La Liga champions Real Madrid are considering signing 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder Andre Almeida as a successor to Luka Modric.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Andre Almeida has popped up on the radar of Real Madrid. The reigning La Liga champions view the 22-year-old Valencia midfielder as a possible successor to veteran playmaker Luka Modric.
Andre Almeida spent his formative years in his homeland before graduating from the Vitoria Guimaraes academy. The Portuguese midfielder gradually grew in stature at Estadio Dom Alonso Henriques before moving to Spain. And since joining Valencia in the summer, his stock has risen considerably.
The 22-year-old has been a regular for Los Che this season, chipping in with two goals and four assists in 21 appearances thus far. And Almeida’s progress has not gone unnoticed either, with several high-profile clubs, including Real Madrid, setting their sights on him.
Real Madrid will look to lay down a succession plan for Luka Modric and Toni Kroos this year. The two midfielders continue to remain pivotal figures for Los Blancos. But their advancing age means Real Madrid will need to scour the market for long-term successors. Several midfielders have thus emerged on their radar over a possible move this year.
Jude Bellingham is one of the top targets for Real Madrid heading into the summer transfer window. But with Liverpool also in the equation to sign the English international, the Merengues need to keep their options open. Almeida is thus an option worth considering for the Spanish champions.
The 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder is well-settled in La Liga and can hit the ground running at Real Madrid. And according to Fichajes, the reigning La Liga champions view Almeida as a potential long-term successor to Modric. But the player will not come cheap, as his contract runs until June 30, 2028.
So Los Che will likely demand a premium to part ways with the 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder. For now, Andre Almeida has emerged on Real Madrid’s radar. And it will be interesting to see if the Merengues launch the offensive for the youngster anytime soon.