Spanish Giants Real Madrid set to offload Promising Striker to La Liga Rival

Spanish Giants Real Madrid set to offload Promising Striker to La Liga Rival

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • La Liga champions Real Madrid are not interested in keeping youngster Juanmi Latasa in their first team squad
  • The Real Madrid Castilla striker has been offered to Madrid rivals Getafe in the summer transfer window ahead of the start of the 2022/23 season
  • The 23-year-old would become the second striker to join Getafe this season after Borja Mayoral signed for the La Liga club for around ten million euros

Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid are currently in negotiations with Madrid-based club Getafe over the transfer of Juanmi Latasa.

The Real Madrid youth player has no place in Carlo Ancelotti's team and is looking to join the La Liga club for the upcoming season.

Latasa, who has contract with Madrid until 2024, was hoping to play as second fiddle to Karim Benzema, but he wasn't even considered by Ancelotti during the preseason.

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Real Madrid and Getafe are negotiating a transfer for Juanmi Latasa. Credit: @besoccer
Source: Twitter

According to Marca, the 21-year-old is now willing to sign for another team where he will get more playing time.

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That seems to be Getafe, where he will meet former teammate Borja Mayoral.

Ancelotti believes in the first-team players he has right now, and the 21-year-old will not leapfrog any of the established strikers if he decides to stay.

However, his departure will further trim down Real Madrid's options in attack, following the departure of Takefusa Kubo, Luka Jovic, Gareth Bale, and Mayoral.

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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.

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.

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Sports Brief earlier reported that Real Madrid are in need of a new striker, but Karim Benzema knows who Los Blancos shouldn’t bring in.

The French striker has been expertly leading the line for the Spanish champions, but Madrid have struggled for goals when their talisman striker hasn’t played.

As reported by The Real Champs, Madrid are selling some of their other strikers and looking to bring in a reliable goal-getter who can deputize for Benzema.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)