Real Madrid closing in on Watford defender

Real Madrid closing in on Watford defender

Miguel Layun
Miguel Layun in a Mexico national team match - Rich Lam/Getty Images

Real Madrid could be nearing an agreement to land Watford left-back Miguel Layun, according to reports from Mexico and Portugal.

The Mexican defender, who is now on loan at Porto, is completing a brilliant season and has caught Los Blancos attention.

Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane are seeking for a man who can give Marcelo some rest from time to time, and they believe Layun is the perfect candidate.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola has claimed Porto will not execute their right to buy Layun next summer. Mexican magazine Tiempo Real has reported this is due to Real Madrid’s interest.

Layun, who has completed an impressive season providing 18 assists, was benched for the first time last weekend. Before, he had played every single match of the season.