Real Madrid have been linked with a couple of Manchester City players in recent times. Considering that the Treble winners have the best squad in Europe, that should not come as a major surprise. Of course, the links with Erling Haaland have been there for a long time and are most probably there to stay for a while longer as he continues to score at an incredible rate.
On the other hand, Julian Alvarez is a player who seems to be on the radar of Los Blancos too. The Argentine World Cup winner struggled for starts in his debut campaign at Manchester City but seems to have established himself as a key player this season.
Thus, the rumours linking Real Madrid with those two are understandable. The recent links with another Manchester City player have confused a lot of fans though.
Kalvin Phillips is rumoured to be in their sights. As reported by TuttoJuve, Manchester City would like a transfer to the highest bidder, currently Newcastle United, but also Real Madrid. Juventus are believed to be interested in the Englishman as well.
Real Madrid leading race for €50m Manchester City midfielder
Manchester City signed Phillips for a transfer fee of around €50 million. The England international has barely been a feature for them since.
Thus, it would be no surprise if Manchester City parted ways with him soon. On the other hand, Real Madrid have arguably the best midfield department in world football right now.
So, it would not make a lot of sense for them to bring in someone for a high transfer fee if he is going to be just a squad player at best. With all due respect to Phillips, it is hard to see him moving ahead of the likes of Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Fede Valverde, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.