In La Liga on Sunday, January 21, Real Madrid will host Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu. With a victory, Carlo Ancelotti’s club, who is now second in the league behind Girona, would take the top spot once again.
Los Blancos, meantime, are focusing on Florian Wirtz, a midfielder for Bayer Leverkusen. Elsewhere, the youthful Puerto Rican player Jeremy de Leon has finalized his signing with the Spanish powerhouses.
In light of the foregoing, the following highlights the major Real Madrid transfer rumors as of January 21, 2024:
Real Madrid eyeing Florian Wirtz
Florian Wirtz is reportedly of interest to Real Madrid, according BILD. With 25 games in all competitions, the German midfielder has been in outstanding form for Bayer Leverkusen this season, tallying eight goals and twelve assists. His work has been essential to Xavi Alonso’s team’s dominant position atop the Bundesliga standings.
Several teams in Europe have taken notice of the 20-year-old’s talents, and Los Blancos are among his fans. After acquiring Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in the offseason, the La Liga powerhouses have an abundance of options in the midfield. With 25 appearances across competitions, the English midfielder has recorded 17 goals and seven assists, enjoying a spectacular start to life at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But Real Madrid is searching the market for worthy substitutes as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos face uncertain futures. Los Blancos are eager to sign Wirtz because he is a generational talent who has the ability to lead the team to new heights. Getting him to leave the BayArena, meanwhile, will be difficult because of his 2027 deal.
The German already seems like he’s worth his weight in gold, but the Bundesliga giants will only entertain bids beyond £100 million. Manchester City and Bayern Munich will also compete with Los Blancos for Wirtz’s services.
Los Blancos sign Jeremy de Leon
Marca reports that Jeremy de Leon has officially joined Real Madrid. After Eduardo Ordonez, the 19-year-old is now just the second Puerto Rican athlete to wear the coveted white jersey. After making one appearance in 1926, the former midfield player left the Santiago Bernabeu after one year.
De Leon is a winger for the Spanish team Castellon, where his quickness and talent have drawn attention. With the adolescent, Los Blancos have added one of the best football players in South America to their roster.
Endrick opens up on Pele comparisons
In the face of comparisons to some of the greatest players in football history, Endrick hopes to make a name for himself in the industry.
The adolescent from Brazil is expected to join Real Madrid this summer after the team signed him away from Palmeiras. This month, Endrick, the upcoming star in South American football, went to the Santiago Bernabeu to chat with potential teammates.
The 17-year-old appeared assured in handling the weight of expectations during a recent interview with the media, as reported by Madrid Universal.