The trio of Luka Modric, Casemiro, and Toni Kroos in the Real Madrid midfield was disrupted this summer when the Brazilian left for Manchester United.
Los Blancos will feel the loss of their midfield leader, but they have capable replacements on the squad. This summer, Aurelien Tchouameni was signed from AS Monaco with that goal in mind.
Yet Real Madrid already has a player in Federico Valverde who can replace the Brazilian. Recently, Carlo Ancelotti has moved the Uruguayan to the right wing, despite the fact that he is typically a midfielder and will now be expected to assume the role of group leader.
Tomas Gonzalez-Martin claims, however, that Real Madrid may have also lost Valverde this summer.
The reporter claims that the Premier League offered Los Blancos €90 million for Valverde. Those offers were immediately turned down by the Spanish and European champions, who defended the midfielder’s ‘untouchability’ by saying they could not afford him.
Though the name of the Premier League side that made an approach for Valverde is not specified, Liverpool has been linked to him in the past.
Since 2016, the 24-year-old has been playing for Real Madrid. A couple of years later, he made it into the first team. Since then, he has become an important part of the team and has played in over 150 games.
Valverde renewed his contract with Real Madrid last year, keeping him with the team through the summer of 2027. His buyout provision is an enormous €1 billion. His status and influence within the team make it quite unlikely that he will be leaving anytime soon.
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