Real Madrid is keeping tabs on the whereabouts of 26-year-old German international Serge Gnabry. According to a report from the Spanish news site Defensa Central, Real Madrid is interested in signing him. The La Liga giants are keeping a careful eye on the 26-year-old German international’s position at Bayern Munich, where negotiations over a contract extension have come to a halt.
Serge Gnabry has developed into a strong attacking force since relocating to Germany in August 2016. Moreover, it is after joining Bayern Munich in 2018 that the player has found stability in his professional life, establishing himself as one of the best players in the Bundesliga and a regular for the German national team.
Gnabry is in the last 18 months of his Bayern Munich contract
The 26-year-old has a strong record at Bayern Munich. He has scored 59 goals and provided 37 assists in 153 games. Nonetheless, the Bavarians are in a predicament over Gnabry’s long-term future, since he has reached the last 18 months of his contract, and negotiations on a new deal have stalled recently. In response to the player’s poor financial circumstances, Real Madrid has taken notice.
Madrid’s top aim for the summer transfer window is the acquisition of Kylian Mbappe. He will effectively serve as Gareth Bale’s long-term successor at the Bernabeu. When a market chance presents itself, the Spanish giants do not pass it up, as was the case with their signing of David Alaba on a free transfer last summer.
The course of events has unfolded such that Alaba has emerged as a key player for Real Madrid this season. He has formed a good central defensive combination with Eder Militao in particular. The Gnabry might be an acquisition in a similar vein. That is especially given the uncertainty surrounding the future of Eden Hazard at the club.
Will Real Madrid go for this transfer?
The flexibility of the 26-year-old to play across the frontline distinguishes him as the kind of dynamic player that Carlo Ancelotti enjoys coaching. The German international has the potential to form a fantastic attacking partnership with Vinicius Jr. and Kylian Mbappe for many years to come in the Real Madrid offence.
Bayern Munich would want to sign Gnabry to a long-term deal. But they feel that he is delaying contract negotiations to join the market and examine chances that present themselves. Bayern has previously shown that they would not pay excessive salaries to players. Further, they have no qualms about allowing them to go for free, as was the case with Alaba before his Real Madrid transfer.
However, Real Madrid cannot hold out hope of acquiring Gnabry just yet. Bayern Munich is still seeking a means to ensure the long-term future of the 26-year-old German international. This is a developing transfer tale that will be worth following in the coming months.