There are only two weeks left in the summer transfer window. In these last days, Florentino Pérez should find a new good player for the midfield. Real Madrid have failed to make any big signing this summer and players like N’Golo Kanté or Paul Pogba have finally joined a Premier League team.
Álvaro Morata, coming from Juventus, is the only new player who joined the club this summer. And Morata is not really new, as he played in the team three years ago before signing for Juventus.
However, Los Blancos have not given up and they are still looking for players to reinforce the squad. According to the media, Moussa Sissoko is one of the options, as he is still playing for Newcastle United, in the Championship, the English second division.
The options are not limited. According to the newspaper Sport, Joao Mario has been offered to Real Madrid. The Portuguese midfield won the Euro in France with his national team and he was about to sign a new deal with Inter Milan but the clubs are still in talks.
The Italian team offered €45M to Sporting Lisbon, who has rejected the offer. Sporting boss, Bruno de Carvalho, said in July: “We do not sell our best players”. Having this in consideration, and after sacking Roberto Mancini from Inter Milan, the Italian side is having difficulties to close the deal with the Portuguese player.
Joao Mario plays as a midfielder and he did a great job in the Euro, helping his team to secure the first big trophy in their history. Joao Mario is only 23 years old and he played 33 games last year with Sporting Lisbon, scoring 6 goals and helping his team to finish second in the Portuguese league.
Joao Mario could be a good option for Real Madrid if Sissoko finally cannot join the team. With Casemiro as the only defensive midfielder, the squad would need another reinforcement in this position in a very long season.