After an action-packed transfer window which saw the Real Madrid spend over €300 million, Los Blancos are reportedly set to continue spending a lot more on new players in the next summer transfer window.
According to a report carried by Express, Manchester United star Paul Pogba, RB Salzburg’s Erling Braut Haaland and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) player Alphonse Areola are Real Madrid’s three main transfer targets. Although Areola is already a part of the Real Madrid team, he is there with them on a loan from PSG. Madrid want to permanently have him in their squad by next summer.
Notably, Areola was initially drafted into the teams as a backup goalkeeper with Thibaut Courtois being their first choice goalie. However, with the Belgian’s health issues in recent times, the French International has replaced Courtois in the Real Madrid squad.
Recent reports from certain sections of the media reveal that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is actually losing his trust in Courtois and if these reports turn out to be true then Areola might totally replace him by the beginning of the next season.
On the other hand, Paul Pogba has already stated openly that he is in fact ready for a move out of Manchester United and awaits “new challenges”. Haaland, meanwhile, is expected to remain with RB Salzburg till the end of the 2019 -20 season before being available for a move out of the club.