Real Madrid have added Liverpool’s Andy Robertson to their shortlist as they target a new left-back this summer.
This surprising news comes courtesy of The Daily Mail this morning. They claim that the Spanish giants have earmarked Robertson as a potential replacement for injury-prone defender Ferland Mendy.
As they look to find a suitable successor to the Frenchman, the Liverpool man has reportedly emerged alongside Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies as a contender.
It’s suggested that Real are hoping the promise of Champions League football next season could help tempt Robertson to swap Merseyside for Madrid. However, the 29-year-old is said to have given ‘no indication’ that he’d be interested in the move.
Should that change though, it’s claimed that Liverpool would put Robertson in the ‘world-class’ bracket. As a result, they’d reportedly demand ‘well in excess’ of £40m to sell their left-back. Having signed him for just £10m, that would be a heck of a profit.
Robertson catching Madrid’s eye
Well, this isn’t the news we expected to see this morning. You might have anticipated some news linking Madrid to some of the Reds players having fallen short of the Champions League spots for next season. That would be normal.
In that scenario though, you’d have expected perhaps the likes of Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, even maybe Virgil van Dijk to be linked with the European Champions.
But no, the reigning Kings of Europe would rather add Liverpool’s pasty Scottish left-back to their team of superstars. Naturally.
That isn’t to do Robbo down, though. The Scotland captain is more than good enough to play for Madrid. In terms of picking up the baton from Mendy, he’d be an enormous upgrade.
Somehow though, we don’t think he’s planning on leaving Liverpool anytime soon.
The Reds may have fallen away from Europe’s top table for the time being, but we’ll be back. Robbo has earnt the right to call himself a Liverpool legend because of the way he’s willing to put this team on his back and drag them forward. To turn a Jurgen Klopp phrase, he’s been turning doubters to believers his whole career.
With Liverpool now on the ropes and even something of underdogs again, Robertson’s determination will be key in the fight to turn things back around. He isn’t going anywhere.