Julian Weigl is the new name for Real Madrid. In his policy of signing the best young players in Europe, Los Blancos board have spotted the talented German player, currently at Borussia Dortmund.
According to the German newspaper Derwesten, Real Madrid is interested in the young player, who will end his contract with Borussia Dortmund at 2019. The club is already trying to extend his contract beyond 2020 but, according to the media, the midfielder is not interested.
The German player knows that Real Madrid have set their eyes on him and he might try to move to Los Blancos. Real Madrid have still pending a FIFA sanction, so the Spanish club might not be able to sign any player in the next two transfer windows.
Julian Weigl was born in Bad Aibling (Germany) in 1995. After spending his youth in the team Munich 1980, Borussia Dortmund signed him in 2015. Last season, he already played 30 games in Bundesliga, 25 of them in the starting line up. Weigl plays as a defensive midfielder and his physical skills are outstanding with 1’86 metres of height.
Real Madrid was reported to have interest as well in the Italian striker Favilli, from Livorno. Apart from Odegaard, signed two years ago, the club is quite persistent in his policy of signing young talented players. And this policy is proved to be right.
Especially with Marco Asensio. The offensive midfielder was signed from Mallorca when he was only 18. After one year on loan to Espanyol, he has shown his talent at Real Madrid and he has secured a place in the first squad.
With Favilli and Weigl, the club has another opportunity to sign young talent as a low price. The risk of failure is lower because the players don’t have the pressure of a big transfer fee on their shoulders.