Real Madrid’s Summer 2012 Transfer Targets

Real Madrid’s Summer 2012 Transfer Targets


Jose Mourinho has a successful season in charge of Real Madrid. The Spanish side have become the deserved winners of the La Liga and fell just short in the Champions League.

Despite this, the Portuguese manager will look to strengthen his squad even further going into next season, as Madrid seek European glory.

Especially with the likes of Higuain and Di Maria both expected to leave the club.

Below are various players Madrid have been linked in recent weeks.

Transfer Targets

Sergio Aguero – Manchester City – Striker

Real Madrid want to fund a multi-million pound bid for Sergio Aguero. President Florentino Perez is desperate to sign the Manchester City striker and is willing to part with whatever money it takes to lure the Argentine to the Bernabeu according to the Daily Mail.

To fund the ambitious offer, which City would be very reluctant to accept, Real want Higuain to move to Stamford Bridge.

Aguero has been a sensation for Roberto Mancini’s side, scoring 22 goals in 33 Premier League games.

Edison Cavani – Napoli – Striker

Reports have emerged that Real Madrid are watching Napoli striker Edinson Cavani’s situation.

The Uruguay international has emerged as the game’s hottest young striker and his performances in the Champions League have led to him being linked with Chelsea and Manchester City in recent weeks.

However, Real president Florentino Perez is also monitoring Cavani’s form and willing to put £35 million towards buying the Uruguay international at the end of the season.

Robin Van Persie – Arsenal – Striker

Real Madrid will make an offer for Robin van Persie in the summer as they join the £30million race for the Arsenal striker.

Manchester City and Barcelona are also keen on the Dutchman, 28, who has 12 months left on his Arsenal contract and is yet to commit to another deal.

Mourinho feels Van Persie would be a perfect fit into his evolving Madrid side.


Glen Johnson – Liverpool – Defender

Real Madrid are targeting Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker to fill their problem right-back position.

Officials at the Bernabeu were trying to sign promising Brazilian Mario Fernandes but have not even come close to agreeing a fee with Gremio.

So Jose Mourinho has turned to ‘Plan B’, according to Madrid newspaper Marca, and is planning to raid the Barclays Premier League for a player to fit his system.

It is thought Johnson, 27, would not cost more than £12.5million and is ready-made to match the wing-raiding prowess of Marcelo on the opposite flank.

Kyle Walker – Tottenham – Defender

21-year-old Kyle Walker is another right back being linked with a switch to Madrid. The young Tottenham star has been highly impressive since establishing himself as a first team regular in Harry Redknapp’s side.

Real boss Jose Mourinho has been tracking the Tottenham right-back ever since he shined on England duty against Spain at this summer’s European Under-21 finals.

And the manager of La Liga’s leaders has been impressed with Walker’s superb displays for club and country this term

Mourinho wants Walker to provide competition for Real right-back Sergio Ramos.

Walker is contracted to Spurs until 2016 but boss Harry Redknapp is braced for a bid from his friend Mourinho – which would need to be at least £20million to tempt chairman Daniel Levy into selling.

Edin Dzeko – Manchester City – Striker

Manchester City have decided to offload Edin Dzeko at the end of the season in a move that had already alerted Juventus and Real Madrid.

City manager Roberto Mancini has let it be known he will listen to offers for Dzeko after noting the striker’s unrest over limited opportunities in the starting line-up and sensing they will become even scarcer. Jose Mourinho is a firm admirer of the 26-year old.

Raul Meireles – Chelsea – Midfielder

Reports have emerged that Real Madrid have joined Juventus interest in Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles.

The Daily Express says Real Madrid want to take unsettled Portuguese midfielder Meireles to Spain in a £10m move.

Gareth Bale – Tottenham – Midfielder

Bale, 22, has been linked with a switch away from White Hart Lane – and claims a big-money transfer to one of Europe’s top clubs is appealing.

“If you are talking about Barcelona or Real Madrid, two of the biggest clubs in the world, then it’s a bit like Harry and England, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime dream,” he said.

“If you said to any young player that you could play for Barcelona or Real would they turn it down? Probably not.”

This will no doubt alert Mourinho who would love to bring Bale to the Bernabeu.

Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva  – Sao Paulo – Midfielder

The La Liga winner’s scouts have been monitoring Lucas for some time and have apparently now recommended him to the directors.

Manager Jose Mourinho is also said to have given his approval to bid for a player widely regarded as one of the rising stars of South American football.

Lucas, who is also a target for Inter Milan and Chelsea, broke into the Sao Paulo team in 2010 and made his debut for Brazil last year. He was included in the squad for the 2011 Copa America and already has ten caps to his name.

Papiss Cisse – Newcastle – Striker

Recently, Cisse has been falsely linked with Madrid. The Senegal international has refuted the claims in the media that he is after a move to the Spainish giants, instead pledging his continuing commitment to the Magpies.

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  1. with Benzema and Higuain in the ranks, plus Morata ready to be promoted to the first team, real madrid aren’t even looking for a striker.
    If anything, they need a RB and maybe a CM.

  2. Wrong. The full transfer target list should now be
    GK: Thibaut Courtois
    CB:Thomas Vermaelen
    RB:Branislav Ivanovic, Gregory van der Wiel, Lukasz Piszczek, Mario Fernandes, Micah Richards
    DMF:Axel Witsel, Javi Martinez, Lucas Biglia
    AMF:Lucas Moura
    LW:Gareth Bale
    FW:Edinson Cavani, Mauro Caballero, Sergio Aguero

  3. The players leaving Real Madrid this season should be:
    GK:Antonio Adan
    CB:Raul Albiol(maybe), Ricardo Carvalho
    CMF:Esteban Granero, Hamit Altintop, Lassana Diarra
    I expect some players on loan to leave as well once their loan term expires. Eg. David Mateos, Fernando Gago, Royston Drenthe and Pedro Leon.

    • Granero will not leave. I’m sure that Carvalho and Lass will. They might keep Pedro Leon or maybe send him on loan again. Albiol could leave but only it they bring another center back.

  4. Well, In my opinion , Real Madrid needs SUBOTIC,VERMAELEN, KYLE WALKER in defence,A.SONG in DMF , DAVID SILVA in AMF and AGUERO in ST ! I don’t think that Dzeko ,Van Persie , Glen Jhonson , Cisse and Raul Meireles are logical and right way for Real Madrid. Because, I’m sure that They are likely to lose their game when they join to Real Madrid . This is my OPINION!

  5. CARVALHO,ALTINTOP,ALBOIL,LASS,GRANERO and all those on loan should leave.ADAN should leave too,he is now too good to be second choice.WALKER,SONG,AGUERO,A CD and A GK from GERMANY SHOULD COME

  6. i think rm should buy neymar and hazard nd should sell callejon… opinion is that they should buy van persie nd some defenders……

  7. in my opinion real should buy some defenders and one forward no more..aguero and vermolen or ivanovich are be good for real

  8. We real madrid funs we don’t want aguero we want david silva,cavani,dzeko,johnson,kaita,downing,mirales.then d

  9. I really hope Madrid buy Kyle Walker or Ivanovic to fill in Arbeloa spot… And maybe Vermalen or Vertonghen for Centre Back and sell Pepe… His bad temper and ridiculous play acting may cause us trouble someday…

    • i think pepe is best.yes sometime he doing a crazy things but whatever at last he is a one of the stronger def ever ….

  10. The transfer targets should be……

    Matt Hummels – Borussia Dortmund CB
    Kyle Walker – Spurs RB
    Vidic – Manchester United -CB
    Hulk – FC Porto – RW

  11. Madrid need not buy much, we need a keeper(courtois or leno), defenders( hummels or richards, kyle walker) midfieled(yaya toure)love to see him play wit alonso(cheik tiote)we need a real hard tackler in mid to free up xabi alonso from defensive duties.forwards(drogba)we can do wit his experience and talent, we need a striker who is as dominant in the air air as is with his foot, real can capitalise more on thier crosses- we can score more

  12. If they want to sell kaka, they have to buy a new AMF Lucas Moura. Albiol is leaving, so is Carvalho that leaves Pepe Ramos and Varane, buy a new center back Matts Hummels. Mourinho is definitly thinking of buying a new right back and bench Arbeloa and Lucasz Piszcek is the right choice. With Benzema and Higuain staying I don’t think that they need a striker. Mourinho is thinking of two center midfielders but will only buy one its either Arturo Vidal or Bastian Swienstiger. And promote Morata and Jese Rodriguez.

  13. i think …. madrid don’t need any GK …. because we have already a best GK in this world … but maybe we need another GK when Iker Casillas injured.

  14. and we need Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi this two players have good understanding to each other. and i think good with Madrid ….

  15. madrid did nt need any striker,bt i need of defenders both centrel defence n they should aviod there second gk, that’s all.

  16. I think for real madrid:
    -lucas moura
    is best transfers and:
    -Edison Cavani
    -luca modric(he is very wonderful but ozil,kaka and may be lucas moura in real)
    -prince boateng
    not to bad for this champion.

  17. I think real madrid need defenders to replacce those leaving and strikers who would help c.ronaldo in scoring more goals…..n a keeper who will replace casillas wen he is injured

  18. Madris need to sell ricardo carvalo abiol kak dariaa all people n loan expcet canals garnero

    • We should buy hummules thaigo silva kompany jack whesier lucas mario gotze eden hazered bale aguero neymar walker

  19. no,we have pepe and not need t.silva and we are not need walker,aguero,van persei,kompany and hazardnow in chelsea.we now need lucas moura,drogba and new young star for next seasons.

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