He real Madrid seeks changes after disappointing UEFA Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Manchester City. The Spanish team have their sights set on strengthening their squad over the summer and some key moves are expected to take place.
One of the priorities for the club is to find a new striker who can provide cover and competition for Karim Benzema. In addition, the incorporation of Jude Bellingham in the center of the field and the hiring of a new full-back are being considered. However, according to the journalist Tomás González-Martín in The debateReal Madrid is also exploring the possibility of signing a new winger.
In this sense, Samuel Chukwueze, a Villarreal player, has emerged as a possible target for the merengue team. The right wing has been a concern for Real Madrid, despite Rodrygo’s good performances. The Brazilian performs best in more central positions, so the arrival of Chukwueze could bring a new dimension to the attacking line from that flank.
The 23-year-old Chukwueze, a Nigerian international, has had an outstanding season, racking up 13 goals and 11 assists in 46 games spread across all competitions. His brilliant performance against Real Madrid last month, in which he netted a brace in Villarreal’s 3-2 win, has left a lasting impression on the Madrid club’s officials.
However, Villarreal have no intention of letting Chukwueze go easily. The winger’s contract with the Spanish club runs until 2024 and he has a release clause of 60 million euros. According to the report, Real Madrid would be willing to offer a player as part of the operation to reduce the transfer fee.
There will be exits and new faces are needed
With the possible departure of Eden Hazard and Mariano Díaz, and the uncertainty surrounding the continuity of Marco Asensio, adding another striker makes sense for Real Madrid. Chukwueze, with his youth and experience in La Liga, could be a solid option.
However, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid are willing to make a big investment in the Villarreal winger, especially after planning to sign Jude Bellingham for a hefty sum. Villarreal remain firm in their position that they will only sell Chukwueze for the price of his release clause of €60m. The ball is now in Real Madrid’s court to decide if they are willing to make that outlay.