Thu. Dec 8th, 2022
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Real Madrid lodge enquiry for €70 million-rated midfielder, Ancelotti appreciates him

According to Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, Real Madrid have made an enquiry for Napoli midfielder Stanislav Lobotka.

The 28-year-old midfielder has been with the Serie A outfit since 2020 and has grown into an important player, especially over the past year or so under Luciano Spalletti.

Indeed, Lobotka has been a permanent presence in the centre of the park for the Partenopei as they charge for the Scudetto and sit atop the Serie A standings currently.

Lobotka recently renewed his contract with Napoli, committing himself to the Italian giants until the summer of 2027. In the midst of this, though, Real Madrid have lodged an enquiry with the Serie A outfit over the price point for the Slovakian international.

Real Madrid have their sights firmly fixed on Jude Bellingham to strengthen their midfield for the summer of 2023. While the Englishman is seen as a replacement for Luka Modric, Los Blancos could be looking at Lobotka as a possible reinforcement in the holding midfield role.

Aurelien Tchouameni is the only out-and-out defensive midfielder at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal. While Toni Kroos has been deployed in the role on occasions, the German ace is yet to renew and even if he does, it will only likely be for a year.

So, Real Madrid remain keen on strengthening their midfield unit further and Lobotka has emerged as a possible target.

The reigning Spanish and European champions have made an enquiry for the Slovakian international already and as per the report, Napoli will demand a sum of around €60-70 million for their prized asset.

Shelling out such a large sum for Lobotka in the summer would seem unlikely especially if Real Madrid want to sign Bellingham as well, given that the latter could cost in excess of €100 million.

So, it will be interesting to see if Los Merengues decide to press ahead with their interest in Lobotka or look at other options.

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