Real Madrid plot €45m Liverpool transfer to solve major problem

Tom Hancock
  • 24 May 2023 21:19 BST
  • 3 min read
Silhouette of Andrew Robertson in front of the Liverpool and Real Madrid badges on a dark blue background

Real Madrid are weighing up an audacious move to lure Andy Robertson from Liverpool this summer.

With Ferland Mendy set to leave the Bernabeu and stand-in Eduardo Camavinga said to be eager to reprise his natural midfield role, Real are in the market for a left-back – and Robertson has emerged as a surprise option.

The Scotland international has been an integral part of Liverpool’s success under Jurgen Klopp – but with the Reds having to make do without Champions League football next season, a switch to the 14-time European champions might just appeal.

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According to MailOnline, Robertson is on Real’s list of potential left-back targets for the upcoming transfer window.

The LaLiga giants have also been linked with a swoop for Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies – although, while a deal would be far from a sure thing, Robertson would appear markedly easier to obtain than the lighting-quick Canadian.

Robertson is thought to be valued at more than €45m (£40m) by Liverpool, while our in-house Expected Transfer Value (xTV) currently rates him at €66.9m (£55.8m).

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Robertson has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup with Liverpool

Robertson has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup with Liverpool

Robertson’s major role in Liverpool’s recent glory

Liverpool signed Robertson from Hull City for just €9m (£7.8m) back in 2019, which, given his trajectory since, has proved to be an absolute bargain.

The 29-year-old has gone on to establish himself as one of the best in the world in his position, playing pivotal roles in the Reds’ 2018/19 Champions League triumph and 2019/20 Premier League title win.

Robertson, who started out north of the border with then amateur club Queen’s Park, before joining Dundee United, has made 267 appearances for Liverpool and earned 62 caps for Scotland – who he’s captained since 2018, including at Euro 2020.