LIGA - Real Madrid started talks with Liverpool right-back
Real Madrid are pondering a move for a right-back in next summer’s transfer window. To that end, Los Blancos have set their sights on the Merseyside giants right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold as one of the options on their radar.
England international has taken no time to establish himself as one of the best right-backs on show in Europe since breaking into the Reds first-team setup half a decade ago. Aged only 18 at the time, Alexander-Arnold instantly showed glimpses of what was to come in future, and his upward trajectory has been continuous.
To date, Trent has played 184 times for the Reds, impressively chipping in with ten goals and 47 assists in the process while having played a crucial role in their trophy-laden success in recent times.
His progress has not gone unnoticed either, with Los Blancos among the clubs that have been closely monitoring the 22-year-old right-back for quite some time now. La Liga giants currently have only one natural right-back in the first-team setup in Dani Carvajal, who has long been a stalwart for the club.
However, in the past year or so, Carvajal has been struggling with a raft of fitness issues and is currently on the sidelines as well.
With Odriozola loaned out to Fiorentina, Lucas Vazquez is the only other recognised option at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal, with the Spanish footballer himself a makeshift right-back at best. So, it is understandable why Los Blancos would want to enter the transfer market for a right-back next summer.