Real Madrid youngster Alejandro Jimenez has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for German champions Bayern Munich.
According to Goal, Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on the development of 16-year-old Real Madrid starlet Alejandro Jimenez as they wish to sign him up in the future.
Jimenez started at the youth setup of UD Talavera before moving to the Real Madrid academy in 2012. Since then, the young defender has enjoyed steady progress through the ranks at La Fabrica. A right-back by trade, the teenager has featured three times in the UEFA Youth League for Los Blancos’ youth team.
Held in the highest regard in Spain, Jimenez has been nicknamed the ‘chance machine’ due to his ability to hit accurate crosses into the box and create chances with precise passes. A modern-day, attacking full-back, the 16-year-old is being closely watched by Real Madrid first-team boss Carlo Ancelotti as a natural replacement for senior right-back Dani Carvajal.
The Spanish Under-17 international has also been tipped to replace Cesar Azpilicueta as the first-choice right-back for the senior national team in the years to come. Now, Bayern Munich have emerged as a suitor for the teenage prospect as they look to strengthen their youth ranks with an eye on the future.
The German giants have had some problems in the right-back position, with Benjamin Pavard not performing at the expected level consistently, while backup option Bouna Sarr has not settled in well at the Allianz Arena.
The Bavarian giants hold a long-standing interest in Barcelona defender Sergino Dest and might make a move to sign him in the summer. But they seem to be keeping their options open and are lining up Jimenez as a solution, although it might take a year or two for the Real Madrid starlet to develop into a player ready for first-team action at the highest level.
However, Real Madrid are unlikely to let go of the 16-year-old considering how highly he is rated within the club. Nonetheless, Bayern Munich are keeping a close eye on Jimenez’s progress, and it will be interesting to see if they attempt to sign him at the end of the ongoing campaign.