Real Madrid linked with surprise move for Facundo Pellistri

Real Madrid could be in for a busy transfer this summer.

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Real Madrid are linked with surprise move for Facundo Pellistri.

The 18-year-old has a valid contract with Penarol until June 2022.

Facundo Pellistri
Facundo Pellistri

Facundo Pellistri made 25 appearances across all competitions for Penarol, scoring one goal and supplying three assists in return.

The 18-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Uruguay.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Zinedine Zidane has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. Zidane is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

Facundo Pellistri would provide a good variety to Real Madrid’s midfield.

According to the report, “Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring Penarol’s rising teenage superstar Facundo Pellistri, ahead of a potential summer bid. The 18-year old has forced his way into the Uruguayan side’s first team this season, with 17 starts so far in 2019-20. According to reports from Diario AS, Los Blancos have sent scouts to watch the midfielder, after being tipped off by agent Juni Calafat. Calafat has a strong relationship with the Spanish giants, after brokering Federico Valverde’s move to the club back in 2015. Pellistri has already attracted attention from rivals Boca Juniors and Flamengo, alongside La Liga pair Atletico Madrid and Valencia. Penarol boss Diego Forlan has hinted he is aware of interest in Pellistri, but wants to keep him at the club. However, a fee in a region of €4M could be enough to open negotiations for a sale ahead of the new campaign.”

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If Real Madrid are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Real.

How strong that interest is and whether Real will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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