Various MLS clubs have reportedly approached Real Madrid over the possibility of signing 30-year-old Spanish defender Dani Carvajal in the summer.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Real Madrid could be braced for a battle to keep hold of Dani Carvajal in the summer transfer window. Various Major League Soccer clubs have submitted enquiries over a possible move for the 30-year-old defender, but the Merengues do not want to sell him.
Dani Carvajal has established himself as one of the best full-backs in Europe since returning from a one-year stint with Bayer Leverkusen. The Spanish international has been a mainstay at the back for Real Madrid for the better part of the past decade, contributing handsomely to the several titles they have won in this period.
To date, the 30-year-old defender has turned out 318 times for Real Madrid, chipping in with seven goals and 52 assists in the process. But with his performance levels dipping in the wake of a few fitness issues in the last year, the Spanish giants are considering signing a right-back in the summer transfer window. That would put the player’s position at the club in doubt.
Sensing the opportunity potentially to snap him up in the summer transfer window, several Major League Soccer clubs have approached Real Madrid over the possibility of a move. The MLS teams have simply submitted enquiries as of now, and there is still a long way to go before the thought of a transfer crops up.
The report does add that Real Madrid would prefer keeping hold of Carvajal beyond the summer transfer window, even if they sign a right-back. The Merengues have indeed been linked with several right-backs lately, including Chelsea defender Reece James.
Meanwhile, Carvajal could also have prospective suitors from Europe, with recent reports linking him with Bayern Munich. But as the report by Defensa Central has suggested, Real Madrid might not even entertain the idea of selling the 30-year-old, let alone listen to offers that come their way.
For now, though, Carvajal’s situation at Real Madrid is somewhat precarious, especially if the La Liga heavyweights move ahead with the plan of signing a right-back. But with Real Madrid keen on keeping hold of the 30-year-old, he should be at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the summer transfer window.