Marcos Llorente is in everybody’s eye. The midfielder is doing an amazing start of the season and the most important clubs in Europe are already scouting him. Real Madrid have a close eye on him and some members of the staff are already regretting letting him go on loan to Alavés this summer.
Deportivo Alavés got promoted to the first division last summer. They changed the coach -former Valencia manager Mauricio Pellegrino arrived- and they signed a lot of new players. The result was good because they have 9 points now after beating Barcelona at Nou Camp and getting a draw against Atlético de Madrid at Vicente Calderón. The star is not the forward but the defensive midfielder.
Marcos Llorente has astonished everybody in the start of the season and he is the most important player for Pellegrino. Actually he has already played with the Spanish national team under 21. He has only played 6 games in the top flight level, so he should improve even more this year.
Real Madrid have already thought to bring him back as soon as in January. Casemiro’s injury left Zidane without a stopper and Llorente could have been the solution. However, Alavés have already confirmed that the loan will last until June, at least, so there is no way Llorente could go back to Madrid.
But Los Blancos have to be careful. There are powerful teams following the youngster, among them Arsenal. According to the Daily Star the gunners have shown some interest in the midfielder and Arsène Wenger is famous for spotting young talents. Arsenal are used to sign good and young players from Spain -Cesc, Bellerín…- but this time it will be difficult. Real Madrid know they have a potential great player and Los Blancos will take care of him. Zidane has already said in public that he likes Llorente but the midfielder needs some more experience to play in Santiago Bernabéu.