La Liga champions Real Madrid have reportedly rejected the opportunity to sign 25-year-old Spanish international Carlos Soler from Valencia.
According to a report by Spanish publication MARCA, Carlos Soler’s agent offered Real Madrid the chance to sign his client in a Bosman move in the 2023 summer transfer window. But the reigning La Liga champions have turned down the opportunity, reiterating that they will approach Valencia before launching the offensive for the player.
Carlos Soler has established himself as one of the best midfielders in La Liga in his professional career with Valencia, where he has grown in stature considerably. At the same time, the Spanish international has become a regular fixture in his national squad and will fancy his chances of booking his ticket for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The 25-year-old has started the 2022/23 season strongly, scoring the only goal in Valencia’s 1-0 win over Girona last weekend. But Soler faces an uncertain future at the Mestalla as he has entered the final year of his contract with Los Che. And the player’s agent recently offered Real Madrid the chance to sign him in a Bosman move next summer.
Real Madrid’s midfield dynamics have changed significantly this week as Casemiro will soon complete a surprising move to Manchester United. In addition, with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos well into their thirties, the Merengues need to scour the market for long-term successors for the ageing duo.
Several midfielders have thus emerged on Real Madrid’s radar, with widespread reports claiming Jude Bellingham is their top target for the 2023 summer transfer window. But with Kroos hinting at an early retirement in his recent comments, Real Madrid might have to sign two midfielders next summer as they will not bring in a replacement for Casemiro this year.
To that end, Soler might be a viable target for Los Blancos, with his agent previously offering him to the reigning La Liga champions too. But the Merengues have rejected the chance to sign the 25-year-old in a Bosman move next summer. While that does not mean that Real Madrid will not pursue a deal for the Spanish international, they want to approach Valencia first before making a move.
For now, Soler’s agent’s attempts to lure Real Madrid into launching the offensive for his client have failed. It will be interesting to see if the 25-year-old Spanish international becomes a target for Real Madrid in the coming months once they start formulating the plan for the 2023 summer transfer window in a few months.