Real Madrid are reportedly looking to engineer a part-exchange deal to sign Leonardo Spinazzola from AS Roma this summer.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Real Madrid are interested in signing Leonardo Spinazzola from AS Roma in the summer transfer window. The La Liga heavyweights are presently in talks with the Giallorossi to engineer a part-exchange deal, with Borja Mayoral joining the Italian outfit permanently.
Spinazzola has established himself as one of the best left-backs in Serie A since ending his spell at Juventus to join AS Roma in the summer of 2019. Over the last couple of years, the 28-year-old has progressed leaps and bounds while also establishing himself as a full-fledged Italian international.
The first-choice left-back for Italy at UEFA Euro 2020, Spinazzola has been one of the best players in the competition so far, performing admirably for the Azzurri. His progress has not gone unnoticed either, with one of the biggest clubs in the world – Real Madrid – showing an interest in signing him this summer.
The Merengues look set to part ways with Marcelo this summer, who will be inheriting the club captaincy following the shock departure of Sergio Ramos. However, the veteran Brazilian defender could well be the next experienced star out of the exit door at Real Madrid this summer.
In fact, Marcelo has been linked with a bevy of clubs across Europe and beyond, with the latest suitors being Everton and Leeds United. Marcelo’s exit would force Real Madrid to dip their toes in the transfer market for a left-back, even though Miguel Gutierrez is due a promotion to the first-team setup. To that end, Los Blancos have turned their attention towards Spinazzola.
However, amid financial woes borne out of the coronavirus pandemic at just about every club, Real Madrid might be looking to engineer swap and player-plus-cash deals for their targets. As a result, the Spanish giants are now looking to plan out a part-exchange deal that would see Borja Mayoral join AS Roma on a permanent basis after spending last season on loan at Stadio Olimpico.
Real Madrid have, in fact, held a meeting in the south of France with Roma official Davide Lippi, with Luis Campos and his right-hand man, Ludovic Fattizzo also involved. What now remains to be seen is if the part-exchange deal involving Spinazzola and Mayoral can be agreed between Real Madrid and Roma this summer.