Real Madrid are reportedly considering a summer move for Spanish left-back
Jose Luis Gaya.
Los Blancos view the Valencia defender as the ideal replacement for Marcelo,
who is expected to leave the capital club at the end of the season.
The Brazilian has been one of Real Madrid’s key players for well over a decade but
has been largely inconsistent over the last couple of years.
According to Spanish media outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid have joined the race to sign
Valencia’s Jose Luis Gaya. Zinedine Zidane’s men will face heavy competition from
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona for the services of the defender.
Los Blancos have the option of buying Sergio Reguillon back from Tottenham Hotspur for
€40 million but reportedly prefer a move for the more experienced Jose Luis Gaya.
Jose Luis Gaya spent his youth career with Valencia before breaking into the club’s first
team in 2012.
The 25-year-old has become a key member of Valencia’s squad and is currently the team
captain. His consistent performances even earned him a call up to the Spanish national
team in 2018.
The defender has been heavily courted by several of La Liga’s top clubs in recent
seasons. Barcelona was interested in signing him last season but was unwilling to
match Valencia’s €40 million price tag.