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Real Madrid locate a replacement for the outbound Lucas Vazquez

Real Madrid already have a replacement in sight for Lucas Vazquez who is expected to leave the club in the summer transfer window.

Real Madrid are considering a move for the Levante winger, Jorge de Frutos in the summer. With Lucas Vazquez‘s contract running out in a few months, Los Blancos have been considering a few options. Vazquez has been at Real Madrid since 2015, winning three consecutive Champions League titles, while making 161 appearances for the club.

De Frutos has emerged as a top candidate to replace the outbound versatile winger at Santiago Bernabeu, as reported by Marca. He came through Real Madrid’s youth system and was sold to Levante only last summer after a few loan spells within Spain. However, Los Blancos have retained 50 per cent of his rights and have the right of first refusal.

The report adds that the directors of Real Madrid have been very pleased with Jorge de Frutos‘ progress this season and consider him as an ideal replacement for Vazquez. The Levante winger has made 27 La Liga appearances this season, scoring three goals and assisting eight goals so far. His performances have even caught the eye of Spanish national team manager, Luis Enrique, although he has not been called upon for national duty as of yet.

The 24-year old was loaned out to Real Valladolid for the first half of the last season but managed to make just a few appearances during his stay at the club. He cut his loan period short and decided to make a switch to Rayo Vallecano for the second half of the season. Before the start of the current season, De Frutos made a permanent switch to Levante in a deal worth up to five million euros. Real Madrid did not include any buy-back clause to avoid legal problems, however, the club still has the right of first refusal if an offer comes in.

As things stand, De Frutos’ transfer to Real Madrid seems to be a deal that can be completed in the summer. Real Madrid are aware of the potential the 24-year-old has and will be looking forward to sealing the deal before other clubs enquire about his services.