La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid are reportedly keen on signing 16-year-old French wonderkid Warren Zaire-Emery from Paris Saint-Germain.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Warren Zaire-Emery is the subject of interest from Real Madrid over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The 16-year-old wonderkid could be the latest prodigious prospect to leave PSG to seek a quicker pathway to first-team football.
Warren Zaire-Emery is one of the brightest young prospects in France, with the player going from strength to strength in the last few years. A defensive midfielder by trade, the teenage prodigy has shown maturity beyond his years in the last couple of seasons while reading the game brilliantly.
The 16-year-old currently plies his trade for PSG’s under-19 side while also being a member of the French under-17 team. But Zaire-Emery faces an uncertain future at PSG, with his contract being only a short-term deal. Such a situation has captured the attention of several high profile clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid.
Real Madrid and PSG have traded blows in the market for around a year, with most of their sparring centring around Kylian Mbappe. Los Blancos seemed to be closing in on securing the services of the French international in a Bosman move for months. But Mbappe made a late u-turn to commit his future to PSG and leave Real Madrid high and dry.
But Real Madrid could soon return to PSG, although not for Mbappe, whose hopes of ever joining the Merengues have faded. The player in question right now is Warren Zaire-Emery, who could well be Casemiro’s long-term successor if Real Madrid managed to sign him.
The Spanish giants are renowned for pursuing the brightest young talents in the market, with Erik Vazquez the latest player to feature on their radar. As for Zaire-Emery, the 16-year-old wonderkid might be open to leaving PSG, which bodes well for Real Madrid.
While the Merengues are hot on the trail of Aurelien Tchouameni, signing Zaire-Emery from PSG could be a step in the right direction. The 16-year-old still has a long way to go before he can establish a foothold in the first-team setup at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But the departure of the French wonderkid will be another blow for PSG, with several young prospects leaving them over the years to seek regular game-time elsewhere. It will be interesting to see if Zaire-Emery leaves PSG to join Real Madrid this summer.