Real Madrid linked with surprise move for Sao Paulo midfielder

There has been numerous midfielders linked with Real Madrid in past few months.

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Real Madrid are linked with surprise move for Sao Paulo midfielder Igor Gomes.

The 21-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.

Igor Gomes
Igor Gomes

In 31 appearances for Sao Paulo, Gomes has managed to score 2 goals, and create 3 goals for his teammates.

The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Brazil.

Igor Gomes has represented Brazil at Under-20 and Under-23 level, winning 15 caps.

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

Igor Gomes can play multiple positions in midfield.

According to the report, “Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a summer move for Sao Paulo midfielder Igor Gomes – dubbed the new Kaka. The 21-year old is highly rated by the Brazilian side, after being fast tracked through the youth ranks and into the first team. According to reports from Diario AS, Real Madrid have been scouting Gomes since as far back as early 2019, but they are not willing to pay his current €50M release clause. However, Los Blancos are aware of reported interest from La Liga rivals Barcelona and Seville, as well as Dutch giants Ajax. Sao Paulo’s asking price appears to be the main stumbling block to any potential deal for the Brazil U23 international, with transfer business set to be scaled down across Europe, due to the financial impact of the Covid 19 outbreak. Zidane’s side are also hopeful that Gomes’ friendship with Rodrygo Goes could provide an advantage in negotiations, with a lower bid potentially being submitted in the coming months.”

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

Signing the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Zidane.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Real Madrid.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Real come calling for Igor Gomes this summer.

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