RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, has admitted that he would love to play for Real Madrid in the future.

Gvardiol is considered by many to be one of the best young centre-backs in the world, owing to his consistent displays for Leipzig over the last 18 months. The 20-year-old’s reputation has blossomed even further over recent weeks in light of his solid performances at the World Cup so far.


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Multiple reports over recent months (Telegraph and Tuttosport) have named Chelsea and Tottenham as two of the clubs who are plotting a move for the Croat ahead of the January transfer window.

90 min reported a couple of days ago that the Blues were the front-runners for Gvardiol’s signature, revealing that Graham Potter’s men are ‘optimistic’ of snapping up the centre-back.

However, this has been contradicted by Fabrizio Romano, who said on his YouTube Channel on Friday that the race for the Leipzig star’s signature is still wide open.

Although Real Madrid have not really been mentioned as a potential destination for Gvardiol in January, the centre-back has now opened the door for a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu.

When asked about a potential switch to the Spanish capital, he told Relevo: “Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world, so who knows. Maybe one day I can play there. I would like to, yes.”

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There are not a lot of players who would turn down moves to Real Madrid. So, this statement does not reveal much. I fully expect Chelsea to win the race for Gvardiol in January as the Blues will likely be able to outbid all their competitors, including Spurs, given how desperate they are for reinforcements in central defence.

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