Barcelona and Real Madrid to fight over German defender

Barcelona and Real Madrid to fight over German defender

Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi during a UEFA Europa League match - ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid and Barcelona have targeted German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, according to reports from Transfer Market Web.

The 24-year-old has become one of the most solid defenders in La Liga and many believe he is ready to join one Europe’s giants. It seems highly unlikely that Valencia will be able to keep him in the summer transfer market.

Los Blancos are in big need of signing a centre-back, given the transfer ban threat and the possibility of both Pepe and Nacho Fernandez leaving the club at the end of the season.

Barcelona are also seeking for a defender, as Marc Bartra and Thomas Vermaelen have not convinced Luis Enrique and could be set to leave the Camp Nou.

Both Spanish giants battled last season to sign Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, but the Argentinian ended up moving to Manchester City. The Citizens offered 45 million euros and none of the Spanish clubs were ready to pay such a high amount.

Money could also be a problem in Mustafi’s case, as the player’s buy-out clause is 50 million euros and Valencia are not willing to accept less than that.

According to the latest Real Madrid transfer rumours, Florentino Perez refuses to pay such a high amount for a defender, and so does Barcelona. Bayern Munich are also interested in the Germany international and they could get near those 50 million.


  1. Comment:it’s better to bring Llorante who’s on loan to rayo to backup Ramos and varane than to splash massive amount on another defender.