New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is keen to sign Everton striker Richarlison this summer, according to Goal (via Manage Madrid).
Richarlison was one of the key players for Carlo Ancelotti when he managed Everton. The Brazil international scored 13 goals for Everton last season before Ancelotti decided to leave the Toffees Los Blancos.
According to the above source, Ancelotti had called Richarlison, who is currently representing Brazil at the 2021 Copa America. The couple had an informal conversation about a transfer to Real Madrid this summer. However, Real is not yet involved in official talks with Everton. So far, the discussions have been limited to the manager and the player involved.
Real Madrid’s priority this summer remains Kylian Mbappe. Los Blancos is supposed to stay if they don’t sign the French superstar and won’t try to sign an alternative.
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Real Madrid need a new center forward
Real Madrid urgently need to strengthen their attacking opportunities before the start of the new season. Los Blancos still depend on an aging Karim Benzema to score goals.
The Spanish giants previously tried to resolve their attack problems by signing Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz. However, the pair did not live up to expectations and could sooner or later be sold.
Despite the demand for a new striker Manage Madrid The report questions Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to sign Richarlison at Real Madrid. The 24-year-old Brazilian international is not a natural striker and needs a partner in advance to flourish, like Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Everton.
Richarlison is also primarily a left winger, a position already occupied by Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior at Real Madrid. However, both players had tough 2020-21 seasons for Real Madrid.
At the moment the deal looks like a classic case where the manager wants a certain player while the club is aiming at another.
It remains to be seen whether Los Blancos President Florentino Perez will support Carlo Ancelotti in the transfer window and allow him to sign Richarlison from Everton.
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