Leonardo Spinazzola’s agent has met with Real Madrid according to a report in Diario AS and Football Italia. Spinazzola, currently of Roma and formerly of Atalanta and Juventus, is currently at Euro 2020 with the Italian national team; he’s their starting left-back.
According to https://t.co/CrT20QM29P, Leonardo Spinazzola’s agent met Real Madrid representatives with the Merengues preparing a swap deal to sign the Italy international. https://t.co/N4VqXaum97 #ITA #Euro2020 #SerieA #Calcio #Transfers pic.twitter.com/iBnbu7qlx7
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Madrid have set their sights on the 28-year-old to boost their prospects on the left-side of defence, evidently impressed by his performances so far this summer; Spinazzola was named man of the match during Italy’s 3-0 opening-day defeat of Turkey.
Davide Lippi, Spinazzola’s agent, reportedly met Luis Campos and his right-hand man, Ludovic Fattizzo, in the south of France. Campos, formerly sporting director of Lille, was meeting Lippi on behalf of Los Blancos.
— Tomás Roncero (@As_TomasRoncero) June 17, 2021
The idea emanating from the Santiago Bernabeu is to execute a swap deal, one that would see Borja Mayoral, who joined Roma on a two-year loan deal in 2020, head to the Italian capital in exchange for Spinazzola, forgoing the €20m obligation to buy included in the deal. Spinazzola joined Roma from Juventus in 2019.