Real Madrid News Transfer: It has been claimed that Real Madrid’s La Liga rivals Sevilla and Real Betis would give them a run for their money in the fight to acquire left defender Fran Garcia, who is 22 years old
Real Madrid News Transfer: Real Madrid will not be the only team aiming to capture Fran Garcia during the summer transfer window, according to a story that was published by the Spanish news site Defensa Central. In the hunt to recruit the left-back from Rayo Vallecano, the Merengues are up against heavy competition from La Liga rivals Real Betis and Sevilla.
After moving from Real Madrid to Rayo Vallecano, Fran Garcia has been able to establish a strong foundation for the future of his professional career. Los Franjirrojos first signed the Spaniard on a loan deal for the 2020/21 season before gaining his talents on a permanent move last summer.
The left-back, who is just 22 years old, had a successful season in 2021/22 and made 39 appearances across all competitions, contributing to the team with one goal and one assist. Garcia’s heroics for Rayo Vallecano have not gone unnoticed. However, many La Liga giants, including Real Madrid, Real Betis, and Sevilla, laid their eyes on him.
The interest from Real Madrid comes from the probable departure of experienced left-back Marcelo. The Brazilian defender recently stated that he will depart Real Madrid as a free agent, causing Los Blancos to hunt the market for a long-term successor. And Garcia has resurfaced as a realistic target. Recent rumors say he was closing close on returning to the Spanish giants.
In the meantime, Real Betis might find themselves in need of a left-back during the summer transfer window. This is because Alex Moreno is now attracting interest from other teams around Europe. The English team Fulham has just entered the competition to sign the 29-year-old player.
Will Los Blancos make a bid for Fran Garcia?
As for Sevilla, the mounting uncertainty surrounding the future of Marcos Acuna has left Los Nervionenses exploring the market for a successor. The Argentine international has cropped up on the radars of numerous teams throughout Europe. If Acuna moves from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, Garcia will be an alternative worth considering.
Garcia recently said that despite the interest shown in him by Sevilla and Real Betis, he has the hope that he would one day be able to play for Real Madrid again. Only time will tell, whether Real Madrid goes on the hunt for the Spanish left-back. It will be fascinating to watch if they are successful in beating out their league rivals and securing his services before they do.