Casemiro’s transfer to Manchester United in a deal that might reach £70 million with add-ons has recently weakened Real Madrid’s midfield. One of Los Blancos’ most dependable and seasoned players has been lost as a result. Yet, it was not evident in their match against Celta Vigo.
Aside from Luka Modric’s great performance, others like Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni displayed their immense talent and potential. Even without Casemiro, Real Madrid may be successful in the long run.
Modric is 36 years old, and Toni Kroos is 32, so this midfield will need to evolve over the next seasons as they replace their veteran players. However, it appears that Real Madrid has rejected the opportunity to sign a Spanish national team midfielder on a free transfer in the upcoming summer.
Marca stated that Carlos Soler’s agent had discussed the idea of Real Madrid signing Soler for free for the upcoming season. Los Blancos said no thanks and confirmed that he is not a priority.
When given the option to sign Soler for free in the upcoming summer, Real Madrid decided against it.
Soler is one of Valencia’s top players in recent years. His Transfermarkt stats for the 2019–20 La Liga season show 11 goals and 5 assists in 32 games, while his 2020–21 La Liga season stats show 11 goals and 8 assists in 32 games.
Therefore, a player like Soler may be an excellent addition to the Real Madrid midfield next season, especially on a free transfer. His contract with Valencia will end in the summer of 2023.
But it seems Real Madrid has other ideas. Recent rumors have stated that midfielder Jude Bellingham is their main target for the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Borussia Dortmund prodigy, who at 19 is already one of the finest midfielders in the Bundesliga, is anticipated to fetch a transfer fee in excess of €100 million.