Real Madrid eyeing Jeremie Frimpong move

La Liga champions Real Madrid are reportedly considering signing 21-year-old Dutch right-back Jeremie Frimpong from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Jeremie Frimpong is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The reigning La Liga champions want to sign the 21-year-old right-back from Bayer Leverkusen as a long-term replacement for long-serving Dani Carvajal.

Jeremie Frimpong has journeyed around Europe in his short career thus far. The youngster spent his formative years in England with Manchester City before making the grade in professional football at Celtic. And the Dutchman joined Bayer Leverkusen after spending nearly two years with the Scottish giants.

The 21-year-old is now one of the most enterprising full-backs in the Bundesliga, progressing considerably in the last 18 months. Frimpong has been one of the better players in a sub-par campaign for Bayer Leverkusen, chipping in with four goals and two assists in 14 appearances. And his progress has captured the attention of Real Madrid.

The right-back spot at Real Madrid has been in safe hands with Dani Carvajal for a long time. But the Spaniard’s performance levels have waned in the last couple of years due to fitness issues. And while Carvajal remains the first-choice right-back for Real Madrid, Los Blancos will soon need to lay down a succession plan for him.

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Several right-backs have thus emerged on Real Madrid’s radar in the last few months, including Sacha Boey. And Frimpong is also a viable target for the reigning La Liga champions. With the Bayer Leverkusen defender at the onset of his career, he can initially learn the ropes from Carvajal.

The Merengues also have another promising young right-back at the club in Vinicius Tobias, who arrived earlier this month. And in the Brazilian and Frimpong, a long-term target, Real Madrid will have enough resources for the position. But prising him away from Bayer Leverkusen will not be straightforward.

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The Bundesliga giants will likely pose hurdles for Real Madrid, considering Frimpong is one of their prized assets. But the Spanish giants will fancy their chances in the market with most players, including the 21-year-old right-back.

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