Real Madrid and Arsenal are currently involved in a negotiation process that could see the winger move to North London. At present the English side are tabling a bid which totals 35 million euro (32 plus add-on’s) as Madrid embark on their bid to cash in on players deemed to be surplus to requirement after their lavish outlay on the likes of Hazard, Jovic and Ferland Mendy.
Euro 2020, key objective
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has explained to Lucas that playing time with the club in the 2019-20 campaign would be at a premium with the arrival of the likes of Jovic and Rodrygo and that if the player is to be in contention for a place in Spain’s Euro 2020 squad, then he should seek first team football away from the Bernabéu.
The Premier League transfer window closes on August 8 and with the first team expedition set to travel to Montreal Tuesday next, there is an added urgency on Madrid’s side to conclude the deal as soon as possible. The club are also currently negotiating the potential sale of Dani Ceballos (to Tottenham) and in talks with Real Sociedad relating to possible moves for both Odegaard and Borja Mayoral.