Spain Under-21 midfielder Marcos Llorente (left) dueled German striker Maximilian Philipp in the U-21 European Cup final in Krakow, Poland on 30 June 2017.
Real Madrid’s 22-year-old midfielder, Marcos Llorente, has been the target of many clubs during the summer transfer window. Unmitigated, there are 20 clubs that try to get the signature U-21 Spain national team players.
But Real Madrid are unmoved. Coach Zinedine Zidane does not want to lose his future players so they refuse the offer of club enthusiasts.
Sevilla, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are among the 20 clubs chasing the young midfielder of Los Blancos.
Last season, Llorente was a loan-player at La Liga club, Alaves. In his “school” period, Llorente earned the confidence of appearing in 32 games, 27 of which were Spanish leagues.
At the international level, Llorente gained confidence in strengthening Spain Under-21 while involved in the 2017 U-21 European Championship tournament in Poland in June. Llorente, who appeared eight times throughout the event, included players who took the spotlight even though they were just runners-up.
In this season, Zidane seems to want to use Llorente power so he will not release it again, even with the status of the loan. Llorente is expected to compete with Casemiro to fight the midfielder position at Santiago Bernabeu.
He has been getting a chance to play for 18 minutes when Real Madrid won 3-0 over Deportivo La Coruna in the inaugural Spanish league game of the season on 20 August. Llorente, who is said to be priced at the release clause of 200 million euros (about Rp 3.173 trillion), signed in for Casemiro.