Carlo Ancelotti continues to work on planning for Real Madrid's next season. According to the Spanish newspaper ‘Don Balon’, the Italian is looking for new players to reinforce different lines of the field. Along these lines, he would have asked President Florentino Pérez to start negotiations for a left-back who was a figure on the first date of the European Championship.
It is nothing less than the Portuguese Raphael Guerreiro. The Spanish club closed the 2020-21 season with three left-backs: Ferland Mendy, Marcelo Vieira and Miguel Gutiérrez. However, of those mentioned, only the first would continue to wear the white shirt. This is the reason why Ancelotti would sign a new player for the position. “Because the Franco-Portuguese is one of the requests of the Italian coach, to reinforce the squad.
He would provide the offensive full-back profile they need on the left-handed flank, and thanks to his versatility, he can also act in other positions. With Borussia Dortmund, he has been seen as a lane, as an inside, midfielder, midfielder or winger ”, the aforementioned source publishes.
Although Mendy owns the left-back position, Ancelotti wants to put competition on him to keep him performing well throughout the 2021-22 season. To this must be added that the Frenchman gives his rival some advantages every time he goes up on the attack. Always according to ‘Don Balon’, Borussia Dortmund would not put great obstacles to the departure of the 27-year-old Portuguese.
The door of Signal Iduna Park would open for Guerreiro with 35 million euros, a figure that Real Madrid would have no problem assuming to empower the left-back. It should be remembered that Raphael Guerreiro was one of the figures of Portugal in his debut in Euro 2021. The Portuguese scored the first goal against Hungary to lead the victory of Fernando Santos.