Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Atletico Madrid right-back Nahuel Molina. The 25-year-old Argentine is considered one of the best right-backs in La Liga and has been linked with a number of top European clubs in recent months.
Molina is a versatile player who can also play as a left-back or winger. He is known for his pace, athleticism, and attacking ability. He has scored six goals and provided seven assists in 33 appearances for Atletico this season.
Real Madrid are looking to strengthen their right-back position as Dani Carvajal is approaching his 30s and Lucas Vazquez is not a natural right-back. Molina would be a significant upgrade on either player and would provide competition for Carvajal.
However, the transfer would be difficult to complete. Atletico are reluctant to sell players to their rivals and would likely demand a high fee for Molina. The player himself would also have to agree to a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
If Real Madrid are unable to sign Molina, they may turn to other options such as Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich or Noussair Mazraoui of Ajax.
Molina’s desire to join Real Madrid could complicate transfer
Molina is reportedly keen to join Real Madrid and has made it clear to Atletico that he wants to leave the club. This could complicate the transfer as Atletico are likely to demand a higher fee if they know that Molina is determined to leave.
Real Madrid could also use Molina’s desire to join them as leverage in negotiations. They could offer Atletico a lower fee and then threaten to sign Molina on a free transfer next summer if Atletico do not agree to the deal.
The transfer of Molina would be a major coup for Real Madrid. He is a young, talented player who would be a key addition to the team. However, the transfer would not be easy to complete and would likely require Real Madrid to pay a high fee and convince Molina to leave Atletico.