Real Madrid are reportedly considering a move for West Ham United star Felipe Anderson this summer if they fail to land Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, according to a report published by Sky Sports.
The Spaniards recently were booted out of the Champions League by Ajax and are twelve points adrift of leaders Barcelona on the La Liga standings.
Madrid are a shadow of the team that they were during the past three seasons as they won three consecutive Champions League titles.
However, they have since re-appointed Zinedine Zidane as their manager and are likely to spend heavily this summer on new players as they look to challenge for major honours next season.
One of Madrid’s priority targets is Eden Hazard of Chelsea. Hazard’s contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire during the summer of 2020 so the Blues may have to sell him this summer if they want to attain maximum profit from a sale.
However, the West London giants could be set to face a transfer ban which will span two windows. For this season, they may just keep Hazard beyond this summer even if he does not agree to a new contract.
If this scenario occurs, Madrid could move for Anderson. The 25-year-old has so far played in 31 Premier League games for West Ham this season, scoring eight goals and notching four assists in the process.
He is now widely considered to be one of the best players outside the top six clubs in England and West Ham’s resolve could be tested this summer as the vultures come flocking in for their star player.