Ezequiel Garay ‘could return to Real Madrid’

Ezequiel Garay ‘could return to Real Madrid’


Real Madrid deffensive problems are making the club directors think they might need to reinforce that line in the future. According to Italian website Tuttomercatoweb, one of the options Los Blancos have in mind is bringing Ezequiel Garay back from Benfica.

Los Merengues own 50 per cent of the Argentinian’s rights, after Benfica paid 5.5 million euros to buy the other half. Thus, the centre-back’s return to the Santiago Bernabeu would be the cheapest option to reinforce the defence.

However, the technical staff is not convinced that the 27-year-old could be the best option. Tuttomercatoweb claims there is just a “timid interest” from Los Blancos, so Garay is not one of the club’s first options.

In fact, Real Madrid would prefer to see Garay moving to a big European club. Last summer, he was close to signing for Manchester United in a 20-million-euro deal. That would have meant Los Merengues would have received ten million.

The Red Devils are reportedly still interested in bringing the Argentinean to northern England and Real would rather use the money from that transfer to sign another centre-back than buying Garay back.

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