Real Madrid were quiet during this summer transfer window, despite the lofty rumours that had spread about it months earlier, regarding potential moves for the likes of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.
Ultimately, neither one of those players was signed by Los Blancos, although they did make a couple of smart additions in Aurelien Tchouameni and Antonio Rudiger.
Tchouameni is proving to be an incredible signing if the early signs are anything to go by and could be a future superstar for the club. On the other hand, Rudiger, who arrived on a free transfer, is starting to make his mark on the team as well and recently scored his first Real Madrid goal.
While the dust has barely settled on the recent summer transfer window, there is already talk of future moves though and one player that Real Madrid appear to have in their sights is Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.
As reported by 90min, Real Madrid and Manchester City are among the sides monitoring Saka, which Arsenal and the player are aware of.
Real Madrid and Manchester City have their eyes on Arsenal prodigy
Saka has been a big contributor for Arsenal for more than three seasons now, which is remarkable considering the fact that he just recently turned 21 years of age.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has already made 138 appearances for Arsenal across all competitions, scoring 24 goals and providing 31 assists in the process of doing so.
On top of that, Saka is an incredibly versatile player who has played all over the pitch for them. Thus, it is not hard to understand why the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City would be interested in the 21-year-old.
His current deal with Arsenal is believed to run out in the summer of 2024 and as a result, they would want to agree a new contract with him as soon as possible. And there is believed to be a confidence that fresh terms will be agreed soon.
Real Madrid have been linked with several players in recent times even though they have not been the most active when it comes to signing them. The two best examples that come to mind are that of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. There were some suggestions that Los Blancos could make an audacious attempt to sign both this summer but in the end, ended up with none.
Now though, they are already being linked with a big signing for next summer and the player whose name is doing the rounds of the rumour mill is that of Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund.
The English midfielder has made quite the name for himself during his time in Germany and is considered as one of the best players in the Bundesliga already and the heart and soul of the Borussia Dortmund midfield, despite the fact that he is only 19 years of age.
Rumours have suggested that he is a top target for Real Madrid next summer, while Liverpool have also been heavily linked with him. But now, it looks like the name of Manchester United is also in the hat for Bellingham. As reported by Metro, Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg said:
‘He’s an upcoming superstar player.
‘I am totally convinced he will leave Dortmund in 2023 maybe to Liverpool, maybe to Manchester United.
‘I think these are two teams that have very good chances to get him. He’s an amazing player, amazing character. Very good personality.’