Atletico Madrid are now prepared to hijack Real Madrid target and Spanish striker talent Iker Bravo — Report.
Iker Bravo, a talented Spanish striker presently playing for Bayer Leverkusen, has caught Real Madrid’s attention. Although he primarily plays as a striker, Bravo, 17, can also play as a 10 or on the right wing. Prior to being permanently transferred to Leverkusen in the summer of 2021, he was a member of Barcelona’s youth team.
Raul Gonzalez’s Castilla club, which is losing starting striker Juanmi Latasa this summer, would be strengthened by the addition of Bravo, who has only been in one official Bundesliga match (he has largely played for the youth teams).
However, according to a report in today’s edition of Marca, Real Madrid still don’t have first dibs, and Atletico Madrid are making a push to sign Bravo. According to that source, they intend to start by including him in their senior team before moving on to their youth levels.
Real Madrid’s initial offer to Leverkusen (reportedly 1 million in transfer fees and 15 million for the purchase price) has been supplanted by Atletico, and Marca reports that Real Madrid doesn’t want to engage in a bidding battle with Atletico. Leverkusen is presently looking for the best deal in terms of the percentage they would earn in the event of a future sale, so that is another issue to consider.