Real Madrid are keen to add fresh blood for next season. They have now identified a new long-term replacement for Dani Carvajal. According to Fichajes Los Blancos want Jeremie Frimpong as a successor to the Spaniard.
The Dutchman plays in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen. Coincidentally Real Madrid signed Carvajal from Leverkusen as well. He was initially sold by Los Blancos to the Bundesliga side before they re-signed him.
Not only this he is currently playing under former Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso. However, Alonso would want to keep him but he knows that an offer from Real Madrid would be tough to say no to.
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The Spanish giants will make a move for him in the summer. Currently, Lucas Vasquez is the deputy for Carjval. However, he is 31 years old and the right back spot is not his natural position as well.
Why does Real Madrid want Jeremie Frimpong?
The youngster joined the German side in January 2021. Before joining Leverkusen he was playing in the Scottish league for Celtic. He only made 36 appearances for the Scottish side in three years.
However, since joining Leverkusen he has established himself as a regular for them. Currently, he is one of the most exciting youngsters in the Bundesliga.
So far he has made 68 appearances for Leverkusen. In those 68 appearances, he has scored seven goals and further provided 12 assists in all competitions. Not only this he is also comfortable as a right-wing back.
Frimpong’s age is also a factor in this pursuit. He is currently 22 years old and his best years are yet to come. But Real Madrid must hurry the deal. The report stated that Premier League clubs are also interested in him.
The Dani Carvajal story
The Spaniard burst onto the scene when he was re-signed by Real Madrid. Since then he has managed to establish himself as a first choice for the right-back spot.
However, at times he has been very inconsistent. A big reason behind this inconsistency has been fitness issues. The Spaniard gets injured too often. He is now 31 years old and he has a few years of peak football left in him.
Also, the modern-day demands of a fullback have changed a lot. The fullbacks are expected to attack more often than not and then cover the spaces they leave behind. Their final output in the final third has also increased a lot.
Although the Spaniard has done well to keep up with the modern game but he is no longer at his best. Also, considering his age he still has a few years left him, Real Madrid could slowly introduce Frimpong into the squad and in a planned manner Dani Carvajal could be phased out.