Real Madrid snap up Liverpool target Guilherme Siqueira

Real Madrid snap up Liverpool target Guilherme Siqueira


Granada left back Guilherme Siqueira, currently on loan at Poruguese Giants Benfica is set to become Real Madrid’s first summer signing, claims Inside Spanish Football


The Brazilian was a whisker away from completing a move to Bernebeu last summer but the deal fell off at the last minute. However Spanish Footballing TV, Tiki Taka claims the deal to land Siqueira has been completed. Their claims are based on a leaked WhatsApp message from the Brazilian has assured: “I’m going to Real Madrid.”

This deals means a major blow to Premier League side Liverpool and Manchester United who were also interested in the highly rated 27 year old. With Siqueira on his way to the Spanish capital, it casts a huge doubt on Fabio Coentrao’s situation at the Galacticos, the Portuguese who is also chased by the Red Devils.

Siqueira’s arrival at Real will compliment first choice left back, Brazilian Marcelo, the later who has been in terrific form this season.

In the current Granada player, Real get a defender who is on ease on the ball, can aid possession at the back with his ball retention skills and has the odd dribble in his locker, something which is rare for a wing back these days. Siqueira’s style of play means he can ceaselessly fit into Real’s style of play with his pin point long balls directed forward and his deadly crossing abilities will be an added bonus.

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  1. Don’t see how this is a blow for Manchester United. The deal for Real Madrid to snap him up failed after he signed for Benfica on loan on deadline day last August. The plan was Real Madrid to snap him up then immediately send Fabio Coentrao on loan to Manchester United with the option of buying him after the one year spell. United were never huge fans of Siqueira. United have admitted and been seen scouting a number of left backs since Moyes took over, some in the last few weeks. Baines was the number one target after Coentrao failed but is now out of the question since Baines signed a new contract with Everton. Moyes has since been scouting Alberto Moreno of Sevilla. Continued interest in Porto’s Alex Sandro, Southampton’s Luke Shaw and Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao luke the most likely of new left back options for Moyes if Moreno fails. Shaw would be a tough signing as Saits are reluctant to sell a player who looks to be the next best left back in England. Chelsea and Manchester City are both also interested, Chelsea would be favourites with the knowledge Shaw has supported the Blues. With Ashley Cole ageing a move for Shaw in the coming window is possible, although not Chelsea’s main target, whom is Diego Costa (all but going to happen).

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