There have recently been increasing signs that Bayer Leverkusen’s successful coach Xabi Alonso will be joining Real Madrid next season. The 41-year-old’s involvement in Spain’s capital could have negative consequences for FC Bayern.
Florian Wirtz is considered the possible first new signing for Real under Alonso’s direction. Leverkusen’s 20-year-old midfield gem has been on the German record champions’ list for some time.
However, the Munich team has not yet made any specific effort to recruit the ten-time national player, who is one of Europe’s greatest talents in his position. Will Real beat FC Bayern to Wirtz?
As the portal “fichajes.net” reports, the all-powerful Madrid club boss Florentino Pérez could agree to a Wirtz transfer, even if it would cost at least 85 to 100 million euros. The playmaker has been on Real’s radar for a long time anyway, they say. However, FC Barcelona is also still interested in luring Wirtz to Catalonia.
Six candidates for cancellation at Real Madrid?
As “El Nacional” writes, it is already becoming clear which players would probably have no future at Real under Alonso.
In this context, Lucas Vázquez, Ferland Mendy, Dani Ceballos and Brahim Díaz are named as candidates for removal.
In addition, if Alonso takes office, the contract of replacement goalkeeper Andriy Lunin will not be extended and loan player Joselu will return to his parent club Espanyol Barcelona.
FC Bayern, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid?
Speculation about Alonso moving from Bayer Leverkusen to Real Madrid had gained momentum in the last few days.
According to media reports, the former FC Bayern professional is the favorite with Pérez and Co. to take over from Carlo Ancelotti in the summer.
The 64-year-old Italian will most likely be drawn to the Brazilian association, where he will take over the position of national coach.