Real Madrid could reignite their interest in one of Inter Milan’s players going into the transfer window. While it looks interesting, the deal isn’t great.
Real Madrid will turn their attentions to the UEFA Champions League now where they have to overturn a 2-1 deficit at Manchester City following their long-awaited La Liga triumph. Zinedine Zidane’s men have a tough task on their hand in a couple of weeks, but remain optimistic given the Citizens’ major dip in form over the last few fixtures.
With that being said, Zidane is also optimistic about a few changes in his squad but may not have big signings at his disposal after Florentino Perez confirmed so, which is as a result of the club being financially strained. Moreover, the Frenchman’s only likelihood of bringing in players would be by selling those who he has excluded from his plans.
Diario GOL has reported a rather interesting prospect claiming that Los Blancos could be in to sign Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen. The Whites had the player on their radar, but Federico Valverde’s rise curbed their interest and the Denmark international eventually switched to signing the Nerazzurri during January for just 20 million euros.
Eriksen’s time at the San Siro hasn’t been memorable as he has statistically failed to make an impression or to convince Antonio Conte in playing him regularly. The former Tottenham Hotspur man seems to be a misfit in the defensive league because his attacking acumen has not been put to optimal use, signalling his potential departure after just a couple of months.
Inter Milan’s Antonio Conte himself doesn’t seem to be a huge fan of the player and may let him leave for 60 million euros. This comes as a result of the Italian giants spending 40 million euros on Achraf Hakimi but seeing their chances of selling Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona crash amid the latest financial crisis across in Catalonia’s biggest club.
Amid hopes of making a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu, Christian Eriksen is ready to take a 25% pay-cut and lower his salary from 8 million euros a year to 6 million. However, Zidane seems to be completely disinterested in the prospect of landing the Danish in the summer just as he was in the winter. The Frenchman’s decision makes true sense.
Los Blancos’ need of the hour is a defensive midfielder who can back Casemiro up. Eduardo Camavinga has been made a prime target in Spain’s capital but Rennes demanding between 60 and 80 million euros for his services could see the newly crowned La Liga winners postpone his move until the next summer, or at least until half the season is over.
Going into a new season without a back-up for Casemiro may be a slightly risky step from Madrid. Pragmatically speaking, they are the world’s richest club and are known to handle their finances really well so therefore, it’s unconvincing to hear that they cannot even spend 60 million. Moreover, with a few players being sold they’re anyway going to earn cash.