Real Madrid’s squad depth was an issue for the club last season and that remains the case till now. Their options going forward have been hurt particularly, after Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz and Marco Asensio, all left at the end of the previous campaign. Los Blancos need to bring in replacements.
A lot has been made about their lack of options at striker. But the situation is pretty similar when it comes to the wings as well.
Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo are the only two natural wingers at the club right now. Fede Valverde and summer arrival, Arda Guler, can play there as well although they are better elsewhere on the pitch.
Thus, Real Madrid could certainly do with more options on the wings. And one player that they should definitely be keeping their eyes on is Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze.
Real Madrid should be very familiar with Chukwueze’s qualities by now. He put in a glittering performance against Los Blancos at Santiago Bernabeu last season, scoring a superb brace as Villarreal walked out with a 3-2 win.
There were some rumours linking Real Madrid with a move for Chukwueze after that match-winning performance. Those links have gone quiet since then though.
Chukwueze is someone who would definitely be a solid signing for Real Madrid though, as the Nigeria international is coming off of the best season of his career. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 13 goals and provided 11 assists in 50 appearances in the 2022/23 campaign.
Also, Chukwueze’s current deal with Villarreal is set to expire in the summer of 2024. That means that him leaving the club in this window is very likely. It is believed that Yellow Submarine would be looking for a transfer fee around €30 million to part ways with the Nigerian international. He was linked with AC Milan as well but those rumours have led nowhere.
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