With Nacho and Varane looking for offers outside of Real Madrid, the club has to think about possible replacements. The board is already working in the future and has put an eye on Mauricio Lemos, a young Uruguayan defender of Unión Deportiva Las Palmas.
Lemos could be a investment for the future because he is only 20 years old and has barely played in the top leagues. He played this season only 10 games for Las Palmas, securing a position in La Liga for the Canarian team.
The Uruguayan defender joined Rubin Kazan in summer 2015 from the Uruguayan club Defensor, but failed to nail down a starting place in the Russian league, which led to him joining UD Las Palmas on loan in January of this year.
Settling in quickly, the Canary club triggered a clause in his contract and signed him permanently for just 1.9 million euros, with a contract running until 2021.
Some big clubs have put an eye on him, including FC Barcelona. But also Real Madrid have moved quickly in the market and are set to get an agreement with the young player.
However, it’s not likely that Mauricio Lemos could arrive to Bernabéu next season because he should play more games in Las Palmas or other club. It will be a good player for the future but, right now, Real Madrid have this position really well covered.
It won’t be the first signing for the future that Real Madrid try to nail down. Recently, the club has signed Jesús Vallejo (Zaragoza) or Marco Asensio (Mallorca) and left both youngsters on loan in different clubs. The Norwegian Odegaard was also signed to play in ‘Castilla’, Real Madrid youngsters team.