When you’re one of the biggest football clubs in the world, players are just presented to you, no sales pitch apparently necessary. For Real Madrid, this has happened on numerous occasions and this latest one has an air of credibility about it.
One of football’s three ‘super-agents’, Pini Zahavi, acting on behalf of his client has contacted Los Blancos about them making a bid in the summer. That player in question being RB Leipzig’s Christian Nkunku who has had a sterling start to the season, contributing nine goals and three assists in all competitions.
It is, in all fairness, the kind of form that would make a club like Real Madrid sit up and take notice, however, the question is whether he can keep it up all season to satisfy ambitious president Florentino Perez to make a move.
Where would Nkunku fit into Real Madrid?
Arguably one of the 23-year old’s main strengths is his versatility and he has shown that he can play right across attacking midfield, something that could be of interest to boss Carlo Ancelotti, should he remain at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond this season.
However, Real are understood to have more pressing concerns in the summer transfer market and are likely to return and make a move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe, albeit on a free transfer, while Bundesliga hitman, Erling Braut Haaland’s £65 million (bargain) buyout clause activates which could mean that the club is busy on at least two fronts.
Then you throw into the mix, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba who needs to make a decision on his future and suddenly Nkunku’s transfer looks less likely, unless a pre-contract agreement can be closed.
Landing all four stars would represent arguably the greatest transfer window for Real Madrid since they bought Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso (plus five more squad players).
Any fee for Nkunku is likely to be in excess of £40 million, however, the club expects their finances to be in a much healthier state next summer, after a full season of fans in the stadium and commercial revenue plus media rights.
A midfielder of such a return that Nkunku has had so far this season though is no doubt showing signs that he has the potential to play for one of the best clubs in the world and this may not be too far-fetched if he can keep performing.
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