Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have reportedly joined the chase Wolfsburg’s highly rated left back Ricardo Rodriguez, according to UK press.
The pair, who faced each other in the Champions League semi final this week, have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign one of Bundesliga’s brightest talents.
The 21-year-old, who has 19 caps for Switzerland, has helped Die Wölfe to fifth in the German top flight, and with only two games left are just one point behind Bayer Leverkusen who sit in the last Champions League spot.
Rodriguez, who could have represented Spain or Chile thanks to his father and mother respectively, has made 71 appearances since his 9 million euro move from FC Zurich and Wolfsburg are likely to make a profit on the youngster should he move.
Rodriguez is seen by many to Germany’s version of Luke Shaw, as both are young attacking full backs, and both are linked with mega money moves to bigger clubs.
However, whereas Shaw would move for around the 40 million euro mark, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich would be hoping to do a deal for Rodriguez for much less, as both try and step their recruitment drive before the World Cup in June.