Real Madrid Looking to Hijack Atletico Madrid’s Deal for Bayer Leverkusen Youngster Iker Bravo

Real Madrid Looking to Hijack Atletico Madrid’s Deal for Bayer Leverkusen Youngster Iker Bravo

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are set to do battle for the signature of highly-rated 17-year-old Iker Bravo
  • Atletico Madrid have already agreed on personal terms to sign Bayer Leverkusen's promising youngster Iker Bravo
  • Iker Bravo previously played for Barcelona at the youth level before signing for Bayer Leverkusen

Real Madrid aren't looking to bring in more players this transfer window but are considering buying promising players for the future.

Los Blancos have thus far signed Aurélien Tchouaméni and Antonio Rudiger in what has been a relatively quiet transfer window.

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Highly-rated youngster Iker Bravo has agreed on personal terms with Atletico Madrid, but Real Madrid are looking to hijack the deal. Image: Christof Koepsel/ Roland Krivec
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Now the La Liga champions have been linked with a move for 17-year-old Iker Bravo, Madrid Universal reported. Bravo, who currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen, is considered a diamond in the rough.

Madrid could run into problems with trying to sign the player, as he has already agreed on personal teams with another La Liga side, Atletico Madrid.

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Los Blancos would therefore need to hijack the deal for the player.

Bravo, a Spanish national, made 17 appearances for Leverkusen's u/19 side last season and scored four goals and provided three assists, TransferMarkt reported.

Prior to his move to Germany, he played for Barcelona at the youth level.

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are set to enter the transfer market for reinforcements ahead of the start of the 2022/23 season.

The Los Blancos are currently preparing at their base in the United States of America as they look to defend their UEFA Champions League and La Liga titles.

Carlo Ancelotti and his men lost 1-0 to arch-rivals Barcelona in their first pre-season game on Sunday without their talisman Karim Benzema.

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Meanwhile, Ancelotti has confirmed that he will deploy Eden Hazard in a new position next season.

Hazard, 31, is yet to live up to the name he built for himself during a stellar seven-year stay in England.

He has only featured 66 times for the Los Blancos and scored six goals. Ancelotti's plan involves playing Hazard as a false 9 when the main striker Karim Benzema is rested.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.