Real Madrid announced this week the Theo Hernández’s signing from Atlético Madrid and the loan of Fabio Coentrao to Sporting Portugal. Therefore, the left back position is closed with Marcelo and Theo. There are more doubts concerning the right back and the club needs to find a solution as soon as possible.
Danilo wanted to continue at Real Madrid to improve his performances after two disappointed years. However, in the past days, two offers arrive to the club offices for Danilo. Juventus are decided to sign him for about €20M, but they have a competitor because Chelsea want also the Brazilian defender on board.
If Danilo finally leaves the club, which it’s very likely, Real Madrid need to find a replacement. Nacho can play as a right back sometimes, but he’s now the third full-back in the squad, after Pepe’s departure to Besiktas. However, Los Blancos are not looking into the market but within the club as they see Achraf Hakimi as the right substitute.
Hakimi made his official debut with Real Madrid in 2016 and he was called in the list for two games, against Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad. He’s only 18 years old and he has no experience in the top league but the coach thinks he’s a very promising player and they are considering giving him the opportunity to remain in the squad.
The Moroccan born player will join the squad in the pre-season tour in the United States of America. Then, depending on the facts and his performances, he’d have the opportunity to play as a replacement for Dani Carvajal, the owner of the right wing.
Many clubs were interested in the loan of Achraf, especially Alavés. The Basque Country team got Enzo Zidane’s loan this season and Marcos Llorente one last summer and they were hoping that the right back could be his next agreement with Real Madrid. At the moment, this is on hold, awaiting for new movements in the market.