Real Madrid are interested in Pedro Guilherme and are reportedly favourites to land the Fluminense star, despite interest from other European clubs.
Real Madrid are not done with their recruitments upfront, even after facilitating the return of Mariano Diaz before the transfer window slammed shut. Spanish publication AS report that the European giants are looking to land Fluminense striker Pedro Guilherme, who is also on the radar of AC Milan, AS Roma and Sevilla.
Pedro Guilherme Abreu Dos Santos is the latest to arrive on the agenda of European clubs. Guilherme emanated from the Fluminense youth setup before making his senior club debut in 2016. But, it is his start to the current season that is drawing plaudits and interest from Europe along with it.
12 goals and 2 assists in 23 games so far, Pedro Guilherme has been a breath of fresh air upfront for Fluminense. The 21-year-old has made the difference, rescuing points or netting or providing an assist in what turns out to be the winner on 7 occasions already in the league. Real Madrid, AC Milan, Sevilla and AS Roma are all touted to be following his exploits closely.
Real Madrid have a lot on their plate right now. The new era under Julen Lopetegui has started off strong, with Gareth Bale leading the way. But, Lopetegui is far from satisfied with his current options upfront. Karim Benzema has managed to find some form while Mariano Diaz has been brought in to be an option.
AS: Real Madrid are interested in 21-year old Fluminense forward Pedro Guilherme and have been following him for a while. He has a release clause of €50 million. Fluminense could accept an offer between €20m-€25m. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/00seORfHui
— Crested! (@Sadiq_diggi) September 7, 2018
Lopetegui though, needs another striker – a prolific one – to beef up his attack. While Real Madrid have been linked to mega stars, Florentino Perez has shown a recent change in his transfer policy by targeting future superstars instead. Pedro Guilherme falls into the same bracket.
At 21, the player is perfect for the profile of players that Real Madrid have been targeting. Vinicius Jr. is expected to make it to the first-team in time. But, there is a wide sense of agreement that Pedro Guilherme is more prepared for top-level football right now.
While Sevilla are also interested, AC Milan and AS Roma could be the actual competitors for Real Madrid. Brazilian youngsters have been known to prefer moves to Serie A than other top European leagues while AC Milan has always been regarded as one of the dream clubs by many-a young Brazilian stars.
Fluminense are reportedly aware of the interest and are prepared to let go of the star, as far as a bid around the €25 million is tabled. The fee is unlikely to be a roadblock for any of the suitors.
Real Madrid are favourites to land Pedro Guilherme at the present time. But, the promise of first-team football might be crucial in convincing the 21-year-old, something which Real Madrid seem unsure about.