Real Madrid want to sign in-form Aston Villa midfielder

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Real Madrid are always on the lookout for top players and rumours constantly surround the Spanish club. They do not have a deep squad at this point in time and that is one of the biggest reasons behind the constant injuries that they are picking up. Sooner or later, Los Blancos will need to strengthen their ranks.

Real Madrid's midfield is one of the best in world football. But it could be weakened in the future with the futures of club legends, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, up in the air.

Modric looks almost certain to leave at the end of this season. It will be interesting to see how things turn out for Kroos as well. There were rumours that he could retire before he signed a one-year contract extension earlier this year.

Amid all this, it looks like a Premier League standout has caught the eye of Los Blancos. As reported by Defensa Central (via The Hard Tackle), Real Madrid are interested in Youri Tielemans. They had the chance to sign him as a free agent in the summer but passed up on it. The Belgian's impressive performances for Aston Villa have put him back on the radar of the 14-time European champions though.

Real Madrid want to sign in-form Aston Villa midfielder

Tielemans has been linked with Real Madrid on numerous occasions in the past. But with the depth that the club have in midfield, it is no surprise that they did not sign him, even as a free agent, in the summer.

Aston Villa are the in-form team in the Premier League right now though. They have gotten back-to-back wins over Manchester City and Arsenal, and currently sit at third in the table.

Tielemans has played his part in that. Now, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid end up making a move for the Belgian international in the future.