Real Madrid will be in the market for another forward in the summer 2022 transfer window. They could even sign two – a player who can start most matches on the right wing and a new backup for Karim Benzema.
While Los Blancos have plenty of money to spend, they will not be desperate. Real Madrid do not have to be pressed into overpaying, though they will not be able to negotiate any bargains since other clubs know they have a lot of money left over from not signing Kylian Mbappe.
Serge Gnabry is a clear market opportunity for Real Madrid. Like fellow Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, Gnabry has just one year left on his contract. He does not seem to have any intention of staying, as he has turned down renewal offer after renewal offer from Die Roten. He wants more money and a new challenge.
Last summer, Real Madrid signed a player from Bayern for free who wanted exactly those things. David Alaba has replaced the big shoes of Sergio Ramos and was vital to Real Madrid winning the Champions League.
Serge Gnabry scored 14 goals in the Bundesliga
Though Gnabry does not have the legendary pedigree of his friend, he has also been a consistent standout for Die Roten over the years. And before that, Gnabry was a star and leader for two well-known Bundesliga clubs in Hoffenheim and Werder Bremen. He really carried those teams.
Nowadays, Gnabry is even better and at the peak of his powers. Every year, he produces end product for Bayern. Gnabry scored 14 goals with 5 assists in the Bundesliga this season, in addition to being one of the top ball progressors. He averaged nearly two dribbles per game and 1.4 key passes per game.
Bayern are currently asking for 40 million euros for Gnabry, as they would prefer to get something over nothing for the star winger. That is a good price for a talented player, but it is possible Real could negotiate down from there if it is so obvious Gnabry would not otherwise stay.
Only someone bidding more would prevent Real from getting Gnabry at a discount. You’d have to figure he has been eyeing the Merengues for a while and getting positive words of the Champions League winners from ex-Bayern players.
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If Gnabry is available and no higher than 40 million euros, Real Madrid should not think twice. He can be a game-changer on the opposite side of Vinicius Jr., starting and finishing attacks as a versatile, well-rounded right winger.