Real Madrid set to seal first summer signing from BundesligaMarch 1, 2018
Zinedine Zidane and his backroom team already have their sights set on next season and are close to securing their first new arrival of the summer transfer window in the form of Omar Mascarell, currently at Eintracht.
The 25-year-old is attracting interest from various clubs in Spain and England but Real Madrid will bring him back to the Bernabeu for just four million euros.
AS say that is due to a buyback clause included in the deal when he left for Championship club Derby County in 2014, having failed to make a first team appearance. Since then, he has also played for Sporting Gijon, making 26 top flight appearances in 2015/16 before moving to Germany.
The holding midfielder has made just five league appearances this campaign after overcoming an Achilles injury at the end of the 2016/17 season.
The plan in Madrid is for Zidane to take a close look at him in pre-season training and then assess whether he will be kept at the club or re-sold at a profit in a similar operation as the club has done previously with the likes of Alvaro Morata.
Another twist to the story could involve benchwarmer Marcos Llorente, who is rumoured to be seen as a potential replacement for Mascarell by Eintracht and they may look to secure his arrival on loan as part of the operation to see Mascarell return to Spain.