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Real Madrid target Liverpool centre back Gomez

Last Updated on by James King

Los Blancos’ first summer signing could well be Reds’ centre back Joe Gomez, with Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti understood to be keen on the 24-year-old.

No doubt that Real Madrid will have a number of names on their list for the summer, with big-name stars, Erling Braut Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba all having been linked for the last year.

However, it appears that a centre back is also a priority and Gomez, who came through the ranks for the Merseyside club and who has impressed under Jurgen Klopp has attracted the attention of the Spanish club.

Real Madrid target Liverpool centre back Gomez

 

Good for his England chances?

The last English centre back to play for the Spanish club was Jonathan Woodgate, however, he had mixed fortunes at the club and never really was able to hold down a regular starting place.

For Gomez, he has shown a lot of potential under Klopp and is a regular in the England squad when fit, while he has built up a flourishing partnership with Virgil van Dijk over the last couple of years when injuries forced matters.

Should the centre back make the move though, it would represent a significant step-up and while he does currently play in an exciting team, the prospect of potentially playing in the same side as Mbappe and even Haaland could be too good to turn down.

 

Other options for Real?

Gomez would no doubt command a significant price tag which could complicate matters for the Spanish side who may be keen to commit resources elsewhere. It could well lead them to make a move for Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, whose contract runs out in the summer at the London club.

Then there is the Spanish-based duo of Jules Kounde (Sevilla) and Pau Torres (Villarreal), who are also under consideration and who have both been in demand over the last 12 months.

Both again would be considerably pricey, while Matthijs de Ligt who plays for Juventus, is another on their radar, though he could prove too costly.