Real Madrid have shown interest in Man City defender who has registered his name as one of the best right-back to look out for in the near future. The defender, Yan Couto, currently playing at the City’s sister club, Girona has been identified as a potential target for the Spanish giants in addition to Erling Haaland.
A recent report by Mundo Deportivo from Spain revealed that Real Madrid have started preliminary negotiations with Haaland’s camp to work out how to reach a future agreement to bring the Norwegian to the Spanish capital.
Also, Madrid president Florentino Perez is evaluating the best way to bring Kylian Mbappe to the club on a free transfer after showing interest in the Paris Saint Germain attacker for the past few years.
Yan Couto is another player that might be joining the Los Blancos during the summer transfer window according to the Spanish publication Marca.
The 21-year-old right-back has made an impression since he joined Girona on loan, particularly in his second stint at the club. This season, he has contributed two goals and six assists.
The defender joined Manchester City for €6 million in July 2020 from Brazilian team Coritiba but was loaned out to his present club where he had made 23 appearances across all competitions this season and helped the Spanish team to remain in contention for the Spanish League title.
In addition to his career success this season, the Man City defender earned his first two international caps in October after forcing his way into the Brazil national squad. Real Madrid see him as the potential replacement of 32 years old, Dani Carvajal.
According to Marca, Officials from Real Madrid have reportedly watched the Man City defender play many times, calling him a “spectacular” talent. Couto is especially well-liked by Madrid because of his ability to get forward and support in attack.