Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a €50 million bid to sign Julian Weigl, who is also a target for Manchester City this summer

According to a report by Spanish outlet Don Balon, Julen Lopetegui has identified Julian Weigl as a possible target in this summer’s transfer window. Real Madrid are thus, ready to lodge a €50 million bid for the Borussia Dortmund man. The German midfielder is also being tailed by Manchester City.

Weigl is a player who has had a lot of hype and excitement surrounding his talent for a while now. A regular in the Borussia Dortmund first-team setup, the German international has built a solid reputation for himself and is widely regarded as one of the most promising midfielders in the world.

Weigl has also been a hot property for some time, as far as the transfer market is concerned, with the player receiving a lot of interest from the Premier League and La Liga. The current front-runners in his pursuit though, are Manchester City, who now have Real Madrid for company.

A man in demand. (Photo courtesy - Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

A man in demand. (Photo courtesy – Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

At Manchester City, the succession plan for Fernandinho is seemingly being put in place, with the Brazil international now 33. The likes of Jorginho and Fred had been linked with the Citizens. But, while Manchester United went on to snap the latter, Jorginho’s pursuit has run into troubled waters. Weigl is thus, a viable target who could be a long-term solution for Manchester City.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, seem to be looking at Weigl to create a formidable midfield partnership with Casemiro. With Luka Modric heavily linked with a summer departure, the objective for Julen Lopetegui seems to be adding steel to midfield. Weigl is, therefore, being pursued in order to boost his options in the middle of the park.

As per the report, Real Madrid are ready to launch the offensive for the 22-year-old as well. Los Blancos are formulating a €50 million bid, aiming to seal the deal for the player quickly, with Manchester City having second thoughts about making a bid.

Real Madrid though, seem determined to reinforce their midfield by signing Weigl this summer. Whether the €50 million offer is enough remains to be seen. But, the European champions look to be taking the big steps in pursuit of the German midfielder ahead of Manchester City.

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