Real Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on the progress of Granada striker Matias Arezo, as they look to add more youth to their attacking unit.
According to Defensa Central, Real Madrid are tracking the development of Granada’s young Uruguayan forward Matias Arezo as they seek further reinforcements to their frontline.
Arezo came through the ranks at Uruguayan outfit River Plate Montevideo and enjoyed a healthy record of 37 goals and 14 assists in 91 first-team matches. His progress had alerted Real Madrid ahead of the January transfer window, but the youngster ended up joining fellow La Liga club Granada in the winter.
Since arriving in Spain, the 19-year-old has not seen much game-time, though, having featured just seven times for Granada. Arezo has failed to muster up a single goal or an assist in those matches. Despite that, Real Madrid are continuing to keep a close watch on his progress as they look to add more young players to the roster.
Real Madrid have tasted a lot of success by investing in young players of late. Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao and, more recently, Eduardo Camavinga have proven to be top acquisitions for the Spanish capital club. And they wish to continue that trend in the future by picking up young talents with immense potential.
Karim Benzema is set to enter the final year of his contract, and even though a new deal is in the works, Real Madrid need to secure able backup for the Frenchman in the coming windows. Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz have failed to deliver when called upon and are likely to leave in the summer transfer window.
Even if Real Madrid end up signing Kylian Mbappe as expected, another young centre-forward who can cover for Benzema and eventually grow into a first-team role at the Santiago Bernabeu would be a welcome addition. To that end, Arezo has emerged as a possible option for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ starlet Fabio Silva.
While Arezo might not have hit the ground running in Spain, Real Madrid have good reports on the 19-year-old Uruguayan. So, they will continue to keep tabs on the young striker before deciding to launch a move or look at other options.
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