, and Kubo’s fate will depend on the possibility of Vinicius Jr. receiving his Spanish passport. I don’t think he is ready for Real Madrid yet, but the Japanese international seems to be keen on returning to Los Blancos.

If there’s a situation where Real Madrid will have to sign a new right-winger, then they can target Leeds United’s Raphinha, who is being strongly pursued by Real’s arch-rivals, FC Barcelona. The Catalan giants might be having the upper hand right now, but there is a possibility of the Brazilian changing his mind if Real Madrid decides to enter the race for the 25-year-old.

Leeds’ potential relegation might decrease Raphinha’s transfer fee by 67 percent

His actual release clause is at 75 million euros, and it will be the same if Leeds survives the relegation. But there’s a real chance of getting him for just 25 million euros if Leeds is relegated, as per Fabrizio Romano.

Leeds is currently 16th on the Premier League title, leading the 17th placed Everton by 4 points, with the Merseyside club having three games in hand. Any case of Everton overtaking Leeds will increase the pressure on them, as they are yet to play a game each against Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal.

Raphinha is an excellent player, and his electric nature reminds me of Angel Di Maria, whose attributes are very similar. Like the Argentine, Raphinha is also a hard worker and he will easily fit into Real Madrid’s schemes. The possibility of getting him for a low price is a huge added bonus, and the club shouldn’t ignore his situation.

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The only problem is with Barcelona having started the chase early, as they have agreed to personal terms with the Brazilian and have gained a huge advantage in his race. If Madrid decides to make a late entry, it will definitely be an uphill task for them to convince Raphinha and his entourage.