Real Madrid want to re-sign TWO wonderkids

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 5 Dec 2023 12:03 CST
  • 3 min read
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, 2023/24
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Real Madrid are keeping tabs on both Takefusa Kubo and Miguel Gutierrez as they assess whether to re-sign the pair, according to reports in Spain.

Kubo, 22, left Los Blancos to join Real Sociedad on a permanent deal last summer after spending the previous three campaigns on loan at RCD Mallorca, Getafe and Villarreal.

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As for Gutierrez, he was also sold in 2022 after a €4 million fee was agreed with Girona.

As per Marca, Real Madrid have internally discussed the idea of re-signing both Kubo and Gutierrez as they look to add depth to their first-team squad.

Despite the club’s impressive start to the 2023-24 season (they are top of La Liga and their Champions League group), Real Madrid are fairly light in a number of positions, most notably in forward areas.

Takefusa Kubo, Real Sociedad
© ProShots - Takefusa Kubo, Real Sociedad

Kubo would help ease the pressure on the existing forwards, although he is a right winger and Carlo Ancelotti’s current system would mean he would be required to play as a centre-forward.

On the other hand, Gutierrez plays at left-back, which is the same position as Fran Garcia, who re-joined Los Blancos from Rayo Vallecano this summer.

Real Madrid’s problem with Gutierrez pursuit

Real Madrid included a 50% sell-on clause when they offloaded Gutierrez to Girona, meaning they are able to buy him back for half the price of any other club. However, he isn’t particularly keen on a return to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Gutierrez was asked whether he regretted leaving Real Madrid by Marca and he replied: “No. I was playing in the Primera RFEF with Castilla. Making the jump to La Liga is not easy, and having a lot of game time and playing many games is complicated.

“It couldn’t have turned out better, I have landed on my feet in a place where the team has supported me, a coaching staff that understands my characteristics and style of play, and I try to give them that. It is impossible to regret it and it couldn’t have turned out better.

Miguel Gutierrez, Girona
© ProShots - Miguel Gutierrez, Girona

“I don’t like to talk about the future since in football there are no plans,” he said. “I focus on the day to day, I am happy at Girona, the group is spectacular and I only think about working with this team, having a great year and we have a good squad to achieve it.”

“All the positive messages that arrive are good as long as you take them as motivation for the future. I think we are having a good year and everything that comes along will be a positive addition.”

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