Real Madrid double swoop: The European champions are eyeing the star-studded Premier League duo.
Real Madrid have had a quiet season so far. The side has struggled in the La Liga, where they are currently 6th in the table, but only 4 points behind league leaders Barcelona.
Real Madrid’s summer transfer window saw the departure of club’s biggest star, Cristiano Ronaldo. While Real Madrid didn’t make significant offensive signings for the first-team, they bought Thibaut Courtois towards the end of the window.
After a thumping 5-1 loss to Barcelona, Real Madrid parted ways with Julen Lopetegui and appointed Santiago Solari as the interim manager. After a series of positive results since Solari’s appointment, the club signed Solari for a permanent role until 2021.
Real Madrid look to make amends to a disappointing transfer window this season, and have reportedly identified the star Premier League duo to fill the voids in the attack.
Real Madrid double swoop:
The Spanish giants are plotting a stunning move on Premier League duo of Marcus Rashford and Christian Eriksen, according to English outlet, The Sun.
Marcus Rashford has had a slow start to the new season at Manchester United, but impressed the fans with his performances for the national team in the international break.
£90m for Marcus Rashford and Christian Eriksen?! I’m thinking closer to £135-150m – that’s if it’s true, of course. pic.twitter.com/cphWdsUhkA
— Steffan Longdon (@steffanlongdon) November 20, 2018
Christian Eriksen, meanwhile, has been one of the key figures for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham. In the 2017/18 season, the Dane footballer was selected for the PFA Team of the Year, alongside fellow teammates Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen.
The current season for Eriksen was marginally marred by an injury which kept him out for a month.
Exclusive: #RealMadrid prepare £90million double offer for Marcus Rashford and Christian Eriksen.
Manchester United ace will fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo and Spurs star could be Luka Modric’s successor…#Transfer #Mercato #Laliga #HalaMadrid #PremierLeague pic.twitter.com/fyHareydiY
— Hot News (@Sport4Now) November 20, 2018
The Sun reports that Real Madrid are plotting a 90 million pounds move for both the players. While the club intends to spend 50m pounds for the Manchester United youngster, a bid in the region of 40m pounds is plotted for Eriksen.
#TransferNews #RealMadrid plotting to bring in reinforcements from the #PremierLeague. A double transfer which will include #Rashford from #ManchesterUnited & #Tottenham‘s #Eriksen.
Can this duo fill the hole #Ronaldo left behind? pic.twitter.com/nTOm67ILMH
— 365Scores (@365Scores) November 20, 2018
Real Madrid, however, could face a tough competition for the Manchester United star from Italian giants Juventus. English outlet ‘Times’ has reported Juventus’ interest in Rashford, stating that the Italian side is ‘making discreet checks on the player’s background and character.’
Juventus have begun putting together a dossier on Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and are eyeing up a summer move for the 21-year-old. (Source: The Times) pic.twitter.com/GqZNWGE6wi
— Man Utd Empire (@Empire_Mu) November 20, 2018
Eriksen, meanwhile, has a season-and-a-half left in his contract at Tottenham Hotspur, while Rashford’s contract expires in 2020, with an option to extend the deal for another year.